Installation of radiation detectors on the cold mass of a LHC quadrupole magnet © Mariusz Sapinski /CERN

(Image Mariusz Sapinski, CERN)

The following projects have been undertaken at partner institutions:

University of Liverpool

  • Development of designs for possible LHC upgrade options 
  • Beam monitor for halo propagation mechanisms 
  • Development of a simulation suite based on the multilevel fast multipole method 


  • Advanced beam physics problems at light sources&nbsp
  • Optimization of beam instrumentation for light sources 


  • Optics and lattice design studies for the interaction region design of the LHC experimental insertions 
  • LHeC as a future upgrade option of the LHC 
  • Measurement and correction of linear and non-linear optics in the CERN PS Booster
  • Studies into an HT-SQUID based beam current monitor
  • Beam Loss Monitors for use in Cryogenic Environments 


  • Development of a versatile beam loss monitor 


  • Adaptation of existing open-source control systems from compact accelerators to large scale facilities 


  • Development of a GPU-based PIC solver 


  • Studies into beam loss patterns at ESS 
  • Methods for measuring the beam profile in high intensity beams


  • Design and development of resonant structures as Schottky noise detectors for various frequencies 

Instrumentation Technologies

  • Design and development of common applications for different particle Accelerators 

Royal Holloway University of London

  • Optimization of the layout of the LHC collimation system
  • Laser-wire beam profile monitor for measuring the transverse beam profile of an H- beam 


  • Improvement of the understanding of non-linear beam dynamics effects in light sources 

University of Seville / Centro Nacional de Aceleradores

  • Optimization of 10Be detection
  • Design a detection system for verifying a 2D method of image reconstruction for Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Treatment
  • Ion implantation at particle accelerators for nanoparticle production