Author: Thomas Murphy

Postdoctoral Opportunity in Integrated Optomechanics

We are currently seeking talented and motivated postdoctoral candidates to join our group at the University of Maryland, working at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences on integrated optomechanical devices.  Our laboratory offers state-of-the-art research facilities, including access to nanofabrication facilities

Postdoctoral Opportunity – Near-Field Ultrafast Optics

Many phenomena in natural and engineered systems are both spatial and temporal, meaning that they involve dynamical changes and movements of nonuniform patterns.  Examples include wave propagation, heating and cooling, chemical reactions, and diffusion.  The ability to visualize these phenomena

Gagan Kumar promoted to Associate Professor at IIT Guwahati

Congratulations to Prof. Gagan Kumar (postdoctoral alumni from group) who was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Physics at IIT Guwahati.

Kate Coppess wins NSF Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Kate Coppess (who was an undergraduate researcher in our group through the TREND REU program), who was chosen this year to receive an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Kate is currently studying Biochemistry at Stanford in the group of

Measuring, comparing, and quantifying optical random number generators

Check out our recent invited perspectives article entitled “Recommendations and illustrations for the evaluation of photonic random number generators,” which was published this week in APL Photonics, and featured in an AIP Scilight piece.  We offer a fresh perspective on

Welcome to Nathan Super

Nathan Super joins the lab this summer through the NSF-sponsored TREND program.  Nathan is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Physics at William and Mary College.

Prof. Murphy elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America

Prof. Thomas E. Murphy was named as one of 96 individuals among the newest class of 2017 OSA Fellows, for “sustained contributions to nonlinear, electro-optic, and ultrafast processes in nanoscale materials, integrated photonics, devices, and systems.”  The OSA fellow citation

Mon 4/3 @ 3pm: How to Publish in Nature Photonics (David Pile)

On Monday 4/3 at 3:00pm in ERF 1207, Dr. David Pile (Senior Editor, Nature Photonics) will give a seminar about how to publish in Nature Photonics.  Bring your difficult questions!

Amir Ali Ahmadi wins Sloan Foundation Fellowship

Prof. Amir Ali Ahmadi (Princeton) was selected this year as one of only 126 individuals in the US to win an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. Amir was an undergraduate researcher in our laboratory in 2005, and although he is currently

PRL Editor’s Suggestion: Continuous-Wave Photomixing in Graphene

Our paper entitled “Tunable Ultrafast Thermal Relaxation in Graphene Measured by Continuous-Wave Photomixing” was published this week in Phys. Rev. Lett. and was highlighted as an Editor’s Suggestion. Only about one in six PRL papers are so highlighted, based on