TEAM

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

 

Prof. Tenio POPMINTCHEV

Assistant Professor
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 3641
Mayer Hall Labs 1113, 1117, 1125, 1133, 1134
tenio.popmintchev@physics.ucsd.edu

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID B-6715-2008ORCHID ID 0000-0002-2023-2226 | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID 6505901364
Research Interests: Coherent soft and hard X-ray generation. Coherent extreme UV generation. Medical coherent X-rays. Extreme high harmonic generation. Attosecond and zeptosecond pulses. Femtosecond UV-Visible-Infrared laser systems. 5D dynamic imaging with ultrahigh spatio-temporal resolution and element specificity.

Scientific Background: PhD work, Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Professor in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, specialization in Ultrafast Lasers and Coherent X-ray Science, JILA Institute and University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA. Undergraduate work in Quantum Electronics and Laser Physics at Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria. Leading expert in coherent, laser-like, EUV and X-ray generation. Quantum design of EUV and X-ray light with tunable spatial, spectral, temporal shape, and angular momentum for 5D nano- and bio-imaging at the space time resolution extreme. Femtosecond-to-attosecond-to-zeptosecond X-rays. Ultrafast femtosecond-to-attosecond lasers. Pioneering contributions to Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics and X-ray Science with patented technologies.

FINANCIAL and ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS

Robin KNOX

Financial and Administrative Officer
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Urey Hall Office 107
+1-858-534-3560
rsknox@physics.ucsd.edu

Heather McMaster

Assistant Financial and Administrative Officer
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Mayer Hall Office 3226
+1-619-276-0152
hmcmaster@physics.ucsd.edu

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Currently hiring PhDs in Physics, Applied Physics, and Engineering. Postdocs with fellowships – NRC Postdoctoral Fellowships, Marie Curie Fellowships, Fulbright – are welcome.
Location: University of California San Diego, USA, and Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

Research Focus: Coherent soft and hard X-ray generation. Coherent extreme UV generation. Medical coherent X-rays. Extreme high harmonic generation. Attosecond and zeptosecond pulses. Femtosecond UV-VIS-IR laser systems. 5D dynamic imaging with element specificity.
Requirements: A Ph.D. degree and an option for external funding if no opening is posted. Please email your CV to the Principal Investigator.

Dr. Xiaoshi ZHANG

GOOGLE SCHOLARLINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID | ORCHID ID | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID
Laboratory Manager, Popmintchev LABS – University of California San Diego
Postdoctoral Scientist (Ph.D. in Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics, JILA Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder)
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
Phone
xiaoshi.zhang@physics.ucsd.edu
BIO:

Dr. Dimitar POPMINTCHEV

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID R-8291-2016ORCHID ID 0000-0001-8203-4703 | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID 36614383400
Laboratory Manager, Popmintchev LABS – TU Wien
Postdoctoral Scientist (Ph.D. in Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics, JILA Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder)
TU Wien, Photonics Institute, Vienna, Austria.
Photonics Institute Office CB EG 18
+43-1-58801-38766
dimitar.popmintchev@tuwien.ac.at
BIO:

Dr. Tobias FLÖRY

Postdoctoral Scientist (Ph.D., Photonics Institute, TU Wien)
TU Wien, Photonics Institute, Vienna, Austria.
Photonics Institute Office CB U1 11
+43-1-58801-38777
tobias.floery@tuwien.ac.at
BIO:

PHD STUDENTS

Currently hiring Bachelor and Master Students with background in Physics, Applied Physics and Engineering majors and admitted to a PhD program of the same scope.
Location: University of California San Diego, USA, and Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

Useful Experience: Ultrafast Optics. Ultrafast UV-VIS-IR Lasers. Nonlinear Optics. Ultrahigh vacuum. Coherent Diffractive Imaging. Materials Science.
Requirements: You must have been admitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or Engineering. Please email your CV to the Principal Investigator.

Siyang WANG
President – “Light Quantum” Optical Society of America Student Chapter, UC San Diego

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER IDORCHID ID 0000-0003-2583-7061 | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID
Ph.D. Student Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1-314-691-4567
siyangwang@ucsd.edu
BIO: Siyang got his B.S. in Physics from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Currently he is pursuing Ph.D. in Physics at University of California San Diego. He is interested in Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics research and eager to make contribution to the new revolution in X-ray science.

Will BRUNNER

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID | ORCHID ID | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID
Ph.D. Student Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1
wbrunner@ucsd.edu
BIO:

MASTER’S and BACHELOR’S STUDENTS

Currently hiring Master’s and Bachelor’s Students with background in Physics, Applied Physics and Engineering majors and admitted to a graduate program of the same scope.
Location: University of California San Diego, USA, and Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

Useful Experience: Ultrafast Optics. Ultrafast UV-VIS-IR Lasers. Nonlinear Optics. Ultrahigh vacuum. Coherent Diffractive Imaging. Materials Science.
Requirements: You must have been admitted to the School of Arts and Sciences or Engineering. Please email your CV to the Principal Investigator.

Sirius SONG

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID | ORCHID ID | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID
B.Sc. Student Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1-858-888-6093
yus039@ucsd.edu
BIO:

Laura JIAN

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID | ORCHID ID 0000-0003-3948-8173 | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID
B.Sc. Student Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1-415-350-7829
ljian@ucsd.edu
BIO: Laura is a Physics student interested in Nuclear and Condensed Matter Physics. Outside of academia, she enjoys reading webtoons and listening to BlackPink.

Zhihan WU

B.Sc. Student Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1
z6wu@ucsd.edu
BIO: Zhihan is a Physics student interested in Optical Physics and Dark Matter. Outside of Academia, she enjoys watching films and reading.

 

Shiwen AN

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID | ORCHID ID | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID
B.Sc. Student Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1-858-888-6093
sha020@ucsd.edu
BIO: Shiwen is a Physics student interested in Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics. Outside of Academia, he enjoys scuba diving, surfing, and camping.

 

Yingying CUI
HONORS THESIS Student

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID | ORCHID ID | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID
B.Sc. Student Physics and Computer Science
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
yic372@ucsd.edu
BIO: Yingying is interested in Biophysics and Optics. Outside of academia, she enjoys reading literature, playing piano, and cooking.

 

Meghan SHEN
TRELS Scholar – Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholar

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID | ORCHID ID | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID
B.Sc. Student Material Science and Nanoengineering
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1
mshen@ucsd.edu
BIO: Meghan is a third-year NanoEngineering student interested in Materials Science and Photonics. She enjoys adventuring, reading comics, and learning songs on the piano and ukulele.

 

 

Peter FRAME

B.Sc. Student
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+
pframe@ucsd.edu
BIO: Peter FRAME is a third year Physics major with an interest in Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics and its applications. Outside of academia he enjoys hiking and rock climbing.

Fangjie ZHOU

GOOGLE SCHOLAR | LINKEDIN | RESEARCHER ID | ORCHID ID | SCOPUS AUTHOR ID
B.Sc. Student Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1-858-766-1843
f1zhou@ucsd.edu
BIO:

 

 

Ziyi ZHAO
William A. Lee Undergraduate Research Fellow

B.Sc. Student Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1-858-699-6588
ziz133@ucsd.edu
BIO: Ziyi is an undergraduate Physics student with interests in Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics.

 

Lu CHAI

B.Sc. Student Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1-858-699-6588
luchai@ucsd.edu
BIO: Lu is a Physics student interested in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. He enjoys cycling and hiking in sunny southern California.

 

Abdullah BAWAZIR
KAUST Gifted Student Fellow (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

B.Sc. Student Physics
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+
abawazir@ucsd.edu
BIO:

 

Shawn AZZU

B.Sc. Student
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1
sazzu@ucsd.edu
BIO:

 

Indalecio PEREZ

B.Sc. Student
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1
imp001@ucsd.edu
BIO:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Currently hiring High School Students with background in Science.
Location: University of California San Diego, USA, and Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

Useful Experience: Some Science Classes and basic experimental skills.
Requirements:  Please email your CV to the Principal Investigator.

Nicholas MOLINA

High School Student
The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1-858-999-7115
molinan@bishops.com
BIO:

VISITING SCIENTISTS

Visiting scientists can be affiliated with the group. Please contact the Principal Investigator for more information.

Prof. Carlos HERNANDEZ-GARCIA

Assistant Professor
Physics Department, University of Salamanca, Spain

Prof. Ming-Chang CHEN

Assistant Professor
Institute of Photonics Technologies, National Tsung Hua University, Taiwan

 

Prof. Mariusz KLIMCZAK

Assistant Professor
Physics Department, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

COLLABORATORS

Martin Aeschlimann (U. Kaiserslautern); Sterling Backus (KMLabs); Andrius Baltuska (Tech. U. Vienna); Andreas Becker (JILA); Ivan Buchvarov (Sofia U.); Ivan Christov (Sofia U.); Oren Cohen (Technion); Mark Foord (LLNL); Alexander Gaeta (Cornell); Jim Gaffney (LLNL); Carlos Hernandez-Carcia (U. Salamanca); Agnieszka Jaron-Becker (JILA); Henry Kapteyn (JILA); Robert Levis (Temple U.). Stephen Libby (LLNL); Stefan Mathias (U. Göttingen); John W Miao (UCLA); Ian McNulty (ANL); Oliver Muecke (Vienna U. Tech.); Margaret Murnane (JILA); Hans Nembach (NIST); Luis Plaja (U. Salamanca); Predrag Ranitovic (ETH); Jorge J. Rocca (CSU); William Roquemore (AFRL OH); Dmitri Romanov (Temple U.); Thomas J Silva (NIST); Justin Shaw (NIST); Bonggu Shim (Cornell); Oleg Sphyrko (UCSD); Xiao-Ming Tong (U. Tsukuba); Barry Walker (U. Delaware); David Windt (Columbia); Ping Zhang (AFRL OH).

ALUMNI

Team Position Current Position

Nicholas MOLINA

Research Assistant  BSc, Cornell University, USA

Fangjie ZHOU

 Research Assistant  PhD, University of Central Florida, USA

Ziyi ZHAO

Research Assistant PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA