Meet Tom Wulz
Dr. Tom Wulz, graduate of UTNE in the summer of 2017, has made great strides in the development of 3D diamond detectors for his PhD research. Tom, advised by Dr. Eric Lukosi, devised a method to create narrow and tall metal electrodes within a single crystal diamond. This method required reactive ion etching, novel deposition of chromium within the channels, and device testing. The successful fabrication and experimental verification of the first-ever 3D diamond detector using metal electrodes has demonstrated the capability of economically fabricating highly radiation-tolerant, room temperature particle tracking detectors for radiation hard environments. An example of this would be the inner particle tracking detectors on CMS for the high luminosity upgrade at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).