Charles graduated from the University of Oxford in 2020 with an integrated Masters in Physics. During this time he developed an interest in particle accelerators, and pursued his MPhys project in laser wakefield acceleration in clustered plasmas with Marko Mayr in the Peter Norreys group. He was particularly drawn to particle accelerators used for medical applications due to the benefits that charged particle therapy can add to conventional radiotherapy.
His interest in the latest technological advancements in healthcare led him to join the CDT at King's College London, working with Steve Niederer in the Cardiac Electro-Mechanics Research Group (CEMRG). He is motivated by the translational research that the group conducts, and hope to contribute to this during his PhD.