Professor Reiser checking the alignment of the magnetic lenses
in the experimental facility for transport of space-charge dominated electron beams
Professor Reiser's experimental and theoretical research is in the area of charged particle beam physics and accelerator design. His research work and interests range from cyclotrons and collective accelerators (in the sixties and seventies) to advanced accelerator applications (during recent years) in high energy physics, in the energy field (e.g., heavy ion inertial fusion), in material science, and in other areas. A major focus of the research with his graduate students and collaborators in the advanced accelerator field is the physics of space-charge dominated beams and sources of beam quality deterioration due to mismatch, lack of thermal equilibrium, nonlinear forces, instabilites, dispersion, and other effects. The experiments are performed with low-energy electron beams and the results are used to check theory and particle simulation codes. Currently, a major new project, the electron ring facility (E-Ring) to study high-current beams in a circular system is under construction at IREAP. It should be completed during the year 2001.
Professor Reiser is author or co-author of more than 200 research papers, co-editor of two books, and the author of the book Theory and Design of Charged Particle Beams published in 1994 and 1996 (Wiley and Sons). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and of the IEEE, and he has served on numerous national and international committees. Most recently, he was chair of the Executive Committee of the APS Division of Physics of Beams (DPB), from May 1997 to April 1998, and of the Program Committee for the 1997 Particle Accelerator Conference in Vancouver, B.C. From May 1998 to May 2000 he has been the president of the Washington DC Chapter of the Alexander von Humboldt Association of America.
Professor Reiser retired on July 1, 1998 from his teaching position in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He continues to work part-time with his research group in the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics as Senior Research Scientist.
Professor Martin Reiser
Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics
Energy Research Building, Paint Branch Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-4960
Fax: (301) 314-9437