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Congratulations to Alessandro Ratti on joining the ISSNAF Board




Alessandro Ratti is well known in the ISSNAF community in the San Francisco Bay Area as a tireless supporter of ISSNAF. He was instrumental in the funding of the ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter in 2017 and has served as the chair or co-chair of its Executive Committee until recently. Alessandro has also served on the ISSNAF Board Internationalization Task Force that supports the internationalization activities of Italian Universities.


Alessandro Ratti serves as the Division Deputy for accelerator technologies in the Engineering Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). His journey in the particle accelerator field has seen him take on increasingly vital roles. Notably, he led the electronics team in completing the frontend injector for Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Lab. Subsequently he led a significant US contribution to beam instrumentation systems for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, and then he was instrumental in the demonstration of the crab cavity system in the US, which is now an integral part of the LHC upgrade project. Presently, Alessandro is the system manager of electronic systems for the ALS Upgrade. Prior to this position, he served as the director of the Electronics Engineering Division in the Accelerator Directorate at SLAC. His technology innovation efforts at LBNL earned him and his team an RD100 award for the development of the Unexploded Ordnance Discriminator, and later patented the technology for ground water exploration. Alessandro has also significantly contributed to the founding of several successful startups.

Alessandro Ratti holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pavia and an MBA from the Haas School of Business.

In recognition of his service to Italy and the scientific community, Alessandro was honored with knighthood as Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. 


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