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Jonathan Jarvis
Vanderbilt University


"Development of High-Brightness Electron Sources for Free-Electron Lasers."


 Dr. Jonathan Jarvis received a BS in physics from Samford University (Birmingham, AL) in 2003.  He went on to receive a Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University under the direction of Dr. Charles Brau in 2009.  His work focused primarily on the experimental development of high-brightness electron sources.  This includes the development of new electron sources for free-electron lasers as well as the production of electron beams near the quantum degenerate limit of beam brightness.  Additionally, Dr. Jarvis has been actively involved in the experimental and theoretical development of compact terahertz free-electron lasers.  During the past year, Dr. Jarvis has continued his research at Vanderbilt, first as a postdoc and then as a research professor.  He is the author of more than 30 articles and proceedings on the aforementioned subjects.