Dr. Henry C. Kapteyn has been a Professor at the Department of Physics and a Fellow of JILA, at the University of Colorado since 1999. Previously, he was an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at the University of Michigan, and an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Physics at Washington State University. He received his Ph.D. in...
Dr. Margaret Murnane is a Fellow at JILA and a member of the Department of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado. She received her B.S and M.S. degrees from University College Cork, Ireland, and her Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, and joined the faculty of physics at Washington State University in 1990....
Franklin Dollar has joined the Kapteyn-Murnane group as a research associate in October 2012. He is from California originally, and is a member of the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians. He has a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of California, Berkeley, then obtained an M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His...
Patrik joined the group of Profs. Kapteyn and Murnane as a research associate in summer 2012 to focus on the development of time-resolved and element-selective imaging techniques pertaining to spin dynamics in complex alloy and multilayer systems at the nano/femto limit. His work at JILA has greatly benefited from experiences he gathered during his Ph.D. time at the Research Center Jülich in...
Originally from the East Coast, Ellen graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2004, with a BS in physics. Moving west, she attended the University of Illinois for graduate school. Working for the Laboratory for Optical Physics and Engineering, under the direction of J. Gary Eden, she worked on a variety of projects in the areas of high energy UV lasers, plasma diagnostics, rare gas...
Piotr started his undergraduate studies in physics and computer science in Poland. He moved to Sweden as a sophomore and graduated from Umeå University in 2007. Thereafter, he joined the Organic Photonics and Electronics Group at the Department of Physics in Umeå, where he earned a Ph.D. in experimental physics (February, 2011). His doctoral research was focused on organic semiconductors,...
Damiano is a Research Associate in the group of Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn. He completed his undergraduate studies in Italy, obtaining a BS in physics and computer science for telecommunications from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Brescia, in 2003. In 2006, he graduated from the same university (Parmigiani research group) obtaining the Laurea degree "summa cum laude" in...
Bill grew up in Colorado Springs, CO and has not strayed too far from home, moving all the way to Boulder to graduate with a BA in biochemistry in 2004. He then moved to CU-Denver to pursue an MS (awarded in 2008) in organic chemistry under Douglas Dyckes. In the Dyckes group he worked on the synthesis of a novel biomimetic bis-amino acid and grew accustomed to smelly solvents. Before...
Tenio is currently a Senior Research Associate in the group of Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn where he also did his Ph.D. (May 2010) and Post Doc work, in the field of experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. He did his undergrad in Sofia University, Bulgaria, in theoretical Physics in the field of Laser Physics and Quantum Electronics. At the International Physics Olympiads for...
Wei is originally from Beijing, China. He received his B.S. from Peking University in 2006 before he moved to U.S. He got his PhD degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2011, under the supervision of Prof. Martin Zanni. Wei has developed novel 2D IR techniques and applied them into different scientific topics. Recently, he developed heterodyned shaper-based time domain SFG...
Tory received her BS in Physics from the University of Arizona in 2007. Originally choosing to study Astronomy, she found herself enjoying Physics more and decided to pursue it as her PhD. Tory joined the group in 2009 and is working on surface spectroscopy experiments. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, being out on the water, and getting lost in the woods.
Susannah graduated from MIT in 2009 with a B.S. in physics and joined the KM group in 2010. As an undergraduate, she worked on a thermal emittance measurement system for characterization of thermal photovoltaics and photonic crystals. She is interested in developing sources for high harmonic generation and all-optical quasi phase matching. Originally from Tucson, AZ, she appreciates the high...
Cong grew up on Pingtan Island located in the eastern coastal area in Fujian Province, China. He received his B.S. in Physics from NJU (Nanjing University, China) in 2010. In his undergraduate study, he conducted research on multiferroic materials and metamaterials. Cong joined the KM group in May, 2011 and is working on photoemission experiments. In his free time he enjoys swimming and hiking...
Chengyuan is from Zhenjiang, a city close to Nanjing and Shanghai, China. He received his B.S. in Physics from Nankai University and his M.S. in Optics from Peking University. He joined the KM group as a Ph.D graduate student in May, 2009. He is working in ultrafast UV generation and Molecular dynamics. In his free time he enjoys Ping-pong, swimming, hiking.
Jennifer grew up in Austin, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in both physics and astronomy. Her undergraduate research was primarily in astronomy, studying white dwarf stars. After realizing she loved the more hands on aspects of experimental research she decided to pursue a PhD in physics, and joined the KM group in the summer of 2012. When not in the lab...
Tingting is from Xinxiang city in Henan provinc (Located at nearly the center of China). She received her B.S. in physics from USTC in 2010. She joined the KM group as a PH.D graduate student in the summer of 2011, and she is now working in Molecular Dynamics. She likes hiking and skiing.
Ben attended the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, CO, where he obtained his B.S. in Engineering Physics with summa cum laude honors (2011). He then conducted graduate research with Chip Durfee at CSM, focusing on the measurement of ultrafast dynamics in semiconductors using a transient grating apparatus, which earned him a M.S. in Applied Physics (2012). He then began his PhD career...
Dennis grew up in Fort Collins, CO. There he started his higher education at Front Range Community College before he transferred to the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU). At CU he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in physics with Summa cum Laude honors (2010). His undergraduate work consisted of studying nanoparticles in liquid crystals. Dennis stayed at CU for graduate school where he spent...
Michael graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 with a B.S. in Physics where he worked in Todd Ditmire's group on the Texas Petawatt laser. He joined the KM group in January of 2008 and works on scaling high harmonic sources to higher photon energies. In his free time he spends a lot of time in the mountains around Boulder.
Jorge Nicolas Received a B.S. in Physics and in Computer Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia. He also received a Minor in Visual Computing and one in Chinese Language and Culture, as he spent a year as a visiting student at Beijing University (2007-2008). During the summer of 2009 he had the opportunity, founded by an NSF grant, to be an...
Daniel Hickstein graduated with a BA in Chemistry from Pomona College (Claremont, California) in 2007. He earned a masters in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2008 doing crystallography research with Dr. Jacqueline Cole. He started his PhD in the Chemistry department at the University of Colorado in the fall of 2008 and joined the Kapteyn Murnane group that winter. He grew...
Kathy graduated with a BS in Physics in 2008 from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. As an undergrad she conducted research on the photoassociation of laser-cooled atomic krypton, the spin periods of Trojan asteroids and the dynamics of asteroids in the main belt. She spent about eight months in domestic disaster relief along the U.S. Gulf Coast, surveying and rebuilding hurricane-damaged...
Chris received his BS in Physics from the University of Delaware in 2011. He did his undergraduate work under the advisement of Dr. Barry Walker. Dr. Walker’s group studies ultra-intense light-matter interactions in which the electron velocities become relativistic and the magnetic field can no longer be ignored. After high school, Chris joined the United States Marine...
Dimitar joined Kapteyn-Murnane group in January 2010. He did his M.Sc. in Physics (May 2010) in the group of Torsten Fiebig at Boston College. Dimitar obtained his B.Sc. from Sofia University, Bulgaria, in theoretical Physics in the field of Laser Physics and Quantum Electronics. He is currently working on 'lensless' imaging of femstosecond dynamics of high energy density plasma using coherent...
Matt graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2007 with a B.S. in physics. He joined the KM group in the summer of 2008 and is currently working on EUV imaging. In his spare time he enjoys ping-pong, Boulder community softball, and skiing.
Elisabeth graduated with a B.S. in physics from New York University in 2010. She did undergraduate work with Professor David Grier developing new types of optical traps. She came to Boulder in 2011 and joined the Kapteyn-Murnane group in 2012, where she works on lensless EUV imaging. Her hobbies include drawing, skiing, hiking, and rock climbing.
Emrah graduated with BS in Physics in 2009 from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He was specialized in Opto-electronic Physics as an undergrad. He spent one summer at UCLA in Ozcan’s group and studied on Label-free, Ultra-wide field and Massively Parallel Optical Cell Counting Technologies. During high school years, Emrah participated International Physics Olympiads and won...
Bosheng grew up in Weifang (near the east coast in Shandong Province), China. He received his B.S. in Physics from USTC (University of Science and Technology of China) in 2007, and spent one year in University of Arizona before transferring to CU. He began working in KM group in the summer of 2008. He likes Boulder. He is fascinated with research on ultrafast optics.