Professor of Physics, UC San Diego, 2014 - present
Adjunct Professor of Physics, Boston University 2014 - 2016
Associate Professor of Physics, Boston University 2010-2013
Assistant Professor of Physics, Boston University 2006-2010
Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory 2001-2006
Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory 1999-2001
PhD Applied Physics, Rice University 1998
"I am interested in the optical and electronic properties of quantum materials. We utilize time-resolved optical spectroscopy spanning from the far-infrared through the visible to explore the fundamental properties of quantum materials with a view towards dynamics and control. I also have long-standing interests and metamaterials and plasmonics. Considerably more information can be found throughout this website. You can always contact me at email@example.com if you have questions about our research."
Graduate Student (PhD completed Dec. 2019, currently working as postdoc in group)
"I am interested in studying strongly correlated electron materials via ultrafast spectroscopy, and exploring non-thermal pathways to drive materials across phase transitions. Interests also include nonlinear optics and terahertz time domain spectroscopy."
Graduate Student (PhD defended, April 10, 2020!!!)
"My research interests involve studying the properties of various correlated electron materials with spectroscopic techniques at optical and THz frequencies. In particular, I am interested in using light to manipulate phases of matter, such as photoinduced metal-insulator or magnetic transitions. This is accomplished by standard optical excitation, or with high-field THz pulses generated by optical rectification in lithium niobate."
"My research focuses on using ultrafast spectroscopy to study correlated electron materials and metamaterials. My interests include combining the strengths and tunability of metamaterials with correlated electron systems, terahertz time domain spectroscopy, and nonlinear optics."
Sheikh Rubaiat Ul Haque
Graduate Student, 2017-present
B.E., Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo, 2017
"I am interested in the physics of strongly correlated materials i.e. high-Tc cuprate superconductors, transition metal oxides and excitonic insulators where interactions between many degrees of freedom lead to exotic quantum phases. My main research focus is to study these phases, the transition pathways between them as well as different collective modes arising from spontaneous breaking of continuous symmetry. In the Averitt Lab, I work on time-resolved ultrafast setups for mid-IR pump-broadband THz probe and high-field THz pump-optical probe spectroscopy. Besides time-resolved methods, I am also enthusiastic about momentum-resolved techniques such as various X-ray experiments."