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PFC & JQI Summer Students

Dalia Ornelas from Universidad de Gaunajuato, JQI

Dalia Ornelas from Universidad de Guanajuato worked in a lab that is building a hybrid quantum system. Here she is characterizing an optical fiber using diffraction. Dalia is now a graduate student in Trey Porto's and Steve Rolston's ultracold mixtures lab.

Burkley Patterson from UMD and Ana Valdes from UNAM, JQI

Burkley Patterson from UMD and Ana Valdes from UNAM work in a lab that focuses on cavity quantum electrodynamics. Burkley is conitinuing on as a graduate student in this lab. Ana has started graduate work in Ian Spielman's lab.

Austin Wood, JQI

Austin Wood, an undergrad at University of Maryland, worked on developing a method to make nanofibers.

Cody Ballard, JQI

Cody Ballard, from Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville, TN worked with superconducting quantum devices.

Lotfi Belmahi, from Ecole Polytechnique, JQI

Lotfi Belmahi, from the Ecole Polytechnique in France, worked in NIST's Atomic Physics Division.

Joshua Crawford, JQI

Joshua Crawford, from the University of Maryland at College Park, worked on single-atom detection.

Jean-Christophe Dornstetter of Ecole Polytechnique, JQI

Jean-Christophe Dornstetter, of the Ecole Polytechnique in France, worked in NIST's Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology.

Takuma Inoue, JQI

Takuma Inoue of the University of Maryland at College Park worked at an AMO experiment in a JQI lab.

Aaron Lee, JQI

Aaron Lee of the University of Maryland at College Park works in a JQI/PFC ion trap laboratory. Aaron also decided to attend graduate school at UMD and has continued research in Chris Monroe's laboratory.

Brian McIlvain, JQI

Brian McIlvain of the University of Maryland at College Park worked on ultracold atoms and ultrafast lasers.

Michelle Nadeau, JQI

Michelle Nadeau of American University worked in an optics lab in NIST's physics building.

Robert Perotta, JQI

Robert Perotta of the University of Maryland at College Park worked on ultracold plasmas in a JQI lab.

Jesus Ramon Ramos, JQI

Jesus Ramon Ramos, from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, works on cavity quantum electrodynamics experiments on the UMD campus.

Mario Rusev, JQI

Mario Rusev of Lafayette College worked in an optics lab in NIST's Physics building.

Yomay Shyur, JQI

Yomay Shyur from Wellesley College worked on experiments with sodium at NIST's Gaithersburg campus.

Matthew Smith, JQI

Matthew Smith, from Sherwood High School in Montgomery County, MD, worked on atom optics at a lab on the UMD campus.

Kayo Teramoto, JQI

Kayo Teramoto from Churchill High School in Montgomery County, MD, worked in one of JQI's AMO labs on the UMD campus.

William Weston-Dawkes, JQI

William Weston-Dawkes, from Churchill High School in Montgomery County, MD worked on AMO experiments on the UMD campus.

Mika Chmielewski worked as a high school student on various projects including building a demo for explaining wave-particle duality. She is currently an undergraduate at Carleton College.

The Physics Frontier Center at JQI takes an active role in encouraging high-school students and college undergraduates to participate in various aspects of PFC research projects during the summer months. Each year many students gain invaluable, hands-on experience at laboratories and other research facilities at the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). They are typically supervised by graduate students and/or postdoctoral researchers, but also interact with numerous group members, including JQI Fellows and senior scientists. With the completion of the Physical Sciences Complex, students now have the opportunity to work in this state-of-the-art facility. In some cases, the summer students are local and are able to work throughout the academic year. 

Here are some example publications of the research undergraduates: 

Intermodal energy transfer in a tapered optical fiber: optimizing transmission, S. Ravets, J. E. Hoffman, P.R. Kordell (undergraduate), J. D. Wong-Campos, S. L. Rolston, and L. A. Orozco , J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 30, 2361–2371 (2013)

Emergence and Frustration of Magnetism with Variable-Range Interactions in a Quantum Simulator,R. Islam, C. Senko, W. C. Campbell, S. Korenblit, J.. Smith, A.. Lee, E. E. Edwards, J. C. C. Wang, J. K. Freericks, and C. Monroe , Science, 340, 583 (2013)