Hall B Scientific Staff Bios

Maurizio Ungaro

Maurizio Ungaro received a bachelor's degree in physics in 1999 from the University of Genoa Italy. He received a Ph.D in Nuclear Physics in 2004 from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute following an M.S. from the same institute. His thesis work on the N → Δ(1232) transition culminated is a top-cited PRL article. Prior to joining Jefferson Lab in 2011, Maurizio had been a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at University of Connecticut, where he performed experiments at Spring-8, Japan and in Hall-B and Hall-C at Jefferson Lab. At Jefferson Lab, his research focus is on the internal structure and dynamics of the nucleon and the transition between hadronic and partonic degrees of freedom. Maurizio has played a crucial role in the Two Photon Exchange experiment (the first to produce a simultaneous electron and positron beam on target) and is an active member of the Heavy Photon Search collaboration between JLab and SLAC hunting for dark matter. He supervises the refurbishment of the Low Threshold Cerenkov Counter detector for the CLAS12 upgrade and is the author of the CLAS12 detectors simulation. He also serves as a co-advisor for Physics Ph.D. students, supervises the research of undergrad students and has more than 100 publications in refereed journals to his credit.