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Beaudoin, Brian

Associate Research Professor
Member, IREAP Executive Committee
1202H Energy Research Facility

Research Interests: 

Dr. Beaudoin has both led and participated in a wide range of beam physics experiments on the University of Maryland Electron Ring (UMER). He was responsible for designing, modeling and building the experimental hardware that was critical to the successful use of UMER for; including electromagnetic wide-band induction cavities, high voltage pulsed modulators, vacuum hardware and low-level electronics.  He also led teams of students on numerous projects that couple electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer control system development and accelerator physics.  Dr. Beaudoin has over 40 scientific publications and has given more than 10 scientific presentations at conferences worldwide.

Dr. Beaudoin's research interests include: electromagnetics, rf vacuum tubes, circular and linear particle accelerators, pulsed cavities, electron and ion beam dynamics, pulsed power electronics, and rf electronics.

His teaching interests include: pulsed power physics, charged particle dynamics, electromagnetism and waves, analog and digital electronics, basic circuit theory, mathematics, physics, and digital logic design.

Current Research Projects: 

University of Maryland Electron Ring (UMER) – An electron storage ring that uses scaled low-energy electron beams to cleverly access the intense, high-brightness regime of beam operation in accelerators, at a much lower cost than larger more energetic machines.

Radiation Facilities – The University of Maryland Radiation Facilities includes a 250 kW reactor, 100 kCi Co60 source and two 10 MeV electron accelerators, supporting a broad range of Maryland research and the education of graduate and undergraduate students in nuclear science.

High Power Microwave (HPM) Group – Dedicated to designing, constructing and testing novel microwave structures including the rich history of gyrotrons, pasotrons and other high gradient accelerating microwave structures.


Dr. Beaudoin has served as a lecturer and assistant for the United States Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) in 2008 and 2013, and is slated to assist in 2014 and in 2015 with a course in fundamentals of accelerators and one in cyclotrons.  He has also mentored and guided TREND students and other high school, undergraduate and graduate students.


Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of Maryland, 2011
      Dissertation Title: Longitudinal Control of Intense Charged Particle Beams
      Major/Minor Area: Electromagnetics/Microelectronics

M.S. in electrical  engineering, University of Maryland, 2008
      Thesis Title: Longitudinal Space-Charge Waves Induced by Energy Modulations
      Major/Minor Area: Electromagnetrics/Microelectronics

B.S. in electrical  engineering, University of Maryland, 2002

Honors and Awards: 

Dr. Beaudoin has a collaborative patent pending with the university patent office, entitled: Proton Therapy Range Modulation and Control.

Professional Memberships: 

Dr. Beaudoin is a member of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS and the American Physical Society (APS).

Curriculum Vitae
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