Will Schumaker

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Ph.D. Graduate Student

Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

Office: 2006 Gerstacker

Address: 2200 Bonisteel Blvd. – Ann
Arbor, MI 48109

Email: wschumak@umich.edu

Phone: (734)763-1313

Fax: (734)763-4876

Research Area
Keywords:
  Laser-plasma interactions, laser-based particle accelerators and X-ray sources, computational plasma physics, high-energy density physics, nuclear fusion, high-intensity laser systems, ultrafast and nonlinear optics.

 

Will joined the HFS group in 2008 after graduating with a B.S. in Physics from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. He obtained a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from U-M in 2009 and is a Michigan Plasma Science & Engineering (MIPSE) Fellow. Currently, he is performing his Ph.D. research on Laser Wakefield Acceleration (LWFA) of electrons to relativistic energies as well as applications of these electrons in radiation generation, radiography, and pump-probe experiments. His research interests include laser-plasma interactions, laser-based particle accelerators and X-ray sources, computational plasma physics, high-energy density physics, nuclear fusion, high-intensity laser systems, ultrafast and nonlinear optics.