Assistant Professor

B.S., Appalachian State University (2006)

Ph.D., University of Maryland (2012)

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Laser spectroscopy of trapped highly charged ions

My research focus is on high-precision laser spectroscopy of trapped highly charged ions for tests of fundamental physics.  Highly charged ions provide a unique platform for investigating physics beyond the standard model including tests of quantum electrodynamics and searches for time-variation of the fundamental constants.  We plan to combine techniques developed for quantum information processing and ion optical clocks with compact ion sources to create, trap, cool, and interrogate highly charged ions.