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Dr Melissa Uchida MInstP

Dr Melissa Uchida, MInstP


Neutrino group PI

Room 933 (Rutherford Bldg)
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337236


Melissa is a Lecturer in High Energy Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory and leads the neutrino group. She received her PhD from Queen Mary University of London,  working on the T2K Neutrino Oscillation Experiment in Japan, she then became a postdoctoral fellow at Sussex University working on the cryogenic Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Experiment at ILL Grenoble, she then joined Imperial College London working on the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment and High Pressure Gas TPC.  She and her colleagues won the Breakthrough Prize in 2016 for their role in Neutrino Oscillation Research.



Research groups

High Energy Physics:

Research Interests

Melissa has worked across a range of high energy particle physics and accelerator physics experiments, in areas including neutrino physics, neutron electric dipole moments, and muon accelerators.  She has worked on several neutrino physics experiments: first to prove that all three types of neutrino oscillate and more recently to understand whether neutrinos violate matter/anti-matter symmetry.  Her goal is to understand the true nature of neutrinos and to understand the role they play in our matter dominated Universe.  She currently works on the MicroBooNE, DUNE and MICE experiments.



  • Neutrino Physics
  • Muon Physics
  • Data Analysis
  • Calibration
  • Electric Dipole Moments
  • High Energy Physics
  • Detector design and development
  • Reconstruction software and machine learning
  • Flavour Physics