Patrick Asenov

PhD Student

Patrick Asenov has obtained his MSc in Electronics and Automatic Control at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA, in 2016. As undergraduate intern he has worked with Conductive AFM at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”, in order to study the memristive properties of thin films. As undergraduate student he has performed a Monte Carlo study on thin films with memristive properties, which contain nanoparticles that affect locally the electric field. He is currently a doctoral student participating in the Phase-II Upgrade of the CMS Tracker. His research interests include electrical and climate test characterizations of semiconductor detectors, simulations of particle-matter interactions to examine the behavior of silicon pixel and strip sensors traversed by charged particles, development of tracking algorithms for future high-rate particle telescopes, upgrade of the Detector Instrumentation Laboratory (DIL) at NCSR “Demokritos” to a Process Quality Control (PQC) Center for the Outer Tracker sensors, electronic tests on pixel detector modules and analysis of data from beam tests at CERN and other irradiation facilities. He has also been an intern at KIT and a laboratory course assistant at NTUA (Electronics, Waves and Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism and Optics, Detector Instrumentation), while also frequently participating in the support group for the CERN International Masterclasses in Particle Physics and other local scientific exhibitions and conferences. His complete list of publications can be found on his INSPIRE-HEP and Google Scholar profiles.