Dr Ing. Nicholas Sammut

Dr Ing. Nicholas Sammut

Dr Ing. Nicholas Sammut

 B.Eng.(Hons)(Melit.),M.Ent.(Melit.),Ph.D.(Melit.),M.I.E.E.E.

Senior Lecturer

Block B
Room 10
ICT Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3532
Dr. Sammut read for his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at UoM. He then set up a collaboration between UoM and CERN through which he worked on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC); the largest scientific instrument ever built. He successfully defended his Ph.D. in 2006 after developing the Field Description for the LHC which is a critical core LHC control system that provides the transfer function and harmonics of all magnetic systems. Without this system, the LHC will not work.

Dr. Sammut then worked on the LHC commissioning which hit the international headlines in 2008. He also negotiated a high-level cooperation agreement between Malta and CERN which was signed by the Prime Minister of Malta in Geneva. Over 30 UoM students have benefited from this agreement.

In 2009, the Maltese government asked Dr. Sammut to revitalise the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) by appointing him Chairman for one year and as Vice Chairman and CEO for 3 years. During his tenure MCST was completely restructured. He dramatically increased its efficiency and its resources were increased significantly from €1.5m to €36m. The national research fund was increased by 5, resources from the EU framework programmes increased by €12m, the effort to construct a National Interactive Science Centre in Bighi was launched and Maltese participation in the COST programme was boosted from 2 to over 100 participants. Cooperation agreements were discussed with several international organisations and a cooperation agreement was signed between Malta and the European Space Agency. A number of research strategies were drawn up to boost research and innovation.

Dr. Sammut is known to have raised the profile of science, technology, research and innovation in Malta. He serves as board member on several international and national organisations. He is author of several international peer-reviewed publications and is widely cited. He is UoM team leader of several research projects and has supervised many master and Ph.D. students.

Dr. Sammut is also the founder and strategist of a 1:1 laptop per child project at Stella Maris College, Gzira since its implementation in 2009.
  • Digital Microelectronics
  • Accelerator Technology
  • Applied Superconductivity
  • Sensors, Systems and Interfacing
  • Precision Measurement, Data Acquisition and Data Analysis
  • Space Technology
  • Technology Enhanced Learning

CASSAR, J., SAMMUT, N., SAMMUT, A., CALVI, M., POPOVIC, R.S. and MITROVIC, Z., 2020. Calibration and Characterisation of a Reduced Form-Factor High Accuracy Three-Axis Teslameter . Electronics, 9(1), pp. 151.

GRECH, C., BUZIO, M. and SAMMUT, N., 2020. A Magnetic Measurement model for Real-Time Control of Synchrotrons . IEEE Transactions of Instrumentation and Measurement, 69(2), pp. 393.

SAMMUT, N., SPITERI, D., SAMMUT, J.P., COPPOLA, I., LEBRUN, B. and LEPRE, R., 2020. The Status of Social Innovation in Malta. Sustainability, .

CASSAR, J., SAMMUT, A., SAMMUT, N., CALVI, M., SPASIC, S. and POPOVIC RENELLA, D., 2019. Performance Analysis of a Reduced Form-Factor High Accuracy Three-Axis Teslameter . Electronics, 8(11), pp. 1230.

CASSAR, J., SAMMUT, N., SAMMUT, A., CALVI, M., POPOVIC, R. and DIMITRIJEVIC, S., 2019. Design and Development of a Reduced Form-Factor High Accuracy Three-Axis Teslameter . Electronics, 8(3), pp. 368.

CAUCHI, M., GRECH, I., MOLLICONE, P., SAMMUT, N. and MALLIA, B., 2019. The Effects of Cold Arm Width and Metal Deposition on the Performance of a U-Beam Electrothermal MEMS Microgripper for Biomedical Applications . Micromachines, 10(167),.

CAUCHI, M., GRECH, I., SAMMUT, N., MOLLICONE, P., MALLIA, B. and PORTELLI, B., 2019. Essential Design and Fabrication Considerations for the Reliable Performance of an Electrothermal MEMS Microgripper . Microsystem Technologies, .

DALLI, M., CALVI, M., SAMMUT, N., SAMMUT, A. and SCHMIDT, T., 2019. Development of a New Magnetic Measurement Bench for In-Vacuum Undulators . Springer Nature Applied Sciences, 1, pp. 704.

GRIMA, A., DI CASTRO, M., SAMMUT, N. and MASI, A., 2019. Thermal Study of the Ironless inductive Position Sensor Installed on the LHC collimators . IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Science, 66(4), pp. 688.

GRIMA, A., SAMMUT, N., MASI, A. and DI CASTRO, M., 2019. Design Enhancements of an Ironless Inductive Position Sensor . IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 69, pp. 2505.

KITTEL, C., CALVI, M., SAMMUT, N., LIANG, X. and SCHMIDT, T., 2019. Operational Model of the ATHOS Undulator Beamline , Proc. to the 39th Free Electron Laser Conference (FEL2019) , 26-29 August 2019 2019.

LIANG, X.Y., CALVI, M., KITTEL, C., SAMMUT, N. and SCHMIDT, T., 2019. Advanced Operational Models of the Apple X Undulator , Proc. to the 39th Free Electron Laser Conference (FEL2019) , 26-29 August 2019 2019.

PORTELLI, M., SAMMUT, N., MOLLICONE, P., PASQUALI, M., BERTARELLI, A. and CARRA, F., 2019. Numerical and Experimental Benchmarking of the Dynamic Response of SiC and TZM specimens in the MultiMat Experiment . Journal of Mechanics of Materials, 138.

SCHMIDT, T., CALVI, M., KITTEL, C., VOULOT, D., HILLER, N., SAMMUT, N., SCHIETINGER, T., PRAT-COSTA, E., BETTONI, S., REICHE, S., FERRARI, E., AIBA, A., GANTER, R., LOHL, F., ALARCON, A., WAGNER, U., FOLLATH, R., JURANIC, P., ARRELL, C. and CASSAR, A., 2019. Experience with Short-Period, Small Gap Undulators at the SwissFEL ARAMIS Beamline , , 26-30 August 2019 2019.

BORG, M., MOLLICONE, P., SAMMUT, N., BERTARELLI, A., CARRA, F., GRADASSI, P., GUARDIA VALENZUELA, J., GUICHARD, M., SACRISTAN DE FRUTOS, O. and ARNAU IZQUIERDO, G., 2018. Thermostructural Characterisation and Elastic Property Optimisation of Novel HL-LHC Collimation Materials at CERN . Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams, 21, pp. 031001.

CALVI, M., CAMENZULI, C., GANTER, R., SAMMUT, N. and SCHMIDT, T., 2018. Magnetic Assessment and Modelling of the Aramis Undulator Beamline . J. Synchrotron Rad., 25, pp. 686.

CAUCHI, M., GRECH, I., MALLIA, B., MOLLICONE, P. and SAMMUT, N., 2018. Analytical, Numerical and Experimental Study of a Horizontal Electrothermal MEMS Microgripper for the Deformability Characterization of Human Red Blood Cells . Micromachines, 9(3), pp. 108.

CAUCHI, M., GRECH, I., SAMMUT, N., MOLLICONE, P. and MALLIA, B., 2018. The Effects of Structure Thickness, Air Gap Thickness and Silicon Type on the Performance of a Horizontal Electrothermal MEMS Microgripper
. Actuators, 7(38),.

CAUCHI, M., MOLLICONE, P., SAMMUT, N., MALLIA, B., GRECH, I. and PORTELLI, B., 2018. Design and Fabrication Considerations, Numerical Modelling, and testing of a MEMS Microgripper , Proc. to the Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS (DTIP) , May 2018 2018.

GRECH, C., SAMMUT, N., BUZIO, M. and BEAUMONT, A., 2018. Performance Comparison of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and FerriMagnetic resonance Field Markers for the Control of Low-Energy Synchrotrons . Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1065(5),.

GRIMA, A., DI CASTRO, M., SAMMUT, N. and MASI, A., 2018. Electrical Metrological Characterization of Ironless Inductive Position Sensors with Long Cables
. IEEE Sensors Journal, 18(17), pp. 7114.

GRIMA, A., DI CASTRO, M., SAMMUT, N. and MASI, A., 2018. Frequency Response Characterization of Ironless Inductive Position Sensors with Long Cables . MATEC Web of Conferences EDP Sciences Journal, 208, pp. 3007.

GRIMA, A., MASI, A., DI CASTRO, M. and SAMMUT, N., 2018. Experimental Thermal Characterisation of an Ironless Inductive Position Sensor . Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 13, pp. 100411.

GRIMA, A., SAMMUT, N., MASI, A. and DI CASTRO, M., 2018. A Novel Holistic Design Optimisation Algorithm for the Ironless Inductive Position Sensor . International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, 10(2), pp. 116.

PORTELLI, M., MOLLICONE, P., SAMMUT, N., BERTARELLI, A., CARRA, F. and METTLER, L.K., 2018. Numerical simulation of long rods impacted by particle beams . Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams, 21, pp. 063501.

GRIMA, A., DANISI, A., MASI, A. and SAMMUT, N., 2017. Influence of External Conductive Objects on the Performance of an Ironless Inductive Position Sensor . IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(14),.

CAUCHI, M., MOLLICONE, P., GRECH, I., SAMMUT, N. and MALLIA, B., 2016. Design and Analysis of a MEMs-Based Electrothermal Microgripper , Proc. to the International CAE Conference , October 2016 2016.

GRIXTI, S., SAMMUT, N., HERNEK, M., MASMANO, M., CARRASCOSA, E. and CORONEL, J., 2016. Separation Kernel Robustness Testing: The XtratuM Case Study, IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing  2016, IEEE, pp. 534.

CAUCHI, M., ASSMANN, R.W., BERTARELLI, A., CARRA, F., CERRUTTI, F., LARI, L., MOLLICONE, P., REDAELLI, S. and SAMMUT, N., 2015. Thermomechanical Response of Large Hadron Collider Collimators to Proton and Ion Beam Impacts. Physical Reviews Special Topics: Accelerators and Beams, 18(4), pp. 041002.

CAUCHI, M., ASSMANN, R.W., BERTARELLI, A., CARRA, F., LARI, L., MOLLICONE, P., REDAELLI, S. and SAMMUT, N., 2015. Thermomechanical Assessment of the Effects of a Jaw-Beam Angle during Beam Impact on LHC Collimators.

DANISI, A., GRECH, M., SAMMUT, N., MASI, A. and LOSITO, R., 2015. FEM Simulations of Metamaterial Impact on the Longitudinal Beam-Coupling Impedance of a Rectangular Beam Pipe , Proc. of the IEEE 9th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials) , 7-10 Sept 2015.

GRIXTI, S., LOPEZ TRECASTRO, J., SAMMUT, N. and ZAMMIT MANGION, D., 2015. A Robustness Testing Campaign for IMA-SP Partitioning Kernels, L. OUWEHAND, ed. In: DAta Systems in Aerospace (DASIA 2015), 19-21 May, 2015 2015, European Space Agency.

AQUILINA, N., GIOVANNOZZI, M., HAGEN, P., LAMONT, M., LANGNER, S., TODESCO, E., TOMAS, R., WENNINGER, J. and SAMMUT, N., 2014. The FiDeL model at 7 TeV, Proceedings of the International Particle Accelerator Conference 2014 (IPAC’14) 2014, pp. 3069-3072.

AQUILINA, N., LAMONT, M., GIOVANOZZI, M., SAMMUT, N., STEINHAGEN, R., TODESCO, E. and WENNINGER, J., 2014. Tune Variations in the Large Hadron Collider. Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods in Physics Research A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 778, pp. 6-13.

CAUCHI, M., ABERLE, O., ASSMANN, R.W., BERTARELLI, A., CARRA, F., CORNELIS, K., DALLOCCHIO, A., DEBOY, D., LARI, L., MOLLICONE, P., REDAELLI, S., ROSSI, A., SALVACHUA, B., and SAMMUT, N., 2014. High Energy Beam Impact Tests on a LHC Tertiary Collimator at the CERN High-Radiation to Materials Facility.

LERCHE, P., BUHAGIAR, K., WASSEMER, D., GABARD, A., BARUTTI, A., BUZIO, M., SAMMUT, N., SANFILIPPO, S. and FOUSSAT, A., 2014. Magnetic Determination of the Current Center Line for the Superconducting ITER TF Coils. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25(3), pp. 4200405.

CAUCHI, M., ASSMANN, R.W., BERTARELLI, A., CARRA, F., CERRUTTI, F., LARI, L., MOLLICONE, P. and SAMMUT, N., 2013. Preliminary Comparison of the Response of LHC Tertiary Collimators to Proton and Ion Beam Impacts, Proceedings of the International Particle Accelerator Conference 2013 (IPAC’13) 2013, pp. 3412-3414.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BRUCE, R., JACKSON, S., REDAELLI, S., SALVACHUA, B., SAMMUT, N., WOLLMANN, D. and ZAMANTZAS, C., 2013. Fast automatic beam-based alignment of the LHC collimation system, Proceedings to the 14th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems, (ICALEPCS’13) 2013, pp. 1430-1433.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BRUCE, R., REDAELLI, S., SALVACHUA, B., SAMMUT, N. and WOLLMANN, D., 2013.  Operational results with fast automatic beam-based LHC collimator alignment. Xjenza, 1(2), pp. 2-13.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., GASIOR, M., REDAELLI, S., SAMMUT, N. and WOLLMANN, D., 2013. Development and beam tests of an automatic algorithm for alignment of LHC collimators with embedded BPMs, Proceedings of the International Particle Accelerator Conference 2013 (IPAC’13) 2013, pp. 3439-3441.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., REDAELLI, S. and SAMMUT, N., 2013. LHC collimator alignment operational tool, Proceedings to the 14th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems, (ICALEPCS’13) 2013, pp. 860-863.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., REDAELLI, S. and SAMMUT, N., 2013. Simulator for beam-based LHC collimator alignment.

AQUILINA, N., LAMONT, M., STEINHAGEN, R., TODESCO, E., WENNINGER, J. and SAMMUT, N., 2012. Expected and measured behaviour of the tune in the LHC operation at 3.5 TeV, Proceedings of the 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’12) 2012, pp. 3354-3356.

AQUILINA, N., LAMONT, M., STRZECLZYK, M., TODESCO, E. and SAMMUT, N., 2012. Chromaticity Decay Due to Superconducting Dipoles on the Injection Plateau of the Large Hadron Collider.

CAUCHI, M., ASSMANN, R.W., BERTARELLI, A., BRUCE, R., CARRA, F., DALLOCCHIO, A., LARI, L., MARIANI, N., MOLLICONE, P., ROSSI, A. and SAMMUT, N., 2012. Preliminary Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Angular Beam Impact on LHC Collimators, Proceedings of the International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012 (IPAC’12) 2012, pp. 550-552.

TODESCO, E., AQUILINA, N., FISCARELLI, L., GARCIA TOMAS, R., GIOVANNOZZI, M., HAGEN, P., LAMONT, M., MACLEAN, E., REDAELLI, S., SCHMIDT, F., STRZECLZYK, M., WALCKIERS, L., WENNINGER, J. and SAMMUT, N., 2012. The Magnetic Field Model of the Large Hadron Collider: Overview of Operation at 3.5 and 4 TeV, Proceedings of the 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’12) 2012, pp. 2194-2196.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BRUCE, R., MULLER, G.J., REDAELLI, S., ROSSI, A. and SAMMUT, N., 2012. Comparison of LHC collimator beam-based alignment BPM-interpolated centres, Proceedings of the 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’12) 2012, pp. 2062-2064.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BRUCE, R., MULLER, G.J., REDAELLI, S., SALVACHUA, B. and SAMMUT, N., 2012. A tool based on the BPM-interpolated orbit for speeding up LHC collimator alignment, Proceedings of the 52nd International Committee for Future Accelerators Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop on High-Intensity and High-Brightness Hadron Beams (ICFA-HB2012) 2012, pp. 162-165.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BRUCE, R., REDAELLI, S., ROSSI, A., SAMMUT, N. and WOLLMANN, D., 2012. Semiautomatic beam-based LHC collimator alignment.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BRUCE, R., REDAELLI, S. and SAMMUT, N., 2012. Automatic threshold selection for BLM signals during LHC collimator alignment, Proceedings of the IEEE 6th UKSim/AMSS European Symposium on Computer Modeling and Simulation (EMS) 2012, pp. 210-213.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BRUCE, R., REDAELLI, S., SAMMUT, N. and WOLLMANN, D., 2012. Automatic computer algorithms for beam-based setup of the LHC collimators, Proceedings of the International Computational Accelerator Physics Conference 2012 (ICAP’12) 2012, pp. 15-19.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BRUCE, R. and SAMMUT, N., 2012. Classification of LHC beam loss spikes using Support Vector Machines, Proceedings of the IEEE 10th Jubilee International Symposium on Applied Machine Intelligence and Informatics (SAMI) 2012, pp. 355-358.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BURKART, F., REDAELLI, S., ROSSI, A., SAMMUT, N. and WOLLMANN, D., 2012. Modeling and simulation of LHC beam-based collimator setup, Proceedings of the 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012 (IPAC’12) 2012, pp. 2059-2061.

CAUCHI, M., ASSMANN, R.W., BERTARELLI, A., BRUCE, R., CARRA, F., DALLOCCHIO, A., DEBOY, D., LARI, L., MARIANI, N., MOLLICONE, P., ROSSI, A. and SAMMUT, N., 2011. Preliminary Assessment of Beam Impact Consequences on LHC Tungsten Collimators, Proceedings of the European Physical Society International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’11) 2011, pp. 1617-1619.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., BRUCE, R., BURKART, F., CAUCHI, M., DEBOY, D., REDAELLI, S., ROSSI, A., SAMMUT, N. and WOLLMANN, D., 2011. Comparison of LHC Collimation Setups with Manual and Semi-Automatic Collimator Alignment, Proceedings of the European Physical Society International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’11) 2011, pp. 3771-3773.

VALENTINO, G., ASSMANN, R.W., REDAELLI, S., SAMMUT, N. and WOLLMANN, D., 2011. Semi-Automatic Beam-Based Alignment Algorithm for the LHC Collimation System, Proceedings of the European Physical Society International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’11) 2011, pp. 3768-3770.

TODESCO, E., AQUILINA, N., AUCHMANN, B., BOTTURA, L., DEFERNE, G., DENIAU, L., FISCARELLI, L., HAGEN, P., GIOVANNOZZI, M., LAMONT, M., MONTENERO, G., MULLER, G., PEREIRA, M., REDAELLI, S., REMONDINO, V., SAMMUT, N., SCHMIDT, F., STEINHAGEN, R., STRZECLZYK, M., TOMAS, R., VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., WENNINGER, J. and WOLF, R., 2010. The Magnetic Model of the LHC in the Early Phase of Beam Commissioning, Proceedings of the European Physical Society International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’10) 2010, pp. 55-57.

BOTTURA, L., BUZIO, M., GIOVANNOZZI, M., HAGEN, P., KOUTCHOUK, J.P., LAMONT, M., MILES, J., REMONDINO, V., SAMMUT, N., SANFILIPPO, S., SCHMIDT, F., SERNELIUS, D., STEINHAGEN, R., STRZECLZYK, M., TOMAS, R., TODESCO, E., VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., WALCKIERS, L., WENNINGER, J., WOLF, R. and XYDI, P., 2009. First Field Test of FiDeL - The Magnetic Field Model for the LHC, Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC’09) 2009, pp. M06PFP046.

SAMMUT, N., BOTTURA, L., DEFERNE, G. and VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., 2009. Mathematical Formulation to Predict the Harmonics of the Superconducting Large Hadron Collider Magnets. III. Pre-Cycle Ramp Rate Effects and Magnet Characterization.

SAMMUT, N., GILOUX, C., LAMONT, M., VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W. and WHITE, S.M., 2009. Hysteresis Effects of MCBX Magnets on the LHC Operation in Collision, Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC’09) 2009, pp. M06PFP050.

VERWEIJ, A., SAMMUT, N., VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W. and WOLF, R., 2009. Pre-cycle Selection for the Superconducting Main Magnets of the Large Hadron Collider, Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC’09) 2009, pp. M06PFP054.

SAMMUT, N., BOTTURA, L. and VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., 2008. Dependence of the Static and Dynamic Field Quality of the LHC Superconducting Dipole Magnets on the Pre-cycle Ramp Rate, Proceedings of the European Physical Society European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC’08) 2008, pp. 2479-2481.

SAMMUT, N., BOTTURA, L., VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., LAMONT, M., MILES, J., SANFILIPPO, S., ALEMANY FERNANDEZ, R., STRZECLZYK, M., XYDI, P. and DEFERNE, G., 2008. A Demonstration Experiment for the Forecast of Magnetic Field and Field Errors in the LHC, Proceedings of the European Physical Society European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC’08) 2008, pp. 2482-2484.

SAMMUT, N., MATHIEU WHITE, S., VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W. and BURKHARDT, H., 2008. Measurements and effects of the magnetic hysteresis in the LHC crossing angle and separation bumps, Proceedings of the European Physical Society European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC’08) 2008, pp. 2530-2532.

SAMMUT, N., XYDI, P., BOTTURA, L., LAMONT, M., VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., MILES, J., ALEMANY FERNANDEZ, R., STRZECLZYK, M., MOMPO, R. and DEFERNE, G., 2008. A Demonstration Experiment for the Main Field Tracking and the Sextupole and Decapole Compensation in the LHC Main Magnets. LHC Project Report 1083. Geneva, Switzerland: The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) – Accelerators and Beams Division.

SANFILIPPO, S., SAMMUT, N., BOTTURA, L., DI-CASTRO, M., BASU, A., KOUTCHOUK, J.P., TODESCO, E., HAGEN, P., CATALAN-LASHERAS, N., VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., GILOUX, C. and WOLF, R., 2008. Magnetic Performance of the Main Superconducting Magnets for the LHC. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 18(2), pp. 132-137.

XYDI, P., BOTTURA, L., VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., SAMMUT, N., LAMONT, M., MILES, J., ALEMANY FERNANDEZ, R., STRZECLZYK, M., DEFERNE, G. and MOMPO, R., 2008. Main Field Tracking Measurement in the LHC Superconducting Dipole and Quadrupole Magnets, Proceedings of the European Physical Society European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC’08) 2008, pp. 2485-2487.

DI-CASTRO, M., SERNELIUS, D., BOTTURA, L., DENIAU, L., SAMMUT, N., SANFILIPPO, S. and VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., 2007. Parametric Field Modeling for the LHC Main Magnets in Operating Conditions, Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC’07)  2007, pp. 1586-1588.

SAMMUT, N., BOTTURA, L., BAUER, P., PIELONI, T. and MICALLEF, J., 2007. Mathematical Formulation to Predict the Harmonics of the Superconducting Large Hadron Collider Magnets: II. Dynamic Field Changes and Scaling Laws.

SAMMUT, N., 2006. The Field Description for the Large Hadron Collider, University of Malta.

SAMMUT, N., BENEDICO MORA, E., BOTTURA, L., GALBRAITH, P., GILOTEAUX, D., GRECO, G., HAVERKAMP, M., MARCHESOTTI, M., MASI, M., MICALLEF, J., PIELONI, T., SMIRNOV, N. and TIKHOV, A., 2006. A Hall Plate Based Instrument to Measure the Snapback in the Large Hadron Collider Superconducting Dipole Magnets, Proceedings of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (IMTC’06) 2006, pp. 61-66.

SAMMUT, N., BOTTURA, L. and MICALLEF, J., 2006. A Mathematical Formulation to Predict the Harmonics of the Superconducting LHC Magnets.

SAMMUT, N., BOTTURA, L., SANFILIPPO, S. and MICALLEF, J., 2006. The Dependence of the Field Decay on the Powering History of the LHC Superconducting Dipole Magnets, Proceedings of the European Physical Society European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC’06) 2006, pp. 2622-2624.

SAMMUT, N., BOTTURA, L., SANFILIPPO, S. and MICALLEF, J., 2006. The Field Description Model for the LHC Quadrupole Superconducting Magnets, Proceedings of the European Physical Society European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC’06) 2006, pp. 2619-2621.

SANFILIPPO, S., BEAUQUIS, J., BOTTURA, L., BUZIO, M., COCCOLI, M., GARCIA-PEREZ, J., PUGNAT, P., SAMMUT, N., SIEMKO, A., SMIRNOV, N., STAFINIAK, A. and WILDNER, E., 2006. Electrical and Magnetic Performance of the LHC Short Straight Sections. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 16(2), pp. 265-268.

SMIRNOV, N., BOTTURA, L., CALVI, M., DEFERNE, G., DIMARCO, J., SAMMUT, N. and SANFILIPPO, S., 2006. Focusing Strength Measurements of the Main Quadrupoles for the LHC. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 16(2), pp. 261-264.

VENTURINI DELSOLARO, W., BOTTURA, L., CHAUDHARI, Y., KARPINNEN, M. and SAMMUT, N., 2006. Measurement and Modeling of Magnetic Hysteresis in the LHC Superconducting Correctors, Proceedings of the European Physical Society European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC’06) 2006, pp. 2026-2028.

ANNALA, G., BAUER, P., BOTTURA, L., MARTENS, M.A., SAMMUT, N., VELEV, G. and SHILTSEV, V., 2005. Advances in the Understanding and Operations of Superconducting Colliders, Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC’05) 2005, pp. 54-58.

BOTTURA, L., PIELONI, T. and SAMMUT, N., 2005. Scaling Laws for the Field Quality at Injection in the LHC Dipoles. LHC Project Note 361. Geneva, Switzerland: The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).

BOTTURA, L. and SAMMUT, N., 2005. The Use of Magnetic Measurements for LHC Operation, Proceedings to the LHC Project Workshop, Chamonix XIV 2005, pp. 235-243.

SAMMUT, N., BOTTURA, L. and MICALLEF, J., 2005. The LHC Magnetic Field Model, Proceedings of the IEEE  Particle Accelerator Conference 2005 (PAC’05) 2005, pp. 2648-2650.

SANFILIPPO, S., SMIRNOV, N., SCHNIZER, P., SAMMUT, N., PUGNAT, P., BOTTURA, L., SIEMKO, A., CALVI, M., CHOHAN, V., STAFINIAK, A., WALCKIERS, L., HAGEN, P., TODESCO, E., TORTSCHANOFF, T., SIMON, F. and DURANTE, M., 2005. Axis Measurements, Field Quality and Quench Performance of the first LHC Short Straight Sections. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 15(2), pp. 1098-1101.

GRECH, C., BUZIO, M., SAMMUT, N., AVRAMIDOU, R., BEAUMONT, A. and TINEMBART, J., 218. Metrological Characterization of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Markers for Real Time Control of the CERN ELENA Ring Dipoles . IEEE Sensors Journal, 18(14), pp. 5826.

  • ICT3007 - Management of Computer Engineering Projects
  • ICT3008 - Professional Issues in Computer Engineering and ICT
  • MNE1201 - Microsystems
  • MNE3206 - Digital VLSI Design
  • MNE3503 - Digital VLSI
  • MNE3702 - Oscillators and Filters
Awards

Man of the Year Award
Professional Man of the Year Award

Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award
Outstanding Leadership in Academia Award
Outstanding Scientific and Technological Achievement Award

Young Enterprise European Company of the Year Award
Young Enterprise National Company of the Year Award

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