Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2006, Engineering Physics
M.Engr., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010, Electrical Engineering (Optics)
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2012, Applied Physics
University of California, Irvine
4174 Frederick Reines Hall
Irvine, CA 92697
High intensity laser plasma interactions
NSF CAREER Award (Nationally, 2018).
Sloan Research Fellow (Nationally, 2016).
AISES Most Promising Scientist (Nationally, 2016).
John Dawson Thesis Prize (Worldwide, 2013).
Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award Honorable Mention (University of Michigan, All Departments, 2012).
American Indian Graduate Center Fellow, (Nationally, 2011).
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, (Nationally, 2009).
Alfred P. Sloan Minority PhD Scholar, (Nationally, 2008).
Rackham Merit Fellow, (University of Michigan, All Departments, 2007).
(2014 - 2015) Senior Research Associate, Kapteyn/Murnane group, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder.
(2012 - 2014) Research Associate, Kapteyn/Murnane group, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Experiments and numerical modeling of ultrafast laser plasma interactions in novel regimes; including light ion acceleration, electron acceleration, neutron generation, x-ray production, high-order harmonic generation, nanoplasmonics, shock physics, imaging, and high intensity absorption processes.
Physics and Astronomy