senior civil engineer - head of future accelerator studies,
John Osborne is a senior civil engineer working at CERN, the underground particle physics research laboratory close to Geneva, Switzerland.
He graduated from Liverpool University with a civil engineering degree in 1988, before joining Tarmac Construction to work mostly on underground projects such as the immersed tube tunnels at Conwy and Medway. John worked on the Jubilee Line extension at Canary Wharf before leaving the UK to join CERN in 1998.
John started at CERN as a Project Manager for the client on the Large Hadron Collider, in particular, on the underground and surface works needed to house one the large detectors called CMS. This £100million worksite consisted of two 100m deep shafts and several large caverns and was completed in 2005.
John now manages a team responsible for civil engineering and infrastructure studies for large scale future physics projects. These include the 100km Future Circular Collider (FCC) at CERN, the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) and the International Linear Collider (ILC) in Japan.
John is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Switzerland country representative for the ICE.