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Phani Deep Meruga

Development and Validation of an X-band Low Level Radio Frequency prototype for EuPRAXIA

Institute: Instrumentation Technologies
Supervisor: Manuel Cargnelutti 

Phani Deep Meruga is a dynamic individual coming from India, who has a diverse range of experiences and a passion for lifelong learning. With a strong academic foundation and an insatiable curiosity, he has embarked on a journey of personal and professional growth that led him to explore in the field of Accelerator Physics and Electronics.


Phani graduated in Electronics Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy in 2023. He worked at CERN as a technical student mainly on the energy characterization of the Linac3 lead beam, either with dedicated measurements in the Linac3 to LEIR transfer line, or by means of Schottky spectrum analysis in LEIR. He summarised the work at CERN within his Master thesis “Stripper foil characterization from beam energy measurement in the Low Energy Ion Ring at CERN”. The outcome of his work has been as well published in the International Particle Accelerators Conferences proceedings in 2022 and 2023, marking his first contributions for the accelerator community.

Within EuPRAXIA-DN, Phani will be developing a prototype for an X-band LLRF system, tailored to address the challenging requirements of the EuPRAXIA@SPARC_LAB application. Once confirmed on a real test-bench, the prototype will be used as a starting point for the industrialization into a commercial instrument.

Apart from academics, in leisure time Phani enjoys cooking and also loves travelling.

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