Hrvoje Petek - Invited as a Luo Jia guest Professor of Wuhan University from 2019-2021.To collaborate with Prof. Min Feng on their common research topics, and to make personal connections with the faculty and students at Wuhan University, which may lead to future collaborations. 被聘为武汉大学珞珈讲座教授,聘期2019年1月至2021年12月


Yanan Dai - Academic year 2017-18 Pittsburgh Quantum Institute Graduate Award winner



Dr. Marcel Reutzel - Selected by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, 2017

Congratulations to Marcel Reutzel and Katharina on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Laura.

Congratulations to Namitha Ann James for winning the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI) Award, which is given in recognition of her oustanding poster presentation at the Science2019 event.

Congratulations to Andi Li for receiving the best poster award from Progress in Surface Science, at the 11th international Symposium on Ultrafast Surface Dynamics at Lake Qingdao in China, where he presented his work on coherent mPP spectroscopy of silver and its nonlinear plasmonic photoemission.


Congratulations to Ms. Atreyie Ghosh for being appointed the School of Arts & Sciences Graduate Fellow, in recognition for her outstanding academic progress.

Congratulations to Yanan Dai for having his thesis "Imaging Light With Photoelectrons on the Nano-Femto Scale" to be elected by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and for having Springer Nature accept it to be reprinted in Springer Theses. It pays to do a good job on one's thesis. You can find his thesis here.

Congratulations to Yanan Dai for receiving the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers (OCPA) 2020 OCPA Outstanding Dissertation Award for his dissertation "Imaging Light with Photoelectrons on the Nano-Femto Scale". This research was reported in Nature.


Congratulations to Ms. Atreyie Ghosh for continued excellence recognized by Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for the academic year 2021-2022.


Petek group students, Ms. Atreyie Ghosh and Ms. Namitha Ann James, were honored by travel grants to attend the 2022 APS March meeting to present talks on their research. Ms. Ghosh received the Distinguished Student grant, and Ms. James received the Division of Laser Science grant.

Congratulations to Dr. Yanan Dai, currently at Columbia University, for being offered and accepting a faculty position at the Southern University of Science and Technology of China, in Shenzhen. We look forward to your great achievements in your new position, and thank you for setting a high standard for others to follow.

June, 13, 2022 wishing Yanan Dai success at inception of his academic career in China.

Congratulations to Ms. Atreyie Ghosh for receiving a PQI Fellowship award! Ms. Ghosh was chosen based on her exceptional ability and promise in the field of Quantum Science and Engineering.

Congratulations to Ms. Atreyie Ghosh for her spectacular marriage. Is she studying the plasmonic response of gold?