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 artificial and quantum based multifunctional materials. This includes metamaterials, plasmonics, transition metal oxides ranging from multiferroics to superconductors, and new materials such as graphene. We utilize time-resolved optical spectroscopy spanning from the far-infrared through the visible to explore the fundamental and technologically relevant properties of such materials. Considerably more information can be found throughout this website. You can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about our research."
B.S. in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2007
M.A. in Physics, Boston University, 2009
Ph.D. in Physics, Boston University, 2014
"I am a part-time on site laser engineer of Richard Averitt group, and a FULL time postdoctoral researcher dedicated to ultrafast laser spectroscopy, spectroscopic nano-imaging of strongly correlated electron materials, including colossal magneto resistance (CMR) materials, superconductors, heavy fermion compounds and multiferroic materials, with the ultimate goal to explore hidden quantum phases of materials and the transition pathways between them by means of photo-control on the femetosecond time scale. I am also enthusiastic in strongly field THz and Mid-IR spectroscopy of all materials, including materials mentioned above, metamaterials and plasmonics."
"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."
Graduate student 2014-present
B.A. Physics, Oberlin College 2011
"My research focuses on the development of novel metamaterial devices with a focus on tunability and nonlinearities. I am particularly interested in systems which couple metamaterials and correlated electron systems in order to demonstrate strong coupling phenomena or in order to perform measurements with metamaterial enhanced transient electric and magnetic fields."
Masters Student (Computational Science)
B.S. Physics, University of California, San Diego 2016
B.S. Mathematics, University of California, San Diego 2016
"My present research interests focus on the optical properties of
semiconductors. I'm currently examining several properties of Indium
Aluminum Arsenide alloys on thin films using terahertz time-domain
spectroscopy (THz TDS). My broader research interests include various
topics in computational, mathematical, and condensed matter physics."