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Jayakar “Charles” Tobin Thangaraj is currently the Science and Technology Manager and the Deputy Director at the Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC). He works at the frontiers of accelerator science where bold ideas enable discoveries that transform our fundamental understanding of the universe. He is passionate about partnership between science, technology and startups to enable entrepreneurship and innovation to solve 21st century challenges in environment, medicine and society. He received both his M.S. and PhD from the University of Maryland. Charles joined Fermilab as a People’s Fellow in 2009.
Areas of expertise: Artificial Intelligence for Accelerators; Machine Learning for Accelerators
Nhan Tran is a Wilson Fellow at Fermilab working on the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and is also developing new dark sector experimental initiatives. He is generally interested in deploying machine learning as a powerful tool across fundamental physics. His recent research focus is on the intersection of machine learning with real-time systems and embedded electronics as well as heterogeneous computing to improve experimental efficiency and sensitivity. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 and was a postdoctoral researcher at Fermilab prior to joining in his current position.
Areas of expertise: ML Algorithms for Data Reconstruction and Pattern Recognition; Real-Time Low-Latency ML in Resource-Constrained Environments; Heterogeneous Computing
Manager, Systems Assessments
Michael Wang is an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, Senior Scientist, and Director of the Systems Assessment Center of the Energy Systems division. He has been with Argonne since 1993. Dr. Wang’s research areas include:
- Evaluation of energy and environmental impacts of vehicle technologies, transportation fuels, and energy systems
- Assessment of the market potentials of new vehicle and fuel technologies
- Examination of transportation development trends in emerging economies
Michael Wang has led the development and applications of Argonne’s GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies) model for life-cycle analysis of advanced vehicle technologies, transportation fuels, and other energy systems. His work in the life-cycle analysis area has been used by government agencies and industries and cited extensively in research and academic fields. As of 2019, there are more than 40,000 registered GREET users worldwide. Dr. Wang has worked closely with governmental agencies, automotive companies, energy companies, universities, research institutions, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the United States, China, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Europe to address energy and environmental issues related to the transportation sector and energy systems.
Jointly, Dr. Wang is a faculty associate in the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow in the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering of Northwestern University. He is a guest professor in China’s Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is an associate editor of Biotechnology for Biofuels and on the editorial boards of Automotive Innovation, Frontiers of Energy and Power Engineering in China, and Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Changes. He has more than 270 publications.
Thomas Schenkel is a physicist and senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he is the interim Director of the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division (http://atap.lbl.gov/). Thomas received his Ph.D. in physics from the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Following time as a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he joined Berkeley Lab. His research interests include novel accelerator concepts, materials far from equilibrium, exploration of fusion processes, and spin qubit architectures. Thomas also teaches a graduate course on particle accelerators at UC Berkeley.
Thomas worked on variations of time-of-flight mass spectrometry to characterize the environment of bio-molecules as a postdoc. This theme has now come up in the current Covid-19 crisis with new ideas for mass spectrometry and imaging of viruses in droplets.
COVID-19-related research: "Laser, Biosciences Researchers Combine Efforts to Study Viruses in Droplets"
Areas of expertise: accelerators, fusion, lasers, quantum, spin qubits