Ali Kosari Mehr

Name  Ali Kosari Mehr
 PhD Student
 Address    Cockcroft Institute 
 Sci -Tech Daresbury
 University of Liverpool
 Warrington WA4 4AD, UK




Having completed his bachelor’s degree in physics, Ali Kosari Mehr commenced his master’s program focusing on research into nano-mechanical properties of thin-film materials as his master’s thesis. He also worked on other research projects ranging from electrochemical properties to optoelectronics of thin-film materials.

After the completion of his master’s degree, he continued his independent research activities mainly focusing on the improvement of thin-film deposition methods in his co-funded start-up, culminating in the proposition of two novel deposition techniques named “Grid-Assisted Co-Sputtering” and “Anode-Spot-Assisted Sputtering”. These efforts resulted in the publication of several papers in renowned journals.

Ali secured a place at the University of Liverpool/Cockcroft institute as a PhD student in LIVINNO and joined the QUASAR Group in autumn 2022. His research is aimed at identifying the optimum materials and developing the methods of the production of high-performance thin-film photocathode electron sources based on alkali metals for particle accelerators, which involves modification and advancement of the deposition equipment/processes as necessary.



Growth and Characterisation of Thin Film and Alkali Metal Photocathodes for the Generation of High-Brightness Electron Beams