Summer placement leads to award for physics student

An University of Sheffield physics student is celebrating after winning the prize for best undergraduate student poster at a nuclear security detection workshop.

Diego Alonso CimadomDiego Alonso Cimadom, who is doing our BSc Physics course, looked at studies of neutron and gamma sensitivity in undopes and Gadolinium-doped plastic scintillator.

The poster work was carried out as part of a summer student placement after Professor Lee Thompson, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, successfully secured a studentship from NuSec.

NuSEc is a network funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council to facilitate collaboration and networking between academic, industrial and government scientists and engineers working in nuclear security.

The scintillating tiles which Diego studied are the result of a long-standing successful collaboration between the University of Sheffield and LabLogic Systems Ltd.

Diego was named the winner during the NuSec annual workshop, held at the University of Surrey and attended by more than 110 scientists and engineers.

Study opportunity:

MSc(Res) Particle Physics

Academic staff:

Professor Lee Thompson