Group meetings on Thursdays 2 pm in the Moore room (6-321)

May 9, 2019

We will have group meetings on Thursdays at 2 PM in the Moore room (6-321), unless otherwise noted. Group meeting schedule will be updated and posted here.

First-year graduate students are welcome! If interested in receiving reminders and short notices such as room changes, please ask Dmitro Martynowych (dmitro [AT] for nelson-prospective-2018 email list.


Upcoming group meetings

May 13 (Mon) at 12 pm in 6-321, Doug Shin, Thesis defense: Expanding Ultrafast Photoacoustics for Investigation of Mechanical Properties and Thermal Transport

May 14 (Tue) at 12 pm in 6-321, Joseph Yoon, Thesis defense: Effects of Interactions on Correlation, Thermalization, and Transport of Exciton-Polaritons

May 15 (Wed) at 2 pm in 6-206, Yaqing Zhang, Thesis defense: Two-dimensional Terahertz Rotational Spectroscopy in the Gas Phase


Past group meetings


Jan 11, Joint group meeting with the Comin group

Jan 17, Dr. Ievgeniia Chaban, Investigation of GHz mechanical behavior of confined liquids with molecular resolution

Jan 17, Jet Lem, Past-life talk

Jan 24, Dmitro Martynowych, EHS annual refresher

Feb 28, Ryan Duncan and Frank Gao, Practice talks for APS March Meeting

Mar 6, Prof. Kung-Hsuan Lin

Mar 7, Takakazu Suzuki and Tristan Shi

Mar 8, Dr. Alex Maznev and Prof. Dana Dlott

Mar 21, Dr. David Veysset, Real-time imaging of laser-induced high-velocity microparticle impacts

Mar 28, Joseph Yoon, Enhanced thermalization of exciton-polaritons in optically generated potentials

Apr 4, Tristan Shi, THz spectroscopy

Apr 24, Dr. Lorenzo Taddei, Development of a meshless solver dedicated to high-speed dynamics

May 3, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Thesis defense: Potoinduced Dynamics Studied by Ultrafast Single-Shot Pump-Probe Spectroscopy

May 7, Jude Deschamps, Practice oral presentation

May 8, Xian Li, Thesis defense: Terahertz-Field-Induced Nonlinearity in Phonons, Electrons and Spins



Jan 18, Jude Deschamps, Past-life talk

Jan 29, Leora Dresselhaus-Cooper, Imaging Shock Waves to Study Initiation in Molecular Explosives

Jan 31, Eric Sung, Past-life talk

Feb 8, Yuchen Sun, Past-life talk

Mar 1, Yaqing Zhang, 2D THz spectroscopy

May 10, Leora Dresselhaus-Cooper, Thesis defense

Jul 12, Joseph Yoon, Transport and redistribution of exciton-polaritons in optically generated potentials

Sep 6, Jude Deschamps, Bose-Einstein condensation of (insert favorite quasi-particle)

Sep 13, Tristan Shi, THz single shot

Sep 20, Yuchen Sun, Laser-Induced Particle Impact Test (LIPIT)

Sep 27, Ryan Duncan, Nondiffusive/hydrodynamic thermal transport; progress in investigating thermal transport and acoustic dynamics with FEL sources

Oct 4, Dmitro Martynowych, Shock and high pressure chemistry/physics

Oct 11, Yaqing Zhang, 2D THz rotational spectroscopy in water molecules

Oct 18, Takakazu Suzuki, Single-shot ultrafast imaging

Oct 25, Blake Dastrup, THz polaritonics

Nov 1, Frank Gao, Single-shot spectroscopy

Nov 8, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Single-shot spectroscopy of LCMO

Nov 29, Doug Shin, Phonon spectroscopy

Dec 7, Joseph Yoon, Coherence properties of polaritons

Dec 13, Prof. Thomas Pezeril, Phonon spectroscopy



Sep 1, Prof. Borja Vidal, Microwave and THz photonics

Sep 7, Dmitro Martynowych, Laser-induced shock

Sep 14, Ryan Duncan, Thermal transport

Sep 21, Dr. David Veysset, Laser-induced shock & LIPIT

Oct 5, Prof. Bo Zhen, Non-Hermitian topological photonics

Oct 13, Prof. Tomokazu Sano, Femtosecond laser-driven shock compression of solids

Oct 19, Leora Dresselhaus-Cooper, Laser-induced shock

Oct 27, Joseph Yoon, On the nature of exciton-polariton transport in an optical trap

Nov 2, Xian Li, THz spectroscopy

Nov 16, Yaqing Zhang, THz spectroscopy

Nov 21, Doug Shin, Photo-excited acoustic phonons and material characterizations

Dec 14, Dr. Andreas Steinbacher, THz polaritonics

Dec 21, Joseph Yoon and Dr. Andreas Steinbacher, How to make a Bose-Einstein condensate of magnon-polaritons