Senior Scientific Engineering Associate
Nico is a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate of the Applied Nuclear Physics program. He currently works on: simulations for large-scale radiation sensor deployments in urban environments; algorithm development and integration for real-time networked radiation detection with source tracking and attribution; and the development of reinforcement learning approaches for generating flight policies of radiation detection equipped UAVs.
Prior to joining the ANP program in 2016, Nico was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the neutrino group of the Nuclear Science Division at LBNL. He worked on the Majorana Demonstrator neutrinoless double beta decay experiment, on which he served as the deputy task leader of the detector group. He helped design and characterize the Majorana low-background low-noise front-end electronics, and led the production and QA of the back-end and front-end electronics.
Ph.D., Particle and Nuclear Physics, The University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2011
M.Sc., Particle and Nuclear Physics, The University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2005
B.Sc., Physics, The University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2003