BSc Lucknow University, India 1986
PhD University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 1994
Joined Miami University in 2000
Office: 25 Culler
I teach graduate-level electromagnetism and undergraduate intro-level physics, and an advanced lab on lasers and optics for seniors and grad students. In my research lab we pursue three directions:
1) We investigate dynamics of ultracold (microKelvin!) atoms organized in “optical lattices” by lasers, for applications in nanolithography and quantum computing.
2) We investigate optical sensing of turbid (i.e., highly scattering) media for bio/environmental/petroleum applications.
3) We have a growing interest in electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and absorption (EIA), for application in ultra-sensitive magnetometry.
In my plentiful free time, I enjoy playing cricket/baseball/table tennis/racquetball/badminton with my 7 year old and 16 year old, and volleyball with my students.