I am an experimental physicist at Carnegie Mellon University. As an Assistant Research Professor, I am involved in two main experiments: KATRIN, an effort in southwestern Germany to measure the absolute mass scale of the neutrino using tritium beta decay, and TRIMS, an effort in Seattle to test the molecular-physics theories that will be used in extracting the final KATRIN result). My group is involved with maintenance, operation and characterization of the main KATRIN detector system; data-quality assurance for the entire experiment; and background studies. We are also working to understand the molecular physics of gaseous tritium sources more generally, both with anticipated KATRIN data and with a dedicated experiment in Seattle, the Tritium Recoil-Ion Mass Spectrometer (TRIMS). I also contribute to the COHERENT collaboration, which seeks to measure a predicted Standard-Model process -- coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering, or CEvNS -- using several different types of detectors at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
Our group has an opening for a postdoc, to work on KATRIN and COHERENT! For more information, or to apply, please visit Interfolio. Applications received by 17 July, 2018, will receive full consideration, but the position will be open until filled.