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Dr. Matti Kalliokoski

Date and place of birth: September 10th 1979, Vaasa, Finland.

Academic education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Particle Physics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2012, thesis: GEM-TPC detectors for Super-FRS at FAIR.
  • M.Sc (experimental physics), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2006, thesis: Studies of charge deposition models for the silicon detectors of CDF.

Academic Work Experience: European Research Area (ERA) senior researcher at Ruđer Bošković Institute 2017-2020. COFUND Fellow at CERN (awarded exclusively to the top 10% of applicants to the CERN Fellowship programme), Geneva, Switzerland 2014-2017, responsible of beam loss monitoring thresholds of the Large Hadron Collider. Research Associate at the Lancaster University and at the Cockcroft Institute 2012-2014, design, construction and measurements with the microwave cavity experiment CASCADE at the Cockcroft Institute to search traces of hidden sector photons. Organizer of Institute of Physics, High Energy Particle Physics group half-day workshop: Low-energy frontier of the high energy particle physics.. Participant in FP7 project SIDER – Radiation Shielding of Composite Space Enclosures.

Research activities: Publications on development and optical quality assurance of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detectors, on searches of hidden sector photons as part of CASCADE experiment, on beam loss monitoring and beam losses as part of Beam Instrumentation group at CERN, and as part of MoEDAL collaboration on searches of magnetic monopoles with LHC. Reviewer in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A and Sensors.

Member of MoEDAL experiment since 2014. Scientific secretary of the Beam Loss Monitoring Thresholds Working Group 2014-17, member of SPS and LHC Machine Protection Panel, Machine Studies Working Group and LHC Beam Operation Committee 2014-17. Member of RD51 collaboration upto 2012.