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Technology at STFC

Technology Department is a principal provider of technology and instrumentation for the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) programmes and facilities.

We deliver many large and complex scientific instruments, and provide multidisciplinary engineering and expertise in the organisation’s national and international collaborative programmes.

Motivated by the needs of the science community, we specialise in developing solutions where no suitable technology precedent exists. We achieve this through a balance of academic collaboration, commercial partnership and training, whilst working with academia to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Key facts

Technology Department has staff across two of STFC’s major sites:

  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Daresbury Laboratory.

At these sites, we play a major role in particle physics, space programmes and accelerator development along with STFC’s major facilities, such as:

  • ISIS
  • Diamond Light Sources
  • Central Laser Facility.

The department also maximises the impact of the developments and investment derived from STFC funding with external work for:

  • other research councils
  • government programmes
  • the private sector
  • research institutes
  • universities
  • facilities across the world.

Expertise

Technology’s expertise is of international calibre. We aim to be the partner of choice for the UK research community engaging in many of UK Research and Innovation’s high profile national and international programmes and facilities.

Index of expertise

Find below an index of expertise.

Director of Technology

Anna Orlowska
Email: anna.orlowska@stfc.ac.uk

Cryogenics: cooler technology, magnet design, material properties at low temperature

Jim Halliday, Applied Science, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Email: jim.halliday@stfc.ac.uk

Detector design: X-ray and neutron detection, high-end complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors, X-ray

Marcus French, Detector and Electronics, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Email: marcus.french@stfc.ac.uk

Detector design: gamma ray, charged particle, neutron, digital or embedded system level design and test

Ian Lazarus, Technology, Daresbury Laboratory
Email: ian.lazarus@stfc.ac.uk

Detector systems: particle detection systems, data acquisition, trigger and control

Email: marcus.french@stfc.ac.uk
Email: ian.lazarus@stfc.ac.uk

Energy research

Email: jim.halliday@stfc.ac.uk

Mechanical engineering: particle accelerator systems

Email: jim.halliday@stfc.ac.uk
Email: ian.lazarus@stfc.ac.uk

Microelectronics: low power and noise application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for harsh environments, high-end CMOS image sensors

Email: marcus.french@stfc.ac.uk

Microelectronics: microelectronic design tools, support, and training

Mark Willoughby, Microelectronics Support Centre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Email: mark.willoughby@stfc.ac.uk

Particle modelling: accelerator system simulation, accelerator and detector simulation

Email: jim.halliday@stfc.ac.uk
Email: ian.lazarus@stfc.ac.uk

Project management

Email: jim.halliday@stfc.ac.uk
Email: ian.lazarus@stfc.ac.uk

Science: nuclear physics

Email: ian.lazarus@stfc.ac.uk

Software engineering

Email: marcus.french@stfc.ac.uk
Email: ian.lazarus@stfc.ac.uk

Systems engineering: integrated systems across multiple disciplines

Email: ian.lazarus@stfc.ac.uk

Technical support

Email: jim.halliday@stfc.ac.uk
Email: marcus.french@stfc.ac.uk
Email: ian.lazarus@stfc.ac.uk

Contact

You can find us at:

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell Campus
Didcot
OX11 0QX
Telephone: 01235 445000

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Daresbury Laboratory
Sci-Tech Daresbury
Daresbury
WA4 4AD
Telephone: 01925 603000
Fax: 01925 603100

Last updated: 23 June 2022

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