I was born in Belarus in 1990. The Nature fascinated me ever since the Hale-Bopp comet barrelled across the sky in 1997. I decided to pursue a physics career and graduated with honors from the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics in Belarusian State University (BSU). During my senior year, I joined BSU's non-linear physics research group and worked on solitary wave dynamics in classical field theory. It has various applications in cosmology, non-linear optics and material science: primordial topological defects, NLSE optical systems, spintronics, BEC and many others, and its generality and complexity attracted me the most. I successfully defended my Master's thesis on the properties of numerical solutions of coupled non-linear wave equations in 2013. With a strong theoretical foundation, I tackled diverse problems from topological field theory and successfully defended my PhD thesis on topological solitary waves in 2015. I interned at Fermi National Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois and started a PhD in the beam dynamics group at Northern Illinois University. My versatile background in computational physics allowed me to combine algorithms from Astrophysics and Beam Physics to compute space charge forces in asymmetric beams. I earned the Fermilab Joint PhD Fellowship and given a research appointment at the Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology (FAST) facility. Recently, I developed a novel design using microlens arrays for the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator (AWA) laser system. Under my direction, we successfully tested and commissioned the array at AWA. I look forward to completing my PhD in Beam Physics in 2018. Physics has many pinnacles to achieve and I am always searching for new projects and challenges!

I enjoy working on multidisciplinary problems, novel methods and techniques. Please pay a visit to my Online Physics Seminars project! My main areas of expertise lay in electron acceleration (theoretical and experimental) and non-linear dynamics. Despite it seems like two completely different fields of Science, it is deeply interconnected and share many common concepts. Below is a short list of my interests in both fields.

- Electron linear accelerators: photoinjectors
- Advanced electron beam phase-space manipulations
- N-body simulations (numerical)
- Computational geometry
- Beam dynamics simulations: Impact-T, ASTRA, Elegant, GPT
- Numerical methods and high performance computing: Nonlinear dynamics
- Mathematical methods in Physics: Partial Differential Equations
- Data acquisition and analysis: Python, Matlab
- General Relativity, Astronomy
- Classical Field Theory, Chaos theory

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Selected conferences

- A. Halavanau, et. al. - Spatial control of photoemitted electron beams using a microlens-array transverse-shaping technique, Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 20, 103404 (2017)
- A. Halavanau, et. al. - Analysis and Measurement of the Transfer Matrix of a 9-cell 1.3-GHz Superconducting Cavity, Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 20, 4, 040102 (2017)
- P. Dorey, A. Halavanau, J. Mercer, T. Romanczukiewicz, Y. Shnir - Boundary scattering in the φ4 model, Journal of High Energy Physics, 107, 1705 (2017)
- A. Halavanau, et. al. - Microlens Array Laser Transverse Shaping Technique for Photoemission Electron Source, technical report, FERMILAB-TM-2634-APC (2016)
- A. Halavanau, P. Piot - Simulation of a cascaded longitudinal space charge amplifier for coherent radiation generation, NIMA, 819, (2016) 144-153
- A. Halavanau, Ya. Shnir - Isorotating Baby Skyrmions, Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 085028, arXiv:1309.4318 [hep-th]
- A. Halavanau, T. Romanczukiewicz, Ya. Shnir - Resonance structures in coupled two-component φ4 model, Physical Review D 86, 085027 (2012), arXiv:1206.4471 [hep-th]
- A. Acus, A. Halavanau, E. Norvaisas and Ya. Shnir - Hopfion canonical quantization, Physics Letters B 711 (2012) 212-216,arXiv:1204.0504 [hep-th]
- A.Halavanau and Ya.Shnir - Modulated Kink-Antikink Collisions in System of phi^4 Coupled Models, Nonlinear Phenomena In Complex Systems 2012, Vol.15, No.1, pp.74-83, PDF

- A. Halavanau, P. Piot, et. al. - Application of Voronoi Diagram to Mask-Based Intercepting Phase-Space Measurements, IPAC2017 (2017)
- A. Halavanau, et. al. - Coherent transition radiation from transversely modulated electron beams, FEL2017 (2017)
- A. Halavanau, P. Piot, et. al. - Magnetized and Flat Beam Experiment at FAST, IPAC2017 (2017)
- FAST collaboration (A. Halavanau, et. al.) - Commissioning and First Results From Channeling Radiation At FAST, NAPAC16 (2016)