Dr Stephen MonkLecturer
Steve Monk was appointed in 2007 and has research interests in novel neutron detector design, Human replacement robotics in decommissioning environments, and general radioactive environment characterization. He has supervised four PhD students within the subject areas of neutron spectrometry, robotics in decommissioning, Post Operational Clear Out (POCO) at Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant and the design of neutron reflecting blankets for fusion reactors. Before taking up the lectureship, Steve undertook a research associate post building a novel neutron spectrometer with a PhD building a ultra sensitive ethane detector before that.
Steve also teaches three undergraduate modules; Nuclear instrumentation, general instrumentation and 2nd engineering projects (know nas the robot project). as well as being the rep. for Lancaster's part of the Nuclear Technology Educational Consortium (NTEC). Steve has a publication record which features this work as well as more left field subjects such as the generation of Bessel beams using an axicon.
His work over the years has taken him to such locations as TRIUMF (Vancouver), Los Alamos National Labs (New Mexico), The Jungfraujoch laboratory (Switzerland), The COMSATS institute (Lahore) and The Fukushima research centre (Japan).
When not at work, Steve likes to play football with the graduate team and play badminton with the Bailrigg badminton slub.
Adaptable Semiautonomous Underwater Decommissioning Sample Retrieval Robot
02/11/2020 → 31/03/2023
Mobile Sensor Network for Deployment and Characterisation of the Environment in Nuclear Sites.
01/10/2018 → 31/03/2022
Thin neutron detector on a chip utilising silicon carbide
01/10/2018 → 30/06/2021
In situ measurement and analysis of sludge using robotic platform
01/08/2016 → 31/08/2021
In-situ real-time monitoring of water borne low energy betas
01/06/2016 → 01/07/2023
Hyperspectral imaging of neutrons with a Compton Camera and Coded aperture
02/11/2015 → 02/05/2019
IS 2015 - Robotics and autonomous systems
01/06/2015 → …
Institutional Sponsorship 2015
01/06/2015 → 31/03/2016
Detection of Waterborne Tritium
06/10/2014 → 06/10/2017
The Development of a Semiconductor based Hybrid Pixelated Multi-modal Spectroscopic Gamma and Neutron Radiation Detector
06/10/2014 → 06/10/2020
- Doctorate Centre in Nuclear Engineering
- Energy Lancaster
- Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre
- Nuclear and Decommissioning
- Security Lancaster
- Security Lancaster (Networks)