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Ivan Bazarov

Associate Professor

Wilson Synchrotron Lab & Ring, Room 373
128 Newman Lab

Educational Background

M.S., 1998, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Far Eastern State University, Russia. Ph.D., 2000, Far Eastern State University, Russia. Research Associate, Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education & Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, 2000-2007; Assistant Professor, Physics, 2007-2013; Associate Professor, Physics, 2013-present. 2010 DOE Early Career Award; 2015 IEEE Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award.




Accelerators, Photocathodes, Beam Dynamics


  • Physics

Graduate Fields

  • Physics


  • Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE)
  • Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics (LEPP)


The main topics in my research are photoemission sources and beam dynamics in accelerators. Presently, my group concentrates on the production of high brightness electron beams and their applications such as ultrafast imaging of molecules, and providing the necessary beams for particle and nuclear physics. The group pushes the state-of-the-art of photocathodes for accelerators as well as for high-energy detectors. Computationally, our interests include modeling the physics of photoemission, intense beam dynamics, and novel optimization methods of accelerators both at the design and the operation stages.

Graduate Students
Hyeri Lee, Steve Full, Pranav Gupta

Sean McBride, Thomas Spytek, Thomas Fung, Matt Clymer



S. Karkare, L. Boulet, L. Cultrera, B. Dunham, X. Liu, W. Schaff, I.V. Bazarov, Ultrabright and ultrafast III-V semiconductor photocathodes, Physical Review Letters 112 (2014) 097601

I.V. Bazarov, Synchrotron radiation representation in phase space, Physical Review Accelerators and Beams 15 (2012) 050703

I.V. Bazarov, C.K. Sinclair, B.M. Dunham, Maximum achievable beam brightness from photoinjectors, Physical Review Letters 102 (2009) 104801