Principal Investigators - Group Leader
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....
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...
Senior Scientists and Research Professors
Gerrity, Senior Scientist
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.
Ting grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his B.S. in atmospheric and space sciences, and his M.S. degree in physics at the National Central University in Taiwan. While there, he studied plasma physics. After working in industries for a while, he moved to the University of Arizona in 2010 to pursue his Ph.D. degree in the College of Optical Sciences. In Arizona, he worked with Prof. Arvinder...
Xun grew up in Anhui, China. He graduated from Wuhan University in 2010 with a B.S. in physics. He then moved to the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences to pursue a Ph.D. with Prof. Hong Ding. His Ph.D. thesis is about angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) study of the Fe-based superconductors. Xun joined the Kapteyn-Murnane group as a research associate in February...
Charlie was not born, but very much bred in Boulder, Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for his undergraduate studies where he worked with Prof. Steve Cundiff, studying nonlinear interactions between matter and ultrashort laser pulses. In 2011, Charlie graduated at the top of his class, summa cum laude, with distinction with a BA in physics and a minor in mathematics....
Nathan grew up just a few miles from Boulder in Superior, Colorado. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, graduating summa cum laude in 2016 with a B.S. in Physics and minor in Computer Science. As an undergraduate, he worked as a software engineer for the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory as part of the OSIRIS-REx NASA mission, and researched atomic polarizabilities via atom...
Yuka is from Kyoto, Japan. She received her B.A. in Physics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 2017. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the characterization and generation of non-diffracting beams. She started her Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado Boulder and joined the Kapteyn-Murnane group in fall of 2017, where she is currently working in the imaging team. When not in the...
Christian attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ where he received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics with magna cum laude honors. During his undergraduate years, he worked with Weigang Wang on nanosphere lithography for use in studying magnetic materials. He also spent some time working on graphene as well as soft-condensed matter simulations. He began his PhD program at the...
Guan comes from Hefei, China and received his B.S. in physics from Peking University in 2016. During his undergraduate time, he worked on design and fabrication of Organic LED device. When he found more interest in ultrafast laser experiment, he joined the KM group in the summer of 2016. Now he is working in the molecule lab. Guan likes many kinds of indoor and outdoor sports, including...
Peter grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in physics from Princeton University. He was a political studies fellow at the Hudson Institute and wrote his undergraduate thesis on quantum nonlinear optics in superconducting circuits with Professor Andrew Houck. After graduating, Peter joined a small startup as a data scientist, but left to begin...
Joshua spent his childhood living and working on a family farm in rural Illinois. In the fall of 2010, he enrolled at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; in addition to classes, he worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the beginning physics courses, and he designed and constructed a project which utilized seismic diffraction to monitor fluid invasion in fracture apertures...
Drew grew up in the Pacific Northwestern corner of Washington State. He graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a degree in chemical physics, and joined the CU Boulder physics Ph.D. program in the summer of 2016. In the interim three years, he worked as a research assistant at the Max-Born-Institut in Berlin, Germany and at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, and traveled...
Quynh graduated magna cum laude from Temple University in 2014 with a B.S. in Chemistry. As an undergraduate, she studied the excited state dynamics of DNA fluorescent base analogues using ab initio methods. Post-graduation, she worked on optical lattices and theoretical modeling of thin lubricant films at the Institute for Molecular Science in Japan and Argonne National Lab. She started...
Bin Wang grew up in Yellow Mountain in China. He pursued undergraduate studies at University of Science and Technology of China. While there, he performed theoretical research on spin transportation in Double-Quantum-Dot systems. After graduating in 2016 with a B.S. in physics with honors, he joined the KM group in the fall of 2016 to work on nanoimaging. Outside of science, Bin enjoys reading...
Wenjing grew up in Yangzhou, China and graduated with B.S. in Physics at Nanjing University in 2015. She joined the KM group in the summer of 2016. She is now focusing her research on photoemission spectroscopy. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and hiking.
Yingchao grew up in Qingdao, China. He went to Xian Jiaotong University and received Bachelor of Science degree there in 2016. During his undergraduate study, he studied low dimensional materials using optical techniques such as near field optical microscope. Now, he works on angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and tries to reveal the novel properties of quantum materials....
Allison grew up in Superior, CO and went to Fairview High School in Boulder. Currently, she is studying Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in physics and computer science. She began working in the KM Group in summer of 2017 and has really enjoyed doing research. Outside of the lab and her studies, she loves to rock climb and plays on CU Boulder’s Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team.