Andrea De Franco
Andrea graduated from the University of Genova with a Master in Physics of Fundamental Interactions in 2012. His thesis concerned the design and development of a novel neutron detector based on diamond with the main purpose of measuring neutron flux and spectrum in accelerator driven fast nuclear reactor prototypes. He spent one year in Japan in the framework of the Vulcanus in Japan project, at the beginning of which he studied Japanese for 4 months. Later he did an internship of 8 months in the nuclear power plant system engineering department of Hitachi, where he performed safety system analysis for possible facility upgrade. From October 2013 to September 2016 Andrea performed research at the sub-department of astrophysics of the University of Oxford for the Cherenkov Telescope Array project. His focus was on the development of a camera for ground based multi-Teraelectronvolt gamma-ray astrophysics.
In November 2016 Andrea joined the OMA project as a fellow at the EBG MedAustron in Wiener Neustadt (Austria), where he will perform studies on facility optimization for patient throughput enhancement.