Hall B Scientific Staff Bios

Stepan Stepanyan

Stepan Stepanyan joined Jefferson Lab in 2003 as a Hall B staff scientist. Stepan graduated from Yerevan State University (Armenia) in 1979 and received his Ph.D. in 1995 at the Yerevan Physics Institute. He began his research at JLAB in 1989 as a member of the Yerevan Physics Institute - CEBAF collaboration. He participated in the development of the physics program and in the design and construction of the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). As a visiting scientist at JLab, from 1997 through 1999 Stepan participated in the commissioning and in early experiments at CLAS. From 2000 to 2003 he was appointed as a research associate first in Christopher Newport University, then in Old Dominion University. In 2001 he carried out pioneering work on the first observation of Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering with polarized electrons. He has performed experiments at Yerevan synchrotron and at JLab, serving as co-spokesperson on a number of these experiments. In the course of his work, he coordinates research activities of collaborators from across the world. Stepan served as a mentor for many graduate and undergraduate students. He has been guest lecturer at Hampton University Graduate Studies (HUGS) summer school. He has authored more than 100 papers published in refereed journals.