CAARi 2018
CAARi 2018
CAARi 2018
CAARi 2018

Plenary Speakers

R. Joel England

R. Joel England
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Dielectric Laser Acceleration Group
FACET Experimental Research Department

Dr. Joel England received his PhD at the University of California Los Angeles in 2007 for developing a technique to generate tailored electron beams for plasma wakefield acceleration.  Following a postdoctoral appointment under Prof. Bob Siemann and Dr. Eric Colby, he was the recipient of a W. K. H. Panofsky Fellowship from Stanford University, in which capacity he served as group leader for the Dielectric Laser Acceleration group at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and project manager for a Stanford-led effort to develop a laser-driven medical X-ray source under the DARPA AXiS Program.  He is now a Staff Scientist at SLAC and an executive member of the Accelerator on a Chip International Program (ACHIP), a multi-institutional effort funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop a prototype laser-driven particle accelerator.  Dr. England is author or co-author on over 70 publications, has given numerous talks on advanced acceleration concepts, and has served as session leader or organizing committee member for various accelerator workshops and conferences.  His research interests are in novel particle beam manipulation processes and advanced acceleration techniques, including plasma and laser-driven schemes.

Plenary Talk: Applications for a Laser-Driven Accelerator on a Chip



Professor David N Jamieson
School of Physics
University of Melbourne

David is a Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne where he was Head of the School of Physics 2008-13.  He has a PhD from Melbourne and held postdoctoral fellowships at Caltech (USA) and the University of Oxford (UK).  He was President of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) from 2005-6. His research expertise in the field of ion beam physics applied to test some of the key functions of a revolutionary quantum computer constructed in silicon in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.  In 2013 he received an outstanding service to physics award from the AIP.

Plenary Talk: Ten qubits in five years: Building a near-term quantum computer device by deterministic ion implantation based on donors in silicon


Michael Current

Michael Current

1729 Comstock way

San Jose, CA 95124 USA

Dr. Michael I. Current has been actively involved in ion beam processing, mainly ion implantation, and related metrologies for over 40 years.  The focus of much of his work has been related to process issues that develop from the design and operational conditions in ion beam and plasma implantation tools for IC fabrication.  Recent work includes studies of ion and neutral beams for implantation, deposition and etching of nano-scale and quantum confined materials, the use of high-energy proton ion beams and layer transfer methods for stacking of fully-metallized IC devices for 3DICs.

Plenary talk:  Ion Implantation for Electronic Devices: From Dennard Scaling to Qubits



Prof. Kate Scholberg

Department of Physics

Duke University

Kate Scholberg is Arts and Sciences Professor of Physics and Bass Fellow at Duke University.  She received a B.Sc. in Physics from McGill University in 1989.  She then attended Caltech, receiving an M.S. in 1991 and a Ph.D. in 1997 for thesis research on the MACRO experiment at Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy.  As a research associate at Boston University, she joined the Super-Kamiokande collaboration.  She was Assistant Professor at MIT from 2000-2004 before moving to Duke University.  A recipient of the DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator and NSF CAREER awards, she is currently a member of the Super-Kamiokande, T2K, and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment collaborations, and served as spokesperson of the COHERENT experiment at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  She coordinates the SuperNova Early Warning System, an international network of supernova neutrino detectors. She was elected as an APS Fellow in 2013 and was a recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in 2015 as a member of Super-Kamiokande and T2K. 

Plenary Talk: “Illuminating the Nucleus with Neutrinos”.