Theses

Completed PhD Theses

The Cockcroft Institute offers a number of PhD projects every year covering analytical, numerical and experimental studies in the design and optimization of particle accelerators and related technologies. For more information please have a look at current PhD vacancies 

 

  • 2018

    Yelong Wei (PhD), ‘Investigations Into Dual-Grating Dielectric Laser-Driven Accelerators’, primary supervisor, C. P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

    Matthew Cliffe (PhD), ‘Generation of Longitudinally Polarised Terahertz Radiation for the Energy Manipulation of Relativistic Electron Beams’, primary supervisor: D. Graham, University of Manchester

    Miguel Fernandes (PhD), ‘Squid based cryogenic current comparator for measuring low-intensity antiproton beams’, primary supervisor, C. P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

  • 2017

    Thomasz Cybulski (PhD), ‘A Non-Invasive Beam Current Monitor for a Medical Accelerator’, primary supervisor, C. P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

    Alessio Mereghetti (PhD), ‘SPS scrapers and beam dynamics’, primary supervisor: R. Appleby, University of Manchester

    Alexandra Alexandrova (PhD), ‘Investigation into laser self-mixing or accelerator applications’, primary supervisor, C. P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

    Matthew Crouch (PhD), ‘Beam-beam dynamics in the LHC’, primary supervisor: R. Appleby, University of Manchester

    Vasileios Tzoganis (PhD), ‘Investigations into Ion Beam Emittance and Profile Monitoring’, primary supervisor, C. P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

    Andrew Green (PhD), ‘Computational Techniques for fast Monte Carlo Validation of Proton Therapy Treatment Plans’,  primary supervisor: H. Owen, University of Manchester

    Kieran Hanahoe (PhD), ‘Simulation studies of plasma Wakefield acceleration’ , primary supervisor: G. Xia, University of Manchester

    Liangliang Shi (PhD), ‘Higher-Order-Mode-based Beam Phase and Beam Position Measurements in Superconducting Accelerating Cavities at the European XFEL’, primary supervisor: R. Jones, University of Manchester

    Aaron Farricker (PhD), ‘Higher Order Modes and Beam Dynamics at The European Spallation Source’, primary supervisor: R. Jones, University of Manchester

  • 2016

    Lee Devlin (PhD), ‘Studies towards an enhanced understanding of Electron Beams and their Diagnostics’, primary supervisor, C. P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

    Lee Robert Carver (PhD), ‘Studies on Multi-Harmonic Collinear Accelerating Structures for High Gradient Applications’, primary supervisor: R. Jones, University of Manchester

    James Jones (PhD), ‘Design of a Novel Stacked Storage Ring for Low Emittance Light Sources’, primary supervisor: H. Owen, University of Manchester

  • 2015

    Aiden Peakman (PhD), ‘Development of a Long-Life Core for Commercial Marine Propulsion’, primary supervisor: H. Owen, University of Manchester

    Alejandro Sosa (PhD), ‘Development of Beam Instrumentation for Exotic Particle Beams’, primary supervisor: C. P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

    Giacomo Manessi (PhD),‘Development of advanced radiation monitors for pulsed neutron fields‘, primary supervisor: C.P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

    Aiden Peakman  (PhD), Development of a Long-Life Core for Commercial Marine Propulsion, primary supervisor: H. Owen, University of Manchester

    Nick Shipman (PhD), Experimental Study Of DC Vacuum Breakdown And Application To High-Gradient Accelerating Structures For CLIC, primary supervisor: R.M. Jones, University of Manchester

    Anthony Carr (PhD), An Exploration of the Effects of Radiation Reaction on Waves Propagating Through a Warm Plasma’, primary supervisor: D. Burton, Lancaster University http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/74695/

    James Mitchell (BEng), Radiotherapy Linac Design’, primary supervisor: G. Burt, Lancaster University james_mitchell_masters_thesis

    Ayash Alrashdi (PhD) ‘Studies in Positron and Gamma Ray Production for Future Facilities’, primary supervisor I. Bailey, Lancaster University ayash_alrashdi_thesis

    Michael Jenkins (PhD) ‘Novel Designs for Undulator-Based Positron Sources’, primary supervisor I. Bailey, Lancaster University michael_jenkins_thesis

    David Dunning (PhD) ‘Methods for the Generation of Ultra-Short Free-Electron Laser Pulses’, primary supervisor B. McNeil, Strathclyde University david_dunning_thesis

  • 2014

    James Molson (PhD), HL-LHC collimation upgrade, primary supervisor: R.B. Appleby, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:239847

    David Brett (PhD), Precision element modelling for long term tracking in the LHC luminosity upgrade, primary supervisor: R.B. Appleby, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:226908

    Nicholas Shipman (PhD), Experimental Study of DC Vacuum Breakdown and Application to High-Gradient Accelerating Structures for CLIC’, primary supervisor: R.M. Jones, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/jrul/item/?pid=uk-ac-man-scw:260006

    Stephen P. Flood (PhD), Exploring the Edges of Electromagnetism using Extreme Fields, primary supervisor: D. Burton, Lancaster University stephen_flood_thesis

    Matthew McCormack (PhD), Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Spatially Dispersive Inhomogeneous Media, primary supervisor: J. Gratus, Lancaster University

  • 2013

    Mark Ibison (PhD), ‘ALICE tomography section: phase-space measurements and analysis’, primary supervisor: K. Hock, University of Liverpool http://repository.liv.ac.uk/13193/

    Adam Jeff (PhD),Longitudinal Density Monitor for the LHC’, primary supervisor: C.P. Welsch, University of Liverpool http://repository.liv.ac.uk/9293/

    Janusz Harasimowicz (PhD), Development of Instrumentation for Low Energy Beams‘, primary supervisor: C.P. Welsch, University of Liverpool http://repository.liv.ac.uk/11953/

    James Garland (PhD), Beam Dynamics Studies of the EMMA Linear Non-Scaling FFAG, primary supervisor: H. Owen, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:216851

    Luke Thompson (PhD), Beam Dynamics and Interaction Regions for the LHeC and HL-LHC, primary supervisor: R.B. Appleby, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:209299

    Hugo Day (PhD), Measurements  And Simulations Of Impedance Reduction Techniques In Accelerators, primary supervisor: R.M. Jones,  University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:202407

    Pei Zhang (PhD), Beam Position Diagnostics With Higher Order Modes In Superconducting Accelerating Cavities, primary supervisor: R.M. Jones, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:185167

    Haibao Wen (PhD), Aspects of High Field Theory in Relativistic Plasmas, primary supervisor: D. Burton, Lancaster University haibao_wen_thesis

    Alison Hale (PhD), ‘Energy Spectra from Electromagnetic Fields Generated by Ultra-relativistic Charged Bunches in a Perfectly Conducting Cylindrical Beam Pipe’, primary supervisor: R. Tucker, Lancaster University

  • 2012

    Angela Intermite (PhD), ‘Development of a beam loss monitor using the Cherenkov Effect in optical fibres, primary supervisor: A. Wolski, University of Liverpool http://repository.liv.ac.uk/9733/

    David Holder (PhD), ‘Studies toward a demonstration of relativistic electron beam energy modulation by interaction with terahertz radiation in free space’, primary supervisor: A. Wolski, University of Liverpool http://repository.liv.ac.uk/11193/

    Massimiliano Putignano (PhD), Supersonic Gas-Jet Based Beam Profile Monitorprimary supervisor: C.P. Welsch, University of Liverpool http://repository.liv.ac.uk/9313/

    Tobias Junginger (PhD), Investigations of the surface resistance of superconducting materials, primary supervisor: C.P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

    Sam Tygier (PhD), ‘High Current Proton Fixed-Field Alternating-Gradient Accelerator Designs’, primary supervisor: H. Owen, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:153597

    Nawin Juntong (PhD), Investigation Of Optimised Electromagnetic Fields In SEF Cavities For The ILC, primary supervisor: R.M. Jones, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:153940

    Narong Chanlek (PhD), Quantum Efficiency Lifetime Studies Using The Photocathode Preparation Experimental Facility Developed For The Alice Accelerator, primary supervisor: R.M. Jones, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:146224

    Michael Salt (PhD), Interaction Point Backgrounds from the CLIC Post Collision Line’, primary supervisor: R.B. Appleby, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:181302

    Christopher Glasman (PhD), ‘Long Range Wakefields Due To High Gradient Cavity Designs And Beam Dynamics Studies At Future Linear Colliders ‘, primary supervisor: R.M. Jones, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:180977

    Matthew Fraser (PhD), ‘Beam Dynamics Studies of the ISOLDE Post-accelerator for the High Intensity and Energy Upgrade’, primary supervisor: R.M. Jones, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:155665

    Abiola O. Oladipo (PhD), Dipole Photonic Resonators and Analogs of Matter’, primary supervisor: R. Seviour, Lancaster University

    Michael R. Ferris (PhD), Problems in point charge electrodynamics, primary supervisor: J. Gratus, Lancaster University

    Ben Hall (PhD), Designing the Four Rod Crab Cavity for the High-Luminosity LHC upgrade’, primary supervisor: G. Burt, Lancaster University

  • 2011

    Marcel Schuh (PhD), Study of Higher Order Modes in Superconducting Accelerating Structures for Linac Applications‘, primary supervisor: C.P. Welsch, University of Liverpool

    Anthony Scarfe (PhD), ILC alignment and tuning and ATF2, primary supervisor: R.B. Appleby, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:143615

    Vasim Khan (PhD), A Damped And Detuned Accelerating Structure For The Main Linacs Of The Compact Linear Collider, primary supervisor: R.M. Jones, University of Manchester https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/uk-ac-man-scw:122208

    Jonathan D.A. Smith (PhD), Calculations of Collimator Wakefield Phenomena, primary supervisor: D. Burton, Lancaster University

  • 2010

    Larisa Malysheva (PhD), ‘Numerical Investigation of Spin Dynamics Problems in Linear and Circular Accelerators’, primary supervisor: J. Dainton, University of Liverpool

    Lei Zang (PhD), ‘Study and optimisation of undulator-based polarised positron sources for linear colliders’, primary supervisor: A. Wolski, University of Liverpool http://repository.liv.ac.uk/1445/

    Christopher Lingwood (PhD), ‘High Power High Efficiency Multiple-Beam Klystron Design’, primary supervisor: R. Carter, Lancaster University

  • 2009

    Christopher Hill (PhD), ‘Experimental Study of Multipactor Discharges in a Klystron Cavity Resonator’, primary supervisor: R. Carter, University of Lancaster

  • 2008

    Duncan J. Scott (PhD), ‘An Investigation into the Design of the Helical Undulator for the International Linear Collider Positron Source’, primary supervisor: T. Greenshaw, University of Liverpool

    Fay E. Hannon (PhD), ‘A High Average-Current Electron Source for the Jefferson Laboratory Free Electron Laser’, primary supervisor: R. Carter, Lancaster Universityfay_hannon_thesis

    M. Imran Tahir(PhD), ‘Frequency and Phase Locking of CW Magnetron’, primary supervisor: A. Dexter, Lancaster University imran_tahir_thesis

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  • 2004

    Adriana Bungau (PhD), ‘Simulation Studies for the Collimation System in the TESLA Beam Delivery System’, primary supervisor: R. Barlow, University of Manchester http://www.hep.man.ac.uk/theses/AdrianaBungau.pdf

    Philippe Goudket (PhD), ‘A Study of Multipacting in Rectangular Waveguide Geometries’, primary supervisor: R. Carter, Lancaster University

     

  • 2003

    Richard Jenkins (PhD), ‘High Linearity Broad-band Helix TWTs’, primary supervisor: R. Carter, Lancaster University richard_jenkins_thesis

  • 2002

    Tushar K. Ghosh (PhD), ‘Three Dimensional Modelling and Optimisation of Multistage Collectors’, primary supervisor: R. Carter, Lancaster University