Ramsey Al Jebali

Detector Scientist
Detector Group

Research Interests

Ramsey Al Jebali has obtained his B.Sc degree (1st Class) in Nuclear Engineering in 2003 from the University of Tripoli, Libya. He then worked in various jobs ranging from experimental nuclear reactors to the Inland Revenue till September 2006. In September 2007, he gained an MSc degree in Space Missions Analysis and Design from the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Soon after that he started his PhD within the Experimental nuclear group to work on helium gas scintillator active target experiment in a collaboration with the photonuclear physics group at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. From November 2011 till April 2013, he moved to Switzerland to work for ETH Zurich and Arktis Radiation detectors Ltd to develop a new generation of noble gas scintillators for neutron detection. Ramsey has defended his PhD in June 2013 and has joined the Experimental nuclear group at the University of Glasgow since then. In Glasgow, Ramsey has been involved in the development and construction of an advanced Muon Tomography System for the UK legacy Nuclear Waste Containers, a research that spun-off a Glasgow based technology company.

In April 2017, Ramsey joined the ESS detector group to mainly work on the development and construction of a solid-state neutron detector (SoNDe), which is an EU H2020 project involving Forschungszentrum Jülich, Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (LLB), Lund University and ESS.

  • Development of noble gas-scintillator detectors (NGSDs)
  • Gamma-ray spectrometers, fast neutron detectors and dosimetry
  • Nuclear few-body structure physics
  • Monte-Carlo modelling of detectors and nuclear reaction processes
  • Radiation and environmental protection
  • Thermodynamic and thermohydraulic systems
  • Renewable energy and Satellite design

Career History

  • 2017 - present  Detector Scientist at the European Spallation Source, Sweden
  • 2013 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nuclear Physics Experimental Group, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2012 – Development and Test Engineer/Researcher, Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2011 – Research Assistant, Department of Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH), Switzerland
  • 2013 - PhD in Experimental Photonuclear physics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2007 - M.Sc. in Space Mission Analysis and Design, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2003 - B.Sc. in Nuclear Physics Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya