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Professorial Research Fellow, University of Surrey

I have been a research scientist at the University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre for over thirty years, liaising with national and international scientists wanting to run experiments on the Surrey ion accelerators. I have co-authored over 200 papers in the refereed scientific literature, and have contributed significantly to the analysis of thin materials using energetic ion beams.

I have also been interested for a long time in the history of ideas.


  • 2015–present
    Professorial Research Fellow, University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre
  • 1989–2015
    Senior research fellow, University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre
  • 1981–1989
    Research fellow, University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre


  • 1981 
    Bristol University, PhD


  • 2015
    Certified ion implantation fluence by high accuracy RBS, Analyst
  • 2015
    Accurate electronics calibration for particle backscattering spectrometry, Analytical Methods
  • 2015
    On the traceably accurate voltage calibration of electrostatic accelerators, Nuclear Instriments & Methods B
  • 2014
    High accuracy traceable Rutherford backscattering spectrometry of ion implanted samples, Analytical Methods
  • 2014
    Evaluation of Non-Rutherford Alpha Elastic Scattering Cross-sections for Silicon, Nuclear Data Sheets
  • 2013
    A new quantitative method for gunshot residue analysis by ion beam analysis, Analyst
  • 2013
    Integrated Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) in Gunshot Residue (GSR) characterisation, Forensic Science International
  • 2013
    Biomass preservation in distal impact melt ejecta, Nature Geoscience
  • 2013
    Measuring and modelling cell-to-cell variation in uptake of gold nanoparticles, Analyst
  • 2012
    Accurate determination of Quantity of Material in thin films by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, Analytical Chemistry
  • 2012
    Total IBA” – Where Are We? (Review Article), Nuclear Instruments & Methods B

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Physics
  • Royal Society of Chemistry