Dr Hao D. Zhang

 Name  Hao D. Zhang
 Research Coordinator / Deputy Group Leader
 Address    Cockcroft Institute
 Sci -Tech Daresbury
 University of Liverpool
 Warrington WA4 4AD, UK
 Phone  +44 (0) 1925 86 30 81
 Email  hao.zhang@cockcroft.ac.uk 




Hao Zhang studied electro-physics in University of Maryland (USA). He completed his master thesis on developing an adaptive masking method to image beam halo in 2011 and his doctorial dissertation on Experimental study of beam halo in space charge dominated beam in 2014 at IREAP (Institute for research in electronic and applied physics) and UMER (University of Maryland Electron Ring). During his graduate years, he also participate short halo diagnostic project in JLAB FEL facility and injected beam diagnostic in SLAC SPEAR3.

Dr Hao Zhang joined the Quasar Group as a Research Associate in 2014. His research focuses on the development of cutting-edge beam instrumentation techniques for both, large scientific accelerators or smaller machines for medical and industrial applications. His current research includes novel beam halo monitors, gas jet-based beam profile monitors and the application of machine learning techniques to characterize beams in more detail. 

Dr Zhang is a permanent Research Coordinator in the QUASAR Group and has now been appointed as Deputy Group Leader, working closely with Professor Carsten P Welsch. Within this new role, Dr Zhang holds responsibility for the strategic planning of the group’s research in advanced beam diagnostic techniques for accelerators and light sources. He also (co)supervises and coordinates the work of a number of PDRAs and students in the group, establishes and strengthens links with other research groups in the UK and abroad, and makes key contributions to many national and international collaborations in which the group is involved in.



Beam halo study

Velo detector

Gas jet monitor