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: 
My projects and activities involve THz instrumentation development including compact anisotropy spectroscopy using a variety of THz sources and detectors, use of a molecular CO2 gas laser and FTIR for optical measurements and texting. I also use Ansys HFSS to model optical systems and the current web development character of this group's website. Contact me regarding contributions and corrections to this website.

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.

Jiri Prusa

Akansha Sharma

PhD Conferred: 
2022 May
Research Project and Activities: 
I am a graduate student working on optics for polarization control at terahertz frequencies.

David Andrzejewski

Research Project and Activities: 
I use photolithography techniques to create apertures for THz antennas

Alexander Mcnulty-Romaguera

Robert Thompson

Research Project and Activities: 
OCP optical characterization