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Dr. Kristan Corwin

Dr. Louise BenjaminInterim Associate Dean for Research

Email: corwin@phys.ksu.edu
Office: Calvin 110
Phone: (785) 532-6900

Dr. Corwin earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Buffalo in 1993, and her master's and doctoral degrees with an emphasis in laser trapping and cooling under the direction of Carl Wieman from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1996 and 1999, respectively. After a postdoctoral position at École Normale Supérieure in ultracold quantum gasses with Christophe Salomon, she joined NIST Boulder Laboratories as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow working with optical frequency combs.

In 2003, she joined Kansas State University as an assistant professor, and established a research group in nonlinear optics and frequency metrology, emphasizing gas-filled hollow optical fibers for frequency metrology and novel laser systems. She has co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, and served as principal investigator for more than $4 million in research funding since joining K-State. Since 2006, she also has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on a federally funded Research Experience for Undergraduates site in K-State's physics department. In 2015-16, she was a visiting fellow at JILA, University of Colorado, a joint institute for the study of astrophysics, biophysics, quantum information, precision measurement, and atomic, molecular and optical physics. She is currently serving as vice president of the American Physical Society Division of Laser Sciences.