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Dr. Aneliya Karadzhinova-Ferrer

Date and place of birth: July 18th 1985, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Academic education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Physics), Helsinki University - Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland 2016. “Development of Quality Assurance Methods for Particle Detectors”
  • M.Sc (Nuclear and Particle Physics), University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria 2011 - thesis research was performed at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. “Express data analysis of the physical data from the LHC CMS experiment”
  • BEng (Nuclear Engineering Physics), University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria 2009 - thesis research was performed at JINR, Dubna, Russia. “Air pollution studies in Bulgaria using the moss Biomonitoring technique, NAA and ASS” - This work was a part of the United Nations’ European survey of the atmospheric heavy metals deposition.

Academic Work Experience: European Research Area (ERA) fellow researcher at Ruđer Bošković Institute 2017-2020. PhD student at the Detector Laboratory of the Helsinki Institute of Physics based at the University of Helsinki 2013-2017. The main objective was development of advanced quality assurance methodologies for particle detectors.

Research activities: Publications in peer-reviewed journals mainly focused on: Quality Assurance of both gas and semiconductor particle detectors and instrumentation; Various techniques of material characterization (SEM Microscopy, White Light Interferometry, Automated Optical Scanning Systems, Chemical Analysis and Electrical Characterization) and detector’s reliability. Nearly 90 physics articles with the CERN CMS Collaboration.

Member of the CERN CMS Experiment Collaboration, since 2011; CERN RD50 - Radiation hard semiconductor devices for very high luminosity colliders, since 2017; and CERN RD51 - Development of Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors Technologies, until 2016.

Awards: A PAPU Scholarship - Awarded with the Particle Physics and Universe Sciences (PAPU) Doctoral Scholarship Programme while attending the University of Helsinki. The PAPU programme provides full funding for the entire duration of the PhD studies. Competed against the top students from Finland for the sole position that become available in the end of 2013.