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Dr. Daniel Esperante Pereira
Researcher at Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC) - University of Valencia, CSIC
Responsible of the High-Gradient RF accelerators Laboratory at IFIC


Telecommunications Engineering, University of Vigo, Spain
PhD in Physics, Department of Electronics and Informatics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain


  • Spanish Ministry of Science PhD? FPI grant
  • CPAN (Centro Nacional de Física de Partículas, Astropartículas y Nuclear) grant for Spanish experts on LHC experiments
  • Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship grant for development of the IFIC RF lab
  • Stays and scientific collaboration contracts in excellence international organizations (> 6 years)

Responsibility tasks

2017 - 2019 Scientific responsible of design and commissioning of the IFIC's high-gradient Radio-Frequency laboratory for medical accelerators and other applications.
2018 - 2018 Local coordinator of the collaborative CompactLight? H2020 project at IFIC.
2015 - 2017 Coordinator of development of a CLIC RF test-stand for S-Band normal conducting cavities at CERN.
2011 - 2014 Designer and developer of the instrumentation to test the production of DEPFET modules for Belle-II.
2011 - 2011 Coordinator of testbeams of silicon planar sensors for the LHCb VELO upgrade.
2008 - 2011 Expert responsible of operations of the Silicon Tracker and SPD of LHCb for 3 years.
2005 - 2008 Coordinator and designer of the Silicon Tracker controls of the LHCb experiment at CERN.

Summary of CV

I am an Applied Scientist and Technologist with a large international professional experience in R&D in the field of instrumentation for particle physics and Radio-Frequency (RF) accelerators. I have played a leading role in coordinating, designing, developing and commissioning scientific instrumentation at different particle physics experiments and laboratories in different areas such as: applications of RF particle accelerators; analog, digital and power electronics for particle physics and beam instrumentation; control, data acquisition, environmental monitoring, power systems for particle physics experiments.

Marie Curie Postdoc at IFIC and CERN Beam RF (2015-now)

CERN Project associate in a collaboration project between the CERN CLIC group and IFIC for the transfer of the normal-conducting high-gradient acceleration technology to hadrontherapy applications: design and construction of the CLIC X-Band (12 GHz) test facilities at CERN and the S-Band (3 GHz) facility at the Valencia IFIMED RF‑lab. In 2017, I obtained a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship and since then I am the scientific coordinator of construction, commissioning and exploitation of the IFIC RF-lab. This is a unique world-wide facility, where we plan to develop the high-gradient technology in S-Band, which will permit constructing compact accelerating cavities for commercial applications and other enabling diagnostic detectors.

CERN Beam instrumentation (2014-2015)

CERN Project associate at the BE/BI group. Development of high-speed digital readout and RF electronics for the LHC fast beam-current intensity detectors.

DEPFET collaboration of Belle-II and ILC (2011-2014)

Postdoc at IFIC (Valencia). R&D on the construction of DEPFET detectors for the Belle- II pixel detector: development of a system to characterize the DEPFET modules; I opened a collaboration with Valencia's Nanophotonics Technology Center for the development and optimization of the flip-chip process and X-ray inspection of the modules.

LHCb experiment (2003-2011)

At the U. of Santiago de Compostela I realized my PhD ( FPI fellowship). I played a major role in the design, construction and commissioning of the Silicon Tracker detector where I became one of the detector hardware coordinators. I was the responsible of design and construction of: the control electronics; the low voltage and high voltage systems; the design of the control software and coordinator of the team that performed the implementation; production and testing of the ‘detector boxes’ and commissioning of the detector; involved in irradiation campaigns of electronic components and silicon sensors.
I was also engaged at the upgrade of the LHCb VErtex LOcator detector: test-beam commissioning for silicon micro-strip detectors and thinned silicon pixel sensors; design and development of a high-speed data link.
From 2008-2011 I was rewarded with one of the 6 Spanish CPAN (National Center for Particle Physics) contracts for coordinators and experts at the LHC experiments. I was responsible coordinator of operation, hardware and control software at the LHCb experiment.


More than 100 publications in the different collaborations in the field of Particle Physics and Particle Accelerators:
Daniel Esperante author profile in INSPIRE High Energy Physics publicatons

Selection of 5 publications with major personal contribution in peer reviewed journals or proceedings:
- The LHCb Collaboration, A Augusto Alves et al., The LHCb Detector at the LHC, Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 3, August 2008. Cites: 2150
- Kazuyoshi Akiba et al., Charged Particle Tracking with the Timepix ASIC, Mar 2011. 51 pp. NIM A661 (2012). Cit: 23
- DEPFET Collaboration (O. Alonso et al.), DEPFET active pixel detectors for a future linear e+e- collider, Dec 2012. 10 pp., IEEE TNS 60 (2013) 1457. Cit: 22
- K. Akiba et al., The Timepix Telescope for High Performance Particle Tracking, Apr 2013. 14 pp., NIM A723 (2013) 47. Cit: 19
- B. Adeva et al., Silicon sensor probing and radiation studies for the LHCb silicon tracker, Aug 2005. 13 pp., NIM A568 (2006) 277-283. Cit: 8

Non-peer reviewed publications:
- A. Vnuchenko et al., Design and Construction of a High-Gradient RF Lab at IFIC-Valencia, 8th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf.(IPAC'17), Copenhagen, May, 2017
- G. McMonagle et al., Construction and commissioning Xbox3: a very high capacity X-band test stand, Conf. proc. 2016 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conf. San Francisco, July 2016.
- D. Belohrad, D. Esperante Pereira, J. Kral, S. B. Pedersen, Upgrade of the LHC bunch by bunch intensity measurement acquisition system, Conf. proc. 2016 International Beam Instrumentation Conf. IBIC 2016, Barcelona, Sep 2016.
- M.O. Bettler, G. Conti, H. Voss, N. Gauvin, R. Frei, D. Esperante, J. van Hunen, P. Fauland, Assembly of the inner tracker detector boxes, Jul 2007. 24 pp. Cites: 4

-- DanielEsperantePereira - 18 Jul 2019

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