ERC: Piero Giubilato

Download Project:  iMPACT - innovative Medical Protons Achromatic Calorimeter and Tracker (2016-2019)

Piero Giubilato


ERC Grantee: Piero Giubilato

Department: Physics and Astronomy

Total Contribution: Euro 1.810.000,00

Project Duration in months: 48

Start Date: 01/01/2016
End Date: 31/12/2019

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Piero Giubilato is Assistant Professor of Experimental physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

He completed his Master degree (2001) and his PhD (2005) in Physics at the University of Padova, and was then a postdoctoral fellow from 2007 to 2011. His research interests cover the development of innovative pixel detectors for particle imaging and the realization of imaging/tracking system employed in high energy physics experiments as well as in applied sciences apparatus. He is also an associated scientist at ISFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) since 2012 and at CERN since 2007, where he co-holds a patent on innovative monolithic pixel sensor architectures. As a visiting scientist at Berkeley Laboratory (2006-2010), he participated in the realization of the TEAM sub-angstrom electronic microscope, as well as in the development of counting imaging technique. As member of the CMS collaboration, he actively contributed to realization of the pixel tracker for the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. Together with the development of new solid states sensors and imaging systems, he has long experience in radiation testing and assessment of integrated micro-electronic circuits, a field where he contributed to the realization of the IEEM nuclear microscope, the first instrument able to micro-map Single Event Effects in microelectronic circuits with unfocused ion beams. In 2014, he won an ERC Consolidator grant for his project iMPACT (2016-2019) that has the goal to realize a proton Computed Tomography (pCT) scanner capable of acquiring a target full 3D image with 1s exposure.