Studying the Bose-Hubbard model for ultra-cold rubidium atoms in an optical lattice.
Creating magneto-optical configurations that can make charge-neutral bosons move like charged particles in a magnetic field.
Constructing a hybrid Bose-Fermi experiment to study fermions and mixtures of fermions and bosons in optical lattices
Awards and Honors
2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
2009 NIST Sigma Xi Young Scientist Award
2009 Finalist for "Call to Service Medal"
Laser Cooling Group
Oct. 2006 - Present Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Aug. 2004 - Oct. 2006 NRC Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology
2004 Ph.D Physics - California Institute of Technology, Pasedena, CA
1998 B.S. Physics - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK