Hector Garcia was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1987. He studied Physics at the University of Barcelona and after completing his degree, he started Master studies in Particle Accelerators at the same University. His master thesis was carried out in collaboration with CERN and focused on the optics design of an emittance measurement station at the RTML line for CLIC. After presenting his master's thesis, he participated in the Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS) before getting a position at CERN as a PhD student. In recent years he has been focused on the study and optimization of the Final Focus System for future linear and circular colliders, especially on CLIC and ILC. During his PhD, he attended the Linear Collider School 2011 in Monterey, Californa. He will receive his PhD within the next few months.
His research on the frame of a Marie Curie Fellowship within the oPAC project is focused on the design and optimization of the collimation system for LHC and HL-LHC. This work will be carried out at Royal Holloway, University of London.