I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver. I did my PhD research at the University of Colorado, a postdoc at NIST Boulder, and then came to DU in September 2010. I love teaching and thinking through challenging physics concepts, and I love doing research with lasers. Speciically, I use ultrafast pulsed lasers as "strobe lights" to observe energy transport in nanostructures, relevant to cooling of integrated circuits and solar energy harvesting.
FSEM - The Physics of Light: Fall 2010, 11, 12, 14, 15
Analytical Mechanics: Winter 2011, 13, 15
Thermal Physics: Winter 2012, 14, 16
University Physics II: Spring 2012, 14
Advanced Dynamics: Fall 2013
Physics Prep: Fall 2015
My research interests lie in understanding transport of fundamental energy carriers in and near nanostructures. I use ultrafast lasers to make spectroscopic measurements of electron, hole, and phonon transport and interactions. I want to understand these processes in a variety of nanoscale systems, such as quantum-confined semiconductor systems and metal-on-insulator nanowires. These energy transfer processes are relevant to heat-sinking of nanocircuits and solar energy conversion.