Hall B Scientific Staff Bios

Xiangdong Wei

Xiangdong Wei attended the Peking University and graduated in 1982 majoring in astrophysics. After teaching general physics for six years in China, he attended graduate school at the Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, earning his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter/Polarized Target Physics in December 1994. His early research focused on sub-millimeter HD and D2 targets for Inertial Confined Fusion (ICF) and large (~1 mole) frozen-spin polarized Hydrogen-Deuteride (HD) targets for nuclear physics measurements with photon beams. From 1995 to 1998, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Syracuse University, developing the polarized HD target for use at the Laser-Electron-Gamma-Source (LEGS) at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL). He joined the BNL staff as an Assistant Physicist in the LEGS group in 1998 and was subsequently promoted to Associate Physicist in 2000 and Physicist in 2003. In 2008, he came to Jefferson Lab as a Staff Scientist in Hall B. He has been a leading figure in the polarized HD target research, both at BNL and now at Jefferson Lab, and has mentored graduate students and postdoctoral associates in low temperature polarized target-related research. In addition to nuclear physics, his research areas cover NMR spectrometry, superconducting magnets and cryogenic systems, particularly dilution refrigerators. He has authored over 50 scientific papers.