Lina Hoummi

Name  Lina Hoummi
 PhD Student
 Address    Cockcroft Institute
 Sci -Tech Daresbury
 University of Liverpool
 Warrington WA4 4AD, UK
  Phone  +44 (0) 1925 86 37 75
  Fax   +44 (0) 1925 86 42 06




Lina Hoummi is from the typical French preparatory classes, at the Lycée Louis le Grand in Paris. They replace usual undergraduate studies at the university by two or three years intensive courses in Mathematics and Physics. She graduated in September 2016 from the Engineering School l’Institut d’Optique Graduate School (, and obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Paris-Saclay (France), entitled Laser, Optic, Matter.

Her Master’s thesis summed up her apprenticeship at the III-V Lab, a joint laboratory between Thales and former Alcatel-Lucent, now Nokia. Part of the Bell Laboratories France, she studied hybrid III-V lasers on silicon, for telecommunication networks, and specifically worked on the optimisation of silicon directional couplers, to make them more robust to fabrication hazards.

Lina joined the QUASAR Group in October 2016. Her PhD is shared between the SOLEIL synchrotron and the University of Liverpool / Cockcroft Institute. Her project deals with the upgrade of SOLEIL storage ring: this project is part of the worldwide wish to create a new generation of synchrotron’s DLSRs (Diffraction Limited Storage Rings) by reducing their critical parameter, the emittance, by an order of magnitude.