Dr. Thinh Bui
Dr. Luigi De Marco
I am a postdoctoral research associate in the ultracold molecules group jointly led by Profs. Jun Ye and Debbie Jin at JILA. My research focuses on implementing a quantum gas microscope to study the complex quantum dynamics of ultracold dipolar KRb molecules in optical lattices. I received my PhD from MIT in Andrei Tokmakoff's group where I developed methods in broadband nonlinear infrared spectroscopy to study the molecular dynamics of liquid water.
Dr. Shiqian Ding
I am a postdoctoral research associate working towards producing the ultracold YO molecules using direct laser cooling. I completed my PhD in Dzmitry Matsukevich's group at National University of Singapore, where I investigated the quantum nonlinearity in trapped ytterbium ions, and the quantum logic technique for single molecular ion.
Dr. Ian Finneran
I am a postdoctoral research associate working on the YO project in the Ye group. We are developing a 3D magneto-optical trap for YO that will enable direct cooling to microkelvin temperatures. I completed my PhD work in the Blake group at Caltech, working on ultrafast terahertz and microwave spectroscopy of liquids and molecular clusters.
Dr. Akihisa Goban
Dr. Colin Kennedy
Dr. Jun-Ru Li
I am a postdoctoral research associate in the KRb polar molecules project. We are using ultracold polar molecules to study many-body physics with long-range interactions and ultracold chemistry. I completed my Ph.D. work in the Ketterle group at MIT, where we used Bose-Einstein condensates in optical superlattice to explore interesting many-body phases.
Dr. Eric Oelker
Dr. Christian Sanner
I am a Humboldt postdoc working on experiments with the strontium lattice clock. Before coming to JILA, I did research on ytterbium ion clocks at PTB and studied ultracold Fermi gases at MIT.
Dr. Yuval Shagam
I am an NRC postdoctoral research associate working on the electron EDM project with Jun Ye and Eric Cornell. I received my PhD from the Weizmann Institue of Science in Rehovot, Israel working in the group of Ed Narevicius. My research there focused on low temperature chemistry and physics with cold molecules using a novel merged molecular beam technique.
Dr. Giacomo Valtolina
I am a JILA postdoc in the ultracold KRb polar molecules experiment in the Ye group. We are developing a new apparatus for enhanced control at the the single-molecule level with both electric and optical fields. I completed my PhD at Scuola Normale Superiore - Pisa, working in Massimo Inguscio's gruop at LENS - Florence on the dynamics and transport properties of strongly interacting atomic Fermi gases.
Dr. Marissa Weichman
I am a NRC postdoctoral research associate working on the mid-IR frequency comb project in the Ye group. I'm interested in cold chemistry and molecular spectroscopy. I completed my PhD in Dan Neumark's group at UC-Berkeley, where I used high-resolution photoelectron imaging to study cold molecular and cluster anions.