For Undergraduate Students
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WHY CHOOSE CBB?
Bright x-ray and electron beams power today’s scientific research industry. With 18 faculty across multiple institutions and disciplines, CBB provides a stimulating academic environment that fosters collaboration. One in three Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry are awarded to research that utilizes intense X-ray or particle beams.
CBB's undergraduate research program provides students with an introduction to the field of accelerator physics and its outstanding challenges while also encouraging interested students to pursue a graduate degree in an accelerator-related field. During the semester or over the summer, students work alongside faculty, postdocs, and graduate students on carefully selected research topics. They also participate in group and theme meetings to learn about other's research and to present their own research.
Students who choose careers in accelerator science are in high demand at national laboratories and in industry. They contribute to producing better particle beams for scientific research, environmental applications such as waste water treatment, and to meet cutting edge industry needs.
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Research during the academic year.Undergraduate students at CBB universities should contact their local faculty to inquire about opportunities.
Learn about our faculty
Explore our research and Beam Production, Beam Acceleration, and Beam Dynamics and Control projects
Our Faculty Expertise
|Expertise and Interests
Development of novel first principles ab initio condensed matter methods to address questions not previously addressed, with a wide range of interests from fundamental aspects of electrochemical reactions, vibrational life-times of carbon nanotubes, to superconductivity and high-order many-body processes in materials.
|AI/Machine learning, accelerator and laser physics and engineering, systems engineering
|University of New Mexico
|Modeling and simulation of physical processes in photocathodes and their effect on the beam brightness. Epitaxial growth and advanced characterization of thin film photocathodes.
|Northern Illinois University
|Machine Learning and ab initio methods for materials
|University of Florida
|Accelerator physics, photoemission physics, solid-state physics
|Arizona State University
|Superconductivity, particle acceleration, accelerator physics
|Electron sources, electron beam dynamics, ultrafast electron, light, matter interactions.
|Applying machine learning and accelerator methods to make better electron microscopes, and applying electron microscopes to make better materials for accelerators
|Accelerator and beam physics, laser acceleration, free-electron lasers, ultrafast electron scattering.
|Northern Illinois University
|Condensed matter physics
|Prof. Sibener has many interests, with focus currently on surface chemistry and physics, materials research, SRF materials growth, nanoscience, physical chemistry, atomic level microscopy and spectroscopy
|University of Chicago