News


  • Aug. 2022: NIU Master's student, Marc Crowell, joined the group for PHYS659 (Independent Study, Fall 22)


  • Aug. 2022: The group attended 2022 North America Particle Accelerator Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Brendan Leung presented a poser named "Design of a W-Band Corrugated Waveguide for Structure Wakefield Acceleration"

Dillon Merenich presented a talk named "Design and Fabrication of a Metamaterial Wakefield Accelerating Structure"


  • July 2022: Xueying Lu attended the Community Summer Study (Seattle Snowmass Summer Meeting 2022).

A poster presentation can be found here:

https://indico.fnal.gov/event/22303/contributions/243718/

A short talk can be found here:

https://indico.fnal.gov/event/22303/contributions/246915/


  • June 2022: Xueying Lu received a travel grant to attend the 2022 PIC Math Interdisciplinary Data Science Workshop


  • June 2022: Our group was at US Particle Accelerator School (USPAS).

Xueying Lu co-instructed Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology.

Brendan Leung and Dillon Merenich both received scholarship to attend the session.


  • May 2022: Research paper is online:

F. Lemery, et al., "Drive beam sources and longitudinal shaping techniques", JINST 17, P05036 (2022).


  • May 2022: Xueying Lu gave an invited talk at the International Workshop on Breakdown Science and High Gradient Technology (HG2022).

The presentation can be viewed here:

https://indico.cern.ch/event/1080222/contributions/4766675/


  • May 2022: Research paper is online:

J. Picard, et al., "Generation of 565 MW of X -band power using a metamaterial power extractor for structure-based wakefield acceleration", Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 25, 051301 (2022)


  • Mar. 2022: Xueying Lu participated in the Snowmass process (Particle Physics Community Planning Exercise)

White papers have been submitted to the Accelerator Frontier (https://snowmass21.org/accelerator/).

Please find details here:

X. Lu, et al., "Advanced RF Structures for Wakefield Acceleration and High-Gradient Research"

https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.08374

C. Jing, et al., "Continuous and Coordinated Efforts of Structure Wakefield Acceleration (SWFA) Development for an Energy

Frontier Machine"

https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.08275

M. Bai, et al., "Strategies in Education, Outreach, and Inclusion to Enhance the US Workforce in Accelerator Science and Engineering"

https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.08919

C. Benedetti, et al., "Advanced accelerator linear collider demonstration facility at intermediate energy"

https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.08425


  • Jan. 2022: Morgan Turner (NIU Physics) joined the group for PHYS659 (Independent Study, Spring 22)


  • Jan. 2022: Dillon Merenich won USPAS Winter 2022 student scholarship


  • Dec. 2021: Xueying Lu presented her work on advanced accelerators at UChicago Physics (virtual)


  • Nov. 2021: Book chapter published:

Michael Shapiro et al., "Experimental Hot Test of Beam/Wave Interactions with Metamaterial Slow Wave Structures", in

"High Power Microwave Sources and Technologies Using Metamaterials", IEEE, 2022


  • Oct. 2021: Brendan Leung started working with our group after finishing his Master's studies at NIU


  • Sep. 2021: Our group is featured in the Department of Energy Office of Science University Research news headline

Find the news headline here:

https://www.energy.gov/science/listings/university-and-stakeholder-news (Sep 13, 2021)

https://twitter.com/doescience/status/1437435407952658434?s=20


  • Aug. 2021: Dillon Merenich joined NIU Physics & our group. Dillon has been admitted to the Chicagoland Accelerator Science Traineeship (CAST) Program funded by the US Department of Energy


  • Aug. 2021: Xueying Lu presented a talk and a poster at the DOE Review meeting at ANL (virtual)


  • Jun. 2021: Bart Frey, a local high school teacher, is going to work with the group this summer through the NIU Research Experience for Teachers (RET)


  • May 2021: Xueying Lu presented a research highlight talk to DOE at the ANL monthly meetings


  • May 2021: Xueying Lu won the Department of Energy Early Career Award, which will support her research on advanced wakefield accelerators in the next five years

See media reports here:

"NIU physicist receives DOE Early Career Research Award"

(NIU Newsroom and DOE University Research Highlight)

newsroom.niu.edu/2021/08/23/niu-physicist-receives-doe-early-career-research-award/

"DOE names six Argonne scientists to receive Early Career Research Program awards"

www.anl.gov/article/doe-names-six-argonne-scientists-to-receive-early-career-research-program-awards


  • May 2021: We are grateful that the Department of Energy is providing a new grant to support research on high-gradient high-efficiency acceleration, in collaboration with colleagues at NIU and IIT


  • Mar. 2021: Xueying Lu is invited to present a virtual colloquium at Bard College


  • Feb. 2021: Research paper is online

Xueying Lu, et al. “A proton beam energy Modulator for rapid proton therapy”, RSI 92, 024705 (2021).


  • Jan. 2021: Xueying Lu gave an invited plenary at the IEEE Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop (AAC'20) (virtual)


  • Nov. 2020: Xueying Lu gave an invited plenary at the 2020 APS Prairie Section Fall Meeting (virtual)


  • Aug. 2020: Xueying Lu joined NIU/ANL as Assistant Professor