The Saab Group

Current Group Members

Corey Bathurst

Graduate Student

Currently working on electron recoil dark matter searches with high resolution cryogenic detectors operated at the NEXUS underground facility at Fermilab.

Harrison Coombes

Graduate Student

Currently working on Monte Carlo simulations of the phonon / electron propagation processes for the IMPACT ionization yield measurement in silicon detectors.

 

Moaaz Elwan

Graduate Student

Currently working on determining the nuclear recoil ionization yield energies with the IMPACT measurement in silicon detectors.

David Sadek

Graduate Student

Currently working on determining the nuclear recoil ionization yield energies with the IMPACT measurement in silicon detectors.

 

Huanbo Sun

Graduate Student

Currently working on electron recoil dark matter searches with high resolution cryogenic detectors operated at the NEXUS underground facility at Fermilab.

Zachary Speaks

Undergraduate Student

Currently working on understanding phonon and ionization behavior in cryogenic detectors using a Geant 4 based Monte Carlo, as well as updating and automating the dark matter limit plotter plotter tool.

 

Cesar Arguello Martinez

Undergraduate Student

Currently working on understanding particle backgrounds at the NEXUS underground facility at Fermilab using a Geant 4 based Monte Carlo.



Meet the previous group members

Tyler Reynolds

Graduate Student

Worked on calculation of the scientific reach of the SuperCDMS experiment, and on Monte Carlo simulations of the IMPACT ionization yield measurement in silicon detectors. Currently assumed a postdoctoral position at University to Toronto.

Graduated 2021

Rob Agnese

Graduate Student

Worked on implementing a detector Monte Carlo simulation by extending the Geant4 particle physics framework to include low energy condensed matter physics processes.

Graduated 2017

 

Brad Welliver

Graduate Student

Worked on the search of massive dark matter particles with the SuperCDMS Soudan data. Took up a postdoctoral position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory working in the CUORE experiment.

Graduated 2016


Jason Pioquinto

Jason Pioquinto

Undergraduate Student

Worked on calculating the effect of neutrino backgrounds on the scientific reach of the SuperCDMS dark matter search. Currently pursuing graduate studies in physics at U. Virginia.

Graduated 2020

Andrew Zeolla

Andrew Zeolla

Undergraduate Student

Graduated 2020

Worked on understanding the operational details of the IMPACT ionization yield measurement in silicon detectors. Currently pursuing graduate studies in physics at Penn State.

 

SuperCDMS Collaborators

SuperCDMS Collaboration Meeting 2019
The SuperCDMS collaboration consists of over 100 scientists from 30 universities and national laboratories in the United States, Canada, Europe, and India.