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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

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Askari, Hesam

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Mechanics of Solids and soft matter; Granular systems; Stocahstic response ; Manufacturing techniques

Bigelow, Nicholas P.

Bigelow, Nicholas P.

  • Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics and Optics

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Interests: experimental atomic; molecular and optical physics

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Blok, Machiel

  • Assistant Professor of Physics

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Interests: quantum information processing with superconducting circuits

Robert Boyd

Boyd, Robert

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: Nonlinear Optics

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

Hanan Dery

Dery, Hanan

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Interests: Semiconductor spin electronics

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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

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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

Andrew Jordan

Jordan, Andrew N.

  • Professor of Physics (Research)

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Interests: theoretical condensed-matter physics

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Knowles, Kathryn

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  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Inorganic Materials Chemistry

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

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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McCamant, David W.

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  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular dynamics in photochemistry; mechanisms of vibrational relaxation

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Shestopalov, Alexander A.

  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Surface Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Surface Patterning; Nanostructured Materials; Interfacial Thermodynamics

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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Nick Vamivakas

Vamivakas, Nick

  • Professor of Quantum Optics & Quantum Physics

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Interests: Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics

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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

Stephen Wu

Wu, Stephen

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Physics

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Interests: Spintronics; Nanoscale electronics; Novel electronic materials; Quantum materials and devices