Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Electronics Workshop Technician



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I joined the Department of Physics in May 2008.

During the first five years I worked in the department's Electronics Instrumentation Workshop on various projects including analogue and digital design (some with FPGAs and CPLDs using VHDL and Verilog), and did the flight PCB layouts for the LISA Pathfinder gravity wave detector (UV Lamp controller boards) and the BepiColombo Mercury (magnetometer PSU) space missions.

Since 2011 I have also been working directly for the Quantum Optics and Laser Science group, and in 2014 I transferred to the group full time. My role is supporting the group’s researchers and PhD students in electronics matters and designing various acquisition and control systems including 2D position sensors, HV piezo drivers and motor controllers. I encourage the use of the Arduino platform within the group (and anyone else who might listen).

I have also taken on additional responsibilities for the Department and the College. These include being Technical Staff Representative for the Department of Physics' Juno committee, and I sit on the Provost's Equality and Diversity Committee. I am also an active member of several of the Equalities Unit sponsored Advisory Groups.



Alexander O, Barnard J, Larsen E, et al., 2023, Observation of recollision-based high-harmonic generation in liquid isopropanol and the role of electron scattering, Physical Review Research, ISSN:2643-1564

Gusev AI, Lavrinovich I, Bland S, et al., 2023, New SOS diode pumping circuit based on an all-solid-state spiral generator for high-voltage nanosecond applications, Ieee Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol:51, ISSN:0093-3813, Pages:2858-2856

Lavrinovich I, Gusev AI, Bland S, et al., 2022, 2-kV thyristor triggered in impact-ionization wave mode by a solid-state spiral generator, Ieee Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol:50, ISSN:0093-3813, Pages:3443-3451


Bland SN, Strucka J, Yao Y, et al., 2022, Portable X-Pinch Driver Development for Dense Plasma Measurements, 2022 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), IEEE

Bott-Suzuki S, Banasek JT, Cordaro S, et al., 2022, Developments in Long-Risetime Pulsed Power Research at UC San Diego, ISSN:0730-9244

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