College, 1996-1998. B.A., 2001, Physics, University of
Chicago. M.S., 2005, Physics, Cornell University. Ph.D., 2007,
Physics, Cornell University. Assistant professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Augustana College, 2007-present.
career as a physicist at Augie in 1996 but finished my undergraduate
studies at University
of Chicago in 2001. While at U
of C, I helped perform
research in Antarctica on a cosmic microwave background experiment
In the fall of 2001, I began graduate school at Cornell University
where I switched subfields and have been working on ultrafast optics
ever since. My work in Chris
at Cornell focused on leveraging fiber optic technology typically used
for telecommunications in order to develop pulsed laser
sources for biomedical imaging and other non-telecom applications. I
have been fortunate to have authored more than twenty
journal publications and conference proceedings as well as
obtained three patents.
At Augustana, a liberal arts institution primarily focused on teaching, I teach a wide array of introductory and advanced physics courses and laboratory sections. I have also been developing the Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics Lab at Augustana (UNOLA) for professional and undergraduate research in ultrafast optics. My research interests at Augustana have focused on developing pulsed fiber laser sources in the near and mid-infrared for applications in spectroscopy and medical imaging. For more details, see the UNOLA web pages.