paul spiteri

Paul Spiteri

Electronics Technician
Detector Group

Research Interests

Paul is an Electronics Technician within the Detector Group of the European Spallation Source ERIC. He is based in Daresbury Laboratory (UK).

Paul Spiteri trained at Salford College of Technology and at Manchester Polytechnic (MMU) in the North-West UK. He has experience working in industry (Newtronic Controls and NG Bailey) and in research and education as part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Manchester. 

He has extensive experience repairing a variety of instrumentation (e.g. repair of PET Scanner at Wolfson Institute) typically for teaching and research purposes, amplifiers, power supply units and many other different types of instrumentation expected to be found in a research environment. Paul has designed and manufactured printed circuit boards for bespoke equipment. He is familiar with the use of high voltage i.e. AC, DC and EHT equipment and with electrical PATS testing.

His past work experiences include, working closely and collaborating on projects with other institutions such as DESY, CERN and STFC and other universities. As part of his appointment at the University of Manchester, Paul took part in many research projects for the Jodrell Bank Observatory and the Medical School. In the past, he designed, built and repaired bespoke electrical and electronic equipment for teaching and research purposes.

He also has machine tool workshop experience, fabricating and building bespoke enclosures for research groups and modifying existing enclosures to suit new purposes.

Career History

  • 2017 - present¬† Electronics Technician, ESS, Sweden
  • 2016 - Electronics Test Calibration and Repairs Engineer, NG Bailey Salford, UK
  • 1981 - Plus Supplementary to HNC. Manchester Polytechnic. (MMU) (UK)
  • 1979 - Senior Technician, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, UK
  • 1978-1980 - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Manchester Polytechnic. (MMU) (UK)
  • 1976-1978 - ONC Engineering. Salford College of Technology. (UK)
  • 1976 - Test Engineer, Newtronic Controls, UK