Message from Hugh Montgomery: LDRD Poster Session

Message from Hugh Montgomery: LDRD Poster Session, Sept. 29, Noon-1 p.m.


This year marks the fourth year of Jefferson Lab’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program.  As was done last year, the Principal Investigators on the projects active during the fiscal year that is drawing to a close will present posters summarizing their project and be available to discuss their work in the Atrium of CEBAF Center on Thursday, September 29th from Noon to 1 PM.  We will also use the occasion to announce (at about12:30) the LDRD projects that will be funded in FY2017.

LDRD aims to stimulate research in new directions relevant to our Strategic Plan, and to provide opportunities to recognize innovative staff.  The scale of the projects is modest, and the total funding for the year has been set to be under $800,000.  Each year we solicit proposals and have a detailed peer review process to choose the projects to be funded.  The three projects that have been underway this year are listed below.  Do stop by and learn how these projects are helping the laboratory progress toward its plans for the future.


Project #

Principal Investigator


Status at Start of FY2017


FY2015 Start


He Zhang

Enhancing Simulation Capability for
Electron Cooling in MEIC Project

Will complete in FY2016

FY2017 Start


Riad Suleiman and
Matt Poelker

Generation and Characterization of
Magnetized Bunched Electron Beam from
DC Photogun for MEIC Cooler

Requested Funds to complete in FY2017


Christian Weiss

Nuclear gluons with charm at EIC

Requested Funds to complete in FY2017

Broadly we are delighted with the progress that has been made by the projects funded through the LDRD program, and look forward with great interest to the evolution of their impact on the Lab and to similar impact from the new FY2017 projects that will be announced at the Poster Session.

- Mont