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Permanent Staff

Dirk Ryckbosch
ICECUBE, SOLID

Tel. +32 9 264 65 43

dirk.ryckbosch@ugent.be+32 9 264 65 43
Didar Dobur
CMS

Tel. +32 9 264 65 28

didar.dobur@ugent.be+32 9 264 65 28
Michael Tytgat
CMS, CALICE, RD51

Tel. +32 9 264 65 44

+32 9 264 65 44michael.tytgat@ugent.beTwitter page

Research Staff

Alessio Porcelli
ICECUBE - COSMIC RAYS

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Bachelor thesis: “A theoretical model of Laser-Plasma interaction at high intensity” at Università degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa

Master thesis: “Study of the systematics of the electromagnetic calorimeter of the MEG experiment in search of the μ eγ decay with a branching ratio sensitivity of the order of 10−13” at Università degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa

PhD thesis: “Measurement of the Depth of Shower Maximum in the Transition Region between Galactic and Extragalactic Cosmic Rays with the Pierre Auger Observatory” at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe

Previous Postodoc experiences: Cherenkov Telecope Array at the Université de Genève, Geneva; Borexino at Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz

Alessio.Porcelli@ugent.beOrcid
Marek Niedziela
CMS

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PhD thesis: Precise jet measurements and search for supersymmetric particles with the CMS experiment, Universität Hamburg (2015-2018)

marek.niedziela@ugent.be
Kirill Skovpen
CMS

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2019-now: Post-doctoral researcher at University of Ghent

2016-2019: FWO Post-doctoral researcher at VUB, Brussel

2013-2016: CNRS Post-doctoral researcher at IPHC, Strasbourg

PhD thesis: Поиск <span id="MathJax-Element-2-Frame" class="MathJax" tabindex="0" role="presentation" data-mathml="WR">WR-бозона и тяжелого нейтрино на детекторе ATLAS (Search for <span id="MathJax-Element-3-Frame" class="MathJax" tabindex="0" role="presentation" data-mathml="WR">WR-boson and heavy neutrino with the ATLAS detector), Novosibirsk BINP (2007-2012)

kirill.skovpen@ugent.be
Nikolaos Zaginidis
CMS

2009-2020

RPC and GEM

PhD Students

Alexis Fagot
CMS

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Graduated from the Master of Physics (Subatomic Physics) in 2012 at the University of Lyon 1.
Master 1 internship : Optical spectrometry using photoelectron imaging applied to the study of Naphthalene (LASIM - University Lyon 1)
Master 2 internship : Kinematic analysis of muon neutrino charged currents in neutrino interactions (IPNL - University Lyon 1)
PhD topic : Consolidation and longevity of the CMS Resistive Plate Chamber system in view of the High- Luminosity LHC Upgrade

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Sander Vanheule
ICECUBE

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2013-current: IceCube

2012-2013: Master thesis "Design of a glass resistive plate chamber for the upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid muon system"

Sander.Vanheule@UGent.be
Antoine Pingault
CALICE
Antoine.Pingault@ugent.be
Ianthe Michiels
SOLID

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2014-2015: Master thesis "Investigation of the muon background for the NEMENIX prototype of the SoLid experiment"


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Willem Verbeke
CMS

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2016-current: CMS (SUSY, heavy neutral leptons, tZq)

2015-2016: Master thesis "Data driven WZ background estimation for SUSY searches with multiple leptons at the energy frontier, LHC"

willem.verbeke@ugent.beLinkedIn
Martina Vit
CMS

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2016-current: CMS (heavy neutral leptons)

2015-2016: Master thesis at INFN Torino, Italy

martina.vit@ugent.beLinkedIn
Christos Roskas
CMS

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MSc: Graduated in 2016 at the Universiteit van Amsterdam

Master thesis: Commissioning of a silicon photomultipliers readout and cooling for the LHCb Scintillating Fibers Tracker

BSc: Graduated in 2013 at the Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki.

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Giel Vandierendonck
SOLID

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2017-current: SoLid

2016-2017: Master thesis "Development of a neutrontrigger on 6LiF:ZnS(Ag) scintillator signals for the SoLid collaboration"


Giel.Vandierendonck@UGent.be
Basile Vermassen
CMS

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Current: CMS (heavy neutral leptons)

2016-2017: Master thesis "Trigger Development with dijet veto at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV for the CMS experiment" 


basile.vermassen@ugent.be
Gianny Mestdach
CMS

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2018-current: CMS (top quark pair plus photon)

2017-2018: "Effective Field Theory operators in top physics"

Gianny.Mestdach@UGent.be
Liam Wezenbeek
CMS

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2018-current: CMS (heavy neutral leptons)

2017-2018: Master thesis "A study of the production mass as a discriminating variable in a supersymmetry search at the LHC"


Liam.Wezenbeek@UGent.be
Stef Verpoest
ICECUBE/ICETOP

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2018-current: IceCube

2017-2018: Master thesis "Search for particles with fractional charges in IceCube based on anomalous energy loss."

Stef.Verpoest@UGent.be
Tu Thong Tran
CMS

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PhD topic: Study Electroweak couplings of the top quark in ttV

Masters thesis: A search for excited B_s states at the LHCb experiment

TuThongTran@UGent.be
Bob Oeyen
IceCube

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2019-current: IceCube

2018-2019: Master thesis "De invloed van hadronische interactiemodellen op IceTop waveforms nabij het centrum van een extensive air shower" (IceCube)

bob.oeyen@ugent.beLinkedIn
Luka Lambrecht
CMS

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Current: CMS (tZq)

2018-2019: Master thesis "Lepton identification with machine learning algorithms in proton-proton collisions at the intensity frontier"  (CMS)

luka.lambrecht@ugent.be
Amrutha Samalan
CMS

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2019-current: CMS (instrumentation/RPC)

amrutha.samalan@ugent.be

Master Students

Tycho Dubois
CMS
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Graduated PhDs

Alexis Fagot
CMS

2013-2020

Graduated from the Master of Physics (Subatomic Physics) in 2012 at the University of Lyon 1.
Master 1 internship : Optical spectrometry using photoelectron imaging applied to the study of Naphthalene (LASIM - University Lyon 1)
Master 2 internship : Kinematic analysis of muon neutrino charged currents in neutrino interactions (IPNL - University Lyon 1)
PhD topic : Consolidation and longevity of the CMS Resistive Plate Chamber system in view of the High- Luminosity LHC Upgrade

Github
Illia Khvastunov
CMS

2015-2019

2015-2019 PhD: "Search for supersymmetry and the measurement of top pair production in association with a W or Z boson with the CMS detector at the LHC"

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Sam De Ridder
IceCube/IceTop

2011-2019

2012-2019 PhD: "Sensitivity of IceCube Cosmic Ray measurements to the hadronic interaction models."

2011-2012 Master: "Influence of South Pole atmosphere on cosmic rays observed by IceCube"

sam.deridder@ugent.be
Ward Van Driessche
IceCube

2013-2018

2014-2018: Phd "Search for new physics in the IceCube detector"

2013-2014: Master "Search for new physics with long-lived particles decaying into photons using LHC proton-proton collisions"

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Moortgat Celine
SOLID

2013-2018

2014-2018 PhD: "The SoLid antineutrino detector: construction and commissioning with cosmic ray muons"

2013-2014 Master: "Investigation of muon background in the prototype antineutrino detector for the SoLid experiment"

Celine.moortgat@icloud.com
Deniz Poyraz
CMS

2013-2018

2013-2018 PhD: Measurement of the ttZ cross section at CMS

poyrazdeniz@gmail.comLinkedIn
Sinem Salva
CMS

2013-2018

2013-2018 PhD: "A micro-pattern gas detector based muon system for the CMS experiment at the high-luminosity LHC"
 
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Nadja Strobbe
CMS

2010-2015

2019-current: Assistant professor of physics at the University Of Minnesota

2015-2019 Research associate at Fermilab (US)

2011-2015 PhD: "The Razor Boost analysis : another step in the hunt for new physics at CMS"

2010-2011 Master: "Event Selection optimization for (b-)jets plus lepton supersymmetry searches with the CMS detector"

nadja.strobbe@cern.chLinkedIn
Kelly Beernaert
CMS

2010-2015

2019-current: Data analyst at Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

2015-2019: Post-doctoral researched at DESY, Hamburg, Germany

2011-2015 PhD: "Measurement of spin correlations in tt-bar systems in the muon+jets channel using a matrix element method with the CMS detector at the LHC"

2010-2011 Master: "Systematic uncertainties for photons in all-hadronic supersymmetry searches with the CMS detector"

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Karim Al Abd
ICECUBE, SOLID

2011-2015

2011-2015 PhD: "Measurement of the cosmic ray energy spectrum between 500 TeV and 100 PeV with IceTop"

abd.hajismail@gmail.com
Tom Feusels
IceCube/IceTop

2006-2013

2007-2013 PhD: "Measurement of cosmic ray composition and energy spectrum between 1 PeV and 1 EeV with IceTop and IceCube."
2006-2007 Master: "Coincidentiemetingen van kosmische straling tussen de IceTop en de InIce detector op Antarctica"

feusels.tom@gmail.comWebsite

Previous Research Staff

Tom Cornelis
CMS

2016-2020

2016-2020: CMS (SUSY, heavy neutral leptons, top physics, electron/photon triggers)

2011-2015 PhD thesis "Measurement of the electroweak production of a Z boson in association with two jets at CMS", University of Antwerp

2010-2011 Master thesis "Design of a cosmic test bench for the quality control of Resistive Plate Chamber detectors for the CMS experiment", University of Ghent

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Daniele Trocino
CMS

2017-2019

Participated in the data analysis for the CMS experiment, especially searches on new physics.

Current position: research scientist at INFN Torino

LinkedIntrocino@cern.ch
Mathieu Labare
IceCube/SoLid

2013-2018

2013-2018: Post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University (IceCube and SoLid)

2010-2012: Post-doctoral researcher at VUB, Brussel (IceCube)

2006-2009: PhD "Search for Cosmic Sources of High Energy Neutrinos with the AMANDA-II detector" at ULB, Brussel

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Robert Schöfbeck
CMS

2015-2016

2017-current: Staff at HEPHY

2016-2017: Scientific Associate at CERN

2015-2016: Visiting Scientist at Ghent University

2009-2015: Research position at HEPHY, Vienna, Austria

2005-2008: PhD "Precise predictions for the masses of supersymmetric fermions including two-loop corrections"

robert.schoefbeck@oeaw.ac.at
Efe Yazgan
CMS

2011-2015

2016-current: Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China

2011-2015: Post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University (top quark analyses, CMS)

2007-2011: Post-doctoral researcher at Texas Tech University, USA

2007: PhD at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Efe.Yazgan@cern.ch

Graduated Master Students

Steven Mortier
CMS

2019-2020

Ian Bauwens
IceCube

2019-2020

Bernd Herremans
IceCube

2019-2020

Margot Van Cauwenberghe
CMS

2019-2020

Jana Roels
CMS

2018-2019

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Joshua Clercx
CMS

2018-2019

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Simon De Kock
SOLID

2018-2019

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Simon De Kockere
IceCube

2017-2018

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