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.

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