George R. Neil
Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606
of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Nuclear Engineering, 1977
of Science, University of Wisconsin, Nuclear Engineering, 1974
of Science, University of Virginia, Engineering Science, 1970
Lab, April 1990 � Present,
Linac Department Manager, FEL Deputy Program Manager,
FEL Facilities Manager, Principal Scientist, Associate Lab Director
Board, Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Journal of Infrared Physics and Technology 2004-2008
Defense and Space Systems Group, April 1979 - March 1990,
FEL Program Manager, Chief Scientist
Prizes and Awards:
American Physical Society, 2001
His primary responsibility is to serve
as Associate Director of Jefferson Laboratory and operate the Free Electron
Laser systems and to support the user operation of the facility for basic and
applied research. Prior to this assignment he served as Linac Department
Manager at CEBAF where he had responsibility for designing, installing,
commissioning, and maintaining the linear accelerator systems including
injectors, RF systems, and cryogenics. This effort included technical,
personnel, and budgetary responsibility comprising more than 20% of the
national laboratory's construction of budget $500M. The system established a
reputation within DOE for meeting or exceeding all technical requirements while
staying on schedule and within budget. The RF systems includes over 340 high
power RF sources each with microprocessor control. The Cryogenic system
includes the world�s largest 2K helium refrigerator. Prior to coming to CEBAF
in 1970 he was employed from 1977 to 1990 by TRW, Defense and Space Systems
Group. In his final position there he was Chief Scientist on the Induction Free
Electron Laser Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Senior
Scientist on staff of the Optics and Directed Energy Laboratory.
Selected Key Publications
Kilowatt Lasing in a Free-Electron Laser with Same-Cell Energy Recovery� G. R. Neil, C.L.Bohn, S. V. Benson, G, Biallas, D.
Douglas, H. F. Dylla, R. Evans, J. Fugitt, A. Grippo, J. Gubeli, R. Hill,
K. Jordan, R. Li, L. Merminga, P. Piot, J. Preble, M. Shinn, T. Siggins,
R. Walker, and B. Yunn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (2000) 662-665.
Electron Generators of Microwave Radiation� H. P. Freund and G. R. Neil in Electron Beam
Generators of Microwave Radiation, Proceedings of the IEEE Vol. 87, No. 5
(May, 1999) 782-803 (Invited Review).
Beam-Conditioner for Free-Electron Lasers and Synchrotrons�, Hongxiu Liu and George R. Neil, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70
Free-Electron-Laser Oscillator (Constant and Tapered Wiggler)�, J.A. Edighoffer, G.R. Neil, S. Fornaca, H.R.
Thompson, Jr., T.I. Smith, H.A. Schwettman, C.E. Hess, J. Frisch, and R.
Rohatgi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1569 (May, 1988).
Free-Electron-Laser Oscillation�, J. A. Edighoffer, G. R. Neil, C. E. Hess, T. I.
Smith, S. W. Fornaca, and H. A. Schwettman, Physical Review Letters,
Volume 52, 344 (1984).
Free-Electron-Laser Experiment", H. Boehmer, M. Z. Caponi, J.
Edighoffer, S. Fornaca, J. Munch, G. R. Neil, B. Saur, and C. Shih,
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 48, 141 (1982).
of Optical Beam Quality in an FEL�,
G. R. Neil, J. A. Edighoffer, S. Fornaca , SPIE Volume 453, Free-Electron
Generators of Coherent Radiation, 114 (1984)
(and complete list of papers)