Dr Adam Woodcraft joins QMCI
4th November 2010: Dr Adam Woodcraft - who has a deep knowledge of cryogenic systems - has joined QMC Instruments.
He will spend the next 6 months on secondment at sister company Thomas Keating in Billingshurst, working on - inter alia - the ALMA calibration load project, before returning to Cardiff in the summer of 2011.
After obtaining his PhD in Manchester in 1996, Adam spent time at Cornell University, Queen Mary Westfield in London, Cardiff University and most recently the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
His seventeen years of research experience have covered various fields, but have mostly been spent with cryogenic instruments for sub-mm astronomy. He played a major role in thermal design and detector characterisation for several major space-based instruments, including Planck/HFI and Herschel/SPIRE, as well as the £14M ground-based SCUBA-2 instrument.
He has a particular interest in material properties relevant to cryogenic instrument design, having given various talks and published many papers on this topic.