• Development of silicon particle detectors for tracking and calorimeter purposes
  • Application of detectors for medical imaging
  • R&D on radiation-hard silicon detectors for the CMS Tracker
  • Development of the Silicon Vertex Detector of the Belle II experiment at KEK (Japan)
  • Industrialization of the production of Si detectors for HEP applications
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor


  • Since 2008: leader of group „Semiconductor detector development“ at HEPHY 
  • 2004 ─ 2008: PhD thesis (Several months at CERN)
  • 2004: Master's thesis
  • 2001-2004 working at HEPHY as technician
  • 1995-2000 Undergraduate study („technische Physik“, TU Wien)
  • 1994: university entrance diploma (college for electronics) HTL Hollabrunn


Granted third-party funding:

  • EUDET (2005-2010): Detector R&D towards the International Linear Collider (associated partner)
  • AIDA (2011-2014): Advanced infrastructures for detectors at accelerators (task leader) 

  • AIDA-2020: (2015-2019) AIDA-successor in Horizon 2020 framework (task leader)
  • FFG Project "Entwicklung eines bildgebenden Verfahrens mittels Protonenstrahlen" (2018-2021), project leader (FFG0260)
  • FFG Project "Entwicklung von Siliziumsensoren für die Energiemessung in einem Kalorimeter" (2018-2021), project leader (FFG0248)
  • FFG Project "Entwicklung von Teststrukturen und -systemen zur Überwachung des Herstellungsprozesses von Siliziumdetektoren" (2017-2020), project leader (FFG0219)
  • FFG Project "Strahlenharte Siliziumdetektoren für zukünftige Physikexperimente und Medizinanwendungen" (2014-2017), project leader (FFG0186)


  • Houskapreis 2014 (2. Platz)


  • PR "Experimentelle Methoden der Hochenergiephysik" (PR 141.A31 and 141.A46), TU Vienna
  • PR "Messmethoden in der Hochenergiephysik" (PR 260051), University of Vienna
  • VO "Grundlagen der Teilchendetektoren" (VO 141.250) 

Lecturer at international schools

  • Silicon Detectors in High Energy Physics, at "School on Silicon Detector Technologies" (Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences), Tehran (Iran), 2011
  • Semiconductor Detectors in High Energy Physics at "The Actual Problems of Microword Physics" (Gomel, Belarus, 2009


Promoting particle physics to the general public by approx 3-5 public lectures per year


  • "Kosmische Strahlung in Alltag und Technik“
  • "LHC – die größte Maschine der Welt“ 

Audience: Adults (VHS, HEPHY exhibition), Kids (schools),…

Publikationen (Auswahl)

History, status and prospects of producing silicon sensors for HEP experiments at Infineon Technologies

T. Bergauer, U. Bartl, D. Blöch, M. Döcke, M. Dragicevic, J. Hacker, V. Hinger, A. König, E. Pree, M. Valentan, Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A924 (2019) 1-6

Analysis of surface radiation damage effects at HL-LHC fluences: Comparison of different technology options

F. Moscatelli, A. Morozzi, D. Passeri, S. Mattiazzo, G.-F. Dalla Betta, T. Bergauer, M. Dragicevic, A. Konig, V. Hinger, G.M. Bilei, Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A924 (2019) 198-202

Front-side biasing of n-in-p silicon strip detectors

M. Baselga, T. Bergauer, A. Dierlamm, M. Dragicevic, A. König, M. Metzler, E. Pree, JINST 13 (2018) P11007

First thin AC-coupled silicon strip sensors on 8-inch wafers

T. Bergauer, M. Dragicevic, A. König, J. Hacker, U. Bartl, Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A830 (2016) 473-479

Silicon sensor prototypes for the Phase II upgrade of the CMS tracker

Thomas Bergauer, Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A831 (2016) 161-166

Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC

Serguei Chatrchyan, Vardan Khachatryan, Albert M Sirunyan, Armen Tumasyan, Wolfgang Adam, Ernest Aguilo, Thomas Bergauer, Marko Dragicevic, Janos Erö, Christian Fabjan, Markus Friedl, Rudolf Fruehwirth, Vasile Mihai Ghete, Josef Hammer, Mich, Phys.Lett. B716 (2012) 30-61

The silicon sensors for the Compact Muon Solenoid tracker -- design and qualification procedure

Thomas Bergauer, Manfred Krammer, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Volume 517, Issues 1-3, Pages 77-93

The Silicon Vertex Detector of the Belle II Experiment

Thomas Bergauer, PoS EPS-HEP2013 (2013) 487

Measuring doping profiles of silicon detectors with a custom-designed probe station

W. Treberspurg, T. Bergauer, M. Dragicevic, J. Hrubec, M. Krammer, M. Valentan, JINST 7 (2012) P11009