Welcome to the homepage of Piot's group in Advanced Accelerator R&D. Our group carry research in Beam Physics and Accelerator Technology with emphasis on electron beam generation, manipulation, acceleration and diagnostics. We are located in the Department of Physics at Northern Illinois University and the Northern Illinois Center for Accerator & Detector Development (NICADD). We carry laboratory experiments using local facilities located in the Accelerator Physics Center at Fermilab and at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator in Argonne.