Prof. Dr. Florian Hug

Short CV


Doctoral thesis, TU Darmstadt
Student poster prize at the 2012 LINAC Conference Tel Aviv (3rd place)
Provisional Head of Accelerator S-DALINAC, TU Darmstadt
Research Associate, Head of Accelerator S-DALINAC, TU Darmstadt
Principal Investigator DFG Collaborative Research Center 634
Junior Professor (W1) for Accelerator Physics, construction of MESA, JGU Mainz
since 2016
Principal Investigator DFG Research Training Group 2128 "AccelencE"
Leader WP 6.5 (“Beam Quality Control in Linacs and Energy Recovery Linacs”) in
Horizon 2020 EU Project ARIES (“Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society")
since 2019
Associate PI Cluster of Excellence "PRISMA+"
Elected member of KfB (Komittee für Beschleunigerphysik)
since 2021
Full professor (W2) for Accelerator Physics, construction of MESA, JGU Mainz
PI task 5.2 (“Pushing Accelerator Frontiers”) in
Horizon 2020 EU Project I.FAST (“Innovation Fostering in Accelerator Science and Technology"

Main Research Interests

Energy Recovery Linacs (ERLs)

Electron Beam Dynamics and Beam Stability
Cryogenics and Cryostat Design
RF Superconductivity


current Semester (WiSe 2021/2022):

Exercises Experimentalphysik 1
next Semester (SoSe 2022):

Superconductivity for Accelerators

open BSc and MSc theses:
Please contact me if You are interested in writing a thesis in accelerator science.
Currently we have open topics in (details about topics in the MESA group  here as well):
  •        Superconducting Cavity tests
  •        electron beam dynamics
  •        RF control systems development

Recent Publications

F. Hug, K. Aulenbacher, R.G. Heine, B. Ledroit and D. Simon
MESA - an ERL Project for Particle Physics Experiments
Proc. of Linac’16, East Lansing, MI, USA (2016) 313.

F. Hug and R. Heine
Injector linac stability requirements for high precision experiments at MESA
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 874 (2017) 012012.

F. Hug
Application of Non-Isochronous Beam Dynamics in ERLs for Improving Energy Spread and Beam Stability
Proc. of IPAC’17, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017) 837.

F. Hug
ARIES Milestone Report MS28 - Parameter Database for Various ERL & Linac Facilities

F. Hug, M. Arnold, T. Bahlo, J. Pforr and N. Pietralla
Beam Based Alignment of SRF Cavities in an Electron Injector Linac
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1067 (2018) 032021.
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1067/3/032021

J. Conrad, L. Alff, M. Arnold, S. Flege, R. Grewe, M. Major, N. Pietralla and F. Hug
Soft Chemical Polishing and Surface Analysis of Niobium Samples
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1067 (2018) 082009.
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1067/8/082009

A. Khan, O. Boine-Frankenheim, F. Hug and C. Stoll
Beam matching with space charge in energy recovery linacs
Nuclear Instr. And Meth. A 948 (2019) 162822.

C. Stoll and F. Hug
Beam breakup simulations for the Mainz energy recovering superconducting accelerator MESA
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1350 (2019) 012111.

T. Kürzeder, K. Aulenbacher, W. Barth, F. Dziuba, V. Gettmann, R. Heine, F. Hug,
M. Miski-Oglu, E. Riehn, T. Stengler and S. Yaramyshev
Infrastructure for superconducting CH-cavity preparation at HIM
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1350 (2019) 012186.

B. Kuske, W. Anders, A. Jankowiak, A. Neumann, K. Aulenbacher, F. Hug, T. Stengler
and C. P. Stoll
Incorporation of a MESA linac module into bERLinPro
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1350 (2019) 012026.

C.P. Stoll and F.Hug
Beam Breakup Limit Estimations and Higher Order Mode Characterization for MESA
Proc. of the 2019 ERL Workshop, Berlin, Germany (2019) 134.

F. Hug, K. Aulenbacher, D. Simon, C.P. Stoll and S.D.W. Thomas
Beam Dynamics Layout of the MESA ERL
Proc. of the 2019 ERL Workshop, Berlin, Germany (2019) 28.

J. Pforr, M. Arnold, T. Bahlo, F. Hug and N. Pietralla
Emittance Measurements with Optical Transition Radiation at the S-DALINAC
Nuclear Instr. And Meth. A 959 (2020) 163540.

M. Arnold, J. Birkhan, J. Pforr, N. Pietralla, F. Schließmann, M. Steinhorst and F. Hug
First operation of the superconducting Darmstadt linear electron accelerator as an energy recovery linac
Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 23 (2020) 020101.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.23.020101


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Florian Hug

Institut für Kernphysik 
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Johann-Joachim-Becher Weg 45
D-55128 Mainz

Office: 01-218 "Ersatzneubau"
Tel.: + 49 (0) 6131 39-27333


MESA Accelerator
Institut für Kernphysik
Helmholtz Institut Mainz
RTG 2128 "AccelencE"
PRISMA+ cluster of excellence