Dr James Henderson joined ASTeC in June 2018 after working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Lancaster University and Strathclyde University.
At Strathclyde University James earned his PhD in Free Electron Laser theory under the supervision of Dr. Brian McNeil, before completing a one-year postdoctoral position at Strathclyde University focusing primarily on industrial Free Electron Laser design. As a postdoctoral researcher Lancaster University James designed and implemented Laser-to-RF synchronisation systems for Free Electron Lasers, including CLARA. He joined ASTeC in 2018 to continue research in this area, expanding to encompass larger aspects of the CLARA timing system, including distribution of ultra-low noise clock sources and laser-laser locking. He is also a collaborator on the AWAKE project, working with researchers at Lancaster University to implement a RF-to-Laser measurement system based on Mach-Zehnder optical modulators.