Deputy for Accelerator Operations
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After completing my studies in Physics at “la Sapienza” University in Rome in 1991 (“Laurea” with honours), I worked for about 10 years at the Frascati laboratories of INFN in Italy as an accelerator researcher in the framework of DAPHNE, the Frascati positron/electron collider. During that period I was responsible for the electron/positron linac and for the development of a number of beam diagnostics systems. I also was a main player during the commissioning phase of the project.
In 2001, I moved to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to be part of the Accelerator Physics group of the Advanced Light Source. Presently, I am a Senior Scientist and the ALS Division Deputy for Accelerator Operations, and the ALS Accelerator Physics Group leader. In addition to that I am also the ALS Accelerator Physics Program Head at the ATAP Division. From 2009 to 2017 I was the Principal Investigator of the APEX project, the injector facility developed at LBNL to characterize the performance of the VHF-Gun, a new concept high-repetition rate high-brightness electron source optimized for high duty cycle X-ray FEL applications. A close version of the VHF-Gun was built at LBNL and delivered to SLAC to operate the injector of the LCLS-II, the high-repetition rate X-ray FEL in construction at Stanford.
In 2013 I became a fellow of the American Physical Society for my contributions to the understanding of coherent synchrotron radiation in storage rings and the development of high brightness electron beam sources.
For more information, you can consult my personal webpage linked on the top-right part of this page.
- Ring-based light sources
- High-brightness electron sources
- Free Electron Lasers
- Coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR)
- Accelerator diagnostics