Name: Vasim Khan
Position: 1st year PhD student of Manchester University and the Cockcroft Institute, Daresbury Labratory, UK
Research Topic: Damping Intense wake-field in Compact Linear Collider(CLIC)

Current research:

I am working under the guidance of Dr. Roger M. Jones on “Damping Intense wake-fields in Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) structure”

The CLIC linear collider aims at accelerating multiple bunches of electrons and positrons and colliding at a centre of mass energy of 3 TeV. These bunches are accelerated through X-band linacs operating at an accelerating frequency of 12 GHz. Each beam readily excites wake-fields in the accelerating cavities of each linac. The transverse components of the wake-fields, if left unchecked, can dilute the beam emittance. The present CLIC design relies on heavy damping of these wake-fields in order to ameliorate the effects of the wake-field on the beam emittance. We are working on a modified design which combines both damping and detuning of the cell frequencies of each cavity structure in order to enhance the overall decay of the wake-field.

About CLIC

Education and Qualifications

Education done till date is in Mumbai (Bombay), India.

• MSc. in Physics from University of Mumbai in the year 2005 with Distinction.

Topics studied were:

Mathematical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics,

Electro Magnetic Theory, Atomic and molecular Physics, Electronics, Solid state physics, Solid state electronics, Laser and Plasma Physics and Nuclear Physics.


• B. Sc. In Physics from University of Mumbai in 2003 with First class.

• H.S.C. from Mumbai in 2000 with First class.

• S.S.C. from Mumbai in 1998 with Distinction.




Work experience:


I worked as a Research Scientist in Society for Applied Microwave Electronic Engineering & Research (SAMEER) in Mumbai (India), from July 2005 till Sept 2007.

In SAMEER I worked on measurements involved in Medical Linear Accelerator (Linac) for Cancer Therapy.

Present location