Hall B Scientific Staff Bios

Mac Mestayer

Mac Mestayer is a senior staff experimental physicist working at Jefferson Lab, a national accelerator center for nuclear physics. He obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and did post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University. In his 30-year career he has worked at four national laboratories, from SLAC to Fermilab to CLEO (Cornell) to Jefferson Lab, and he has worked with teams from many universities and labs in software, hardware, and research consortia. At Jefferson Lab he has responsibility for the design, construction and commissioning of the particle tracking system for the CLAS detector. His research focus is to understand the quark structure of baryons and the dynamical aspects of the quark anti-quark pair-production process. He has published and spoken widely on the important findings and research needs in his field, for audiences at either the expert or novice level. His outside areas of national interest include energy and water supply conservation.