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Niranjan Shivaram

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Niranjan Shivaram
PHYS 262
765-496-3278

Education

University of Arizona PhD      Physics 2013
Jawaharlal Nehru University MS Physics 2007
St. Joseph's College, Bangalore University BS Physics
Chemistry
Mathematics     
2005

Experience

2019-present Assistant Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University
2018-2019 Associate Staff Scientist Soft X-ray Department, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2013-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow Experimental AMO Group, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Research Interests

Research in my group is focused on using coherent extreme-ultraviolet and soft x-ray light generated by the process of high harmonic generation (HHG) to study electron dynamics in atoms, molecules and materials on femtosecond to attosecond time scales. We use the HHG source in combination with wavelength tunable laser pulses from an optical parametric amplifier to obtain time-resolved information using multiple probing schemes. Current focus is on studying ultrafast dynamics near conical intersections in molecules using a new approach based on Optical Kerr-effect Spectroscopy. This will be complemented by photo-electron spectroscopy experiments using a velocity-map imaging spectrometer. In addition to this, we are interested in using X-ray Free Electron Laser sources such as the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to study ultrafast dynamics in molecular systems.

Last Updated: Sep 4, 2019 11:57 AM

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