Graduate Student Seminars for Spring 2022 will be held in Room 1207 Energy Research Facility at 12:00 PM

The winners of the Best Graduate Student Seminar Speaker Award for Fall 2021 were Jaron Shrock for his talk titled "Multi-GeV Electron Acceleration in Fully Optically Formed Plasma Waveguides," (Advisor: Professor Howard Milchberg) and Landry Horimbere for his talk titled "Investigation of Shear Driven Electron-Ion Hybrid Scale Instabilities," (Advisor: Professor Dan Lathrop).

The mission of the IREAP Graduate Student Seminars is to give graduate students the opportunity to practice short presentations of their work. This is a stepping stone for preparing them for Ph.D. proposals, their thesis defense, or even conference presentations. It is a valuable skill for all professionals, and students should be eager to present their work.

The talks will be informal with an approximate duration of 30 to 45 minutes allowing questions for about 15 minutes.  There should not be any stress since there is no evaluation committee coming up with grilling questions. Everyone is welcome to be in the audience.

After the conclusion of each talk, graduate students in the audience will fairly rate the speaker on a scale of 1-5 for Technical Merit and on a scale of 1-5 for Presentation.  The total score will be averaged and the highest scoring speaker at the semester's end will receive a monetary prize for "Best Speaker."  In the case of a tie, the winner shall be the speaker with the largest number of audience members providing ratings.

For additional information regarding the IREAP Graduate Student Seminar series, please contact Artur Perevalov at

Past Winners of the IREAP Graduate Student Seminar Best Speaker Award"