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Research Interests: experimental elementary particle physics.


  • Physics immediately following the Big Bang
  • Physics projects at LHC (ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider); Work on Silicon Pixel detector and its upgrade; Upgrade of Liquid Argon Electromagnetic Calorimeter
  • R&D on the Future Electron Positron Linear Collider (at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and CERN)
  • Students start with courses and initial research at Iowa, then move to a major lab to complete their thesis research
  • Students develop skills in fast electronics, real-time data processing, and software
  • Employment opportunities in academia, major labs, industry


  • Ph.D., CCNY (of CUNY), 1978
  • Professor, experimental particle physics
  • Fellow, American Physics Society, 1996
  • Fellow of Univ. of Iowa College of Liberal Arts&Sciences, 2007-2012, 2012-2017, 2017-2022
  • Member of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel,1999 - 2002
  • P.I. of the DOE grant of the HEP group at The University of Iowa
  • Member of Committee on Education of the American Physical Society, 2003-2005
  • Member of Committee on International Scientific Affairs of the American Physical Society, 2005-2007
  • Member of Forum of Physics Society Executive committee of the American Physical Society, 2015-2018
  • Member of Committee on Freedom of Scientists of the American Physical Society, 2015-2018