Neutron Technologies Division

The Neutron Technologies Division provides the technological tools required for the design, construction and operation of the neutron instruments at ESS.

The development of cutting edge instruments requires a significant development effort in supporting neutron technologies in order that our instruments reach their full potential. Although significant progress has been made over the years in neutron optics, detectors, choppers, sample environments and electronics hardware it is important for ESS to continue in innovating and find solution for its special needs provided by our unique time pulsed time structure and high neutron flux environment. To enable and support the ESS instrument suite we have established in the following groups within the division:

  • Detector
  • Chopper
  • Neutron Optics
  • Electrical Engineering

Building up expertise within the groups is part of on-going strategy to ensure that critical instrument components are being looked after and research and development efforts can be allocated if necessary to further enhance ESS’ capabilities during the lifetime of the project. Find out more.

Oliver KirsteinHead of Neutron Technologies Division
Richard Hall-WiltonLeader of Detector Group & Deputy Division Head of Instrument Technologies
Iain SuttonLeader of Chopper Group
Phillip BentleyLeader of Neutron Optics and Shielding Group
Thomas GahlLeader of Electrical Engineering Group
Carina HöglundResearcher in Neutron Detection
Kalliopi KanakiResearcher in Neutron Detection
Anton KhaplanovResearcher in Neutron Detection
Thomas KittelmannResearcher in Neutron Detection
Scott KolyaResearch Engineer in Detector Electronic
Dorothea PfeifferResearcher in Neutron Detection
Francesco PiscitelliResearcher in Neutron Detection
Irina StefanescuResearcher in Neutron Detection
Junior Detector Scientist
Michail AnastopolousLead Detector-Design Engineer
Anna GulyachkinaDetector Systems Officer
Linda RobinsonCoating Production Engineer
Judith Freita RamosDeputy Work Package Manager
Tomasz BrysResearcher in Neutron Detection
Susann SchmidtResearcher in Neutron Detection
Richard  BebbTechnician 
Erik NilssonDevelopment engineer
Dariusz ZielinskiDevelopment engineer
Markus OlssonMechanical engineer
Nicklas HolmbergElectronics Engineer
Nikolaos TsapatsarisDevelopment engineer
Gabor LászlóDevelopment engineer
Nataliia CherkashynaPost-Doc Neutron Optics
Carsten Cooper-JensenPost-Doc Neutron Optics
Douglas Di JulioPost Doc Focusing Neutron Optics for Extreme Sample Enviroments
Damian Martin RodriguezPost-Doc Neutron Optics
Carolin ZendlerPost Doc Optics & Beam Delivery Systems
Valentina SantoroPostDoc Neutron Beam and Shielding
Torsten BögershausenEngineer
Anders SandströmElectronics Engineer-Motion Control and Automation
Markus LarssonElectrical Engineer
Paul BarronMotion Control Engineer
Johannes SchmidtJunior Electrical Engineer - Automation
David FitzgeraldTest Engineer


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