Colin Ribton is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Physicist and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. Having worked in Electron Beam with TWI since 1985, his work has seen him involved in the computer modelling of electron optics and high voltage components, the design of high voltage power supplies, the design and optimisation of radiation shielding, real-time control system architecture, magnetic systems, the design of digital and analogue electronics, and the development of processes to manufacture major components in power generation, nuclear, aerospace and medical applications. Colin is on the organising committee of the Electron Beam Technologies biannual conference, is published widely on electron beam gun design and is the inventor or co-inventor on several granted patents, including the RF excited plasma gun and the array probe device for measuring electron beam intensity.
TWI has been active and innovative in EB technology research and development since the 1960s, we are responsive to industry needs and provide consultancy services to all industry sectors, including aerospace, automotive, defence, electronics packaging, medical, oil and gas, power, space and engineering and fabrication. Support for industry includes advice on component design, process selection and quality issues, troubleshooting, feasibility and pre-production trials, application, and prototype equipment development.