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Jay E. Sharping

Professional Title: 
Associate Professor, Physics
(209) 228-4049
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 252
Lab Location: 
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 125
Ph.D., 2003 - Northwestern University
M.S., 1993 - Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
B.S., 1992 - University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
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