Funding Opportunities

Early Career Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics

Since its inception in 2010, the Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) has participated in DOE's Office of Science Early Career Research Program. Prior to this, HEP had supported researchers early in their careers through the DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Program.pdf file (86KB) from 1978 through 2009.

For further information specific to HEP's contribution to the Office of Science's Early Career Research Program contact:

Dr. Simona Rolli
Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics
Germantown, Maryland 20874
(301) 903-0504
Fax: (301) 903-2597
E-Mail: Simona.Rolli@science.doe.gov

DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program Awardees in High Energy Physics
Name Institution Research Title

2014

Dahl, Eric

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

A Scintillating Xenon Bubble Chamber for Dark Matter Detection

Graham, Peter

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

New Searches for Ultralight Particles

Grassellino, Anna

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Batavia, IL

Impurity Doping of Niobium for UltraEfficient Superconducting RF Cavities

Hirschauer, James

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Batavia, IL

Search for New Phenomena at the 13 TeV LHC: Fast Start and Strong Finish

Majewski, Stephanie

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

Search for New Physics with Top Quarks and Upgrade to the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter

Qian, Xin

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY

Detector Development Towards Precision Measurements of Neutrino Mixing

2013

Bolton, Adam S.

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Integrating Advanced Software and Statistical Methods for Spectroscopic Dark‐Energy Surveys

Chang, Clarence L.

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Exploring Fundamental Physics through New Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization

Cheung, Clifford W.

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

The Higgs Frontier

Hoeche, Stefan

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Menlo Park, CA

High Precision Event Simulation for the LHC

Ivanov, Andrew G.

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Quest for a Top Quark Partner and Upgrade of the Pixel Detector Readout Chain at the CMS

Jewell, Matthew C.

University of Wisconsin‐Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

Mechanical Performance of HTS Superconductors for HEP Applications

Maricic, Jelena

University of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI

Reactor Antineutrino Anomaly with Strong Antineutrino Source

Orimoto, Toyoko Jennifer

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Search for the Higgs and Physics Beyond the Standard Model with the CMS Electromagnetic Calorimeter

Tolley, Andrew J.

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

Exploring the Fundamental Origin of Cosmic Acceleration

2012
Carosi, Gianpaolo

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, CA

Searching for Dark Matter Axions with New High-Frequency Tunable Microwave Cavities

Casey, Brendan

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Batavia, IL

Tracking for the New Muon g-2 Experiment

Essig, Rouven

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Particle Physics at the Cosmic Intensity, and Energy Frontiers

Hartnoll, Sean

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

Holography, Gravity and Condensed Matter

Mandelbaum, Rachel

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Optimal Cosmological Measurements with Weak Gravitational Lensing

Padmanabhan, Nikhil

Yale University

New Haven, CT

A Ruler To Measure The Universe: Probing Dark Energy with Baryon Acoustic Oscillations

Senatore, Leonardo

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

From Cosmological Observations to Fundamental Interactions

Shen, Tengming

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Batavia, IL

Engineering High Field Superconducting Materials for Frontier Accelerator Technology

Snopok, Pavel

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL

Advanced Simulation Tools for Muon-Based Accelerators

Whitehead, Lisa

University of Houston

Houston, TX

Precision Measurement of Electron Antineutrino Disappearance in the Daya Bay Experiment

Zeller, Geralyn (Sam)

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Batavia, IL

Understanding Liquid Argon Neutrino Detectors: Moving from Art to Science

Zhu, Junjie

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Search for New Physics and Upgrade of the Muon Spectrometer at ATLAS

2011
Chou, Aaron S. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, IL Search for Holographic Noise from the Planck Scale
Demers, Sarah Yale University New Haven, CT Taus and the Trigger for Discovery at ATLAS
Garcia Bellido, Aran University of Rochester Rochester, NY Precision Physics and Searches with Top and Bottom Quarks
Hall, Carter University of Maryland College Park, MD Search for Weakly Interacting Dark Matter with Liquid Xenon
Hirata, Chris M. California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Cosmological Probes of Fundamental Physics
Nicolis, Alberto Columbia University New York, NY Quantum Field Theories for Cosmology
Patterson, Ryan B. California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Developing Novel Techniques for Readout, Calibration and Event Selection in the NOVA Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment
Prolier, Thomas Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL Atomic Layer Deposition of Superconductors, an Innovative Approach to Improve the Performance of High Energy Physic Accelerators
Slosar, Anze Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, NY Cosmology with the Lyman-Alpha Forest
Thaler, Jesse Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Interpreting New Data from the High Energy Frontier
Volovich, Anastasia Brown University Providence, RI Miracles in Scattering Amplitudes: from QCD to Gravity (jointly selected by the Office of High Energy Physics and the DOE Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
Wang, Faya SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory Menlo Park, CA RF Breakdown Dependence on Electric and Magnetic Fields and Pulsed Heating
Zhang, Jinlong Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL Enhancement of the Trigger Capaiblity for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider
2010
Bauer,Christian Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA GENEVA: An NLO event generator for the Large Hadron Collider
Farbin,Amir University of Texas Arlington Arlington, TX Model Independent Dark Matter Searches at the ATLAS Experiment and Applications of Many Computing to High Energy Physics
Halyo, Valerie Princeton University Princeton, NJ Diamond Pixel Luminosity Telescopes
Huber, Patrick Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA Neutrinos in the Universe
Mahapatra, Rupak Texas A&M University College Station, TX Ton Scale Germanium: Beyond Zeptobarn WIMP Cross section
Marino, Alysia University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, CO Probing Neutrino Properties with Long Baseline Neutrino Beams
Mauger, Christopher Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Design of the Near Detectors and Optimization of Water and Ice Targets for Fine Grained Tracking Detectors for the Fermilab Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment
Nadolsky, Pavel Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX Integrated Analysis of Particle Interactions at Hadron Colliders
Newman, Jeffrey University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Overcoming Photometric Redshift Systematics in Dark Energy Experiments
Schwartz, Matthew Harvard University Cambridge, MA Understanding Jets at the Large Hadron Collider
Schwartzman, Ariel SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Menlo Park, CA Enhancing the LHC Discovery Potential with Jets, Missing ET, and bit tagging Physics Signature Reconstruction in ATLAS
Shih,David Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick, NJ Supersymmetry Breaking, Gauge Mediation and the LHC
Smirnova, Evgenya Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Advancing our Understanding of Photonic Band Gap Structures for Accelerators
Wang, Lian-Tao Princeton University Princeton, NJ Exploring New Physics Beyond the Standard Model

For the complete list of Outstanding Junior Investigators in High Energy Physics for the years 1978--2009, click on the link below:

DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Program Awardees.pdf file (86KB)

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