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Professor Rebecca Seviour is the head of the Accelerator Reserach Group at the University of Huddersfield and a non-executive director at Alceli ltd. Prior to joining Huddersfield in 2013 she was the Lise Meitner Professor at Lund University, Sweden, with a joint position at the European Spallation Source. Since her first faculty appointment (2006) she has received over £1.6M Principe Investigator and joint awarded £27.8M in Co-Investigator grants. In 2007 Prof Seviour was awarded a Challenging Engineering award (EP/E007635/1, £0.9M) on photonics and metamaterials. Outputs from this project were nominated for the METAMORPHOSE industrial application award in 2009, and receiving support from the USAF, for which funding has recently been extended in the area of transformative artificial Electromagnetic media.

Prof Seviour is currently active in the EPSRC college, STFC Industrial Partnership panel, and is an elected member of the Executive Committee in the NPSS of the IEEE. Previously she has been a member of the STFC PPGP panel, STFC Gravitational waves panel, and has acted on as a member on DoE review panels.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Particle accelerator applications (medical, security, energy)
  • Particle accelerator reliability
  • Electromagnetic wave propagation in; inhomogeneous media, periodic structures, strongly dispersive media
  • Particle/wave interaction mediated via metamaterial/photonic-crystals
  • Surface effects in RF breakdown phenomena (topology, chemistry, etc)
  • Novel Electromagnetic media (HTC proximity effect, metamaterials)
  • Electromagnetic research:  numerical, theoretical, experimental
  • Modelling RF structures

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Experimental Physics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Scattering
  • Waveguides
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Metamaterials
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Microwave
  • Electromagnetism
  • Accelerators
  • Microwave Applications
  • Atmospheric Plasma

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Projects 2011 2021

Neutron Source for Security applications

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Project: ResearchResearch Council

Near-Zero Effective Media for High-Power Microwave Applications

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Project: ResearchResearch Other

NPIF EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant

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Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 2014 2018

  • 11 Conference contribution
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Editorial

Report: K-nearest neighbors matching applied to SNS accelerator pulses

Seviour, R. & Rescic, M. 18 Jan 2018

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

beam currents

Wakefield acceleration in planetary atmospheres: A possible source of MeV electrons. The collisionless case

Arrayas, M., Cubero, D., Montanya, J., Seviour, R. & Trueba, J. L. 29 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. 172, p. 69-74

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

planetary atmosphere
planetary atmospheres

Accelerators and their ghosts

Rescic, M., Seviour, R. & Blokland, W. May 2017 Proceedings of the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '17). Joint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW), p. 1975-1978 4 p. TUPIK109

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Particle accelerators

RF cavity design for a low-cost 1 MeV proton source

Soriano Guillen, D., Seviour, R. & Hunt, S. May 2017 Proceedings of the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '17). Joint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW), p. 4355-4357

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
spark gaps

A compact and high current FFAG for the production of radioisotopes for medical application

Bruton, D., Barlow, R., Edgecock, T., Seviour, R. & Johnstone, C. 2016 IPAC 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference. Joint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW), p. 1957-1959 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

high current
production engineering
helium ions
proton beams