Yasar Onel

Yasar Onel
Professor
Education: 
Ph.D., University of London, 1975
Office: 
153 VAN
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-1853
Lab: 
3, 4AC VAN
5AC VAN
6AC VAN
Lab Phone: 
(319) 335-1941
(319) 335-2832
(319) 335-1857
Research Interests: 
Experimental elementary particle physics; nuclear physics.
Research: 
  • Search for Higgs and super-symmetric (SUSY) particles
  • Heavy ion collision research with the CMS detector (Compact Muon Selonoid Experiment on LHC) and construction of the ZDC (Zero Degree Calorimeter)
  • Recent projects at Fermilab and CERN include construction of Forward Calorimeter for CMS, and development of parts of future detectors in proposed accelerators
  • On-campus facilities: hardware lab with computer-controlled photomultiplier (PMT) test station with CAMAC, NIM electronics, and LabView data acquisition
  • Students perform projects at accelerators, living and working there for one year or longer
  • Students learn to design and build mechanical and electronic components of detectors and to write code
  • Employment of previous PhD students: professors, staff scientists in national or university labs, and industry