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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Heriot-Watt University

Bachelor of Science, Heriot-Watt University

University Of Strathclyde


  • XFEL
  • X-rays
  • FEL
  • Free Electron Lasers
  • Accelerators
  • electron beams
  • Simulation

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BTG- Researcher-led Project

Thennadil, S. & McNeil, B.

5/09/11 → …

Project: Internally funded project

Research Output

Plasma wakefield accelerator driven coherent spontaneous emission from an energy chirped electron pulse

Alotaibi, B. M., Al tuijri, R., Habib, A., Hala, A., Hidding, B., Khalil, S. M., McNeil, B. & Traczykowski, P., 22 Jan 2020, In : New Journal of Physics. 22, 1, 12 p., 013037.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Attosecond single-cycle undulator light: a review

    Mak, A., Shamuilov, G., Salén, P., Dunning, D., Hebling, J., Kida, Y., Kinjo, R., McNeil, B. W. J., Tanaka, T., Thompson, N., Tibai, Z., Toth, G. & Goryashko, V., 28 Feb 2019, In : Reports on Progress in Physics. 82, 2, 18 p., 025901.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    26 Downloads (Pure)


    Methods for the generation of ultra-short free-electron laser pulses

    Author: Dunning, D., 7 Jan 2016

    Supervisor: McNeil, B. (Supervisor) & Robb, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Novel techniques in free electron lasers

    Author: Henderson, J. R., 27 Jul 2015

    Supervisor: McNeil, B. (Supervisor) & Robb, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Elected Fellow Institute of Physics

    Brian McNeil (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Election to learned society

  • Activities

    FEL techniques for Coherence and photon pulse manipulation

    Brian McNeil (Speaker)
    27 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Nature Communications (Journal)

    Brian McNeil (Peer reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review