Dr. Mark Ibison

 Name  Mark Ibison
 Research Associate
 Address    Cockcroft Institute
 Sci -Tech Daresbury
 University of Liverpool
 Warrington WA4 4AD, UK
 Phone  +44 (0) 1925 86 4 056
 Fax    +44 (0) 1925 86 42 06
 Email  mark.ibison@cockcroft.ac.uk




After careers in nuclear power and in software consultancy, Mark took an MSc in Radiometrics at the University of Liverpool in 2002. His first research project was to model detectors used in radionuclide standardisation. He then moved to Daresbury to develop an X-ray imaging technique based on refraction and scattering known as Diffraction-Enhanced Imaging, using the Synchrotron Radiation Source.
In 2007 Mark started work on a camera system for synchrotron-based X-ray micro-tomography for the University of Manchester, with an emphasis on limited field-of-view (region of interest) imaging. This project transferred to DIAMOND, and in 2009 Mark began his PhD at the Cockcroft Institute with the University of Liverpool, in which he applied the beam diagnostic technique of phase-space tomography on the ALICE/EMMA accelerators. This method allows beam properties to be reconstructed from sequences of transverse profiles, and was used to study the effects of space-charge on the electron bunches.
Mark has now joined QUASAR to develop the design for the target area optical beam diagnostics of the European Spallation Source (ESS) under construction in Lund, Sweden with first neutrons planned for late 2019. The harsh environment due to the high power of the incident proton beam will impose severe constraints on the optical components, if high-quality imaging is to be realised.


ESS target instrumentation 

Beam Diagnostics – Phase-Space Tomography

X-Ray Micro-Tomography

Medical Imaging with Synchrotron Radiation

Radiation Detector Modelling