Jacob Roberts Professor and Department Chair

Office: Engineering AR124

Phone: (970) 491-0578


  • B.S. in Physics, University of Notre Dame (1994)
  • Ph. D. in Physics, University of Colorado (2001)


I have two areas of research interest. We are conducting experiments measuring fundamental plasma properties such as electron-ion collisions in strongly coupled and strongly magnetized ultracold plasmas. In a separate project, we are measuring the time-dependent absorption and birefringent response of atoms in an utracold gas to sudden laser illumination that occurs on timescales short compared to the atoms' response time.