Former Postdocs and Graduate Students

Former Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr. Ken Onda (Tokyo Institute of Technology) - "After leaving Dr. Petek's group, I have been studying photoinduced dynamics in strongly correlated electron systems using various ultrafast spectroscopic techniques: from 10 fs to 100 ns and from vibrational to electronic at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan.  Recently I also began studying ultrafast dynamics of inhomogeneous (semiconductor) and homogeneous (metal complex) photocatalytic reactions using the same techniques."


Dr. Niko Pontius (BESSY II) - "I'm currently working at the BESSY II storage ring of the Helmholtz Center Berlin in Germany, where I went after my two years stay in Dr. Petek's lab.  Here I'm involved in ultrafast x-ray science doing research on photoinduced phase transitions in strongly correlated systems.  In particular, I'm in charge of an experimental station for ultrafast resonant soft x-ray diffraction which is used at the Femtoslicing facility at BESSY II."


Dr. Chungwei Lin (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories) - Research / Technical Staff


Other former Postdoctoral Fellows:  A. Kubo (Tsukuba University), Dr. Jin Zhao (USTC), Dr. Aimo Winkelmann (MPI for Microstructure Physics), Tian Huang (Corning Inc.), Qiang Zou (Oak Ridge National Lab), Xuefeng Cui (Assisstant Professor, USTC), Min Feng (Professor, Wuhan University)




Former Graduate Students


Dr. Amlan Basak (Intel) - Working at Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, as a Process Technology Development Engineer.  In that role he is working on Intel's next generation microprocessor technology.


Dr. Vahit Sametoglu (University of Alberta, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering) - Postdoctoral research fellow.  Research interests:  Warm dense matter - Investigation of ultrafast nonequilibrium electron dynamics of laser-matter-plasma interactions, i.e., metal lattice stability measurements at INRS-ALLS (Varennes, Quebec); Nanoscale Laser-Induced Forward Transfer (Nano-LIFT) on metal surfaces and its lateral resolution; Undertaking design and manufacture of quantum-dot semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (QD-SESAM) by molecular beam ipitaxy (MBE) technique.


Mr. Adam Argondizzo  (Universtiy of Pittsburgh, Pysics) -


Other former Graduate Students: A. Constantinescu (Florida State University, Magnet Lab); B. Li (UCL).