Jim Kay

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Jim Kay became Head of Engineering at Diamond Light Source in 2002. He previously worked at Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire, home to Diamond's predecessor, the Synchrotron Radiation Source.

Email: jim.kay@diamond.ac.uk
Tel: 01235 778051

Key Research Area

Head of Engineering


The Engineering Group provides the mechanical and electrical project engineering and design support for all the beamlines and accelerators at Diamond including expertise in FEA and vibration measurement and analysis. In addition we also provide the survey and alignment activity to precisely install and align all the components in the whole facility. We also provide comprehensive technician support which includes building control racks and precision CNC mechanical workshop facilities as well as carrying out maintenance and installation of front ends and other accelerator systems.