Deepa Angal-Kalinin

Dr. Deepa Angal-Kalinin is Head of Science Division at Accelerator Science and Technology Centre, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Daresbury Laboratory in the UK. 
She has more than 35 years of experience in the field of accelerator physics. During this time, she has contributed to the design and commissioning of several light source projects, collective effects in LHC and global design effort for International Linear Collider project. 
She is head of the CLARA facility at Daresbury Laboratory and also leads the user exploitation programme. 

Thomas Au

Thomas Au is an RF engineer in the RF operations group at TRIUMF since 2014.  He is the system owner of the TR-13 cyclotron RF and provides LLRF support throughout the lab. Thomas holds an M.Sc. in microelectronics from Simon Fraser University. His research interest include SPICE circuit simulation.

Claire Antoine

Dr Claire Antoine received her PhD in 1989 from Paris-Sud University at Orsay, during which she acquired a solid background on surface physics and surface characterization techniques. Just after, she started working in the superconducting (SC) accelerator cavities R&D group (SRF group) at CEA. During the past 30 years she explored various aspects of the SRF technology: the role of surface oxide and contamination in the appearance of field emission (and the first prototype of closed circuit filtered surface treatment), the role of surface segregation of light elements at the metal oxide interface, or surface morphology on the SRF cavities performance degradation. She also studied the metallurgy of Niobium and conducted a successful cavity hydroforming. In 2006-2007, she started developing multilayer nanometric SC structures aimed at overcoming the Nb monopoly in SRF technology. Her pioneering in this domain is worldwide recognized. She belongs to various scientific program committees( SRF international conference, thin film SRF international workshop). She participated to various schools and training sessions( JUAS, CAS…). She has written more than 100 publications on surface and material aspects in SRF technology. 

Emanuela Barzi

Emanuela Barzi is a Senior Scientist at Fermilab and an adjunct Professor and Graduate Faculty at Ohio State University. A 2012 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), a 2021 Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, and a senior member of the IEEE, Barzi has been an active member of the high-energy accelerator and physics communities for nearly 30 years. The Superconducting R&D lab that she founded at FNAL is a world leading research center in low- and high-temperature superconductor technologies for the next generation of particle accelerators. Barzi is a member of the FNAL team that in 2020 produced a world-record field of 14.6 Tesla for a Nb3Sn accelerator dipole magnet, is co-leading the multi-lab effort on Nb3Sn undulators for ANL Advanced Photon Source, is FNAL coordinator of five trilateral EU-US-Japan collaborations, and is a member of the Muon g-2 Collaboration. She has co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters with 7000+ citations. In 2010 she was awarded the Japanese “Superconductor Science and Technology Prize.” Barzi also established extensive educational programs at FNAL for graduate students in Physics and Engineering, including the Italian Graduate Students Program at FNAL, that have benefited hundreds of young professionals, and has mentored 30+ students in her lab for internships, Masters and PhDs. A former councilor of the APS Forum on International Physics, and a former member of the APS Council Steering Committee, she is presently a member of the APS Ethics Committee.

Judita Beinortaite

Judita Beinortaite is a third-year PhD student from University College London, UK, working in FLASHForward at DESY, Hamburg, Germany, one of the leading research facilities in beam-driven plasma-wakefield acceleration (PWFA). Her work focuses on high-repetition-rate operation in PWFA, more specifically on the fundamental high-repetition-rate limiting processes in plasma on nanoseconds-microseconds timescale. Judita’s most recent contribution to this topic has been the experimental work on plasma-wakefield accelerator recovery time at FLASHFoward, with results published in the paper D’Arcy, R., Chappell, J., Beinortaite, J. et al. Recovery time of a plasma-wakefield accelerator, Nature 603, 58–62 (2022).

Luca Bellan

Dr. Luca Bellan is an Accelerator Physicist employed at the Legnaro National Laboratories  in the Beam Physics and Diagnostics Group, within  the Accelerator Division. His field of interest includes high intensity light/heavy ion linear accelerators. He is currently working on the upgrade of the superconductive LNL heavy ion linac ALPI. He is also involved in the international IFMIF, DONES, ESS projects and in the design of accelerator driven neutron sources for medical applications.

Caterina Biscari

Since 2012 Director of ALBA Synchrotron, the Spanish national light source, has managed its development as a large multidisciplinary research facility with international projection, and is now planning the upgrade towards a 4th generation light source. Experimental physicist, expert of particle accelerators, worked in the past at CERN and at LNF-INFN. Member of several international advisory committees and boards, among which LEAPS General Assembly, DESY Scientific Council and SLAC Scientific Program Committee. EPS Fellow. 

Jörg Blaurock

Since February 2016, Jörg Blaurock is the joint Technical Managing Director of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research) and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH). 
Prior to joining GSI/FAIR Mr. Blaurock was working more than 20 years in the international business worldwide realizing large-scale facilities in the field of petrochemical, chemical and power production.
Jörg Blaurock studied mechanical engineering at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg during his 12-year career as an officer in the German army, where he worked until 1994.

Axel Brachmann

Dr. Axel Brachmann achieved his PhD from the Technical University of Dresden in 1997. After a 3 year postdoc period at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory he started working at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory). Dr. Brachmann was involved in accelerator operation as a physicist during SLAC’s HEP programs (PEP-II and fixed target Experiments) and also contributed to the ILC project as injector physicist. For over a decade, Axel Brachmann worked on LCLS-I commissioning and operation and is leading a group of Accelerator Physicists responsible for the commissioning of the LCLS-II superconducting Accelerator and FEL.

Frank Brinker

Diploma thesis at TU Dortmund in high energy physics with developments for the H1 detector.
Ph.D. in accelerator physics with magnet development at the DELTA electron storage ring in Dortmund, head of the magnet group during the construction phase.
Came to DESY as accelerator physicist working at the synchrotron radiation source DORIS and the electron proton collider HERA
Machine coordinator of DORIS until the shutdown of the accelerator including the integration of the e+/e- fixed target experiment OLYMPUS.
Afterwards joining the team to build up and operate the European XFEL with focus on the injector and the operation of the facility.”

Oliver Brüning

Born in 1964 in Hamburg Germany, Dr. Oliver Brüning is a senior scientist at CERN. He is specialized in accelerator physics and has worked on several flagship accelerator projects since 1991. His involvement in accelerator projects is ranging from non-linear beam dynamics studies and the commissioning of the HERA electron-proton collider at DESY, to the LEP-II upgrade and the LHC design and commissioning at CERN. He was one of the initial LHC Commissioning coordinators from 2008 until 2013 and has led the CERN Accelerator Beam Physics group from 2005 until 2015. Since 2010 he has been the deputy project leader of the HL-LHC upgrade and is leading the project since 2021.
He is a member of the EPS-AG and has chaired the Accelerator Group from 2008 until 2011. He was the Scientific Program Chair of the EPAC 2008 conference and chaired the 2011 IPAC conference.

Alexander Brynes

Alex is an accelerator physicist at Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste working on electron beam dynamics at the FERMI free electron laser. He received his PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2021, while working at the Cockcroft Institute at Daresbury Laboratory. His main areas of research are investigating collective effects in high-brightness electron bunches, and bridging the gap between simulations, theory and measurements.

Philip Burrows

Philip Burrows is Professor of Physics at Oxford University and Director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science.
He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Oxford University in 1985 and his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Particle Physics (also from Oxford) in 1988.
He then spent 10 years working for the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT, based at SLAC, on the SLD and SLC projects.
After returning to the UK he became a Professor at Queen Mary, University of London and since 2006 Professor at Oxford.
His accelerator expertise is in beam dynamics, beam instrumentation, feedback and control, and the machine-detector interface, with particular application to electron-positron colliders. He was Spokesperson of the CLIC Collaboration from 2014-2020 and since September 2022 has been Chair of the High Luminosity LHC Collaboration Board.”

Marco Calvi

Marco Calvi is an accelerator physicist working since 2009 at the Photon Science Division of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). He received his PhD in 2004 at the University of Geneva in the Department of Condensed Matter under the supervision of Prof. R. Flükiger. Then, he started his career at CERN during the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the domain of high field superconducting magnets. Later, he moved to EPFL for joining the ITER project and the cold cable tests of its superconducting Tokamak. At the beginning of the SwissFEL project, Dr. Calvi was hired by PSI to work on the undulator system of its first hard X-ray beamline, Aramis. Today, after more than 10 years, he is a senior scientist in the domain of accelerator-based light sources, both synchrotrons and FELs. His favourite research field is High Temperature Superconducting Undulators (HTSU).

Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell is the leader of the Medipix design team in the Experimental Physics Department at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland where he has worked for over 30 years. He was one of the pioneers of pixel detector readout and of the use of radiation-hard-by-design techniques both of which are now exploited widely in ASICs at the Large Hadron Collider experiments. He is spokesperson of the Medipix2, Medipix3 and Medipix4 Collaborations who seek to disseminate pixel detector technology to many different fields. Michael received his PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (his native city) and has authored several hundred scientific publications. In 2016, he was appointed Honorary Professor of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow.

Fabio Cardelli

I graduated in Electronical Engineering in 2013. Then in 2016 I take a PhD in Accelerator Physics at the “Sapienza” University of Rome, in collaboration with the INFN Laboratory of Frascati. I continued to work at the INFN Frascati national laboratories as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2020 I became staff at INFN within the Linac group of the accelerator division . I have always worked in the field of radiofrequency systems, in particular my research field concerns high gradient RF accelerating structures, RF high power sources and RF linear accelerators. Currently I’m the scientific coordinator of the TEX test facility at INFN, a lab focused on the X-band technology studies for the future project of the laboratory Eupraxia@SPARC_LAB.

Manuel Cargnelutti

Manuel Cargnelutti graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Udine in 2012. He started his journey in the particle accelerators field as a Marie Curie Fellow in the oPAC project, based at Instrumentation Technologies in Slovenia. In the company he worked as a Software developer, Test Engineer and Support Engineer, and since 2017 he has been responsible for the Libera group in the company. Today, he follows several accelerator projects worldwide, including ongoing collaborations with accelerator laboratories and institutes like Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, DESY and MedAustron.

Martina Carillo

Martina Carillo is a Ph.D. student in the Accelerator Physics Program at the Sapienza University of Rome. Her research focuses on the beam dynamics of high-brightness beams in RF photoinjectors. She earned her master’s degree in physics in 2021 with a thesis entitled “Analysis and simulation of cryogenic hybrid C-Band Photo-injector,” on the framework of the collaborative project between Sapienza University of Rome and UCLA, the University of California Los Angeles. Throughout her Ph.D. program, Martina has conducted analytical and experimental research on beam dynamics,  also at SPARC_LAB at the Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) and at UCLA, where she is spending six months as a visiting researcher.

Louise Zelia Carvalho

Louise was born in Liverpool and lived her school years on Vancouver Island. She is of Anglo-Irish and Goan descent, has dual nationality, lived in six countries, and feels at home in a multi-national environment.  
After a legal career in Canada, the UK, The Hague and post-conflict Kosovo, Louise joined CERN in 2014 as a Legal Adviser. She was appointed CERN’s Diversity & Inclusion Programme Leader in 2018.
Louise advocates curiosity and compassion in everything we do. 
“Each of us possess a unique set of characteristics and traits, visible and invisible. Some persons or communities require additional support, greater visibility, or workplace adjustments. While every one of us benefits from inclusive processes, policies, and infrastructure. When we create a work environment in which we can bring our full selves to work, that is when we experience our full potential.” 

Fu Yu Chang

Fu-Yu Chang is an engineer of RF group in National Synchrotron Radiation Reach Center. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2009 and 2016, respectively. He has research and application experience in the areas of digital low level RF system, RF component simulation, and diagnosis of RF system. He successfully operated a long-term test of 500 mA high beam loading at TPS with the homemade digital low level RF system in 2021. Now, he is working on the integration of original analog and digital system.

Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie

Graduated from École Normale Supérieure, PhD (1989), Habilitation to Direct Research (1977, Orsay University). More than 30 years of experience in synchrotron radiation and Free Electron Laser (FEL) (ACO, Super-ACO (France), collaboration with VEPP3 (Russia), ELETTRA (Italy), UVSOR (Japan), SCSS Test Accelerator (Japan), SPARC(Italy), FERMI (Italy)). At Synchrotron SOLEIL since 2006 as head of the Magnetism and Insertion device group, she is actively involved in the upgrade studies. She also leads COXINEL R&D program on Laser Plasma Acceleration based Free Electron laser.
Awards :  Aumale Prize (French Academy of Science (1993)), prize of the Interdivision of Accelerator and Associated Technologies / French Physical Society (2001), International FEL prize (2001), Chevalier of the order of Academic Palms (2002), Charpak-Ritz Prize (2021).

Raziyeh Dadashi Motlagh

I am a second-year Ph.D. student at EPFL and currently working at PSI. My research focuses on the study of dark matter through dielectric laser acceleration, and my thesis is based on this topic. The project is being funded by the European Union and is a part of the ACHIP collaboration. Additionally, we have partnered with CERN for this research project.

Mario Di Castro

Dr. Mario Di Castro receives the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Naples “”Federico II””, Italy, and the PhD degree on robotics and industrial controls from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.
From 2005 until 2006 he is an intern and a technical student at CERN in charge of advanced magnetic measurements and studies for LHC superconducting magnets.
From 2007 until 2011, he works at EMBL c/o DESY in charge of advanced mechatronics solutions for synchrotron beamlines controls.
Since 2011, he works at CERN where, since 2018, he leads the Mechatronics, Robotics and Operation section. The section is responsible for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of advanced control systems based on different control platforms for movable devices characterized by few um positioning accuracy (e.g. scrapers, collimators, goniometers and target) in harsh environment. Important section activities are the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of robotic systems used for remote maintenance and quality assurance in the whole CERN accelerator complex. His research interests are mainly focused on modular robots, tele-robotics, human robot interfaces, machine learning, enhanced reality, automatic controls, mechatronics, precise motion control in harsh environment and advanced robotics also for search and rescue scenarios.

Ulrich Dorda

Ulrich had his first contact with particle accelerators during his PhD thesis which he performed at CERN on the “”Compensation of the long range beam beam interaction at the LHC””.
From 2009 onward, he worked for almost 6 years for MedAustron, the Austrian synchrotron based cancer therapy center which was developed at and in collaboration with CERN. Starting off as beam physics responsible person, he gradually advanced to head of the accelerator group.
For the following 5 years he was responsible to set-up the accelerator R&D facility “”SINBAD”” at DESY. While his main focus was on the 100 MeV electron linac called “”ARES””, he was also involved in advanced accelerator concept like THz & plasma acceleration.
Since the end of 2019, he is the deputy institute director of the MINERVA project at SCK CEN and the head of the accelerator group.

Samira Fatehi

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the ”New Accelerator Concepts” group at the Institute for Beam Physics and Technology (IBPT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. I am working on the development of compact transport lines for future compact light sources, employing miniature magnets based on high-temperature superconductor (HTS) technology. I did my Ph.D. thesis in the same working group from 2020 to 2023, titled “Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Magnets for Laser-Plasma Accelerator beam capture and transport”. Before starting to work in Karlsruhe, I was working as a magnet design researcher at ”Iranian light source facility (ILSF)” for 8 years. My research interests lie in the area of designing normal and superconducting magnets and beam dynamics calculations for electron rings and transport lines.

Paolo Ferracin

I am currently a senior staff scientist in the Superconducting Magnet Program (SMP) of the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics (ATAP) Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, CA, USA. After graduating (Laurea) in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino, Italy in 1998, I joined the CERN Main Magnet and Superconductors (MMS) Group as a PhD Student. From 1998 to 2002, I had the opportunity to work on the mechanics and magnetics of the main superconducting dipole magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In May 2002, I was appointed as a Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow in the LBNL SMP Program, where I started working on the development of Nb3Sn dipole and quadrupole magnets for the next generation of particle accelerators. In 2004, I successfully competed for a Research Scientist position within SMP, and in March 2008, I was appointed as a Staff Scientist. In 2011, I rejoined the CERN Magnets, Superconductors and Cryostats (MSC) Group as a staff working on Nb3Sn superconducting magnets and in 2012 I started leading the development of MQXFB, the Nb3Sn low-β quadrupole magnet for the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project and CERN activities of the Nb3Sn dipole magnet FRESCA2. Since February 2020, I am the SMP Program Deputy at LBNL and in 2023 I started leading the LBNL Magnet Development Program (MDP). For the past 25 years I have conducted research in the area of applied superconductivity and superconducting magnet technology.

Massimo Ferrario

Massimo Ferrario is currently Senior Scientist at INFN, coordinator of the SPARC_LAB facility at the Frascati INFN Laboratories where the first FEL lasing driven by a plasma accelerator has been recently demonstrated. He is also Project Leader of the EuPRAXIA@SPARC_LAB design study which is the plasma beam driven pillar of the EuPRAXIA project. In the last 30 years Massimo has been working in the field of high brightness photoinjectors, free electron lasers and advanced accelerator concepts including plasma accelerators.  He is also currently teaching “High Brightness Beam Physics” at the University of   Roma “La Sapienza” for the Accelerator Physics PhD program.

Kenji Fukami

Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) April 1996-present
Magnet Team Leader of 8 members, Accelerator Division (July 2017-present)
– Conducting development and design for the magnet system and alignment procedure for SPring-8 upgrade plan.
Accelerator Division (April 1996 – July 2017)
Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) April 1994-April 1996
Doctor of Engineering, HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY, Hiroshima (1993)
Master of Engineering, HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY, Hiroshima (1990)

Jie Gao

Name: Prof. Jie Gao, Affiliation: Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS, China
-Tsinghua University, China, Bachelor degree and Master degree in 1983 and 1986, repsectively.
-University of Paris XI, France, Ph.D and Habilitation to direct researches in 1992 and 1996, respectively.
-Permanent researcher in Laboratoire de l’Accélérateur Linéaire , IN2P3/CNRS, Orsay, France, 1993-2004.
-Permanent reseacher (Professor) in Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS, China, 2005-now.
-CEPC Accelerator Convenor since 2012
-ICFA Beam Dyanmics Panel Member since 2003
-Asia Linear Collider Steering Committee Chairman since 2010
-ICFA Linear Collider Board Member, 2010-2020
-CERN Machine Advisory Committee Member, since 2022
-TESLA Technology Collaborarion Board and Executive Board Member, since 2010 and since 2022″

Gianluca Geloni

Gianluca Geloni is a physicist at the European XFEL. His interests are at the interface between electron particle accelerators and radiation generation by ultrarelativistic electrons. He studied at Universita` di Genova (Italy) and he received his Doctoraat in Physics in 2003 from the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (The Netherlands).  He spent the following years working at DESY, HASYLAB (Germany), and in 2010 he joined the European XFEL, where he is now leader of the FEL Physics group.

Raffaella Geometrante

Raffaella Geometrante holds the position of the General Manager of Kyma SpA and Director of Kyma tehnologija doo, companies specialized in the production of permanent magnet devices. 
Following her graduation, she was awarded a scholarship to pursue research activities at the Materials Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Upon returning to Italy, she earned her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and taught at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Trieste.
Raffaella Geometrante’s career highlights include her role as Installation Manager for the construction of the FERMI Free Electron Laser facility in Trieste. In 2012, she joined Kyma SpA as Project Manager, and as of 2019, she has taken over the management.

Timofey Gorlov

Graduated and got ph.d. degree in 2007 in (MEPhI), nuclear university in Moscow
Started to work at ORNL, Spallation Neutron Source at 2008.


Anna Grassellino

Anna Grassellino is the Director of the National Quantum Information Science SQMS Center, a Fermilab Senior Scientist and the head of the Fermilab SQMS division. Her research focuses on radio frequency superconductivity, in particular on understanding and improving SRF cavities performance to enable new applications, spanning from particle accelerators to detectors to quantum information science.
Grassellino is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the recipient of numerous awards for her pioneering contributions to SRF technology, including the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award, the 2017 Frank Sacherer Prize of the European Physical Society, the 2016 IEEE PAST Award, the 2016 USPAS prize, a DOE Early Career Award and the New Horizons in Physics Prize by the Breakthrough Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy.

Seungyong Hahn

S. Hahn is currently a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University (SNU). He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from SNU in 2003. After graduation, he joined the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory of MIT as a post-doctor, which he had served for 11 years as a research engineer (2005-2015), a principal investigator (2011 – 2015) and a co-lecturer for the Department of Mechanical Engineering of MIT (2011-2015). He, then, moved to the Department of Mechanical Engineering with Florida State University as an associate professor with a joint position of team leader with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (2015 – 2017). His research area covers superconducting magnet and its applications including accelerator for high energy physics, biomedical, electric propulsion, fusion, and renewable energy. 

Kazuo Hasegawa

I moved from JAEA (J-PARC) to QST in 2020. Since then, I have been participated in the IFMIF/EVEDA project. I am a director of the Fusion Materials Research Department of QST, and a Japanese side Project Manager of the IFMIF/EVEDA.

Yuan He

Yuan He, graduated from Lanzhou university in 1995 and got the Ph.D degree in nuclear technology from graduated school of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the director of Linac Center in the institute of Modern Physics and working on the high power superconducting linear accelerator. He led the construction of the Chinese ADS Front-end demo facility, CAFe, since 2011. Which is a research facility to demonstrate the feasibility of the key technologies and the integration and operational experience of accelerator-driven subcritical system. Now, he is the technical leader of the project Chinese initiative Accelerator Driven System (CiADS).

Beate Heinemann

From 1995-1999 I did research on the H1 experiment at HERA as a diploma and then PhD student, measuring the structure functions of the proton. From 2000-2006 my research took place in the CDF experiment at the Tevatron at FNAL as fellow at the University of Liverpool. From 2007-2023 I have been working on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, initially for 10 years as professor at UC Berkeley and since 2016 as leading scientist at DESY. Since 2022 I am director for particle physics at DESY. 

Lina Hoummi

Lina Hoummi is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in the Beam Dynamics group. She joined in 2021 in the framework of the Eurizon project, for lattice design for next generation light sources.
She graduated from the Optics Institute and Paris-Saclay university in 2016, on laser-optics and matter interactions. Lina then joined the accelerator physics community as a doctorate student between the University of Liverpool and the SOLEIL synchrotron. She studied and optimized different lattice designs for the upgrade of SOLEIL.”

Haixin Huang

I am a senior physicist in the Collider-Accelerator Department of  Brookhaven National Lab. I got my PhD in accelerator physics in 1995 from Indiana University and started my career at  AGS department  of  Brookhaven National Lab. My research interest focuses on polarized proton  acceleration and manipulation in both AGS and RHIC.  In addition, I have worked on  proton polarization measurement instrumentation. I won the Faraday Cup in 2006 Beam Instrumentation Workshop for the work on proton polarimeter in RHIC. Currently, I am the group leader for the Accelerator Physics Group.

Takahiro Inagaki

I received Ph. D of science from Kyoto University in 2001.
Then, I joined RIKEN SPring-8 Center and participated in X-ray free electron laser construction project. I have engaged in the development of RF system for 8 GeV linac of SACLA.
Since 2016, I have also served as the RF Team Leader at Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) and has been involved in maintaining and upgrading the RF system in the SPring-8 storage ring.
In 2018, I was appointed team leader of accelerator development team at RIKEN where I have been involved in the advancement of SACLA and SPring-8, as well as the construction of the new 3 GeV synchrotron radiation facility “NanoTerasu”.
2001Ph. D of science at Kyoto university
Research scientist of RIKEN SPring-8 Center
2016 -Team leader of RF Team, accelerator division, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)
2018 -Team leader of Accelerator Development Team, Innovative Synchrotron Radiation Facility Division, RIKEN SPring-8 Center.

Sonja Jaster-Merz

Sonja Jaster-Merz is a doctoral researcher at DESY working on accelerator research and development. She obtained her Bachelor and Master degree from the University of Hamburg where she gained first experience with operating accelerators and characterizing particle beams. During an internship at the University of Malta she gained experience in analyzing beam loss data from the LHC. The research of her PhD focusses on the development and experimental demonstration of new electron beam diagnostics methods and devices to reconstruct the phase space density of electron beams, as well as beam profiles of femto-Coulomb-charged beams in linear accelerators.


Morten Jensen

Following his PhD in physics in 1996, Dr Morten Jensen joined e2v, a vacuum tube amplifier manufacturer in the UK working on gridded devices, high power klystrons and simulation. 
In 2003, Dr. Jensen moved to the RF group at Diamond Light Source, where he later became RF Group Leader. In 2013 Dr. Jensen joined the RF Group at the European Spallation Source in Lund, Sweden in 2013, with a focus on the high power RF generation. He is currently RF Group Leader, Work Package Manager for the RF Systems and Machine Section Coordinator for the superconducting linac.

Walid Kaabi

Walid Kaabi is a Research Engineer at the Irène Joliot-Curie Laboratory (IJCLab) at Orsay-France, a mixed unit of National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) and University Paris-Saclay. He was the head of the Accelerator Department in his former lab the Linear Accelerator Laboratory (LAL) from 2016 to end 2019, and the deputy-director of the Accelerator Physics Department of IJCLab from January 2020 to November 2022. Since December 2022, he ensures the function of director of this Department.
Graduated in PhD from Ecole Centrale Paris, his expertise in physics and accelerator technology domain is recognized, notably since he managed the In-kind contribution of CNRS to the European XFEL (Eu-XFEL): The design, serial production and RF conditioning of 800 power couplers for the linac of the machine.
In 2015, he was awarded the Jean-Louis Laclare price of the French Physical Society-Accelerator division intended for the young researcher.
Currently, he is coordinating an international collaboration around the project PERLE, based on the promising accelerator technology of Energy Recovering Linac (ERL). 

Emanuel Karantzoulis

Elettra Light Source Technical Director and Elettra 2.0 Project Director
Has a Bachelor of Science in Physics (4 years), Athens University, Greece and a Doctor of Philosophy in High Energy Physics, Sussex University, England
Involved in various branches of physics like high energy, non-linear and accelerator physics. Started his career from Athens university but shortly moved to DESY Hamburg with the HERA project on proton machines. After some years moved to Elettra, the third-generation light source of Italy at Trieste while later worked also for the FERMI FEL project. In the last years got very busy designing the lattice and the machine parameters of the Elettra 2.0 fourth generation light source.

Mikhail Krasilnikov

Dr. Mikhail Krasilnikov is a senior researcher at the Photoinjector Test facility at DESY in Zeuthen (PITZ). He studied physics at Moscow State University, then defended his PhD thesis on nonstationary and cascade processes in microwave generators driven by relativistic electron beams in 1996. Since 1999 Mikhail started working at TU-Darmstadt as a postdoc, researching beam dynamics in high brightness photoinjectors. He joined PITZ at DESY in 2002, specializing in experimental optimization of high brightness photoinjectors for modern free electron lasers (FELs) such as FLASH and the European XFEL. With a focus on space charge dominated beam dynamics, Mikhail uses this expertise to bring experimental beam characterization results closer to theoretical understanding and simulation results. His interests range from beam-based RF-photogun alignment to advanced photocathode laser pulse shaping to achieve extremely low beam emittance. Since 2012, Mikhail leads THz activities at PITZ to develop a prototype of a high-power tunable accelerator-based THz source for pump-probe experiments at the European XFEL.

Sergey Kurennoy

Sergey Kurennoy graduated from Moscow University and received his PhD in theoretical physics from Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Protvino, Moscow region, Russia in 1985. He has been working in accelerator physics since then at various institutions focusing mainly on calculations of beam coupling impedances and design of accelerating structures. Dr. Kurennoy has contributed to design of many accelerators, including LHC at CERN, Super Collider (SSC), and SNS at Oak Ridge, TN. He joined LANL in 1996 and has worked on multiple projects in accelerators and applied electrodynamics at Los Alamos over the last 26 years.

Samuel Levenson

Sam Levenson is a fourth-year PhD student at Cornell University. His research is primarily focused on increasing the operational lifetimes of various photocathodes and developing new sources of spin-polarized beams for particle accelerators. Originally from West Virginia, he is a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama. His PhD work is supported by the Center for Bright Beams and the US Department of Energy.

Eitan Levine

Eitan Levine, 37 years old, father of 4.
Graduated bachelor’s in math/physics and master’s in physics, in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
After a break working for Intel, returned to academia.
Started Ph.D. in 2018 in Victor Malka’s group at the Weizmann Institute of Science.Researching laser-plasma electron acceleration and looking for ways to control and improve the electron beam’s quality.

Ryan Lindberg

Ryan got his PhD in theoretical plasma physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007.  He then moved to Argonne National Lab as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, where he investigated X-ray free-electron laser oscillators under the direction of Kwang-Je Kim.  Ryan joined Argonne as a staff scientist in 2011.  His research interests include FELs, Hamiltonian dynamics, and collective effects in storage rings.

Zachary Liptak

My Ph.D. work was done with Prof. Karol Lang at the University of Texas, working on the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments; I earned my Ph.D. in 2014. Following that, I worked on T2K and LBNE as a postdoc at Colorado until 2017, and then on Belle II at Hawai’i before moving to Hiroshima University, where I continue Belle II and SuperKEKB work in addition to accelerator research and development.

Lin Liu

Liu Lin is the head of the Accelerator Division at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). She completed undergraduate studies in Physics at the Federal University of Paraná. Her Ph.D. at the University of São Paulo investigated accelerator physics issues applied to the first synchrotron light source built in Brazil, UVX. She is working at LNLS since 1986 as an accelerator physicist and participated in the teams that designed, constructed, commissioned, and operated the two Brazilian synchrotron light sources, UVX and SIRIUS. Her current interests focus on optimizing the performance of the 4th generation light source SIRIUS.

Davide Malacalza

Born in Genoa (Italy), Davide Malacalza graduated in Economics and Business Administration at the Genoa University. In 1991 he began working in Sima S.p.A., a company active in the sector of the systems for thermoelectric power plants, getting in this period managerial abilities.
In 1993 he is Managing Director and responsible of business development of Trametal S.p.A., a company trading spare parts for iron and steel industry and, from 1995, after the purchase of the plants of Metallurgica San Giorgio, also producing carbon-steel plates for trains. In 1999, after the acquisition of Spartan UK, another company active in the iron and steel industry like Trametal, he took the office of Chairman of such company, taking care of the various managerial aspects and of the modernization of the plant and of the whole production cycle. Trametal and Spartan UK held 5% of the iron and steel European market for their production of carbon-steel plates and in 2008 they have been sold to the Ukrainian group Metinvest.
From 2001 he began to develop the “superconductivity chain”. The first step was the acquisition of the Unità Magneti of Andaldo Energia, the corporate name is changed in ASG Superconductors, getting important scientific and manufacturing success (i.e. the realization of superconductive magnets for CERN and the ITER Toroidal Field Coils). Actually ASG Superconductors is leading superconducting technology also in energy and MRI medical sector developing cables and wire in MgB2 – magnesium diboride and helium free open MRI systems. Davide Malacalza is Shareholder and CEO of Hofima and Chairman of ASG Superconductors.

Rodolphe Marchesin

Rodolphe MARCHESIN was born in France in 1974. He received the Engineering Degree in Applied Physics from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA, Toulouse France).
Since 2000, he has been with Thales Microwave Imaging & Sub-Systems (MIS), Vélizy, France, where he worked as a Klystron designer for more than 10 years. In 2011 he became the group leader for the high-power tubes for scientific applications.
From 2015 to 2021 he was the head of the tube design and test department where he led a large group of RF engineers to develop new vacuum tubes (amplifiers and oscillators) for various applications.
He is currently the head of the R&T and R&D department for microwave devices at Thales MIS for Space, Defense, Science and Industry applications. “

Maria Rosaria Masullo

Maria Rosaria Masullo is senior researcher at INFN-Naples since 1989. She works in accelerator physics, mainly carrying out numerical simulations and experiments on beam instabilities. She conducted and led several INFN experiments on accelerator R&D and is referee of Review of Scientific Instrument, PRST AB, Scientific Report and MDPI. Member of the Coordination Board of the INFN FELLINI project, she follows the fellow training programme. She has dealt with technology transfer (TT) initiatives and is member of the INFN TT Committee.

Malika Meddahi

Since 1st January 2021 Dr Malika MEDDAHI is the Deputy Director for Accelerators and Technology Sector at CERN.
-Her scientific career started at CERN as a student and in 1991 she obtained her PhD in Physics, in the field of beam-beam effects in proton antiproton colliders, for which she received the Daniel Guignier Prize. 
-She then worked for two years in the US, as a staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in the Center for Beam Physics, participating in the commissioning of their new accelerator (the Advanced Light Source).
-In 1994 she came back to CERN and worked as a particle accelerator physicist on the CERN accelerators (SPS, LEP, LHC, and on CERN injectors beam transfer lines), in the domains of simulation, accelerator design, operation and beam performance improvement. She also supervised post-doctoral fellows, taught at the CERN Accelerator School on Accelerator Beam Transfer physics, and co-taught at the US Particle accelerator schools on transverse beam dynamics. She also co-taught a Project Management class at CERN.
-More recently, she moved into Project Leader roles, with her latest responsibility covering a large 10 yearlong project, the LHC Injectors Upgrade Project (LIU), renovating the CERN accelerators chain in preparation for future HL-LHC particle beams of very high brightness. 
-In addition to her scientific career, she took responsibility in other domains including President of the CERN Joint Advisory Disciplinary Board, President of the CERN Joint Advisory Rehabilitation and Disability Board, President of the CERN Joint Advisory Appeals Board and acted as mediator in conflicting work situations. She was also a member of the Nine Senior Staff Advisory Committee, which serves as a channel of communication between Senior Staff and the Director-General, and for which she was the Chairperson for the final year of her mandate.
Finally, she was also member of the 2011-2012 French National Cycle of the IHEST (Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie), representing CERN and promoting sciences.

Ryoichi Miyamoto

Ryoichi Miyamoto earned PhD in accelerator physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, on the subject of beam optics characterization of the Fermilab Tevatron using the AC dipole. He earned the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research Award of APS in 2009 for this work. He continued the work of the AC dipole based optics characterization for the LHC during its commissioning in 2009 to 2011, as the Toohig Postdoctral Fellow of the US LHC Accelerator Research Program. From Fall of 2011, he joined ESS and contributed to its linac design and beam dynamics studies. In 2016, he started the current role of the coordinator of beam commissioning and leading activities of commissioning. 

Emilio Nanni

Emilio Nanni received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2013. He joined SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University in 2015 as an Associate Staff Scientist. In 2019 he joined the faculty of Stanford as an Assistant Professor of Photon Science and of Particle Physics and Astrophysics. He is currently serving as the Department Head of Applied Electromagnetics within the Technology Innovation Directorate at SLAC. His research is focused on applied electromagnetics; advanced accelerator concepts; high-power, high-frequency electromagnetic devices; electron-beam dynamics; quantum coherence and transduction.

Yukiyoshi Ohnishi

Yukiyoshi Ohnishi is a professor of High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Japan. His work focuses specially on the beam dynamics and optics design for accelerators. He worked at the KEKB accelerator for ten years before the starting of SuperKEKB project. He has been responsible for the commissioning leader of SuperKEKB since 2018.


Katsunobu Oide

1981 – KEK Accelerator division
1983 – 1988 development of TRISTAN control system, handling of beam optics
1985 – 1998 beam optics for final focus system for linear colliders
1986 – development of a general purpose accelerator code SAD.
1988 – 1997 design & commissioning of SLAC-FFTB and KEK-ATF damping ring.
1989 – beam dynamics issues for storage rings incl. crab crossing, multi-family -I sextupole pairs, fringe field, linearlized Vlasov method for microwave instability, beam-envelope formalism for synch. radiation, intrabeam scattering, space charge.
1991 – 2009 design, construction, commissioning  of KEKB
2013 – design of FCC-ee collider optics

Angie Orduz

I have done my PhD at the University of Huelva (Spain) on beam dynamics design for the LINCE project with emphasis on RFQ design. At the same time I have participated in different Spanish research and development projects in the design, fabrication and testing of different particle accelerator components at national level and with international collaborations.  After my thesis in 2019, I started working as accelerator physicist at GANIL in France, mainly for the SPIRAL2 commissioning by performing beam dynamics, tuning, measurement analysis, and for the superconducting linac power ramp up. I am now involved in the operation of GANIL’s linac and cyclotrons, in the commissioning of the S3 spectrometer and in the development of new projects such as NewGain.  

Thomas Pacey

Thomas is a senior accelerator physicist in the Diagnostic and Instrumentation Group in ASTeC department at Daresbury Laboratory. 
He received his PhD from the university of Manchester in 2019, with his thesis based on applications of dielectric wakefield structures for electron linac facilities. 
Since then he has been working providing diagnostic and operational support for a variety of novel acceleration experiments at the CLARA facility. These have been very successful and have lead to multiple peer reviewed publications.
Thomas is a keen cyclist who enjoys long distance bike rides and often spends his weekends out and about on two wheels, when he’s not having to prepare conference proceedings!

Giulia Papotti

After studying telecommunication engineering in her hometown of Parma (Italy), Giulia joined CERN for the work on her Master Thesis, then her PhD in communication technology, and a fellowship to design a system for automated longitudinal beam quality measurements.
In 2009, she joined the Operation team as LHC Engineer in Charge, working shifts to guarantee safe and efficient operation of the accelerator, and working on MD coordination and luminosity analysis when not on shift.
Since 2017, she works on SPS RF beam observation and operation. Here the main challenge was the recovery first, and the improvement next, of RF operation after the major renovation that took place on the power and low level systems in 2019-2020.

Chong Shik Park

Dr. Park is an accelerator physicist with a strong educational and professional background in Accelerator Physics. He earned his Ph.D. and MS degrees in accelerator physics from Indiana University at Bloomington and a BS degree in physics from Korea University. Prior to joining the Department of Accelerator Science at Korea University, he worked at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in the United States.
Dr. Park’s expertise encompasses various theoretical, computational, and experimental aspects of accelerator physics, including accelerator design and beam dynamics in particle accelerators, and computational code development for accelerator modeling. 
During his Ph.D. and Post-doctoral training at Indiana University, Dr. Park developed electromagnetic space charge effect algorithms for RF photoinjectors and performed simulation studies of high-power microwave sources. At Fermilab, he was involved in the development of an accelerator simulation package called Synergia and research on the beam dynamics of resonance extraction for Fermilab’s Mu2e experiment.

Francis Perez

Accelerator’s Division Head (since 2012) of the ALBA Synchrotron, Barcelona, Spain.
PhD in Physics. Materials Science: Magnetism and Superconductivity.
More than 20 years’ experience in accelerators.
Involved on the design, construction, commissioning and operation, of two synchrotron light sources projects: ANKA in Germany (1996 – 2004) and ALBA in Spain (2004 – 2012). In both projects as a Head of Radiofrequency and Diagnostics Sections.
He has also been involved in the organization of many international meetings, workshops and conferences, as member of the organizing committees (LOC Chair of IPAC 2011 in San Sebastian).
He has been also member of several advisory committees, nowadays member of: Elettra, Petra IV, Canadian Light Source, SESAME, and HZB Scientific/Technical Advisory Committees.


Giovanni Perosa

My alma mater is University of Trieste, where I graduated in Theoretical physics and I got my PhD degree. I spent my PhD at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, working at FERMI, where I studied the role of the electron dynamics in the formation and deterioration of the coherence of seeded and unseeded FELs.

Fulvia Pilat

Fulvia Pilat is the Director of the Research Accelerator Division (RAD) which operates the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Fulvia has been at ORNL since 2018 and is responsible for leadership and overall management of SNS facility. Fulvia has previously worked at JLAB, BNL, SSC and CERN and is a Fellow of the APS (American Physical Society).

Andrea Pisent

Graduated in Physics at Padova University in 1986, Post doc at Karlsruhe University CERN fellow from 1988 to 1990 in CLIC group.
Since 1990 at INFN Legnaro National Laboratory, since 2008 as Dirigente Tecnologo, leads the Beam Physics group.
Coordinator of INFN participation to IFMIF-EVEDA, was responsible for the realization of the high power RFQ installed in 2016 at Rokkasho site. 
Responsible for the design and construction of the DTL of ESS realized as inkind contribution of Italy, coordinates INFN participation to ESS project.
Professor of Accelerator Physics at Padova University.

Ivan Podadera

Iván Podadera has been working on the particle accelerator field since 2002. 
He started at CERN, with a doctoral thesis about RFQ coolers for radioactive beams and the development of a nanometric beam position monitor for CLIC. 
From 2007 he got a position in Particle Accelerator Unit of CIEMAT in Madrid. He is being involved in several projects related with the IFMIF. He was coordinating the beam diagnostics and the MEBT for LIPAc, operating the first-time 125 mA, 5 MeV deuteron beam in Japan. 
In parallel, he has been part of the IFMIF-DONES project from 2015, where is in charge now of the Accelerator Systems.

Vadim Ptitsyn

Dr. Vadim Ptitsyn received his PhD in 1997 in the Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics for research on designs of Siberian Snakes and spin rotators. After that he joined first the RHIC Project team, and then Collider-Accelerator Department in Brookhaven National Laboratory, working throughout the years on different aspects of design, commissioning and accelerator improvements of Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.
In more recent years Vadim has become involved in the design of future Electron-Ion collider. Presently, Vadim is Hadron Storage Ring Manager in the Electron-Ion Collider Project,  leading  a number of modifications and upgrades of RHIC hadron ring systems for the EIC and contributing to the accelerator design of this collider.
I am currently an assistant professor at Hiroshima University, in the Accelerator Group, a part of the Graduate School fo Advanced Science and Engineering. I earned bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Japanese Language and Culture at The University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN, USA) in 2009.

Lewis Reid

Lewis completed his PhD at the University of Strathclyde investigating the emission of radiation from laser-plasma accelerators. Following the defence of his thesis, he moved to the University of Liverpool where he continued to work on plasma acceleration, as well as developing high power fibre lasers and PIC simulations. Recently, Lewis has taken a position at the Daresbury Laboratory to develop novel acceleration techniques on CLARA.


Jean-Luc Revol

Jean-Luc Revol is working since 1989 at the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) located in Grenoble. He started in the radiofrequency group and then became operation manager in 2002. Since 2008 he participates in parallel to the coordination and implementation of the ESRF upgrade program for the source. In particular, JLR was in charge of the coordination of the TDR and the implementation of the Extremely Brillant Source developed by Pantaleo Raimondi. EBS is now operational at full performance. In September 2022, JLR organised the Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures (ESSRI) workshop at the ESRF.

Operation Manager – Current position, (since December2019), Accelerator and Source Division (ESRF)

Operation Manager, Procurement & Set-up Coordinator for the EBS – December2014-November 2019, Accelerator and Source Division (ESRF)

Accelerator Project Coordinator for the Technical Design Study – Mai 2013 to December 2014, Accelerator and Source Division (ESRF)

Operation Manager – January 2002 to May 2013, Accelerator and Source Division (ESRF)

Engineer in the Radio-Frequency Group – October 1989 to January 2002, Accelerator and Source Division (ESRF)
– Development and intensive use of beam diagnostics.
– Development of a feedback system.
– Representation outside the ESRF (conferences, workshops).

– 1989: PHD
– 1986: Engineer Diploma

Ryan Roussel

Ryan Roussel is an associate staff scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He obtained his PhD from UCLA in 2019 working on high transformer ratio plasma wakefield acceleration. Before joining SLAC as an associate staff scientist he worked at the University of Chicago developing machine learning based optimization algorithms for both simulated and experimental particle accelerators. He currently works on developing machine learning based algorithms for accelerator control and differentiable beam dynamics simulations for physics-informed interpretation of experimental datasets. 


Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata has a 30-year accelerator physics career, with 17 years at Brookhaven working on RHIC construction, commissioning, and operations and medical imaging, and 13 years at Jefferson Lab working on CEBAF upgrades and the US Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). He is Director of the Jefferson Lab Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators, Jefferson Lab Professor at Old Dominion University, and a leader in the Brookhaven/Jefferson Lab EIC project. He became an American Physical Society Fellow in 2021.


Francesco Schillaci

Background in nuclear and accelerator physics.
From 2012 to 2016 working as fellow at INFN-LNS mainly developing of ion beam transport elements for laser-driven beams.
From 2016 currently working at ELI-Beamlines as responsible for the technology of the laser-plasma ion accelerator and the ELIMAIA User end station.


Nuaman Shafqat

I am basically from Pakistan. I am RF engineer and designer. From last 7 years I am working at Elettra Sincrotrone, Trieste, Italy. My fields of expertise are normal conducting accelerating sections and high power waveguide components.  I am fascinated and proud about the installation of the first HG module at FERMI linac and successful testing of the first prototype of spherical pulse compressor. Design is my passion and Trieste is my love after Pakistan.


Ralitsa Sharankova

I obtained a Doctor of Science degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2017. My thesis focused on a precision measurement of the neutrino mixing angle theta 13 with the Double Chooz reactor neutrino experiment. From 2017 to 2021 I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Tufts University on MicroBooNE and SBND short baseline accelerator neutrino experiments. Since 2021 I work at Fermilab’s Accelerator Division, Linac operations group. My work focuses on accelerator operations optimization with ML and traditional algorithms, instrumentation and simulation.


Mirko Siano

I am a researcher at the Physics Department of the University of Milan. I received my PhD in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics in 2017, and since 2014 I work in the Instrumental Optics Group lead by Prof. Marco Potenza.  My activity is focused on conceiving and developing novel optical techniques and instrumentation based on light scattering, speckle phenomena, coherent and statistical optics, with applications in metrology, interferometry, study of complex systems and complex wavefront characterization. Extending such optical methods to X-ray radiation in synchrotrons and FELs is also one of the main efforts of my research. In particular, during the last years, in collaboration with ALBA and CERN, I developed advanced speckle-based techniques for coherence characterization of photon pulses (at visible and X-ray wavelengths) and for interferometric measurements of micron-sized electron beams.

Kouichi Soutome

Kouichi Soutome, Ph.D.  Research Scientist
SPring-8 Upgrade Design Group, RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Japan
I studied theoretical nuclear physics at Tohoku University in Japan and received Ph.D. degree in 1989.
After graduation, I spent three years working in nuclear physics at RIKEN before moving into accelerator science to work on the construction of SPring-8.
At SPring-8, I belonged to JASRI (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Inst.) and was mainly in charge of beam dynamics analysis and storage ring operation.
In 2022, I changed my affiliation from JASRI to RIKEN, and I am currently involved in an upgrade project of SPring-8 (SPring-8-II).
I am in charge of designing a very low-emittance light source ring and studying its smooth commissioning and stable operation.


Eugene Tan

Graduated from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and have worked at the Australian Synchrotron since 2003. Received my Masters in 2013 on the topic of Generation of Coherent Synchrotron Radiation to enhance the far-IR spectrum by a controlled excitation of single bunch instabilities. My focus has been on storage ring beam dynamics and diagnostics. Projects I’ve worked on include software tools for insertion device characterisation and compensation, developmentment of the FPGA based fast orbit feedback system, overseeing beam position monitoring system for the entire accelerator, alternative latice configurations including Multi-bend designs for a future Australian light source, photon BPM designs, development of a test station using 100 MeV electrons for dosimetry and detector developments, and more recently overseeing superconducting insertion devices projects for our new beamlines.


Hitoshi Tanaka

Since 1986, Hitoshi TANAKA has been making his efforts for constructing a new light source and upgrading light source performance and he much contributed to the construction of SPring-8, SACLA, and NanoTerasu and their performance upgrade. He has been deputy director of RIKEN SPring-8 Center and been responsible for all the activities related to the accelerator system since April 2017. His recent interest is to promote a greener accelerator upgrade.


Cedric Thaury

Cédric Thaury is a CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire d’Optique Appliquée (LOA), Institut Polytechnique de Paris, where he heads the Ultrafast particles and X-ray sources (UPX) group. He graduated from the Institut d’Optique Graduate School in Palaiseau in 2005 and obtained his  Ph.D. from the Paris-Saclay University in 2008. His main research interests are the physics of laser-plasma accelerators, the development of ultra-short X-ray sources, and related applications.

Görkem Türemen

I was born in Ankara, Türkiye in 1987. I got my undergraduate and master’s degrees from Celal Bayar University then completed my doctoral studies from Ankara University. My doctoral thesis was on radio-requency quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator system design, development of subsystems and components and testing. I have been working in Turkish Energy, Nuclear and Mineral Research Agency – Nuclear Energy Research Institute (TENMAK-NUKEN) since 2012 in the Accelerator Technologies Department. My current studies include the operation of a 30 MeV cyclotron and accelerator based research (RFQ for heavy ions, ion beam analysis techniques, novel materials development for nuclear power industry etc). I also work on industrial applications of electron accelerators such as electron beam welding and sterilization techniques.

Maksym Titov

Maksym Titov was born on May 6, 1973 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He received his PhD in 2001, having carried out his research at DESY, Hamburg, Germany and completed his Habilitation in 2013 from University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI), France. Today, he is a Director of Research at CEA Saclay, France. A nuclear and particle physics researcher for his 30-years carrier, Dr. Titov worked in both the development of advanced detector concepts and data analysis at collider experiments, inevitably within large international collaborations: HERA-B Experiment at DESY, Germany; D0 Experiment at FERMILAB, USA; ATLAS, CMS Experiments and RD51 Collaboration at CERN, Switzerland; and International Linear Collider Project (ILC) in Japan. Dr. Titov was one of the founding members and served from 2007 to 2015 (also in 2023) as the Spokesperson of the CERN-RD51 collaboration “Development of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detector Technologies”. Nowadays, in addition to physics analysis and instrumentation activities in the domains of gaseous and silicon detectors, he serves as the Work Package Leader “Sustainable Technologies for Scientific Facilities” of the EU-Horizon-2021 EAJADE proposal, and involved into science-policy preparation of ILC project in Japan.

Anthony Tran

I was born and raised in Southern California. I graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2020 during the covid pandemic with a degree in physics specializing in materials science and with a math minor. Right after that, I started a Ph.D. program in Michigain State University in Accelerator Physics, and I am currently finishing up my third year here. In my free time, I like to draw and volunteer with the local community. I am grateful for the opportunity to present my work at IPAC 2023.


Maciej Urbanski

Maciej Urbanski is with the Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw University of Technology. Currently, he works as a research & teaching assistant in the microwave and mixed electronic systems. Since 2014 his professional interest has been the development of phase reference distribution systems for linear particle accelerators, mostly in cooperation with DESY, Germany, and ESS, Sweden. He contributed to several linear accelerators’ PRDS and LLRF projects for ESS, European XFEL, FLASH2020+, and SINBAD in DESY.


John Vennekate

John Vennekate started his career in Accelerator Physics in 2009 with his Bachelor’s working in a collaboration with DESY in Germany. He later joined DESY as a summer student working on beam dynamics studies for their FLASH accelerator, a prototype for the later European XFEL. For his Master’s he switched to CERN in Geneva. In 2012, John started his PhD research at the Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf, working on their world-leading SRF Gun project and helped to build the second version for that injector which now routinely operates for the local ELBE accelerator. After his PhD and a short Postdoc at the Dresden lab, John switched to industry and worked for Research Instruments. Here he contributed to the R&D efforts of the world’s first large scale superconducting industrial accelerator i.e. the LightHouse project by ASML and IRE. In 2021 John joined Jefferson Lab in Virginia as the first Hermann-Grunder Fellow to help push their efforts in the development of compact industrial accelerators for environmental remediation. Since the same year, he also serves as the lead scientist of the LCLS II HE production at JLab for the LCLS II accelerator at Stanford University.

Matteo Volpi

During my academic studies I played several important roles in hardware and software projects with the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). I also played a leading role in the assembling and testing of the Silicon Vertex Detector (SVD) of Belle II. I was responsible of the underground background measurements at Stawell Mine of the Crocodile Gold Corporation for a dark matter research. Since 2016 I have been based at CERN to coordinate the conditioning of the high-gradient prototype structures for the CLIC experiment. Currently, I am an academic researcher at the University of Melbourne, and I am responsible for the first Southern Hemisphere X-band Laboratory for Accelerators and Beams (X-LAB).


Dong Wang

Shanghai Advanced Research Institute

Xijie Wang

Xijie Wang is a distinguished scientist and founding director of SLAC MeV-UED user facility at SLAC. Xijie Wang has more than 30 years experience in accelerator physics, free electron laser, THz, and ultrafast science and technology. Xijie pioneered the idea using mega-electron-volt electrons for ultrafast electron diffraction (MeV-UED) and ultrafast electron microscope (MeV-UEM). Under Wang’s direction, SLAC has become the world leader in ultrafast electron scattering technologies. Xijie established the first ultrafast electron scattering user facility in the world – SLAC MeV-UED in 2019. Xijie Wang initiated superconducting RF gun R&D program at SLAC, and he led the effort established SRF gun R&D for LCLSII-HE. Xijie Wang has co-authored over 300 publications, including 8 in Science, 2 in Nature, 6 in Science Advances, 14 in Nature family journals, and over 20 in PRL.


Yian Wang

I am a Ph.D candidate at Tsinghua University, major in accelerator physics and technology.  My research is to achieve high-resolution imaging using compact, high-energy electron sources, combined with computational reconstruction algorithms. I am also working on beam generation, compression and diagnosis.


Zhijun Wang

Zhijun Wang,graduated from Lanzhou university at 2013 with a doctor degree. Then  He joined in IMP and take charges of the beam dynamic optimization and beam commissioning  of the 10mA ,25 MeV SC proton linac, named CAFe, which is the demo facility of Chinese initiative Accelerator  Driven System.   In 2021,  CAFe has been operated with a 10 mA CW proton beam successfully, which is to be presented in the talk. Now, He is responsible for the construction and commissioning of CiADS linac, designed with a 500MeV, 5mA proton beam, which is planed to see the first beam in 2026. 


Carsten Welsch

Professor Carsten P Welsch has completed his PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany on the design of low energy storage rings. After completing a Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg and a Fellowship at CERN, he founded the QUASAR Group in 2007. He has been a member academic staff at the University of Liverpool and a member of the Cockcroft Institute since 2008. In 2011, he was promoted to Full Professor of Physics and he has been Head of Liverpool’s Physics Department since September 2016. Under his leadership, the Department has developed into one of the UK’s best physics departments (REF2021).
Professor Welsch’s research covers the design and optimization of accelerators and light sources and underpinning technologies, in particular R&D into advanced beam diagnostics, healthcare instrumentation and data science. His group has pioneered many innovative beam monitoring techniques – from gas jet-based non-invasive beam monitors, and high dynamic range halo monitors, all the way to cryogenic current comparators for the characterization of nA beams.

Peter Williams

“Peter is a Senior Accelerator Physicist at STFC Daresbury Laboratory & Cockcroft Institute, UK. His focus is on the conception, design, simulation and commissioning of electron accelerators, in particular linacs for driving free-electron lasers (FELs). He leads a team of STFC accelerator staff and PhD students in pursuit of this, notably in the design and commissioning of CLARA – the UK’s FEL test facility, and the UK-XFEL facility proposal.
Peter is expert in the beam dynamics of energy recovery linacs (ERLs), having more than a decade of experimental experience on Daresbury’s ALICE ERL-driven FEL, and having produced a design for an industrial semiconductor chip lithography FEL. Recently, Peter has served on the ECFA / CERN Laboratory Directors Group Panel on R&D for Energy Recovery Linacs, producing a roadmap to steer global R&D in the 2020s and beyond.”

Danyal Winters

I studied physics at Groningen University in the Netherlands and also obtained my PhD in experimental atomic physics there. After this work on ion-surface interactions (spectroscopy), I did a postdoc at Imperial College in London and worked on (Penning) ion traps. Then I went to Germany for a postdoc at GSI in Darmstadt, again on ion traps, followed by one at Münster University on detectors and spectroscopy. I returned to GSI for a tenure track position (atomic physics), now working on x-ray and laser spectroscopy at the ESR storage ring. After becoming permanent at GSI, I also worked more on accelerator physics related topics, such as cooling. My current work is on laser cooling (and spectroscopy) of stored relativistic ion beams. I am preparing for laser cooling experiments at the new FAIR SIS100. Since 2015 I also give a lecture course at the TU Darmstadt.


Xingchen Xu

I obtained my PhD from the Ohio State University in 2016. After that I joined Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and have been working at Fermilab since then. At Fermilab I have been doing R&D to develop superconductors with advanced performance for accelerator magnets. Part of this work is the development of the Nb3Sn superconductors with artificial pinning centers, which will be discussed in this talk. 

Takaaki Yasui

Mar. 2021, Ph. D in accelerator physics from the University of Tokyo.
From Apr. 2021, belong to the commissioning group in the J-PARC MR (KEK).

Young Dae Yoon

Professor Yoon received his BSc from Imperial College London in 2014, and then his M.S. and Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology in 2020. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Pohang Accelerator Laboratory for two years. He joined APCTP as a Junior Research Group Leader in 2022. He is the recipient of the 2021 PIURI Postdoctoral Fellowship, the 2022 POSCO Science Fellowship, and the 2022 U30 Scientist and Student Award from AAPPS-DPP. He is also a Career Mentoring Fellow at the American Physical Society. 

Yue Yuan

In 2013, he graduated from Lanzhou University with a master’s degree in particle physics and nuclear physics. In the same year, he joined the Accelerator Technology Division of the Dongguan Campus of the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Participated in the accelerator physics and commissioning of the China Spallation Neutron Source. Mainly for beam dynamics simulation work of high current linear accelerator. In 2021, he has been an associate researcher.
Since 2020, he has served as the leader of the accelerator operation group, responsible for the operation of the accelerator, and participated in the physics research of the CSNS-II.


Franco Zanini

Franco Zanini graduated in physics at the University of Trieste and carried out research in the field of materials science at the University of Wisconsin. He specialized in Roman Archeology at the University of Arizona and subsequently returned to Italy where he participated in the construction of Elettra, the synchrotron still in operation on the Trieste Karst, where he gave life to the center’s activity in the field of study and of the protection of cultural heritage. He also teaches Physics of Cultural Heritage at the Postgraduate School of Specialization in Archeology of the University of Trieste. But, if he could, he would spend all his time in the Dolomites between ski slopes and rock walls.

Andrey Zelinsky

Graduated Kharkov State University as plasma and nuclei physicist.
During the carrier worked in National Science Center Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology beginning from the junior scientist till the director of Subcritical Assembly Neutron Source Facility and intense X-ray radiation source NESTOR on the base of Compton scattering department.
The main directions of the scientific interest are development of the software for the electron beam dynamics in cyclic accelerators, electron beam dynamic investigation, development of the synchrotron radiation sources and and neutron sources.
There is a co-author of about 200 scientific puplications.

Alexander Zholents

Alexander Zholents is a Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests include design, construction, commissioning and operations of synchrotron radiation sources, x-ray free-electron lasers, beam cooling, and novel accelerators. Among other things, he originated several ideas for production of ultrashort x-ray pulses, both in synchrotrons and FELs, proposed current Enhanced Self Amplified Spontaneous Emission, co-authored Optical Stochastic Cooling, proposed Laser Assisted Electron Beam Conditioning.

Zihan Zhu

Mr. Zhu Zihan is a Ph.D. candidate from Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and a member of the commissioning team for the Shanghai X-ray Free Electron Laser User Facility. His research expertise is FEL beam dynamics optimization and control with machine learning.