Dr Andrew Blackett-May is a Senior Cryogenics Engineer in the RF and Cryogenics Group within ASTeC. He has responsibilities across several international particle accelerator projects, including the High Luminosity upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (Task Manager for RFD Crab Cavity Cryomodule build), the European Spallation Source in Lund (Cryogenics Technical Lead for High-Beta Cavity testing), and the Proton Improvement Plan II at Fermilab (Deputy Work Package Leader for HB650 Cryomodule Integration).
He has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Manchester (where he retains a Visiting Fellowship), is an APM-qualified project manager, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He teaches on the Cockcroft Institute Superconducting RF and Cryogenics course with Prof Graeme Burt and Dr Reza Valizadeh. He is Secretary of the British Cryogenics Council and sits on the Commitee of the IoP Low Temperature Group.
He is co-author of the textbooks Miniature Sorption Coolers: Theory and Applications (with Prof Lucio Piccirillo and Dr Gabriele Coppi) and Cryogenics: Fundamentals, Foundations and Applications (edited by Dr Beth Evans, Dr Tom Bradshaw, and John Vandore), along with over 80 journal papers and conference proceedings.