Walter Kononenko

That's me at the IEEE/Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
on Nov. 21, 2002 in Norfolk, VA

I am a Research Specialist in Experimental High Energy Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania. I am part of the Penn HEP Engineering Group as well as Penn's CDF Group.

I do Research and Development of Particle Detectors and Instrumentation used in Experimental High Energy Physics. Examples of different types of particle detectors used in experiments in High Energy Physics. There is another excellent website (on an elementary level) that clearly describes the world of high energy physics. Please go to the Particle Data Group's site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab The Particle Adventure, A Tour of the Inner Workings of the Atom and the Tools of Discovery

In the past I worked on particle-ID and tracking detectors for studying the physics of b-quarks with the CDF experiment at Fermilab.

I also worked on the ILC coaxial blade tuner with Prof. Nigel Lockyer before Nigel left to become the director of TRIUMF Laboratory in Vancouver, Canada in 2007 and now since June 28, 2013 is the Director of Fermilab. The ILC coaxial blade tuner project has been transferred to Fermilab.

I am also the Licensee for the Radioactive Sources used in High Energy Physics Research and in the Teaching Laboratories.

atoms To check the radioactive sources used in HEP Physics research, the Teaching Labs and the Tandem Lab, see the following lists:

CDF-TOF work updates at Penn (Time-of-Flight detector).

Time of Flight Detector (TOF)

I have a seperate webpage for the Time of Flight work at Penn, which includes documentation as well as numerous photos. Please go to

COT/ASDQ boards

Another type of detector I am working on is the COT (Central Outer Tracker) `front end electronics', the COT ASDQ daughter board. We have built, tested and commissioned 1450 ASDQ daughter boards as of April 2000.

COT detector with several ASDQ daughter boards during the first system test March 1, 2000.

Highlights of the ASDQ board development at Penn can be found in the following link on the ASDQ and COT work at Penn and Fermilab.

ATLAS at Penn

PET-probe and related medical instumentation our group is involved with:

Other recent interesting activities and noteworthy accomplishments in our HEP group and Department


For my outside interests please go to ... flyfishing and choir

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