December2017-January 2018

A good mix of teaching, research and publishing going on in December. Managed to get the majority of PhD students out for an end of year lunch, whilst submitting 3 journal papers in the last week of December and commissioning the new rig. Also Junnan and Liam both passed their vivas late December, and Mehmet submitted his for consideration.

January started with a week of intensive teaching.

1 Linear machine testing complete, 1 machine about to be mounted on the rig, with 2 further machines planned for testing straight afterwards.

Dug up this as an example of how not to test a linear machine (taken ~2002, Durham University)

No guards, messy lab….great machine though.