Dr. Mengqing Wu.

Assistant Professor

About Me

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Mathmatics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics of Radboud University in Nijmegen. My research forcuses on experimental high energy physics (hep-ex) and my research interest is the cutting-edge detector technology and Physics Beyond Standard Model of particle physics.

From 2017 to 2020, I have led efforts under an EU Horizon 2020 funded project developing and delivering a beam line telescope (mini tracking detector system) using a novel designed silicon sensor.

My current research activities are categorised into two directions, one focuses on physics analyses searching for physics beyond standard model (BSM); the other focuses on detector system, including the High Granularity Timing Detector project for the ATLAS detector HL-LHC upgrade and the next generation general Data Acquisition (TDAQ) system FELIX for the ATLAS detector. In the meanwhile, I am investigating research and development projects on fast timing 4D detector.

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©My Professional Experience

Dr. Mengqing Wu

A quadrilingual (CN, EN, FR, DE) assistant professor

  • Based in Nijmegen, Netherlands.


Associate Physicist @ ATLAS

Sep 2020 - Present

European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, CH

  • ATLAS BSM physics search.
  • ATLAS Phase-II HGTD upgrade.
    • Co-coordinate DAQ/Lumi/Control subgroup;
    • Strong contributions to sensor/ASIC beam tests.
  • ATLAS TDAQ efforts.
    • Phase II FELIX performance.
    • FELIX MROD project.

Postdoc Researcher @ AIDA2020

Apr 2017 - Aug 2020

European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, CH

  • Joint position with DESY.

Associate Postdoc Researcher @ CMS

Oct 2015 - Mar 2017

European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, CH

  • Lead efforts to probe new physics at energy frontier;
  • Convener for software validation of the CMS software framework (CMSSW);
  • Develop data analysis frameworks in Python & deploy batch system computing.

Associate PhD Researcher @ ATLAS

Sep 2012 - Sep 2015

European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, CH

  • Member of ATLAS-CMS DM Forum / LHC Dark Matter Working Group;
  • Lead efforts in software validation for the ATLAS software framework (ATHENA);
  • Develop C++ frameworks for statistical data analysis & deploy grid computing (WLCG).

Radboud University

Assistant Professor

Sep 2020 - Present

Radboud University Nijmegen, NL

  • Research interests focused on hardware in high energy physics, but also in software and physics anlaysis;
  • Student supervision: looking for enthusiastic under-/graduate students to join my group.
  • Teaching:
    • Instrumentation physics (master course);
    • Subatomic physics (bachelor 3rd year course);


Project Scientist

Apr 2017 - Aug 2020

Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Hamburg, DE

  • Project leader to build one novel silicon detector system (LYCORIS), and one slow control system (TBSC) for DESY II test beam users;
  • Responsible for the software development from DAQ to analysis:
    • TCP/IP network software and Graphic user interface development;
    • Integration frameworks and database definition.
  • Supervise numerous graduate students and interns.


Postdoc Researcher

Oct 2015 - Mar 2017

Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, CN

  • "Chung-Yao Chao" research fellow by CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics;
  • 100% based @ CERN to lead research efforts.


PhD research assistant

Sep 2012 - Sep 2015

Laboratory of Subatomic Physics & Cosmology, Grenoble, FR

  • Frequently travelled to CERN for meetings and discussions;
  • Co-supervise interns.


Publications & Presentations

Proceedings, Journal papers & Conferences, Workshops, Seminars

Recent Publications ✍

Dec 2022

FELIX: readout upgrade for the ATLAS Trigger DAQ system in HL-LHC 10.1016/j.nima.2022.167994

May 2021

Lycoris -- a large-area, high resolution beam telescope arXiv:2012.11495 (preprint)

Apr 2020

Development of a large active area beam telescope based on the SiD microstrip sensor 10.1016/j.nima.2019.162864

Jan 2020

Dark Matter benchmark models for early LHC Run-2 Searches: Report of the ATLAS/CMS Dark Matter Forum 10.1016/j.dark.2019.100371

Oct 2019

EUDAQ2—A flexible data acquisition software framework for common test beams 10.1088/1748- 0221/14/10/P10033

Sep 2019

Lycoris: A large area beam telescope based on hybrid-less strip silicon sensors 10.1109/NSSMIC.2018.8824667

Recent Presentations ☺

ATLAS Collaboration Week "Ready for Run 3"

20-24 Jun 2022

High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD)

15th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors

22-28 May 2022

FELIX: readout upgrade for the ATLAS Trigger DAQ system in HL-LHC

VCI Vienna Conference on Instrumentation

18-22 Feb 2019

Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, AT

Development of a large active area beam telescope based on the SiD micro-strip sensor


10-17 Nov 2018

International Convention Centre Sydney, Sydney, AU

LYCORIS: A large area beam telescope based on hybrid-less strip silicon sensor

My Group

My Group

only current group members shown here (alumnis page under development).



Various professional projects, but also life projects.

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  • hw
  • sw
  • exp
  • life


ATLAS HGTD upgrade CAD drawing

Lycoris telescope

Silicon Detector System

Slow Control System

Non time-critical setup & monitoring

FELIX system

general purpose next generation TDAQ system


Common data acquisition software


Physics Performance and Dataset

Lycoris Software Stack

From DAQ to event reconstruction

New Physics@ATLAS

Dark matter and supersymmetry

New Physics@CMS

New mass resonance at energy frontier

Official Guide@CERN

Scientific outreach

Tulip Field

Acrylic painting self-learner

Lavender Field at Alpes

Acrylic painting self-learner

Alpes view

Acrylic painting self-learner

A part-time photographer

Donation welcomed for a proper camera

Badminton lover

But not good at it

Horse-back riding

They are smart and lovely



Visiting address

Huygens building - Room 02.064
Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ Nijmegen
The Netherlands