After completing his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics, Alex Grillo worked in the electronics industry for twelve years on the development of a novel technology for computer memory and on the development of statistical simulation techniques for integrated circuit fabrication processes. He also worked for a short time as part of the Controls Group at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center before returning to UCSC. He joined the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics in 1992 to work on the development of silicon micro-strip detectors for particle physics experiments and especially radiation-hardened integrated circuits for readout of such detectors.
He is currently involved with the ATLAS and the Heavy Photon Search experiments. For the international ATLAS project, he served as Electronics Coordinator for the Semi-Conductor Tracker (SCT) sub-system during the design and construction phases. He now serves as manager of US maintenance and operations of the Pixel and SCT sub-systems. He is also engaged in the development of the readout system for a future upgrade to the ATLAS Inner Tracker.
Alex Grillo currently serves as the president of the Upsilon Chapter at UCSC of Phi Beta Kappa.
Collaboration Involvement: ATLAS, HPS
A.A. Grillo, "Electronics Requirements for Collider Physics Experiments", in Extreme Environment Electronics,
J.D. Cressler & H.A. Mantooth, Ed., Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, pp 887-894 (2012).
A. Kuhl, V. Fadeyev, A.A. Grillo, F. Martinez-McKinney, J. Nielsen, E. Spencer and M. Wilder, "ATLAS ABCD hybrid fatal charge dosage test", JINST 6 C12021 (2011).
A.A. Grillo, E. Spencer, L. Daniel, et al., "A Prototype Front-End Readout Chip for Silicon Microstrip Detectors Using an Advanced SiGe Technology", Proceedings of the Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics (TWEPP-09), Paris, France, pp 379-383, Sep. 2009.
The ATLAS Collaboration and G Aad et al., "The ATLAS Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider", JINST 3 S08003 (2008).
F. Campabadal et al., "Design and Performance of the ABCD3TA ASIC for Readout of Silicon Strip Detectors in the ATLAS Semiconductor Tracker", Nucl. Instrum. Methods A552, pp 292-328 (2005).