Cristian Bontoiu obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and a Master’s degree in Quantum Physics from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
He completed the work for his master thesis at MaxLab on the optimization of beam dynamics of a 1.5 GeV electron storage ring and permanent magnet design of an undulator.
Cristian joined LIV.DAT in 2019 as PhD student of the University of Liverpool and is based at the Cockcroft Institute. He works on the development of a novel method to accelerate particles through carbon nanotubes. This work involves running sophisticated particle-in-cell numerical codes.