Berkeley Lab

BELLA People: Carl Schroeder

cbschroeder_145pxSenior Scientist
1 Cyclotron Rd MS 71-259
Berkeley CA 94720
telephone: 510-486-4723
cbschroeder@lbl.gov

Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1999.
M.A., Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1995.
B.S., Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, 1994.
B.S., Physics (with High Honors), University of Maryland, College Park, 1994.

Carl B. Schroeder is a Senior Scientist responsible for theoretical and modeling efforts in support of the BELLA Center experimental program. He has published over 150 papers on intense laser-plasma interactions, plasma-based accelerators, advanced acceleration concepts, novel radiation sources, free-electron lasers, and related topics.

He received undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Physics with High Honors in 1994 from the University of Maryland, College Park. He received a DOE Fusion Science Fellowship and did his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed his doctorate in Physics in 1999. His postdoctoral research focused on the development of an x-ray free-electron laser at SLAC.

He twice received the LBNL Outstanding Performance Award, and was the recipient of the 2010 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. Dr. Schroeder was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2012.

Professional experience

2014 – present: Senior scientist, LBNL.

2004 – 2014: Staff scientist, LBNL.

2001 – 2003: Physicist, LBNL.

2000 – 2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles.

1996 – 1999: Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

1995: Visiting Scholar, Plasma Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1993 – 1994: Student Researcher, Institute for Plasma Research, University of Maryland, College Park.

Awards

  • 2012: Fellow, American Physical Society (APS)
    “For significant theoretical contributions to the physics of intense laser-plasma interactions, with applications to plasma-based accelerators and light sources.”
  • 2010: APS John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research
    “For experiments and theory leading to the demonstration of high-quality electron beams from laser-plasma accelerators.”
  • 2007: Outstanding Performance Award, LBNL.
  • 2005: Outstanding Performance Award, LBNL.
  • 1994: Department of Energy Fusion Science Fellowship.
  • 1994: University of Maryland, Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.
  • 1994: Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
  • 1993: University of Maryland, J.R. Dorfman Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research.

Selected publications

C.B. Schroeder, C. Benedetti, E. Esarey, F.J. Gruener, and W.P. Leemans, “Growth and phase velocity of self-modulated beam-driven plasma waves,” Physical Review Letters 107, 145002 (2011).

C.B. Schroeder, C. Benedetti, E. Esarey, and W.P. Leemans, “Nonlinear pulse propagation and phase velocity of laser-driven plasma waves,” Physical Review Letters 106, 135002 (2011).

Esarey, E., C.B. Schroeder, and W.P. Leemans, “Physics of laser-driven plasma-based electron accelerators,” Reviews of Modern Physics 81, 1229 (2009).

C.B. Schroeder, E. Esarey, and B.A. Shadwick, “Warm wavebreaking of nonlinear plasma waves with arbitrary phase velocities,” Physical Review E 72, R055401 (2005).

C.B. Schroeder, D.H. Whittum, and J.S. Wurtele, “Multimode Analysis of the Hollow Plasma Channel Wakefield Accelerator,” Physical Review Letters 82, 1177 (1999).