Maria Kastriotou

Name  Maria Kastriotou
 PhD Student
Address    CERN
 BE/BI/BL Section
 865/R-A03
 CH-1211 Geneva 23
Phone  +41 (0) 22 766 24 25
Fax  +44 (0) 1925 86 40 37 
Email  maria.kastriotou@cern.ch

 

 

Background

Maria has a diploma in Applied Physics, with specialisation on “Nuclear and High Energy Physics” and “Material Science”, and excelled the master's degree ”Physics and Technological Applications”, both at the National Technical University of Athens. For both her Diploma and her master's thesis she worked on the micromegas detector, for the upgrade of the muon chambers of the ATLAS New Small Wheel at CERN. Her main subject was the study of the detector in neutron and low energy photon environment, including detailed Monte Carlo simulations with Geant4. During her master's Maria also worked as an instructor for the Nuclear Physics and the Electronics labs, for the Department of Physics of NTUA.

Finishing her studies, Maria worked for 5 months as a Research Associate at CERN, for the RF Group, performing RF measurements and studies of accelerating structures and components for the Main Beam of CLIC.

In September 2013 Maria joined CERN and University of Liverpool as a Doctoral student, and became a member of the QUASAR Group. She is working in the area of Beam Instrumentation, on the development of a Beam Loss Monitoring (BLM) System for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC). Her subject includes the study of different localised detectors that can be used as BLMs for CLIC, the study of alternative faster localised BLM options, but also the development of an optical fiber based BLM system that can cover long distances of the accelerator. For the study of the latter, Maria is collaborating with the Australian Synchrotron Light Source (ASLS).

Currently, she is studying the accelerating structures as a source of background for an optical fiber and a pCVD diamond detector BLM system, in terms of dark current and RF Breakdowns.

 

Research

Beam Loss Monitoring