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New Staff members and fellows: April - June 2018

Georg Auzinger

Georg Auzinger

I am an experimental particle physicist and have joined the EP-CMX group as a staff member on the 1st of April this year. In the past, I have worked mainly on various aspects of the CMS Tracker Upgrades where I could gain valuable experience with solid-state detectors, data acquisition systems and detector operations. In my new position I will be contributing to the CMS Beam Radiation Instrumentation and Luminosity (BRIL) project where I am involved in the operation of various sub-detectors for luminosity measurements and their upgrades for Run 3 and beyond. In particular, I will work on using the Phase 2 CMS Inner Tracker for online luminosity measurements in the High Luminosity LHC era.

Riccardo Carnesecch

Riccardo Carnesecch

I recently joined EP-ESE-FE as Technician, where I will support the group activities on design, procurement and evaluation of high density thin film hybrid circuits. Previously I've been working in England for almost five years at Rolls-Royce as Pcb designer, developing high reliability PCBs for the aerospace industry. My experience in electronics dates back to 1999, when I was part of a small startup in Italy, developing pcbs, cables, and performing tests for scientific applications (CCD cameras for astronomy designed in partnership with INAF).

Jaakko Esala

Jaakko Esala

I joined the Detector Technologies Engineering Office (EP-DT-EO) as a Fellow in April. My background is in mechanical engineering and my task is to provide engineering support in the field of computational mechanics to all the experiments covered by DT. I am currently working on structural simulations of the steel structures of the LBNF (Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility) cryostat, which is a building-sized tank of liquid argon. I was previously a Technical Student in the TCD section (targets, collimators and dumps), where I was working on the design and thermo-mechanical simulations of beam dumps.

Basem Khanji

Basem Khanji

My research activities at CERN would be pivoted around B physics measurements at LHCb experiment, in particular: CP violation measurement in Bs meson decays & Lepton Universality tests in Semi-leptonic B decays. I will be working with other Fellows and LD's in LHCb CERN group: Markus Röhrken(Fellow), Gregory Ciezarek(Fellow) & Angelo Di Canto(LD) under the supervision of Fredrich Teubert(EP-LBD). I will also carry on my activities as Deputy leader & piquet expert of the Outer Tracker project until the end of 2018. Finally, I will be involved in the preparation of Flavour Tagging algorithm at LHCb for the upcoming LHCb upgrade(Run III).

Simona Kriva

Simona Kriva

I have started my fellowship working at the CENF Secretariat, providing an administrative support to the Neutrino Platform. In my daily tasks, I am, among others, assisting in the management of collaborators registrations and new partnerships, helping with the organization of project events and I act as a Deputy Outreach Coordinator for the experiment. Over the course of my fellowship I will focus mainly on adapting a common methodology of working in order to provide efficient operations support.

Maurizio Martinelli

Maurizio Martinelli

I am experimental particle physicist and I decided to join the EP-LBD group as a fellow to work on the LHCb Experiment. My research interests are focused on the search of beyond the Standard Model effects in flavour physics. I also study software track reconstruction and detector alignment. During my fellow I will search for beyond the Standard Model effects in the decays of Charm mesons and will be coordinating the efforts of the LHCb collaboration in this field. The target is to complete our benchmark analyses with the dataset up to Run2 of LHC to prepare the field for the upcoming Upgrade of the LHCb detector after the long shutdown.

Jeremi Niedziela

Jeremi Niedziela

I am an experimental particle physicist in the CMS experiment. Previously I have been studying interactions between baryons and antibaryons in heavy-ion collisions with the ALICE experiment. Currently I am searching for short, disappearing tracks in the proton-proton collisions in CMS as a signature of supersymmetric particles that live very briefly before decaying into Dark Matter particles. I am also carrying out a study of light-by-light scattering in ultra peripheral heavy-ion collisions. Finally, I am also taking part in the development of the clustering algorithm for the High Granularity Calorimeter, which will be installed in CMS for the HL-LHC upgrade.

Tymon Sebastian Pakulski

Tymon Sebastian Pakulski

I joined EP-FS as a fellow in April 2018 to work on CO2 cooling for the CMS Phase II Upgrade. I’m a mechanical systems engineer and I’m designing the transfer lines that will distribute coolant to several CMS sub-detectors. My work involves thermo-fluid modeling to optimize the transfer lines’ performance, as well as integration studies and testing of key technologies to verify their design.

Ourania Sidiropoulou

Ourania Sidiropoulou

I joined the EP-ADE-MU group in 2013 first as a technical student, then as a doctoral student and from April 2018 as a fellow continuing my work for the group involved in the New Small Wheel project with the Micromegas detectors. For the fellowship, I am involved in the quality assurance and control of the Micromegas readout boards, the “heart” of the detectors, which are produced in industries leading the activity at a dedicated lab at CERN. This task includes also regular travels to the industries where the boards are produced. After this activity will finish I will be involved in the integration and commissioning activities for the NSW Micromegas detectors.

Mark Stockton

Mark Stockton

I joined the ATLAS Trigger Section in June as a staff member to continue working on the high-level trigger software. My role will be to work on the software improvements that are on-going for the Phase I upgrade. Specifically I will be working on the trigger core software, developing and maintaining the trigger configuration software, and supporting the operation of the high-level trigger.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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