Lab Members

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David Weld

Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Contact

Phone: (805) 893-7634
Email: weld@physics.ucsb.edu
Office: Broida 4119

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, Stanford University, 2007.
B.A. in Physics, Harvard University, 1998.

Bio

David's research interests include quantum simulation of ultrafast phenomena, nonequilibrium quantum dynamics, Floquet band engineering, anyon synthesis, quasiperiodicity, and quantum metrology.

Curriculum Vitae

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Toshihiko Shimasaki

Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact

Email: toshi@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Toshi is a postdoc working mainly on the strontium experiment. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University, where he worked in the group of Dave DeMille on molecular assembly using laser-cooled atoms.

Esat Kondakci

Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact

Email: esat@ucsb.edu

Bio

Esat received his PhD degree from CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, at the University of Central Florida studying photon statistics in disordered lattices under supervision of Bahaa Saleh. As a postdoc, he worked on space-time wave packets and coherency imaging among other topics before switching to AMO physics. At Purdue University, Esat studied ultracold quantum chemistry with Rubidium Bose-Einstein condensates.

Hector Mas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact

Email: hectorm@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Hector received his PhD from the University of Crete and IESL/FORTH, Greece. He worked at the Cretan Matter-waves group of Wolf von Klitzing on coherent transport of Bose condensates and atom-clock interferometry. After this, he was as a postdoc at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he built a compact cold atom interferometer experiment.

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Peter Dotti

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: p_dotti@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Peter is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. He works on the strontium BEC experiment. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, he researched the development of water based scintillators with the Daya Bay Group at LBNL.

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Quinn Simmons

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: ethanqsimmons@gmail.com

Bio

Quinn is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. He did undergraduate research on atom interferometry in the group of Holger Müller at Berkeley.

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Roshan Sajjad

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: rsajjad@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Roshan is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. As an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon, he interned at Tesla, working on design changes for the Powerwall.

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Jared Pagett

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: jpagett@ucsb.edu

Bio

Jared is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB.

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Jeremy Tanlimco

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: tanlimco@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Jeremy is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. As an undergraduate at Yale, he designed and built monitoring software, vacuum chambers, laser systems, and high-current electronics for ultracold atom experiments in the Navon group.

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Eber Nolasco-Martinez

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: eber@ucsb.edu

Bio

Eber is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. As an undergraduate at MIT he worked in the Ketterle group on the ultracold molecule experiment.

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Yifei Bai

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: yifeibai@ucsb.edu

Bio

Yifei is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. As an undergraduate at University of Washington, he participated in the Eöt-Wash Gravity Group and Gupta‚Äôs Ultracold Atomic Group.

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Alec Cao

Undergraduate Researcher

Contact

Email: acao@umail.ucsb.edu

Bio

Alec is an undergraduate student in Physics in the College of Creative Studies at UCSB, and a 2020 Goldwater Scholar.

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Max Prichard

Undergraduate Researcher

Contact

Email: mlprichard@umail.ucsb.edu

Bio

Max is an undergraduate student in Physics in the College of Creative Studies at UCSB, and a 2020 Goldwater Scholar.

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Katya Weiss

Undergraduate Researcher

Contact

Email: katya_weiss@ucsb.edu

Bio

Katya graduated with a degree in Physics from UCSB in 2020.

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Jack Pan

Undergraduate Researcher

Contact

Email: hpan@ucsb.edu

Bio

Jack is an undergraduate student in Physics at UCSB.

Former Lab Members

Cora Fujiwara (postdoc, Thywissen group, University of Toronto)
Shankari Rajagopal (postdoc, Schleier-Smith group, Stanford University)
Kevin Singh (postdoc, Bernien group, University of Chicago)
Ruwan Senaratne (postdoc, Hulet group, Rice University)
Zach Geiger (HRL)
Yi Zeng (Caltech)
James Chow (Yale)
Shuo Ma (Princeton)
Sean Frazier (Yale)
Morgan Brubaker (Stanford)
Jacob Hines (Stanford)
Ian Harley-Trochimczyk
Krutik Patel (University of Chicago)
Eli Wolf (Stanford)
Alan Long (UIUC)
Delia Gratta
Dylan Kennedy (UC Santa Cruz)
Anne Hébert (Harvard)
Vyacheslav Lebedev (Los Alamos)
Eric Corsini
Xiaofei Zhou (UC Berkeley)
Erica Mason (Harvard/MIT MEMP Program)
Erik Anciaux (UT Austin)
Ted Robinson
Andrew Ballin (UC Davis)
Cécile Carcy (Institut d'Optique)
Robert Salazar
Max Garber
Shura Kotlerman
Vincent Hirtzel
Ian Seabury
Benjamin Swan
Kyle Oja