Dr. Turqueti is currently a Research Engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Author or co-author of over 100 publications, his research interests is in the areas of electronics and signal processing for harsh environments especially those with high levels of radiation, cryogenic temperatures, or high magnetic fields. He currently works on projects funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) office of science, and by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
Previously he worked at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) whereas an engineer he developed and researched electronics and signal processing algorithms for the CDF and D0 experiments. He also led several projects for the particle accelerator Tevatron, and the Anti-Proton Recycler, such as the radiation-hardened beam positioning system. Dr.Turqueti lead at Fermilab the integration efforts of the US-CMS forward pixel detector that was part of the Higgs boson discovered in 2012.
Dr.Turqueti was vice-president of technology at Creative Electron Inc, a private company based in San Diego, California. There he was the principal investigator and technical manager for several radiation detection projects for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and DOE.
His professional activities included serving on a variety of advisory panels at LBNL and Fermilab, and as a reviewer for DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) for High Energy Physics, Nuclear Science, Fusion Energy, and Basic Sciences. Dr.Turqueti also serves as a reviewer for several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science and IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. He has served as the industrial exhibitor chair for the Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA 2016) and is acting again in the same capacity for SORMA 2020.