News from former & current NPL graduate students

By Professor Jen-Chieh Peng
November 12, 2018


Dr. En-Chuan Huang, who received his Ph.D from UIUC in 2016 on the Daya Bay Neutrino Oscillation Experiment, gave an invited talk at the Neutrino 2018 Conference announcing the observation of low-energy excess at a 4.8 standard deviation from his analysis of the MiniBooNE data. This result was one of the highlights at Neutrino 2018 Conference. En-Chuan was then invited to give a “Wine and Cheese” seminar at Fermilab in July 2018. This is the second time that he was invited to give the prestigious Fermilab “Wine and Cheese” seminar during a period of two years. The first one was on his Ph.D work on the Daya Bay experiment. En-Chuan is currently a postdoc at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Pinghan Chu, who received his Ph.D from UIUC in 2012 on the “Dressed-Spin” effect for the neutron EDM experiment, was recently promoted to the position of Staff Member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Chu recently received the Los Alamos LDRD support for his new proposal to search for Axion, one of the leading candidates for the Dark Matter which remains to be discovered.

Dr. Evan McCllelan, who received his Ph.D degree from UIUC in 2016 on the Fermilab SeaQuest experiment, recently gave an invited talk at the Photonuclear Gordon Research Conference reporting the latest results from the MARATHON experiment. He is currently a postdoc at the Jefferson Laboratory. Ms Shivangi Prasad, a current UIUC graduate student, also presented an invited talk at this Conference on the latest result from the SeaQuest experiment.