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, 2018-Present
B.S. Physics, UCSD, 2017
"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. I am also interested in the use of intense Optical, THz and mid-IR pump-probe experiments to drive electronic, lattice (phonons), and magnetic degrees of freedom in materials to highly nonequilibrium regimes, and to use these to access and control the phases of materials. Most of my materials of interest are correlated transition metal oxides, such as cuprates, ruthenates, and titanates."
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."
Graduate Student, 2019-present
B.S.-M.S., Physics, IISER Kolkata, 2019
I am interested in using time-resolved techniques to study strongly correlated materials. Possibly interested in also understanding how these techniques could provide new insight into topologically non-trivial materials.