11 May 2021: New paper in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A showing practical examples of neutron imaging with CB-KID. ArXiv and PDF.
One of the main themes I work on is the radioactivity released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident. I study how radiation levels in the air depend on the distribution of radioactive materials in the environment. Applications of the research include planning the remediation of contaminated land and predicting future radiation levels.
Another theme I work on is the development of a neutron microscope known as the Current-Biased Kinetic Inductance Detector (CB-KID). This device can be used for imaging inside objects and biological samples. There are many potential applications of CB-KID in materials science and biological research.
Prior to joining JAEA I worked for Cavendish Nuclear in the UK, where I performed engineering assessments to facilitate the decommissioning of nuclear sites (2012-14). Between 2010 and 2011, I was a JSPS Short Term Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tokyo.
My PhD was in computational physics from the University of Bristol (thesis title: ‘A Structural Approach to Glassy Systems’ - PDF). My Masters degree was in Complexity Sciences from the University of Bristol, and undergraduate degree was in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Warwick.