Riccardo Bartolini

PETRA IV Accelerator

Riccardo Bartolini joined DESY in April 2020 to take up the position of Lead Scientist and PETRA IV Machine Project Leader at DESY. His main research interest is in the field of ultra-low emittance ring physics and technology.
Bartolini graduated from the University of Pisa with a thesis on compact free-electron lasers and holds a PhD in Physics obtained in 1997 at the University of Bologna and CERN with a thesis on the nonlinear beam dynamics in the LHC at CERN.
He was staff at ENEA research centre in Frascati, Italy, working on storage ring Free Electron Lasers. In 2003 he moved to the Diamond Light Source where he became Head of the Accelerator Physics Group in 2005. He led the AP effort during the commissioning of the Diamond booster and storage ring. In 2007 he got a joint appointment with the Physics Department at the University of Oxford. He carried out accelerator physics and free-electron laser research at the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science and Technology.
In November 2012 he was nominated "Diamond Research Fellow" and became Professor of Accelerator Physics in February 2014. In March 2018 he was appointed Technical Director of SESAME, where he finalised the commissioning of the accelerators and started up the user operation of the facility. 
He served in numerous international review committees, research evaluation panels and advisory bodies to funding agencies (in UK).  He was member of the STFC Project Peer Review Panel (PPRP), the STFC Accelerator Review Panel (ARP), the STFC Accelerator Strategy Board (ASB), the Cockcroft Institute Scientific Advisory Committee, the MICE project board, and of the Machine Advisory Committee of ANKA at KIT, DESY, SIAM-II (Thailand), HEPS (China), INFN (Italy). He chaired the MAC of the Iranian Light Source Facility and the STFC HL-LHC UK Oversight Committee. 

Academic career

Since 2020
Lead scientist and PETRA IV machine project leader, DESY
Technical Director of SESAME
Professor of Accelerator Physics, University of Oxford
Head of the Accelerator Physics Group, Diamond Light Source
ENEA Frascati Research Center and Istituto Superiore di Sanita’ (Italy)
1995-1998 CERN doctoral student
University of Pisa, Degree in Physics