- Ph.D., Stanford University, 2010
- M.S., Stanford University, 2005
- B.S., Brandeis University, 2003
- Accelerator Physics, Beam Dynamics, Control Theory
I study and model the interaction of the particle beam with the accelerating system in circular colliders. I evaluate operational parameters/algorithms, possible upgrades, and future limitations through theoretical models and numeric simulations of this interaction.
I have employed these techniques and associated tools at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at CERN, the Positron-Electron Project (PEP-II), the Stanford Positron Electron Accelerating Ring (SPEAR), and the proposed PEP-X light source at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC, and elsewhere.
I am currently working on the present LHC operation, on estimates for the High-Luminosity LHC, and on the SPS upgrades.
If you'd like to find out more information please contact me using my email address.
- Cavity voltage phase modulation to reduce the high-luminosity Large Hadron Collider rf power requirements, October 2017
- Fundamental Cavity Impedance and Longitudinal Coupled-Bunch Instabilities at the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider, January 2017
- High-accuracy diagnostic tool for electron cloud observation in the LHC based on synchronous phase measurements, November 2015
- Transverse emittance growth due to rf noise in the high-luminosity LHC crab cavities, October 2015
- Longitudinal emittance blowup in the Large Hadron Collider, October 2013
- Jitter impact on clock distribution in LHC experiments, December 2012
- Radio Frequency Noise Effects on the CERN Large Hadron Collider Beam Diffusion, September 2011
- RF system models for the CERN Large Hadron Collider with application to longitudinal dynamics, October 2010
- Lessons Learned from PEP-II LLRF and Longitudinal Feedback, May 2010
- Analysis of Longitudinal Beam Dynamics Behavior and RF System Operative Limits at High Beam Currents in Storage Rings, June 2008
- Modeling and Simulation of Longitudinal dynamics for Low Energy Ring-High Energy Ring at the Positron-Electron Project, February 2007
HiLumi LHC Crab Cavity Simulations
Using PyHEADTAIL, we are simulating the effects of different noise distributions imposed by Crab Cavities on the emittance rate of proton beams in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
SPS Feedback System Simulations
We are using a SimuLink model in MatLab to simulate the accelerator feedback system in the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS).