Education and Employment


Harvard University, Cambridge, M.A., Ph.D. in Physics (March 2002)
Thesis : Ultra-slow, stopped, and compressed light in Bose-Einstein condensates.
Thesis Advisor: Lene Hau

University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Physics (May 1996)

Lindsay High School   ( June 1992)


Raytheon BBN Technologies, Quantum Information Processing group (Cambridge, MA) 
Lead Scientist / Business unit lead      (July 2012 - present)
Senior Scientist / Manager                  (Sept. 2007 - July 2012)              

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)  ( Sept. 2004 - Aug.2007)
Staff Research Physicist      

National Institute of Standards & Technology (Gaithersburg, MD)  (Oct. 2002-Sept. 2004)
National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow, advisor: Dr. Charles Clark

Graduate Student  Post-DoctoralAssociate (Jan. 2002-Oct. 2002)
Graduate Student Research Assistant,  advisor: Prof. Lene Hau (Jan. 1997-Dec. 2001)


Adjunct Professor / co-thesis advisor

Private tutor (1997-2001)

Tutored college and high school students in intorductory phyiscs

Teaching Fellow  for introductory physics course, Harvard University (Fall 1997)