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Javier Resta López

Javier Resta López





Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science (ICMUV) - University of Valencia

Fields or areas of research Accelerator Physics, Plasma Physics, Solid-state Physics, Material Science

Javier Resta received his degree in Physics ("Licenciatura") from the University of Valencia (Spain) in 2001. Then, he moved to the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) where, in 2003, he obtained a "Diplomarbeit" in Theoretical Nuclear Physics. In 2004, he was awarded with a doctoral fellowship from CERN. His PhD thesis was focused on the design and performance characterisation studies of nonlinear collimation systems for both circular (e.g. LHC) and future linear (e.g. CLIC) colliders.  After obtaining his PhD in Accelerator Physics with "Summa cum laude" from the University of Valencia in 2007, Dr Resta worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at different prestigious international institutions: John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (JAI), Oxford University; the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC) under the umbrella of a "Juan de la Cierva" fellowship; and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Tsukuba, Japan.

In 2014, Javier joined the University of Liverpool within the framework of a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for experienced researchers. He conducted Beam Physics research to better understand the Beam Dynamics in low energy antiproton and ion storage rings towards the performance optimisation of existing and new antimatter facilities. In 2017, Javier was promoted to the position of Research Coordinator and Deputy Leader of the Quantum Systems and advanced Accelerator Research (QUASAR) Group at the University of Liverpool and Cockcroft Institute. He has led a wide-ranging R&D portfolio, including advanced beam dynamics studies, beam diagnostics and novel particle acceleration techniques.

Since July 2020, Dr Resta is a Distinguished Researcher (CIDEGENT) at the Institute of Materials Science of the University of Valencia (ICMUV). He is currently leading an interdisciplinary project which aims to investigate novel particle acceleration techniques beyond current state-of-the-art, combining accelerator physics, solid-state physics and material science towards the design of ultra-compact particle accelerators and synchrotron light sources. Novel acceleration techniques based on nanostructures could revolutionise the design of future particle accelerators.

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