Staff Stories

Peter Rhodes

Technical Project Manager

Where in Kromek do you work?

I work from the Sedgefield office in County Durham.

What did you do before you joined Kromek?

I graduated with a master’s degree in physics from the University of Southampton in 2017. I travelled for a few months before returning to the UK for a job in industry, which is when I joined Kromek.

What do you do at Kromek?

I started at Kromek as a radiation detection physicist. Since starting, I have worked a great deal in our nuclear security applications, with products such as D3S and D3S ID, as well as with software such as MultiSpect and development of new devices. Recently I became a technical project manager for one of our x-ray applications projects, a role which brings a host of new challenges and opportunities.

What’s the best thing about working for Kromek?

I enjoy the atmosphere at Kromek. I find it an open and friendly work environment, where people are as happy to talk enthusiastically about their work projects as they are to socialise outside of work.

What’s the worst thing?

Waiting for a meeting room I’ve booked! Perhaps timed ejector seats should be fitted in meeting room 3.

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy sport, I play squash, ultimate frisbee and spikeball. I’m considering dropping squash, it’s a bit boring when people have actually heard of the sports you play.

I am also a fairly big nerd and like to do my own electronics and software projects at the weekend. My fully automated bonsai tree is making good progress…

On our physics careers page

Peter also talks about what it is like to be a physicist at Kromek

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