Development of a novel approach for the direct measurement of Effective dose in neutron and gamma fields

The aim of this PhD project is to develop a novel dosemeter that is sensitive to the energy and the direction of gammas and neutrons, allowing it to provide for the first time a direct estimate of the effective dose (the quantity in which dose limits are actually expressed).

By combining the detector technology with modern machine learning techniques for analysing the signals, such a device could become a new reference instrument for neutron and gamma dosimetry.

The project is based on a new detector technology developed by particle physicists at Imperial College London and will be conducted in partnership with the Neutron group at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington.

The studentship covers a maintenance bursary, similar to standard STFC studentships, and all fees. The student will have the opportunity to spend extended periods at the NPL neutron facility where tests will be conducted. The studentship is open to both UK and EU students. Students interested in applying for this studentship should follow the normal application procedure outlined on our main postgraduate recruitment page but should also directly contact the people listed below.

For enquiries please contact Dr Antonin Vacheret:

Applications on the physics department and HEP group web portals before 25 January 2019. Applications received after the deadline will be considered until the post is filled.