Paul Sellin received his PhD in Nuclear Physics from University of Edinburgh (UK) in 1992 in the field of semiconductor nuclear detectors. His current research interests at the University of Surrey include the development and characterisation of radiation detectors and detector materials for applications in nuclear physics, medical imaging, and security detection. His research group focuses on the characterisation and development of new detector materials, including plastic and organic scintillators for mixed field neutron/gamma detection, including digital instrumentation and SiPM readout for neutron/gamma sensitive scintillators. Other interests include radiation-hard materials for extreme radiation applications where high dose rate and/or high temperature capability is required and the application of detector technology to nuclear security science, including new modalities for hazardous material detection and identification.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- Visiting Professor, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, UCL London
- Visiting Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Italy
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My research interests cover the development of radiation detectors and the physics of materials for new detector devices. This work covers a range of topics, including:
Organic materials for use as radiation sensors and organic electronics, including thick film semi-conducting polymers and organic crystals.
High-Z compound semiconductor materials (eg. GaAs, InP, CdTe, CdZnTe) for X-ray and nuclear medicine imaging detectors.
New semiconductor materials for use in extreme conditions, (eg. diamond, silicon carbide, gallium nitride) where high dose rate and/or high temperature capability is required.
- Nanostructured scintillators for high efficiency gamma and neutron spectroscopy, with applications in nuclear security and environmental monitoring.
My current teaching responsibilities are focused on second year undergraduate programmes in solid state physics, and general physics laboratory classes. I current teach the following modules:
- Second Year Solid State Physics Lecture Course
- Second Year Physics Laboratory Classes
- Masters Research Projects in Detector Physics