Dr Javier Resta López


 Javier Resta López
 Research Coordinator

 Address    Cockcroft Institute
 Sci -Tech Daresbury
 University of Liverpool
 Warrington WA4 4AD, UK
 Phone   +44 (0) 1925 60 31 15
 Fax   +44 (0) 1925 86 42 06  
 Email  javier.lopez@cockcroft.ac.uk




After graduating in Physics at the University of Valencia in 2001, Dr Resta López moved to Mainz University (Germany) where he obtained a Diploma Thesis (“Diploma Arbeit”) in Theoretical Nuclear Physics. In 2004, he was awarded with a doctoral fellowship from CERN. His PhD thesis was dedicated to the design and performance characterization studies of nonlinear collimation systems for both circular (e.g. LHC) and linear (e.g. CLIC) colliders. The use of nonlinear optics for collimation offers an alternative and very promising technique to overcome collimator-induced impedances issues which can limit the performance of the machine. 

From 2007 to 2011, Dr Resta López worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (JAI), Oxford University, where he developed beam dynamics simulation studies for linear colliders (ILC and CLIC), and contributed to the design of beam-based intra-train feedback systems for the Accelerator Test beam Facility ATF2 at KEK (Tsukuba, Japan). ATF2 is the flagship international test facility for linear collider beam delivery. In 2011 he obtained a “Juan de la Cierva” fellowship, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science, to work at the “Instituto de Física Corpuscular” (IFIC) in Valencia, Spain, where he carried out research activities in beam dynamics and advanced beam instrumentation R&D for linear colliders. 

Javier first joined the QUASAR Group in April 2014 under the framework of the IEF Marie Curie fellowship for experienced researchers. He has developed Beam Physics studies to better understand the Beam Dynamics in low energy antiproton and ion storage rings towards the performance optimisation of existing and new antimatter facilities. This includes beam dynamics simulations for the Extra Low Energy Antiproton storage ring (ELENA) at CERN.

Since February 2017, Dr Resta López is serving as Research Coordinator and Deputy Group Leader in the QUASAR Group, working with Professor Carsten Welsch supervising and mentoring our QUASARs, and developing research on beam dynamics and accelerator design.




Accelerator Design

Beam Lifetime Studies

Beam Tracking