Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators

 CASA Staff




Kevin Jordan
Staff Electrical Engineer

Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
12050 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 704
Newport News, VA 23606
757-269-7644 (phone)
757-269-5024 (fax)


  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Old Dominion University, 1991
  • A.A. Engineering Technology, Madison Area Technical Scool, 1977


  • Engineer, Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators, Jefferson Lab, 2014 - Present
  • Chief Engineer, BNNT, LLC, 2013 - Present
  • Facilities Management Control Group, Jefferson Lab, 2013
  • I & C Group Leader, Jefferson Lab Free Electron Laser, 1995 - Present
  • TA/EE, CEBAF, 1987 - 1995
  • Technische Angestellen, DESY, 1987 - 1989
  • Electronics Technician, Fermilab, 1978 - 1987

Prizes and Awards:

  • R & D 100 Award for Free Electron Laser

Patents and Inventions:

  • Articulating High Pressure Feedstock Devince, U.S. Patent No. (5 November, 2013).
  • Magnesium Doping of Boron Nitride Nanotubes, (submitted 2013)
  • Protective Laser Beam Viewing Device, U.S. Patent No. 8,334,899 (18 December, 2012).
  • Laser Ablative Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes, U.S. Patent No. 8,317,983 (27 November, 2012).
  • Boron Nitride Nanotubes, U.S. Patent No. 8,206,674 (26 June, 2012).
  • Use of Magnetic Chicane for Thz Radiation Management, U.S. Patent No. 7,859,199 (28 December, 2010).
  • Laser Ablative Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes, U.S. Patent No. 7,692,116 (6 April, 2010).
  • Process for Optimizing Yield and Production Rate of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Free Electron Laser Synthesis, U.S. Patent No. 7,671,306 (2 March, 2010).
  • Apparatus for Free Electron Laser Ablative Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes, U.S. Patent No. 7,663,077 (16 February, 2010).

Complete list of Patents:

Research Highlights:

  • Electron & FEL Beam Instrumentation
  • FEL controls & protection systems
  • Nano-material synthesis
  • UHV

Selected Recent Publications

  • Radial Elasticity of Multiwalled Boron Nitride Nanotubes
    M. Zheng, C. Ke, I-T. Bae, C. Park, M.W. Smith, K. Jordan
    IOPScience, 23, Number 9, 095703 (2012).

  • BNNT-Mediated Irreversible Electroporation: Its Potential on Cancer Cells
    V. Raffa, C. Riggio, M.W. Smith, K.C. Jordan, W. Cao, A. Cuschieri
    Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment

  • Very long single and few-walled boron nitride nantotubes via the pressurized vapor/condensor method
    M.W. Smith, K.C. Jordan, C. Park, J.W. Kim, P.T. Lillehei, R. Crooks, J.S. Harrison
    IOP Science, 20, Issue 50, (2009).

  • Multicomponent Measurements of the Jefferson Lab Energy Recovery Linac Electron Beam Using Optical Transition and Deffraction Radiation
    M.A. Holloway, R.B. Fiorito, A.G. Shkvarunets, P.G. O'Shea, S.V. Benson, D. Douglas, P. Evtushenko, K. Jordan
    Phys.Rev.ST Accel.Beams 11, 082801 (2008).

  • The 4th Generation Light Source at Jefferson Lab
    S. Benson, G. Biallas, J. Boyce, D. Bullard, J. Coleman, D. Douglas, F. Dylla, R. Evans, P. Evtushenko, A. Grippo, C. Gould, J. Gubeli, D. Hardy, C. Hernandez-Garcia, K. Jordan, J.M. Klopf, W. Moore, G. Neil, T. Powers, J. Preble, D. Sexton, M. Shinn, C. Tennant, R. Walker, S. Zhang, G.P. Williams
    Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 582, 14 (2007).

  • Ethernet Based Embedded IOC for FEL Control Systems [Slides]
    J. Yan, D. Sexton, A. Grippo, S. Moore, K. Jordan
    Proceedings 2007 ICALEPCS, (Knoxville, TN, 2007), pp. 720-722.

  • FEL-Accelerator Related Diagnostics
    K. Jordan, D. Douglas, S.V. Benson, P. Evtushenko
    Proceedings 2007 Int'l. Topcial Meeting on Nuclear Applications and Utilization of Accelerators, (Pocatello, ID, 2007)

  • JLAMP: An Amplifier Based FEL in the JLab SRF ERL Driver
    K. Jordan, S. Benson, D. Douglas, C. Hernandez-Garcia, G. Neil
    Proceedings 2007 Particle Accelerator Conference, (Albuquerque, NM, 2007), pp. 1329-1331.

  • Bunch Length Measurements at JLab FEL
    P. Evtushenko, J.L. Coleman, K. Jordan, J.M. Klopf, G. Neil, G.P. Williams
    Proceedings 2006 Free Electron Laser Conference, (Berlin, Germany, 2006), pp. 736-739.

Complete list of Publications

Professional Activities

  • Registered Professional Engineer, 1995
  • International Beam Instrumentation Conference, Program Committee Member since 2007