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ASTeC is pleased to welcome Roland Schnuerer as the new Application Engineer. He joined RF & Cryogenics group on the 6th April from the Cockcroft Institute, where he was previously studying for a PhD through the University of Liverpool.
After obtaining his Masters’ degree in Medical Physics in Germany, he joined the Cockcroft Institute in 2016. His PhD project focussed on the Development of an online beam monitor for medical accelerators using the LHCb Vertex Locator (VELO) detector technology. Through his involvement in the European Training Network Optimisation of Medical Accelerators (OMA), which promotes R&D between universities, industry, and research and clinical facilities, Roland gained a broad range of expertise in accelerator science and technology.
In his new role of Application Engineer, he is working closely with the Business Development team, attending meetings with existing and potential customers to understand their challenges and to propose solutions that can meet their needs. Further tasks are to become proficient in the operational and safety aspects of a number of particle accelerator systems at Daresbury, such as the Compact Linac as an innovative electron beam and X-ray source. This will guarantee the safe and effective delivery of customer projects that use these facilities.
We want to give Roland a warm welcome wish him all the best.