Dr Narender Kumar


 Narender Kumar
 Research Coordinator

 Address    Cockcroft Institute (A36)
 Sci -Tech Daresbury
 University of Liverpool
 Warrington WA4 4AD, UK
 Phone   +44 (0) 1925 86 40 14
 Fax   +44 (0) 1925 86 42 06  
 Email narender.kumar@cockcroft.ac.uk 




Dr Narender Kumar graduated from Kurukshetra University, India, with a Master’s degree in Physics in 2009. In June 2010, he started his PhD in the field of Accelerator Physics at Inter University Accelerator centre (IUAC), India. His work focussed on the development of high flux, low energy heavy ion compact beam facility based on 2.45 GHz ECR ion source involving design, simulations, installation and experimental demonstration of this compact facility. He joined Delhi Light Source Project (A compact FEL facility based on pre-bunched electron comb beam) of IUAC in September 2015, where he was involved in Room temperature Copper cavity’s design, beam optics for electron beam and preliminary work on 130 MHz Quarter wave resonator design for future superconducting photo-injector. In parallel, he got training on Superconducting LINAC at IUAC, including cavity surface preparation, Q measurements, RF conditioning and heavy ion beam acceleration for pulsed beams.

In April 2017, he joined as a research associate at IUAC in ECR Ion source group to design a compact mass analyser based on all permanent magnets Wein filter, conduct experimental and simulation studies for enhancing the plasma density. He was also involved in designing of a compact 50 keV ion implanter at Central University of Punjab, India as a collaboration work.

Dr Kumar joined the QUASAR Group as a Research Associate at the University of Liverpool in April 2019. In 2023 he secured a permanent position as Research Coordinator within the group, following an international recruitment exercise. 

His work to date includes studies of optical fibre-based analysis systems, as well as simulation and experimental studies into strongly focused gas jet-based beam monitors and related applications. He is currently working on the development of diagnostic devices for medical and microscopy applications, as well as the development of laser-hybrid accelerators for radiobiological applications. His role also includes investigations into beam dynamics, as well as technology transfer, working with the group’s Business Development Manager. Finally, he plays an important role in student supervision and helps develop and grow the R&D portfolio of the QUASAR Group.



Beam halo study

Gas Jet Monitor

Velo detector

Beam loss monitor