Bio


Research Interests
* Instrumentation and technology for astrophysics and cosmology in the mm and sub-mm bands.
* Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and of the emission from interstellar dust.
* Superconducting detectors for mm and sub-mm bands, detectors cameras.
* Cryogenic polarization modulators.
* Mechanical design, finite element analysis, design of printed circuit boards.
* Nanofabrication up to 6in silicon wafers.
* Data analysis, simulation, programming.
* Systematics in CMB polarimeters and large focal planes.

Research Collaborations
* AliCPT-1
* Atacama Cosmology Telescope
* Simons Observatory
* PILOT
* CMB-S4
* QUBIC

Academic Appointments


  • Phys Sci Res Assoc, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Reviewer, NASA APRA (2015 - 2015)
  • Organizer special session 'Superconducting Applications for Cosmological Research', Applied Superconductivity Conference 2018 (2018 - 2018)
  • Referee, Applied Thermal Engineering (2018 - Present)
  • Program Committee Member, Applied Superconductivity Conference 2018 (2018 - 2018)
  • Reviewer, NASA APRA (2018 - 2018)
  • Referee, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (2017 - Present)
  • Referee, 28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (2017 - Present)
  • Referee, Journal of Low Temperature Physics (2016 - Present)
  • Referee, Applied Physics Research (2016 - Present)

Professional Education


  • PhD, Sapienza University of Rome, Astronomy (2011)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Lead the development of AliCPT-1: the 1st CMB telescope to be deployed in Tibet!

Projects


  • Atacama Cosmology Telescope - Advanced ACTPol

    Location

    Princeton - USA

  • AliCPT

    Location

    Tibetan plateau

  • Simons Observatory

    Location

    USA

  • CMB-S4

    Location

    USA

  • QUBIC

    Location

    Paris APC

  • PILOT

    Location

    CNES, CERS Toulouse

All Publications


  • Assembly and Integration Process of the High-Density Detector Array Readout Modules for the Simons Observatory JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS Li, Y., Arnold, K., Atkins, Z., Bruno, S., Cothard, N. F., Dober, B., Duell, C. J., Duff, S. M., Gallardo, P. A., Healy, E., Ho, S., Hubmayr, J., Keating, B., Lee, A. T., Mangu, A., McCarrick, H., Niemack, M. D., Newburgh, L., Raum, C., Salatino, M., Sasse, T., Silva-Feaver, M., Simon, S. M., Staggs, S., Suzuki, A., Ullom, J., Vavagiakis, E. M., Vissers, M. R., Wang, Y., Westbrook, B., Wollack, E. J., Xu, Z., Zheng, K., Zhu, N. 2020; 199 (3-4): 985–93
  • Small Aperture Telescopes for the Simons Observatory JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS Ali, A. M., Adachi, S., Arnold, K., Ashton, P., Bazarko, A., Chinone, Y., Coppi, G., Corbett, L., Crowley, K. D., Crowley, K. T., Devlin, M., Dicker, S., Duff, S., Ellis, C., Galitzki, N., Goeckner-Wald, N., Harrington, K., Healy, E., Hill, C. A., Ho, S., Hubmayr, J., Keating, B., Kiuchi, K., Kusaka, A., Lee, A. T., Ludlam, M., Mangu, A., Matsuda, F., McCarrick, H., Nati, F., Niemack, M. D., Nishino, H., Orlowski-Scherer, J., Rao, M., Raum, C., Sakurai, Y., Salatino, M., Sasse, T., Seibert, J., Sierra, C., Silva-Feaver, M., Spisak, J., Simon, S. M., Staggs, S., Tajima, O., Teply, G., Tsan, T., Wollack, E., Westbrook, B., Xu, Z., Zannoni, M., Zhu, N. 2020
  • Simons Observatory Microwave SQUID Multiplexing Readout: Cryogenic RF Amplifier and Coaxial Chain Design JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS Rao, M., Silva-Feaver, M., Ali, A., Arnold, K., Ashton, P., Dober, B. J., Duell, C. J., Duff, S. M., Galitzki, N., Healy, E., Henderson, S., Ho, S., Hoh, J., Kofman, A. M., Kusaka, A., Lee, A. T., Mangu, A., Mathewson, J., Mauskopf, P., McCarrick, H., Moore, J., Niemack, M. D., Raum, C., Salatino, M., Sasse, T., Seibert, J., Simon, S. M., Staggs, S., Stevens, J. R., Teply, G., Thornton, R., Ullom, J., Vavagiakis, E. M., Westbrook, B., Xu, Z., Zhu, N. 2020
  • Characterization of Transition Edge Sensors for the Simons Observatory JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS Stevens, J. R., Cothard, N. F., Vavagiakis, E. M., Ali, A., Arnold, K., Austermann, J. E., Choi, S. K., Dober, B. J., Duell, C., Duff, S. M., Hilton, G. C., Ho, S., Hoang, T. D., Hubmayr, J., Lee, A. T., Mangu, A., Nati, F., Niemack, M. D., Raum, C., Renzullo, M., Salatino, M., Sasse, T., Simon, S. M., Staggs, S., Suzuki, A., Truitt, P., Ullom, J., Vivalda, J., Vissers, M. R., Walker, S., Westbrook, B., Wollack, E. J., Xu, Z., Yohannes, D. 2020
  • Machine Learning, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, and Optimal Algorithms to Characterize the AdvACT Kilopixel Transition-Edge Sensor Arrays IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY Salatino, M., Austermann, J., Beall, J. A., Choi, S., Crowley, K. T., Duff, S., Henderson, S. W., Hilton, G., Ho, S. P., Hubmayr, J., Li, Y., Niemack, M. D., Simon, S. M., Staggs, S. T., Wollack, E. J. 2019; 29 (5)
  • The Simons Observatory: science goals and forecasts JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS Ade, P., Aguirre, J., Ahmed, Z., Aiola, S., Ali, A., Alonso, D., Alvarez, M. A., Arnold, K., Ashton, P., Austermann, J., Awan, H., Baccigalupi, C., Baildon, T., Barron, D., Battaglia, N., Battye, R., Baxter, E., Bazarko, A., Beall, J. A., Bean, R., Beck, D., Beckman, S., Beringue, B., Bianchini, F., Boada, S., Boettger, D., Bond, J., Borrill, J., Brown, M. L., Bruno, S., Bryan, S., Calabrese, E., Calafut, V., Calisse, P., Carron, J., Challinor, A., Chesmore, G., Chinone, Y., Chluba, J., Cho, H., Choi, S., Coppi, G., Cothard, N. F., Coughlin, K., Crichton, D., Crowley, K. D., Crowley, K. T., Cukierman, A., D'Ewart, J. M., Dunner, R., de Haan, T., Devlin, M., Dicker, S., Didier, J., Dobbs, M., Dober, B., Duell, C. J., Duff, S., Duivenvoorden, A., Dunkley, J., Dusatko, J., Errard, J., Fabbian, G., Feeney, S., Ferraro, S., Fluxa, P., Freese, K., Frisch, J. C., Frolov, A., Fuller, G., Fuzia, B., Galitzki, N., Gallardo, P. A., Ghersi, J., Gao, J., Gawiser, E., Gerbino, M., Gluscevic, V., Goeckner-Wald, N., Golec, J., Gordon, S., Gralla, M., Green, D., Grigorian, A., Groh, J., Groppi, C., Guan, Y., Gudmundsson, J. E., Han, D., Hargrave, P., Hasegawa, M., Hasselfield, M., Hattori, M., Haynes, V., Hazumi, M., He, Y., Healy, E., Henderson, S. W., Hervias-Caimapo, C., Hill, C. A., Hill, J., Hilton, G., Hilton, M., Hincks, A. D., Hinshaw, G., Hlozek, R., Ho, S., Ho, S., Howe, L., Huang, Z., Hubmayr, J., Huffenberger, K., Hughes, J. P., Ijjas, A., Ikape, M., Irwin, K., Jaffe, A. H., Jain, B., Jeong, O., Kaneko, D., Karpel, E. D., Katayama, N., Keating, B., Kernasovskiy, S. S., Keskitalo, R., Kisner, T., Kiuchi, K., Klein, J., Knowles, K., Koopman, B., Kosowsky, A., Krachmalnicoff, N., Kuenstner, S. E., Kuo, C., Kusaka, A., Lashner, J., Lee, A., Lee, E., Leon, D., Leung, J., Lewis, A., Li, Y., Li, Z., Limon, M., Linder, E., Lopez-Caraballo, C., Louis, T., Lowry, L., Lungu, M., Madhavacheril, M., Mak, D., Maldonado, F., Mani, H., Mates, B., Matsuda, F., Maurin, L., Mauskopf, P., May, A., McCallum, N., McKenney, C., McMahon, J., Meerburg, P., Meyers, J., Miller, A., Mirmelstein, M., Moodley, K., Munchmeyer, M., Munson, C., Naess, S., Nati, F., Navaroli, M., Newburgh, L., Ho Nam Nguyen, Niemack, M., Nishino, H., Orlowski-Scherer, J., Page, L., Partridge, B., Peloton, J., Perrotta, F., Piccirillo, L., Pisano, G., Poletti, D., Puddu, R., Puglisi, G., Raum, C., Reichardt, C. L., Remazeilles, M., Rephaeli, Y., Riechers, D., Rojas, F., Roy, A., Sadeh, S., Sakurail, Y., Salatino, M., Rao, M., Schaan, E., Schmittfull, M., Sehgal, N., Seibert, J., Seljak, U., Sherwin, B., Shimon, M., Sierra, C., Sievers, J., Sikhosana, P., Silva-Feaver, M., Simon, S. M., Sinclair, A., Siritanasak, P., Smith, K., Smith, S. R., Spergel, D., Staggs, S. T., Stein, G., Stevens, J. R., Stompor, R., Suzuki, A., Tajima, O., Takakura, S., Teply, G., Thomas, D. B., Thorne, B., Thornton, R., Trac, H., Tsai, C., Tucker, C., Ullom, J., Vagnozzi, S., van Engelen, A., Van Lanen, J., Van Winkle, D. D., Vavagiakis, E. M., Verges, C., Vissers, M., Wagoner, K., Walker, S., Ward, J., Westbrook, B., Whitehorn, N., Williams, J., Williams, J., Wollack, E. J., Xu, Z., Yu, B., Yu, C., Zago, F., Zhang, H., Zhu, N., Simons Observ Collaboration 2019
  • Simons Observatory large aperture telescope receiver design overview Zhu, N., Orlowski-Scherer, J. L., Xu, Z., Ali, A., Arnold, K. S., Ashton, P. C., Coppi, G., Devlin, M. J., Dicker, S., Galitzki, N., Gallardo, P. A., Henderson, S. W., Ho, S., Hubmayr, J., Keating, B., Lee, A. T., Limon, M., Lungu, M., Mauskop, P. D., May, A. J., McMahon, J., Niemack, M. D., Piccirillo, L., Puglisi, G., Rao, M., Salatino, M., Silva-Feaver, M., Simon, S. M., Staggs, S., Thornton, R., Ullom, J. N., Vavagiakis, E. M., Westbrook, B., Wollack, E. J., Zmuidzinas, J., Gao SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2312871

    View details for Web of Science ID 000451719300036

  • Cooldown Strategies and Transient Thermal Simulations for the Simons Observatory Coppi, G., Xu, Z., Ali, A., Galitzki, N., Gallardo, P. A., May, A. J., Orlowski-Scherer, J. L., Zhu, N., Devlin, M. J., Dicker, S., Keating, B., Limon, M., Longu, M., McMahon, J., Niemack, M. D., Piccirillo, L., Puglisi, G., Salatino, M., Simon, S. M., Teply, G., Thornton, R., Vavagiakis, E. M., Zmuidzinas, J., Gao SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2312679

    View details for Web of Science ID 000451719300034

  • Development of Calibration Strategies for the Simons Observatory Bryan, S. A., Simon, S. M., Gerbino, M., Teply, G., Ali, A., Chinone, Y., Crowley, K., Fabbian, G., Gallardo, P. A., Goeckner-Wald, N., Keating, B., Koopman, B., Kusaka, A., Matsuda, F., Mauskopf, P., McMahon, J., Nati, F., Puglisi, G., Reichardt, C. L., Salatino, M., Xu, Z., Zhu, N., Zmuidzinas, J., Gao SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2313832

    View details for Web of Science ID 000451719300077

  • Studies of Systematic Uncertainties for Simons Observatory: Detector Array Effects Crowley, K. T., Simon, S. M., Silva-Feaver, M., Goeckner-Wald, N., Ali, A., Austermann, J., Brown, M. L., Chinone, Y., Cukierman, A., Dober, B., Duff, S. M., Dunkley, J., Errard, J., Fabbian, G., Gallardo, P. A., Ho, S., Hubmayr, J., Keating, B., Kusaka, A., McCallum, N., McMahon, J., Nati, F., Niemack, M. D., Puglisi, G., Rao, M., Reichardt, C. L., Salatino, M., Siritanasak, P., Staggs, S., Suzuki, A., Teply, G., Thomas, D. B., Ullom, J. N., Verges, C., Vissers, M. R., Westbrook, B., Wollack, E. J., Xu, Z., Zhu, N., Zmuidzinas, J., Gao SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2313414

    View details for Web of Science ID 000451719300076

  • Designs for next generation CMB survey strategies from Chile Stevens, J. R., Goeckner-Wald, N., Keskitalo, R., McCallum, N., Ali, A., Borrill, J., Brown, M. L., Chinone, Y., Gallardo, P. A., Kusaka, A., Lee, A. T., McMahon, J., Niemack, M. D., Page, L., Puglisi, G., Salatino, M., Mak, S. D., Teply, G., Thomas, D. B., Vavagiakis, E. M., Wollack, E. J., Xu, Z., Zhu, N., Zmuidzinas, J., Gao SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2313898

    View details for Web of Science ID 000451719300078

  • Studies of Systematic Uncertainties for Simons Observatory: Optical Effects and Sensitivity Considerations Gallardo, P. A., Gudmundsson, J., Koopman, B. J., Matsuda, F. T., Simon, S. M., Ali, A., Bryan, S., Chinone, Y., Coppi, G., Cothard, N., Devlin, M. J., Dicker, S., Fabbian, G., Galitzki, N., Hill, C. A., Keating, B., Kusaka, A., Lashner, J., Lee, A. T., Limon, M., Mauskopf, P. D., McMahon, J., Nati, F., Niemack, M. D., Orlowski-Scherer, J. L., Parshley, S. C., Puglisi, G., Reichardt, C. L., Salatino, M., Staggs, S., Suzuki, A., Vavagiakis, E. M., Wollack, E. J., Xu, Z., Zhu, N., Zmuidzinas, J., Gao SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2312971

    View details for Web of Science ID 000451719300075

  • BoloCalc: a sensitivity calculator for the design of Simons Observatory Hill, C. A., Bruno, S. M., Simon, S. M., Ali, A., Arnold, K. S., Ashton, P. C., Barron, D., Bryan, S., Chinone, Y., Coppi, G., Crowley, K. T., Cukierman, A., Dicker, S., Dunkley, J., Fabbian, G., Galitzki, N., Gallardo, P. A., Gudmundsson, J. E., Hubmayr, J., Keating, B., Kusaka, A., Lee, A. T., Matsuda, F., Mauskopf, P. D., McMahon, J., Niemack, M. D., Puglisi, G., Rao, M., Salatino, M., Sierra, C., Staggs, S., Suzuki, A., Teply, G., Ullom, J. N., Westbrook, B., Xu, Z., Zhu, N., Zmuidzinas, J., Gao SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2313916

    View details for Web of Science ID 000451719300079

  • Simons Observatory large aperture receiver simulation overview Orlowski-Scherer, J. L., Zhu, N., Xu, Z., Ali, A., Arnold, K. S., Ashton, P. C., Coppi, G., Devlin, M., Dicker, S., Galitzki, N., Gallardo, P. A., Keating, B., Lee, A. T., Limon, M., Lungu, M., May, A., McMahon, J., Niemack, M. D., Piccirillo, L., Puglisi, G., Salatino, M., Silva-Feaver, M., Simon, S. M., Thornton, R., Vavagiakis, E. M., Zmuidzinas, J., Gao SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2312868

    View details for Web of Science ID 000451719300074

  • Modeling Transmission and Reflection Mueller Matrices of Dielectric Half-Wave Plates JOURNAL OF INFRARED MILLIMETER AND TERAHERTZ WAVES Salatino, M., de Bernardis, P., Masi, S. 2017; 38 (2): 215–28
  • Optical modeling and polarization calibration for CMB measurements with ACTPol and Advanced ACTPol Koopman, B., Austermann, J., Cho, H., Coughlin, K. P., Duff, S. M., Gallardo, P. A., Hasselfield, M., Henderson, S. W., Ho, S., Hubmayr, J., Irwin, K. D., Li, D., McMahon, J., Nati, F., Niemack, M. D., Newburgh, L., Page, L. A., Salatino, M., Schillaci, A., Schmitt, B. L., Simon, S. M., Vavagiakis, E. M., Ward, J. T., Wollack, E. J., Holland, W. S., Zmuidzinas, J. SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2016

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2231912

    View details for Web of Science ID 000385793800069

  • Readout of two-kilopixel transition-edge sensor arrays for Advanced ACTPol Henderson, S. W., Stevens, J. R., Amiri, M., Austermann, J., Beall, J. A., Chaudhuri, S., Cho, H., Choi, S. K., Cothard, N. F., Crowley, K. T., Duff, S. M., Fitzgerald, C. P., Gallardo, P. A., Halpern, M., Hasselfield, M., Hilton, G., Ho, S., Hubmayr, J., Irwine, K. D., Koopman, B. J., Li, D., Li, Y., McMahon, J., Nati, F., Niemack, M. D., Reintsema, C. D., Salatino, M., Schillaci, A., Schmitt, B. L., Simon, S. M., Staggs, S. T., Vavagiakis, E. M., Ward, J. T., Holland, W. S., Zmuidzinas, J. SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2016

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2233895

    View details for Web of Science ID 000385793800034

  • Sensitivity to Cosmic Rays of Cold Electron Bolometers for Space Applications JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS Salatino, M., de Bernardis, P., Kuzmin, L. S., Mahashabde, S., Masi, S. 2014; 176 (3-4): 323–30
  • Cold-electron bolometers for future mm and sub-mm sky surveys Salatino, M., de Bernardis, P., Mahashabde, S., Kuzmin, L. S., Masi, S., Holland, W. S., Zmuidzinas, J. SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2014

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2056744

    View details for Web of Science ID 000354387400007

  • THE SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION OF THE CARINA NEBULA FROM FAR-INFRARED TO RADIO WAVELENGTHS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Salatino, M., de Bernardis, P., Masi, S., Polenta, G. 2012; 748 (1)
  • A cryogenic waveplate rotator for polarimetry at mm and submm wavelengths ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS Salatino, M., de Bernardis, P., Masi, S. 2011; 528