Ciprian first came into contact with the world of particle accelerators in 2003 when he took part in JUAS, an intensive 10 week accelerator course held in Archamps, near Geneva.

After graduating from Babe?-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, he did an MSc in computational physics. This led him to the Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie (LPSC) in Grenoble, where he spent 6 months working with JM de Conto on SCL cavities for the HIPPI collaboration (link opens in a new window).

Ciprian joined the ASTeC Intense Beams Group at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in 2005 and since then he has been working on modelling high intensity proton linear accelerators, playing an active role in the ISIS upgrade efforts and the HIPPI and FETS (link opens in a new window) projects.

Since 2007, Ciprian's been enrolled as a PhD student at Oxford University (Trinity College) working under the joint supervision of Ken Peach and Chris Prior.

Current research interests

His current research interests include both theoretical as well as construction aspects of particle accelerators. Among other things, he is particularly interested in beam optics and beam dynamics in high intensity linacs, normal conducting accelerating structures for proton linacs, magnet and RF cavity design.

His work currently involves studying possible options for upgrading the ISIS spallation neutron source, as well as being responsible for designing the beam optics and components for the MEBT (Medium Energy Beam Transport) line of the FETS project, currently under construction at RAL.

Ciprian Plostinar's publications (link opens in a new window).