Kiersten J Ruisard
Dr. Kiersten Ruisard is a fellow in the Accelerator Physics Group at the Spallation Neutron Source. She received her BSc. from Rutgers University in 2012. In 2018, she received her PhD from the University of Maryland College Park. During the PhD she worked at the University of Maryland Electron Ring studying space charge effects and nonlinearities in a low-energy electron beam. Her dissertation described simulation and design of a nonlinear lattice for damping resonances in the electron ring. Since arriving at ORNL in 2018, she has been focused on experiments at the SNS Beam Test Facility, including refining approaches to measurement of 6D beam distributions. She also works on understanding the importance of these fully-described distributions for modeling beam evolution and predicting halo growth and beam losses.