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Abdolrahim, Niaz

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Multiscale Modeling of Materials; Nanoporous Materials; Nanowires; Thin Films; Atomistic Simulations

Mark Bocko

Bocko, Mark

  • Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Professor, Physics and Astronomy
    Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS)

Interests: Audio and acoustic signal processing; Computer audition; Sensors and transducers

Robert Boyd

Boyd, Robert

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: Nonlinear Optics

Director Scott Carney

Carney, Scott

  • Professor of Optics

Interests: Computed Imaging; Spectroscopy; Coherence Theory

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Chen, Shaw H.

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Director, Center of Advanced Materials for Photonics and Lasers

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Interests: Glassy Liquid Crystals; Robust Photoalignment Polymers; Organic Semiconductors; Self-Organization of Nanoparticles; Optoelectronic Devices

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Chimowitz, Eldred H.

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering

Interests: Critical Phenomena; Supercritical Fluids; Percolation; Computer Simulation

Gilbert 'Rip' Collins

Collins, Gilbert 'Rip'

  • Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Associate Director of Science, Technology and Academics
    Tracy Hyde Harris Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Director, Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures (CMAP)
    NSF Physics Frontier Center

Interests: Laboratory Astrophysics; High Pressure/High Energy Density Physics; Condensed Matter; Planetary Science; Plasma Physics ; Thermonuclear Fusion

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Dias, Ranga

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Interests: High Temperature superconductivity; Quantum phase transitions; Dynamic response of solids; Novel material synthesis; High pressure NV optical magnetometry; High energy density physics

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Donaldson, William R.

  • Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Interests: physics of photoconductive switches; streak-camera development; he optical response of high temperature superconductors; optical semiconductor diagnostics,; florescence of biological molecules

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Franco, Ignacio

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  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Associate Professor of Physics
    Leonard Mandel Faculty Fellow

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Interests: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Yongli Gao

Gao, Yongli

  • Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental condensed-matter physics

Chunlei Guo

Guo, Chunlei

  • Professor of Optics

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Interests: Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Phenomena; Surface Functionalization; Atomic & Molecular Physics

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Harding, David R.

  • Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Professor of Chemical Engineering (secondary appointment)

Interests: Cryogenic Properties of Solid Deuterium and Tritium; Thin-Film Deposition; Microfluidic Processes

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Hu, Suxing

  • Associate Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Distinguished Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE)
    Group Leader, HEDP-Theory Group, LLE

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Interests: Theoretical/Computational High-Energy-Density Physics; Inertial Confinement Fusion; Warm-/Hot-Dense Matter; Intense Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Dynamics; Attosecond Physics; Computational Atomic; Molecular; Optical Physics

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Huo, Pengfei

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    Assistant Professor of Optics

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Interests: Theoretical Chemistry; Quantum Dynamics; Quantum Optics; Cavity QED; Light-Matter Interactions; Polariton Chemistry

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Kosc, Tanya Z.

  • Associate Professor; Primary: Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Todd D. Krauss

Krauss, Todd D.

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  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Optics
  • Chair, Chemistry Department

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Interests: Materials Chemistry and Physics of Colloidal Nanoscale Semiconductors ; Optics of nanoscale semiconductor materials; Quantum optics and nanoscience

John Lambropoulos

Lambropoulos, John

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Materials Science
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Materials Science Graduate Recruiting Committee

Interests: Micromechanics; Mechanics & Materials Issues in Optics Manufacturing; Defect Generation During Crystal Growth

Svetlana G. Lukishova

Lukishova, Svetlana G.

  • Group Leader and Adjunct Professor

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Interests: Quantum Nanophotonics; Liquid Crystals; Nonlinear Optics; Quantum and Nano-Optics Teaching Experiments; History of Optics and Photonics

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Pickel, Andrea

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Nanoscale heat transfer; luminescence nanothermometry; single-nanoparticle imaging and spectroscopy; high-temperature thermal metrology; electrothermal measurements

Judith Pipher

Pipher, Judith L.

  • Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus

Interests: astrophysics; observational astronomy

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Rygg, J. Ryan

  • Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Physics
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Experimental high-energy-density physics; shock waves; inertial confinement fusion

Roman Sobolewski

Sobolewski, Roman

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Physics
    Senior Scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Tenhaeff, Wyatt E.

  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: Electrochemical Energy Storage; Solid State Lithium Batteries and Solid Electrolytes; Polymer Thin Films, Interfaces and Thin Film Synthesis & Characterization; Vacuum Deposition Techniques

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White, Andrew D.

  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: AI Directive Design of Materials; Molecular Simulations; Augmented-Reality in Chemical Engineering Education; Grid-Energy Storage Simulations