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

May 6, 2021

First-year graduate students are welcome! If you are interested in receiving reminders and short notices such as room changes, please ask Jet Lem (jetlem [AT] for nelson-prospective-2020 email list.


Upcoming group meetings

May 6 at 3:30 pm, Update Group Meeting


Past group meetings



Jan 7, Update Group Meeting

Jan 14 at 2:15 pm, Update Group Meeting

Jan 28, Update Group Meeting

Feb 4 at 3 pm, Annual EHS Refresher

Feb 16 at 9:30 am, Tristan Shi, All-optical Control of Fluorescence Intermittency in Single Quantum Dots with Ultrafast Mid-Infrared and Terahertz Pulses

Feb 25, Update Group Meeting

Mar 4, Jack Liu, Past Life Talk

Mar 25, Update Group Meeting

Apr 1, Update Group Meeting

Apr 8 at 4 pm, Update Group Meeting

Apr 15, Update Group Meeting

Apr 23 (Fri) at 2 pm, Update Group Meeting

Apr 19 at 1 pm, Tristan Shi, Thesis Defense: Strong-field Phenomenon in Low-dimensional Materials at Terahertz Frequencies

May 4 (Tues) at 10 am, Yuchen Sun, Thesis Defense: High-Velocity Microparticle Impact for Analytical Modelling of High-Strain-Rate Mechanics and Material Behavior

May 5 (Wed) at 2 pm, Frank Gao, Thesis Defense: Photoinduced Dynamics Studied via Single-Shot Optical and Terahertz Spectroscopy




Feb 6, Zhuquan Zhang, Past life talk

Feb 13, Jude Deschamps, Annual EHS Refresher

Mar 26, Yuchen Sun (LIPIT subgroup meeting), Jetting-associated energy dissipation in high-velocity metal microparticle impact

Apr 2, Yun Kai, Past life talk

Apr 9, Dmitro Martynowych (Shock/Acoustics subgroup meeting), Cells and GUVs

Apr 23, Jet Lem, Practice Oral Exam

Apr 30, Zhuquan Zhang, 2D EV/VE Study Session

May 7 at 3 pm, Ryan Duncan, Thesis Defense

May 28, Zhuquan Zhang, Simulation of 2D THz spectroscopy

June 9 (Tues) at 2:30 pm, Jude Deschamps and Madeleine Laitz, Microcavity Study Session

June 18 at 4 pm, Jude Deschamps and Madeleine Laitz, Microcavity Study Session Followup

June 25 at 4 pm, Blake Dastrup and Eric Sung, Photonic Crystal and Metallic Cavity Study Session

July 2 at 4 pm, Alexei Maznev, Topological Acoustics Study Session

July 23 at 2 pm, Alexei Maznev and Jude Deschamps, Topological Acoustics Study Session

Aug 12 at 3 pm, Research Efforts during Phase 2

Aug 21 at 4 pm, Research Efforts during Phase 2, cont.

Aug 27, Yun Kai and Jude Deschamps, Zebra project data analysis LIVE!

Sept 3, Dr. Alexey Lomonosov, Nonlinear SAWs: effects of anisotropy and dispersion

Sept 10, Update Group Meeting

Sept 17, Update Group Meeting

Sept 25 at 3 pm, Zhuquan Zhang, THz-Field-Induced Phononic Difference-Frequency Generation in SrTiO3

Oct 1 at 3 pm, Update Group Meeting

Oct 8, Update Group Meeting

Oct 15 at 4 pm, Update Group Meeting

Oct 23 (Fri) at 2 pm, Update Group Meeting

Oct 29, Update Group Meeting

Nov 5, Update Group Meeting

Nov 12, Update Group Meeting

Nov 19, Update Group Meeting

Dec 3, Dmitro Martynowych, Practice Thesis Defense

Dec 8 (Tues) at 10 am, Dmitro Martynowych, Thesis Defense

Dec 17, Update Group Meeting



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: Photoinduced Dynamics Studied by Ultrafast Single-Shot Pump-Probe Spectroscopy

May 7, Jude Deschamps, Practice oral exam presentation

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

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

Jun 20, Dr. Marianna Sledzinska, Thermal Transport in Silicon Nanomembranes, Phononic Crystals, and 2D Materials

Jul 22 (Mon) at 2 pm in 6-321, Yuchen Sun, Practice Oral Exam

Aug 14 (Wed) at 2 pm in 6-321, Eric Sung, Practice Oral Exam

Aug 28 (Wed) at 3:30 pm in 6-233, Charles Shi and Jonas Rajagopal, Overview of summer work

Sept. 25 (Wed) at 2 pm in 6-321, Matt Banet

Sept 26, David Veysset, Real-time imaging of laser-induced high-velocity microparticle impacts

Sept 26, Yuchen Sun, High Speed Impact of Metallic Microparticles

Oct 3, Frank Gao, Single-shot Spectroscopy in Glassy Triiodide Solutions

Oct 10, Eric Sung, THz Field Enhancement in Waveguide Bounce Crystals

Oct 10, Tristan Shi, Room Temperature NIR-to-THz detector based on QD upconversion

Oct 24, Jet Lem, The Nelson Group Zoo and Aquarium (*Disclaimer: We have one Zebra and Imitation Mussels Only)

Oct 24, Dmitro Martynowych, Material In Extreme Conditions: generating and probing transient high pressure-temperature states

Oct 31, Ryan Duncan, Acoustic phenomena and non-diffusive thermal transport dynamics investigated with optical and extreme ultraviolet transient gratings

Nov 7, Jude Deschamps, Exciton Transport and Polariton Formation in Low-Dimensional Systems

Nov 21, Alex Maznev, Thermal and Magnetic Transient Gratings Excited and Probed with Extreme Ultraviolet Femtosecond Pulses



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