Jay E. Sharping

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Associate Professor
School of Natural Sciences
Office
Phone 
209-228-4049
Location 
S&E 1 Bldg., RM 252
Lab
Location 
S&E 1 Bldg., RM 125
Research Interests 

Professor Sharping's research involves building a fundamental understanding of — and developing technology and applications for — ultrafast laser technology. These lasers have the potential to capture extremely short snapshots in time, as well as measure frequencies with unprecedented precision and accuracy. The applications are numerous in the areas of environmental science, biotechnology and national security. The research his group pursues will result in transferable technological advances (e.g., new optical sources), which will have a broad impact in:

  • Physics — e.g., studies of atomic- and molecular-optical interactions
  • Chemistry — e.g., ultra-sensitive spectroscopy
  • Biology — e.g., time-resolved studies of biological processes
Education 
  • Ph.D., 2003 — Northwestern University
  • M.S., 1993 — Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
  • B.S., 1992 — University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Awards 
2008 - Young Faculty Award, Department of Defense's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency