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Silvia Verdu Andres

Physicist, Accelerator Physics, Electron-Ion Collider

Silvia Verdu Andres

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Electron-Ion Collider
Bldg. 911C, Room A344
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-8695
sverdu@bnl.gov

Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGPs): she, her, hers

I am a physicist specialized in RF Systems for Particle Accelerators with experience working in multidisciplinary teams within international collaborations.

Expertise | Education | Appointments | Publications


Expertise

My research has focused on advanced RF systems for particle accelerators dedicated to nuclear and particle physics research and cancer treatment. From 2009 until 2012 I enjoyed a Marie Curie Early Stage Career fellowship with the PARTNER project (Particle Training Network for European Radiotherapy), which provided training on clinical, radiobiological and technological aspects involving hadron therapy. My host institutes were TERA foundation (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland) and the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC, Spain). In 2013 I earned a Ph.D with a thesis entitled “High-gradient accelerating structure studies and their application in hadron therapy”. Soon after I joined BNL to work on the HL-LHC Crab Cavities. From 2013 until 2016 I enjoyed a Toohig fellowship awarded by the US LHC Accelerator Research Program (LARP). Once LARP concluded, I joined the US LHC Accelerator Upgrade Project (AUP), where I continue to participate in the HL-LHC Crab Cavities. In the past years I have been also involved in the design of the EIC Crab Cavities and recently I became responsible for the EIC Hadron Rings Vacuum Chamber Update Task Force.  

Key competences: RF design, prototyping and testing at different facilities including CERN's CTF3, KEK and BNL; preparation of procedures, interface control documents and manufacturing and inspection plans; technical follow-up of prototype fabrication; coordination and planning of RF tests.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Universitat de València (2009 - 2013)
  • M.S. in Physics, Universitat de València (2008 - 2009)
  • Degree in Physics (licenciatura), Universitat de València (2003 - 2008)

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Physicist (10/18 – present), Collider-Accelerator Department (until 06/20) and Electron-Ion Collider Division (from 07/20), Brookhaven National Lab
  • Assistant Physicist (03/16 – 09/18), Collider-Accelerator Department, Brookhaven National Lab
  • US-LARP Toohig Fellow (03/13 – 03/16), Collider-Accelerator Department, Brookhaven National Lab
  • Marie Curie ESR Fellow (04/09 – 03/12), ITN PARTNER (PArticle Training Network for European Radiotherapy), TERA Foundation (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland) and Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC, Valencia, Spain) 
  • JAE Pre-doc Fellow (09/08 – 03/09), Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC, Valencia, Spain) 
  • GSI Summer Student (07/07 – 08/07), Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)

Selected Publications

  • Verdú-Andrés S, Artoos K, Belomestnykh S, Ben-Zvi I, Boulware C, Burt G, Calaga R, Capatina O, Carra F, Castilla A, Clemens W, Grimm T, Kuder N, Leuxe R, Li Z, McEwen EA, Park H, Powers T, Ratti A, Shipman N, Skaritka J, Wu Q, Xiao BP, Yancey J, Zanoni C (2018) Design and vertical tests of double-quarter wave cavity prototypes for the high-luminosity LHC crab cavity system. Physical Review Accelerators and Beams. doi: 10.1103/physrevaccelbeams.21.082002
  • Degiovanni A, Bonomi R, Garlasché M, Verdú-Andrés S, Wegner R, Amaldi U (2018) High gradient RF test results of S-band and C-band cavities for medical linear accelerators. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 890:1–7. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2018.01.079
  • Carra F, Apeland J, Calaga R, Capatina O, Capelli T, Verdú-Andrés S, Zanoni C (2017) Assessment of thermal loads in the CERN SPS crab cavities cryomodule1. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 874:012005. doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/874/1/012005
  • Xiao B, Alberty L, Belomestnykh S, Ben-Zvi I, Calaga R, Cullen C, Capatina O, Hammons L, Li Z, Marques C, Skaritka J, Verdu´-Andres S, Wu Q (2015) Design, prototyping, and testing of a compact superconducting double quarter wave crab cavity. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams. doi: 10.1103/physrevstab.18.041004
  • Verdu-Andres S, Amaldi U, Faus-Golfe A (2013) CABOTO, a high-gradient linac for hadrontherapy. Journal of Radiation Research 54:i155–i161. doi: 10.1093/jrr/rrt053
  • Alesini D, Boni R, Pirro GD, Raddo RD, Ferrario M, Gallo A, Lollo V, Marcellini F, Palumbo L, Spizzo V, Mostacci A, Campogiani G, Persichelli S, Enomoto A, Higo T, Kakihara K, Kamitani T, Matsumoto S, Sugimura T, Yokoyama K, Verdú-Andrés S (2013) The C-Band accelerating structures for SPARC photoinjector energy upgrade. Journal of Instrumentation 8:P05004–P05004. doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/8/05/p05004
  • Degiovanni A, Amaldi U, Bonomi R, Garlasché M, Garonna A, Verdú-Andrés S, Wegner R (2011) TERA high gradient test program of RF cavities for medical linear accelerators. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 657:55–58. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2011.05.014
  • VERDÚ-ANDRÉS S, AMALDI U, FAUS-GOLFE Á (2011) LITERATURE REVIEW ON LINACs AND FFAGs FOR HADRON THERAPY. International Journal of Modern Physics A 26:1659–1689. doi: 10.1142/s0217751x11053109
  • Garonna A, Amaldi U, Bonomi R, Campo D, Degiovanni A, Garlasché M, Mondino I, Rizzoglio V, Andrés SV (2010) Cyclinac medical accelerators using pulsed C6+/H2+ion sources. Journal of Instrumentation 5:C09004–C09004. doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/5/09/c09004
  • Amaldi U, Bonomi R, Braccini S, Crescenti M, Degiovanni A, Garlasché M, Garonna A, Magrin G, Mellace C, Pearce P, Pittà G, Puggioni P, Rosso E, Verdú Andrés S, Wegner R, Weiss M, Zennaro R (2010) Accelerators for hadrontherapy: From Lawrence cyclotrons to linacs. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 620:563–577. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.03.130
Silvia Verdu Andres

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Electron-Ion Collider
Bldg. 911C, Room A344
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-8695
sverdu@bnl.gov

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