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

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.

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

Lars PASTERNACK

Assistant Financial and Administrative Officer
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Mayer Hall Office 3226
+1-858-534-2531
lhpasternack@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.

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

Ph.D. Student
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.

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 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 School of Arts and Sciences or Engineering. Please email your CV to the Principal Investigator.

Fangjie ZHOU

B.S. Student
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.S. Student
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.S. Student
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+1-858-699-6588
luchai@ucsd.edu
BIO:

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

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

Peter FRAME

B.S. 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.

Shiwen AN

B.S. Student
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
+
sha020@ucsd.edu
BIO:

Shawn AZZU

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

Indalecio PEREZ

B.S. Student
University of California San Diego, Physics Department, La Jolla, CA, USA
Mayer Hall Office 1641, 1642
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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

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, High School Student  B.Sc. Student, Physics, Cornell University