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Ivan Bazarov

Associate Professor

Wilson Synchrotron Lab & Ring, Room 373
128 Newman Lab

Educational Background

M.S., 1998, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Far Eastern State University, Russia. Ph.D., 2000, Far Eastern State University, Russia. Research Associate, Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education & Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, 2000-2007; Assistant Professor, Physics, 2007-2013; Associate Professor, Physics, 2013-present. 2010 DOE Early Career Award; 2015 IEEE Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award.




Accelerators, Photocathodes, Beam Dynamics

Research Focus

The main topics in my research are photoemission sources and beam dynamics in accelerators. Presently, my group concentrates on the production of high brightness electron beams and their applications such as ultrafast imaging of molecules, and providing the necessary beams for particle and nuclear physics. The group pushes the state-of-the-art of photocathodes for accelerators as well as for high-energy detectors. Computationally, our interests include modeling the physics of photoemission, intense beam dynamics, and novel optimization methods of accelerators both at the design and the operation stages.

Check out the group’s Research and Members’ pages.

Graduate Students
Chris Pierce

Sean McBride, Camille Xu


  • Physics

Graduate Fields

  • Physics


  • Physics
  • Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE)


L. Cultera, C. Gulliford, A. Bartnik, H. Lee, I. Bazarov, “Rb based alkali antimonide high quantum efficiency photocathodes for bright electron beam sources and photon detection applications”, Journal of Applied Physics 121 (2017) 055306

C. Gulliford, A. Bartnik, I. Bazarov, "Multiobjective optimizations of a novel cryocooled dc gun based ultrafast electron diffraction beam line", Physical Review Accelerators and Beams 19 (2016) 093402

H. Lee, L. Cultrera, I.V. Bazarov, "Intrinsic emittance reduction in transmission mode photocathodes", Applied Physics Letters 108 (2016) 124105