Carl is a software engineer in the STFC Daresbury Lab Nuclear Physics Group working on the development of data acquisition systems. In addition to his software development role he also administers the group's Linux computer cluster.
Carl completed an MSc in Radiometrics and a PhD in nuclear physics, both from the University of Liverpool. His PhD thesis work, completed in 2011, was on the characterisation of highly segmented HPGe detectors for the AGATA project.
After his PhD he worked as a post-doc at TRIUMF, Canada's national lab for nuclear and particle physics. His work there involved operating, maintaining, and developing a number of radiation measurement systems for the gamma-ray spectroscopy programme. It was also at TRIUMF that he had his first experience of programming data acquisition systems.
Upon his return to the UK Carl continued to work on radiation measurement systems as a post-doc at the University of Liverpool. This time he worked on measurement systems for environmental monitoring, radio-isotope assay, and nuclear power plant decommissioning.
He joined the Nuclear Physics Group at Daresbury in 2018.
Carl is interested in furthering our understanding of nuclear physics by advancing the state-of-the-art in radiation detection and measurement systems. In the words of Galileo Galilei, "Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured".