Roberto Kersevan is a graduate of the university of Trieste, Italy.
He has spent almost all of his career working on vacuum systems for accelerators or large fusion devices at 7 different large laboratories in the USA, France, Italy, Switzerland.
He is mostly known for the development of Montecarlo simulation codes for vacuum and synchrotron radiation, and for having installed and characterised the first NEG-coated vacuum chambers on a light source.
He is member of the machine advisory committee of several projects for the upgrade of synchrotron radiation light sources.
He is presently member of the Vacuum Surfaces and Coatings group of the Technology Department of CERN.