Dr Lewis Reid PhD MPhys

Research Associate Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng


Personal Statement

I am currently a research associate in the lasers group in the department of Engineering and I also work at the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology based at Daresbury laboratory. I studied for my masters degree the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow where my work concentrated on factors effecting the propagation of high power laser pulses in plasma waveguides. I then continued my work in laser-plasma science during my PhD where I investigated the generation of high-brightness pulses of x-rays from laser plasma wakefield accelerators, a novel particle accelerator that uses femtosecond duration high power laser pulses to drive density waves in plasma which can sustain large accelerating fields allowing high energy particle beams to be created on the millimetre scale.
Upon completion of my PhD, I joined the University of Liverpool in late 2018 to research various types of lasers for applications in particle accelerators.