Capacity Building

The group has been successful in attracting a good number of undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their research within the team. Thanks to the generous funding from the Qatar National Research Fund and Texas A&M University at Qatar, we have been able to involve students in our research activities and some of them were accepted to participate in the CERN Summer Internship Program.

Students’ activities:

  • Summer 2018: Maryam Al-Buainain worked on the ALPHA experiment at CERN, in particular, to study noise in the magnet system.
  • Summer 2018: Yamen Zaza spent two months at the GEM lab to work on electronics.
  • Summer 2017: Shaikha Al-Qahtani worked within the ATLAS experiment. She wrote a software application to identify dead channels in Cathode Strip Chambers.
  • Summer 2017: AbdulAziz Al-Qahtani worked in the CMS experiment. He conducted an experimental test of the Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC).
  • Summer 2016: Fahad Al-Thani worked within the GEM group and conducted a systematic study of potential gas mixtures for GEM.
  • Summer 2015: Abdulla Al-Suwaidi participated in the program and worked within the CMS GEM group in the GEM lab. The main task was to measure the dark current in GEM chambers under different conditions (HV, humidity, pressure…).

Awarded Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) projects:

  • 2017-2018: UREP 19, “Simulation of charged particle detectors for future upgrades of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider”, 1 year, involving 4 students.
  • 2015-2016: UREP17, “Monte Carlo Study of a Clinical PET using the GATE software”, involving 2 students
  • 2014-2015: UREP16: “Investigation of the performances of the Gas Electron Multiplier for collider experiments”, involving 3 students
  • 2013-2014: UREP14, “Uniformity studies in Gas Electron Multiplier based detectors”, 1 year, involving 3 students