Neutrino physics: Oscillations in long-baseline neutrino experiments, leading research on NOvA and DUNE. Measurement of CP violation and the neutrino mass hierarchy. New detector technologies for neutrinos. Large-Area Picosecond Photo-Detectors (LAPPD) in Gd-loaded water Cherenkov detectors, leading the ANNIE experiment.
Honors and Awards
- 2022 Wyatt-Green Professor, Florida State University
- 2022 LAS Dean’s Professor, Iowa State University
- 2020 APS Fellowship
- 2018 LAS Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award, Iowa State University
- 2016 Cassling Family Professor, Iowa State University
- 2016 Intensity Frontier Fellow, Fermi National Laboratory
- 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
- 2012 Official Recognition from the Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa
- 2012 Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Research
- 2011 NSF CAREER Award
- 2009 HENAAC Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
- Appointed member of the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5).
- Appointed member of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) (2022-2025).
- Elected Member of the APS Division of Particle and Fields Executive Committee 2021-2023
- Liaison for Neutrino Frontier and Instrumentation Frontier for Snowmass 2020.
- Member of the Scientific Council for PRISMA+ at Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz (Germany) (2019- ).
- Member of the APS DPF Program Committee 2018-2020
- Member of International Advisory Committee for the International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2018 and Neutrino 2020)
- Member of the FNAL Short Baseline Program Director’s Review. Chair of the Detector Review Subcommittee (2015)