The Jülich HBS project for a next generation accelerator-based neutron source
June 20. 15:15
Thomas Gutberlet is senior scientist at “Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH” where he is currently Head of the HBS Project Team for the development of high brilliance accelerator based neutron sources.
A trained chemist he had studied at the Freie Universität Berlin where he graduated in 1989 and made his PhD in 1995. His first PostDoc position at Leipzig University brought him into contact with neutron scattering and visits at neutron facilities in Berlin, Grenoble, Dubna and Chalk River. He moved on to the Hahn Meitner Institut in Berlin in 1999 where was working in the late ESS project before the decision on construction was done. He continued scientific work exploiting neutrons for biomembrane studies and moved on to the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland in 2002. There he was instrument scientists at the reflectometer AMOR at SINQ till 2007.
The same year he accepted the position as Head of User Office at MLZ in Garching and joined the Jülich Centre for Neutron Sciences. In 2011 he moved back to Berlin as Head of the User Coordination of the BER II neutron facility and the BESSY II synchrotron facility at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. Since 2015 he returned to the Jülich Centre for Neutron Sciences where he took over responsibility for the activities regarding the development of high brilliance accelerator based neutron sources.
His research interests are still in the field of neutron scattering at interfaces and biomembranes also his main activities are nowadays centered on the development of the new class of accelerator based neutron sources and their prospect for the future of neutron science.