Research Interests:

    My research interest is in astroparticle physics, with focus on high energy muon detection and physics, high-energy cosmic rays, neutrino astronomy, and dark matter search. I am currently working on the high-energy neutrino astronomy experiment IceCube at the South Pole, and involved in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) and the direct dark matter search experiment Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment (deployed at 4850 feet level in the Sanford Underground Research Facility).

    The links to those projects are:
  • IceCube: High Energy Neutrino Astronomy at the South Pole, Antarctica. (member 2000-2009, publication committee member 2007-2010, associate member 2010-2014, member 2014-present)
  • Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (member 2010-presenr, institutional representative, radiological & cleanliness convenor 2011-2013)
  • LUX Dark Matter Search Experiment in Sanford Lab, Homestake Lead, SD (institutional representative & executive committee member 2009-present)

Teaching Since 2009 Fall

  • 2014 Spring Course Materials
  • TA positions for general physics labs are available for each semester. Please contact physics secretary Mrs. Connie Krosschell (, 605-394-2361) for details.