I work in the development of semiconductor tracking detectors, and in the construction of large-scale vertexing and tracking detectors for particle physics experiments. Oxford have large commitments on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, where we are constructing both the modules and half-rings that form one of the pixel detector end-caps.
On the R&D side, my interests include:
- novel silicon detector development, such as Low Gain Avalanche Devices (LGADs) and monolithic CMOS detectors
- non-silicon material exploitation, such as InP
- simulations; in particular the allpix squared detector simulation package
UK-wide, I established and chair the steering committee for the UK advanced instrumentation lecture series: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1129266