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Newly Elected IEEE-NPSS Fellow Relevant to the Field of Par- ticle Accelerators

Ilan Ben-Zvi, a senior physicist at Brookhaven National Labora- tory, has been recognized as an IEEE Fellow “for leadership in superconducting accelerators, high brightness electron sources and free electron lasers.”

After earning a Ph.D. in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, in 1970, Ben- Zvi went to Stanford University, where he helped develop super- conducting linear accelerators. In 1975, he returned to Israel. From 1980-1982, Ben-Zvi was a visiting associate professor at Stony Brook University where he helped to establish an accelera- tor and invented accelerator systems now used throughout the world. Ben-Zvi joined Brookhaven Lab as a visiting physicist in 1988 and rose through the ranks to become a senior physicist in 1997. He is currently the associate chair for superconducting ac- celerator R&D at Brookhaven’s Collider-Accelerator Department and leads the SC accelerator and electron cooling group which pursues the development of state-of-the-art SCRF accelerator el- ements and high-current, high-brightness electron beams. As di- rector of Brookhaven Lab’s Accelerator Test Facility for 15 years, Ben-Zvi saw to its development as the premiere advanced accel- erator physics facility in the world.

In addition to the new IEEE Fellowship, Ben-Zvi is also a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society. He is a past recipient of the IEEE Accelerator Science and Technology Award and the IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society Merit Award. He received Brookhaven Lab’s Science and Technology Award in 2001 and the Free Electron Laser Prize in 200. He has served in leading roles in many scientific meetings and panels, including the Na- tional Academy of Science and FEL’95, PAC’99 and FEL’01 inter- national meetings.


2009 Particle Accelerator Conference

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