Yue Hao

Professor of Physics


Education and training

  • BSc, Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2003
  • MS, Physics, Indiana University, 2005
  • PhD, Physics, Indiana University, 2008


A particle accelerator is designed to accelerate basic charged particles, such as electrons, protons, and ions, to higher energy. It boosts new particle and nuclear science by creating new particles or probing their inner structures; enables precise measurements for decoding the secret of life or creating new materials and medicines; and provides designed beams for medical diagnostic and cancer treatments. The goal of accelerator science is to provide better beam characteristics with more affordable cost and a smaller footprint.


Switching from the theoretical physics of complex system, I started my career in accelerator physics as a graduate student of Indiana university. My graduate thesis work and post-graduate research are all tightly relate to the design and beam dynamics of electron-ion collider, which will become reality in just few years. I am interested in using mathematical, computational, or data-driven models to precisely predict the charge particles’ behavior in an accelerator.

How students can contribute as part of my research team

My research group focuses on the in-depth understandings of accelerator physics. Our goal is to find elegant approaches to achieve a high-intensity and high-quality beam of charged particles in an accelerator. The students are welcome to do research on nonlinear beam dynamics, beam-beam interaction, collective effects, numerical methods with high-performance computing hardware, as well as data-driven methods in accelerator design and control.

Scientific publications