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Nick Calvert


MRes TITLE

Investigating Time-of-Flight X-Ray Backscatter Imaging

PREVIOUS DEGREES

M.Math Mathematics University of Manchester

PREVIOUS JOBS

Teaching Assistant - University College London, Department of Medical Physics

Radiation Physicist - Rapiscan Systems, Cargo Division

I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...

Wirral (UK)

WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

After working for 2 years in industry, I wanted to further my academic career, whilst keeping a security science focus. The DTC allowed me to do this whilst providing me with the necessary multidisciplinary skills to become an effective security scientist.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in radiation imaging and detection for border security. In particular transmission and backscatter X-Ray imaging techniques to screen cargo containers and other vehicles, as well as detecting radiological and nuclear weapons.

For my MRes project I shall be investigating whether we can apply Time-of-Flight techniques to X-Ray backscatter imaging to provide a 3D image.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING

I enjoy going to the gym, running, playing guitar and walking round new areas of London.

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS

I would like to continue working on innovative security solutions from a Physics and Mathematics persepective.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM

I would like to work with any organisation that share the same research interests as me in a collaboration that is mutually beneficial.

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

European Security Reseach Conference Warsaw 2011

SPIE Medical Imaging San Diego 2010