Yue Hao

Associate 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 its 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 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 the nonlinear beam dynamics, beam-beam
interaction, collective effects, numerical methods with highperformance
computing hardware, and the data-driven
methods in accelerator design and control.

Scientific publications