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Dr Eva Vilella-Figueras

UKRI Research Fellow Physics


Personal Statement

I am a research fellow in novel silicon sensors in industry standard processes and I am the group leader of the DMAPS Research and Development programme at Liverpool, which I have recently established.

Currently I hold a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to develop depleted CMOS pixel detectors for future particle physics experiments. I have developed depleted CMOS pixel detector prototypes for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and Mu3e with international collaborators. I also carry out generic R&D work within the CERN-RD50 collaboration, where I am the overall research lead for CMOS developments. I have given over 50 talks at international conferences and workshops, published over 30 articles in relevant journals and conference proceedings, and hold one patent. I am also a member of the Department of Physics Equality and Diversity Committee and of the Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering initiative.

My PhD, carried out at the University of Barcelona, was on the development of avalanche photodiodes in industry standard processes for possible future particle physics experiments, such as the International Linear Collider (ILC) and the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC).

Funded Fellowships

  • Development of HV-CMOS sensor technology for the next generation of particle physics experiments (UK Research and Innovation, 2019 - present)