Current Lab Members

Prof. Andrea Markelz

Research Project and Activities: 
Principal investigator for the group. We have two main lines of research: protein dynamics and collective electronic excitations. We study these phenomena with THz light and molecular dynamics simulation.

Dr. Deepu George

PhD Conferred: 
2013

Dr. Tim LaFave Jr.

Research Project and Activities: 
THz generation, compact anisotropy spectroscopy instrumentation and finite element modeling of optical systems.

Dr. Jeffrey McKinney

Research Project and Activities: 
I am spearheading an effort to express, purify and crystallize protein targets for the Markelz lab, which is studying biomolecular dynamics using a variety of tools. In particular, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) to measure protein intramolecular vibrations, solvent dielectric response, crystal phonons and electronic excitations.

Akansha Sharma

PhD Conferred: 
2021 May
Research Project and Activities: 
I am a second year graduate student working on optics for polarization control at terahertz frequencies

Jeremy Kazimer

Research Project and Activities: 
Molecular Dynamics Simulation: Normal Mode Ensemble Analysis

Robert Thompson

Research Project and Activities: 
OCP optical characterization