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Portrait of Dr Adriana Bungau Dr Adriana Bungau

a.bungau@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471826



Biography

Adriana joined the University of Huddersfield in 2008 as a Research Fellow working on target design and optimisation for two accelerator facilities, ISIS and ESS. She is currently working on Daedalus experiment and Isodar neutrino source in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Between 2005 and 2008 Adriana worked as a research associate at the University of Manchester in the field of Particle Accelerators, specifically on development of large software and hardware systems for various linear collider designs.

Research & Scholarship

As a Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield Adriana worked on target design and optimisation for the ISIS Muon Facility in order to improve the surface muon production by optimising the target geometry and material and by finding the optimum energy of the proton driver. She has also been involved in the neutron target optimisation for the European Spallation Source and background and activation studies of the HEBT at the same facility.

Currently she is working on the design of a novel, high intensity source of electron neutrinos(Isodar) and on Daedalus project in collaboration with MIT.

Previous work at Manchester includes ollimator wakefields in the Beam Delivery System for the International Linear Collider. She also worked on the MERLIN code development by adding several classes for higher order modes wakefields which are now part of the MERLIN core. Adriana took part in an experiment at SLAC at End Station A, where they measured the wakefield kick for various types of collimators.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Bungau, A. and Bungau, C. (2014) ‘Target Optimisation Studies for Surface Muon ProductionPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams , 17 (3), p. 034701. ISSN 1098-4402

2013

Aberle, C., Adelmann, A., Alonso, J., Barletta, W., Barlow, R., Bartoszek, L., Bungau, A., Calanna, A., Campo, D., Calabretta, L., Celona, L., Colin, G., Conrad, J., de Gouvea, A., Djurcic, Z., Gammino, S., Garisto, D., Gutierrez, R., Johnson, R., Kamyshkov, Y., Karagiorgi, G., Kolano, A., Labrecque, F., Loinaz, W., Okuno, H., Papavassiliou, V., Scholberg, K., Shaevitz, M., Shimizu, I., Spitz, M., Skuhersky, K., Terao, K., Toups, M., Vagins, M., Winklehner, L., Winslow, L. and Yang, J. (2013) Whitepaper on the DAEDALUS Program Huddersfield, UK: arXiv

Ratcliffe, N., Barlow, R., Bungau, A., Bungau, C. and Cywinski, R. (2013) ‘GEANT4 Target Simulations for Low Energy Medical Applications’. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference. Shanghai, China: JACoW. pp. 3717-3719. ISBN 978-3-95450-122-9

Bungau, A., Barlow, R., Alonso, J., Conrad, J., Spitz, M. and Shaevitz, M. (2013) ‘Optimisation Studies of a High Intensity Electron Antineutrino Source’. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference. Shanghai, China: JACoW. pp. 449-451. ISBN 978-3-95450-122-9

Bungau, C., Barlow, R., Bungau, A., Cywinski, R., Edgecock, R., Carlsson, P., Danared, H., Mezei, F., Holm, A., Møller, S. and Thomsen, H. (2013) ‘GEANT4 Studies of Magnets Activation in the HEBT Line for the European Spallation Source’. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference. Shanghai, China: JACoW. pp. 3714-3716. ISBN 978-3-95450-122-9

Barlow, R., Bungau, A., Kolano, A., Adelmann, A., Alonso, J., Barletta, W., Calanna, A., Campo, D., Conrad, J., Calabretta, L., Méot, F., Owen, H. and Shaevitz, M. (2013) ‘High Power Cyclotrons for the Neutrino Experiments DAE?ALUS and IsoDAR’. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference. Shanghai, China: JACoW. pp. 446-448. ISBN 978-3-95450-122-9

Bungau, A., Cywinski, R., Lord, J., King, P. and Bungau, C. (2013) ‘Simulations of Surface Muon Production in Graphite TargetsPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams , 16 (1), p. 014701. ISSN 1098-4402

Bungau, A. and Bungau, C. (2013) ‘Neutron Spallation Studies in Thick Lead Targets for an Accelerator Driven Subcritical ReactorNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment . ISSN 0168-9002

Bungau, A. and Bungau, C. (2013) ‘Induced Activation in Accelerator ComponentsPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams . ISSN 1098-4402,

2012

Bungau, A., Adelmann, A., Alonso, J., Barletta, W., Barlow, R., Bartoszek, L., Calabretta, L., Calanna, A., Campo, D., Conrad, J., Djurcic, Z., Kamyshkov, Y., Shaevitz, M., Shimizu, I., Smidt, T., Spitz, J., Wascko, M., Winslow, L. and Yang, J. (2012) ‘Proposal for an Electron Antineutrino Disappearance Search Using High-Rate 8Li Production and DecayPhysical Review Letters , 109 (14), p. 141802. ISSN 0031-9007

Adelmann, A., Alonso, J., Barletta, W., Barlow, R., Bartoszek, L., Bungau, A., Calabretta, L., Calanna, A., Campo, D., Conrad, J., Djurcic, Z., Kamyshkov, Y., Owen, H., Shaevitz, M., Shimizu, I., Smidt, T., Spitz, J., Toups, M., Wascko, M., Winslow, L. and Yang, J. (2012) Cost-effective Design Options for IsoDAR New York, USA: arXiv

Barlow, R., Ratcliffe, N., Cywinski, R., Bungau, A. and Edgecock, R. (2012) ‘Optimising neutron production from compact low energy accelerators’. In: Proceedings of the Third International Particle Accelerator Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA: JACoW. pp. 4154-4156. ISBN 978-3-95450-115-1

Bungau, A., Cywinski, R., Lord, J., King, P. and Bungau, C. (2012) ‘GEANT4 Target Simulations for the ISIS Muon FacilityPhysics Procedia , 30, pp. 12-15. ISSN 1875-3892

Bungau, A., Barlow, R., Shaevitz, M., Conrad, J. and Spitz, J. (2012) ‘Target studies for the production of lithium8 for neutrino physics using a low energy cyclotron’. In: Proceedings of IPAC2012. : IPAC. pp. 4145-4147. ISBN 9783954501151

Bungau, A., Barlow, R., Shaevitz, M., Conrad, J., Spitz, J. and Smidt, T. (2012) ‘Simulations of pion production in the Daedalus targets’. In: Proceedings of IPAC2012. : IPAC. pp. 4148-4150. ISBN 9783954501151

2011

Barlow, R. and Bungau, A. (2011) ‘Simulation of high order short range wakefields for particle tracking codesNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment , 657 (1), pp. 38-44. ISSN 0168-9002

Bungau, A., Bungau, C., Cywinski, R., King, P. and Lord, J. (2011) ‘Target Optimisation Studies for MuSR Applications’. In: IPAC2011 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference. San Sebastian, Spain: IPAC'11/EPS-AG. pp. 1641-1643. ISBN 978-92-9083-366-6

Bungau, A., Cywinski, R., Barlow, R., Bungau, C., King, P. and Lord, J. (2011) ‘GEANT4 Modelling of Heat Deposition into the ISIS Muon Target’. In: PAC 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference Proceedings. New York, USA: PAC'11 OC / IEEE. pp. 814-816.

Bungau, C., Barlow, R., Bungau, A. and Cywinski, R. (2011) ‘GEANT4 Studies of the Thorium Fuel Cycle’. In: PAC 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference Proceedings. New York, USA: PAC'11 OC / IEEE. pp. 2178-2180.

2010

Bungau, A., Cywinski, R., Bungau, C., King, P. and Lord, J. (2010) ‘GEANT4 Validation Studies at the ISIS Muon Facility’. In: IPAC'10 - Proceedings of the 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference. Kyoto, Japan: IPAC 10 OC/ACFA. pp. 247-249. ISBN 9789290833529

Bungau, A., Cywinski, R., Bungau, C., King, P. and Lord, J. (2010) ‘Material Studies for the ISIS Muon Target ’. In: IPAC'10 - Proceedings of the 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference. Kyoto, Japan: IPAC 10 OC/ACFA. pp. 253-255. ISBN 9789290833529

Bungau, A., Cywinski, R. and Bungau, C. (2010) ‘Target Optimisation Studies for the European Spallation Source ’. In: IPAC'10 - Proceedings of the 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference. Kyoto, Japan: IPAC 10 OC/ACFA. pp. 256-258. ISBN 9789290833529

Bungau, A., Cywinski, R., Bungau, C., King, P. and Lord, J. (2010) ‘Impact of the Energy of the Proton Driver on Muon Production ’. In: IPAC'10 - Proceedings of the 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference. Kyoto, Japan: IPAC 10 OC/ACFA. pp. 259-261. ISBN 9789290833529

Bungau, A., Cywinski, R., Bungau, C., King, P. and Lord, J. (2010) ‘Geometry Optimization of the ISIS Muon Target ’. In: IPAC'10 - Proceedings of the 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference. Kyoto, Japan: IPAC 10 OC/ACFA. pp. 250-252. ISBN 9789290833529

2009

Bungau, A., Barlow, R., Clausen, K., Shiroka, T., Dalmas de Reotier, P., Edgecock, R., King, P., Ford, J., Pratt, F., Poole, M. and Smith, S. (2009) ‘Exploring the feasibility of a stand alone muon facility for muSR research’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Particle Accelerator Conference 4 – 8 May 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada . Vancouver, Canada: PAC 09. pp. 1394-1396.

Bungau, A., Cywinski, R. and Lord, J. (2009) ‘Development and Optimisation of the Muon Target at the ISIS-RAL Muon Facility ’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Particle Accelerator Conference 4 – 8 May 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada . Vancouver, Canada: PAC 09. pp. 1397-1399.

Bungau, A. and Lord, J. (2009) ‘GEANT4 Simulations of the ISIS Muon Target at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Particle Accelerator Conference 4 – 8 May 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada . Vancouver, Canada: PAC 09. pp. 1400-1402.

Bungau, C., Barlow, R., Bungau, A. and Cywinski, R. (2009) ‘Neutron Spallation Studies for an Accelerator Driven Subcritical Reactor ’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Particle Accelerator Conference. Vancouver, Canada: JACOW. pp. 1351-1353.

Cywinski, R., Bungau, A., Poole, M., Smith, S., Dalmas de Reotier, P., Barlow, R., Edgecock, R., King, P., Lord, J., Pratt, F., Clausen, K. and Shiroka, T. (2009) ‘Towards a dedicated high-intensity muon facilityPhysica B: Condensed Matter , 404 (5-7), pp. 1024-1027. ISSN 0921-4526

Research Degree Supervision

I am currently helping Prof Cywinski's PhD student Noemi Radcliffe with the Geant4 simulation code and target modelling for the BNCT experiment and I also provide help with the C++ programing language and the physics of charged particles interactions with matter.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Adriana works as a Physics Tutor at the University of Huddersfield. Between 2001 and 2003 she worked as a Maths Tutor and a Laboratory Demonstrator at the University of Manchester.

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