UEC Nominee for 2019-2021 Term: Ketino Kaadze

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Ketino Kaadze
Kansas State University


I am an assistant professor of physics at Kansas State University working on the CMS experiment at CERN. My professional career is closely connected to Fermilab. I have been a Fermilab user since 2006. I defended my Ph.D. thesis on the D0 experiment at Tevatron. During 2013-2014 I held a Fermilab research associate position working on the CMS experiment. During all these years I have spent substantial time at Fermilab and have greatly appreciated a very nurturing atmosphere for developing as a scientist.

I am very pleased to be nominated by members of the community to run for the Users Executive Committee (UEC). If elected, I am interested in helping the community to communicate their needs to government representatives. I am keen to express the importance of continued support for the HEP research. As a user of Fermilab and as a recent faculty member, I have direct experience with benefits and supports that the lab provides to university communities. This allows me to bring a unique perspective to the group and further strengthen the efforts in government relations.

I look forward to this opportunity to serve in the UEC and to voice the interests of the Fermilab users’ community.