26
NOV
2021

CI student wins Particle Accelerator Engineering network Early Career poster prize

Ruth Peacock

Cockcroft student Ruth Peacock has won this year’s Particle Accelerator Engineering network Early Career poster prize at the annual meeting. Ruth’s poster was on the effect of H- irradiation on the conditioning of high field copper surfaces using pulsed DC. Ruth is in the final year of her PhD in Lancaster University based at CERN. Her research is directly related to the development of high gradient proton accelerators and RFQ’s and is focused on the RFQ for Linac4 at CERN. The prize is sponsored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

The particle accelerator engineering network is a cross-institution network sponsored by the IET, IMechE and STFC. The network brings together engineers working on accelerators at Universities, Laboratories and Industry. This year’s annual meeting was held virtually and featured talks from Francis Lockwood-Estrin from Liverpool and Robert Apsimon from Lancaster Universities.