Soren P. Sorensen
: Professor. Soren has done most of his research within the WA80/93/98 collaboration (transverse energy production, nuclear stopping power, etc.), the PHENIX collaboration (Muon Arm system, offline computing, heavy flavor physics), and the ALICE collaboration (ALICE-USA Coordinator). He is primarily focusing on the ALICE-USA BTU project as well as the analysis of single muon data from the PHENIX Muon Arms and transverse energy production in ALICE.
: Professor at UTK (50%) and distinguished research staff at ORNL (50%). Ken is the ALICE-USA BTU Project TPC Readout Electronics Coordinator, and has been the coordinator for ALICE-USA O2 development, a member of the ALICE O2 TDR committee, and PI of several related supercomputing projects. He is the representative for the ORNL ALICE-USA Tier 2 computing site. He supervises ALICE heavy flavor electron analyses by Rebecca Scott and PHENIX Cu+Au heavy flavor muon analyses by Kyle Schmoll.
: Assistant Professor. Christine joined the group in August 2009 as a postdoctoral research associate and became a tenure-track assistant professor in August 2012. She works primarily on ALICE, focusing on transverse energy measurements and measurements of jets, and supporting the EMCal and DCal by maintaining the front-end electronics and serving as an on-call expert. Christine also contributes to PHENIX, taking shifts and helping supervise Abhisek and Kyle.
: Redmer graduated from Utrech Universiteit in 2016 with his thesis on measurements of the azimuthal anisotropy of jets in Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV. Redmer is developing a novel method for jet measurements in heavy ion collisions using mixed events. He also works on measuring anisotropic flow of identified hadrons, focusing on the phi-meson, K0S, and Lambda.
Andrew Castro: Andy graduated from Cal Poly in 2011, entered UTK in August 2012 and joined our group in 2013. His thesis is on studies full jets in p+p collisions at 5 TeV. He is also a major contributor to the ALICE BTU upgrade project through his work on assembly and testing of ALICE TPU Inner Read Out Chambers.
Charles Hughes: Charles graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2015 and entered UT in August 2015. His thesis research is focused on measurements of fragmentation functions in Pb-Pb collisions at 5.02 TeV/nucleon using the ALICE detector. He is also a major contributor to the ALICE BTU upgrade project through his work on assembly and testing of ALICE TPU Inner Read Out Chambers.
Will Witt: Will graduated in Physics from Auburn University in 2015 and entered UT in August 2015. His thesis research is focused on studies of azimuthal anisotropy of jets in Pb-Pb collisions at 5.02 TeV/nucleon using the ALICE detector. He is also a major contributor to the ALICE BTU upgrade project through his work on assembly and testing of ALICE TPU Inner Read Out Chambers.
Patrick Steffanic: Pat graduated from Cal Poly in 2018 and entered UTK and joined our group in June 2018.
Ricardo Santos (Berea, June 2018 – August 2018)
Mariah McCreary (June 2018 – current)
Tom Krobatsch (May 2017 - current)
James Neuhaus (Aug. 2016 – current)
Jerrica Wilson (June 2018 - current)
Ben Smith (June 2018 - current)