Sapienza Università di Roma
Professor Andrea Mostacci earned his master's degree in Electronic Engineering from Sapienza, University of Rome in 1997. In 2001, he obtained his PhD in Applied Electromagnetism and Electro-Physical Sciences, with a thesis on the interaction between particle beams and accelerator beam pipe in the Large Hadron Collider. He has served as a doctoral student and research fellow at CERN.
Since 2002, Prof Mostacci has been a faculty member at Sapienza University, where he currently serves as Associate Professor of Experimental Physics (since 2018) and manages the "Accelerators and RF measurements" laboratory at the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering. He is also a research associate at the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), where he collaborates closely with the National Frascati Laboratory (INFN-LNF), and actively participates in several national and international research groups.
Prof Mostacci research focuses on the application of electromagnetism to the science and technology of particle accelerators, including wakefield effects, design of RF devices for beam manipulation, microwave measurements, R&D of high-brightness electron accelerators, compact electron accelerators for FLASH radiotherapy, and novel plasma-based compact accelerators within the EuPRAXIA initiative.
In addition to his research activities, Prof Mostacci is also an experienced teacher. He teaches courses in the Faculty of Engineering, covering subjects such as basic Electromagnetism, Laboratory of advanced microwave measurements, Accelerator Physics, and relativistic electrodynamics. He is also involved in teaching at international Accelerator schools, such as the Joint University Accelerator School (JUAS) and the CERN Accelerator School (CAS).