Photo Credit: Elliott McCrory
Mario D. Balcazar
Program: Lee Teng
College: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Home: La Paz, Bolivia
Mentor: Katsuya Yonehara
Who I am: I am an undergraduate student at The University of Kansas studying Electrical Engineering and Physics. My interests are based on tying together these interdisciplinary worlds to solve society's hardest problems. At my university, I work for the CMS collaboration on development and testing of particle detector electronics. I was born in Bolivia, but I have lived in many parts of the world. This makes me highly passionate about developing a new consciousness that sees humankind as a single organism, and planet Earth as our precious and irreplaceable home.
Research: My research consists of developing a novel radiation robust beam profile monitor based on a gas-filled RF cavity. To this end, the purpose of my study is two-fold: analyze the beam distribution and ion production for the future hadron monitor configuration, and develop the conceptual design of the tunable Q-factor RF cavity.