Principal Investigator

Dr. Endre Takacs

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Clemson University

Office Location: 207 Kinard Laboratory
Phone: (864) 656-0310
CUEBIT Lab: (864) 656-0884
Fax: (864) 656-0805
Email: etakacs@clemson.edu

    Education

    Ph.D., University of Debrecen, Hungary 1992
    M.S., University of Debrecen, Hungary 1989

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

  • Clemson University, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2013 - present
  • University of Debrecen, Associate Professor of Physics, 2002 - 2013
  • Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Research Scientist, 1999 - 2002
  • University of Debrecen, Assistant Professor of Physics, 1995 - 1999
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Guest Researcher, 1993 - 1995
  • Oxford University, England, Post-doctoral Scholar, 1992 - 1993

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Physical Society
  • Member, European Physical Society
  • Member, Hungarian Physical Society

Senior Members

Leon Zheng

Research Associate in Medical Physics
Education:
B.Sc., Engineering, China, 1992

Email: leongzhengxr@gmail.com

Research:
Design and implementation of medical devices
Modeling of radiosurgery devices
Dosimetric measurements

Graduate Students

Roshani Silwal

Graduate Student of Physics and Astronomy
Education
B.Sc., Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2009
M.Sc., Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2012
Email: rsilwal@g.clemson.edu
Research:
Precision spectroscopy of highly charged ions
Detection and spectroscopy of X-rays

Amy Gall

Graduate Student of Physics and Astronomy
Education
B.Sc., Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA, 2011
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, 2009

Email: amy.c.gall@gmail.com

Research:
Laboratory astrophysics with highly charged ions
Charge Exchange of Highly Charged Ions with gases

Donald Medlin

Graduate Student of Physics and Astronomy
Education:
B.Sc., Physics, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2015
B.Sc., Biology, Furman University, Greenville, SC, 2012

Email: dmedlin@g.clemson.edu

Research:
Modeling of radiotherapy medical devices using GEANT4 based Monte-Carlo simulations
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Undergraduate Students

  • Adam Klingenberger Physics and Astronomy
    Project: Charge exchange between highly charged ions and neutral gases
  • Charlie Gale Physics and Astronomy
    Project: X-ray spectroscopy of highly charged ions
  • Jalaan Avritte Physics and Astronomy
    Project: Interaction of highly charged ions with biological samples
  • Tracy Sanders Computer Science
    Project: GEANT4 modeling of a soft X-ray irradiator for biomedical studies
  • Michael Sprunk Mechanical Engineering
    Project: Design of a temperature controlled soft X-ray irradiator
  • Jared Klingenberger Computer Science
    Project: GEANT4 modeling of medical devices
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Collaborators

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Former Group Members

Undergraduate and Summer Research Students

  • Taylor Kimmel Physics and Astronomy, Creative Inquiry, UPIC Intern, Senior Thesis 2013-15
    Senior Thesis: Charge exchange setup for highly charged ion experiments
  • Kristyn Brandenburg Physics and Astronomy, Creative Inquiry, Senior Thesis 2013-15
    Senior Thesis: Investigation of the gas injection pressure stabilization of the NIST EBIT
  • Kevin Wilson Physics and Astronomy, Creative Inquiry, UPIC Intern, Senior Thesis 2013-15
    Senior Thesis: XSCALIBUR - X-ray fluorescence box for spectrometer calibration and cell culture irradiation
  • Jonathon Miller Physics and Astronomy, Creative Inquiry 2013-15
  • Alex Palka Physics and Astronomy, Creative Inquiry 2014
  • Walker Heffron Wofford College, Palmetto Academy Scholar 2014
  • Alex Siegel Wofford College, Summer Research 2014
  • Mark Schott Vanderbilt University, Computer Science REU Scholar 2014
  • Yamil Ruiz Physics and Astronomy, Summer Research 2014
  • Garrett Malone EUREKA! Summer Research Program 2014