Principal Investigator

Prof. Nathan Lundblad (official Bates webpage)


   44 Campus Ave
   Lewiston, ME 04240

Research Staff

Current students

Lab alumni (summer / thesis / general)

If you have an update to the information below, please let me know!

John Crossen '24
(Senior thesis: "Exploring Infleqtion’s Oqtant")

Claudia Mabley '24
(Senior thesis: "Study of Three-State Rabi Oscillation in 87-Rb Bose-Einstein Condensates")

Will Conway '24
(Senior thesis: "Precision Enhancement in Cold Atom Labs: A Scalable and Adaptable LoRaWAN-Based Condition Monitoring System with InfluxDB Integration")

Adrian deCola '23
(Senior thesis: "")

Elias Veilleux '23
(Senior thesis: "Generation and Study of of 5-State Rabi Oscillation in 87Rb Bose-Einstein Condensates")
Princeton (EE PhD)

Kona Lindsay '23
(Senior thesis: "Visualizing Ultracold Quantum Gas Bubbles in the NASA Cold Atom Laboratory")

Hongke Lu '24

Kira Yanagi '25

Aly Reardon '25

Dr. Joe Murphree (postdoc)
Physicist at ColdQuanta

Biruk Chafamo '22
(Senior thesis: "Numerical Solver Module for the Gross-Pitaevskii Equation")

Owen Neuman '22
(Senior thesis: "An Examination of Rabi Dynamics in Quantum Systems")

Thomas Monahan '22
(Senior thesis: "Machine Learning Methods for Cold Atom Experiments")
Oxford (Civil Engineering PhD)

Hamza Kalim '23
Pitt (Physics PhD)

Steve Shea '22
(Senior thesis: "Magnetic Trapping of Rubidium en Route to Bose-Einstein Condensate Formation Using an Atom Chip Based Trap")
Montana State (EE PhD) in the Shaw group (remote sensing)

Gabe Salvi '22

John Mieszczanski '22

Yichun Liu '21

Michał Ćwik '20
(Senior thesis: "2D and 3D Magneto-Optical Trapping of 87Rb in an Atom Chip Bose-Einstein Condensation Apparatus")
Scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Xiaole "Alex" Jiang '21
CUNY Graduate Center (Physics PhD)

Dr. Ryan Carollo (postdoc)
Senior Physicist at SwitchGearHP

Avi Brach-Neufeld '20

Hannah Fitts '20

Max Gold '19
(Senior thesis: "Characterization of Trap Frequencies for Cold Atom Laboratory Bose-Einstein Condensates")
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Physics PhD)

Victor Fitzek '19

Mark Fusco '19

Nick Sergay '18
(Senior thesis: "A Self-Stabilizing Optical System for Robust Bose-Einstein Condensate Experimentation")

Salim Ourari '18
Princeton (EE PhD) in the Thompson group, now Senior Physicist at IonQ

Dr. Tom Jarvis (postdoc)
Faculty at Eastern Kentucky University (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Yara Abdelhady '18

Tiago Correia '17
(Senior thesis: "Measurements of BEC Trap Dynamics")
Columbia (Applied Math MS), now Google

Milan Brankovic '17
Texas A&M (Geophysics PhD)

Niccolò Bigagli '17
Columbia (Physics PhD), in the Will group

Dan Paseltiner '16
(Senior thesis: "Progress towards Bose-Einstein condensation on an atom chip as a functional testbed for experiments aboard the orbital NASA Cold Atom Laboratory") NIST SURF (postgraduate) with the Spielman group

Ben Lovitz '15
(Senior thesis: "Optical Frequency Doubling")
University of Waterloo / Institute for Quantum Computing (Physics PhD), in the Lutkenhaus group and the Watrous group

Spencer Goossens '15
(Senior thesis: "Current Stabilization in a Magnetic Trap")
Northeastern (Mechanical Engineering MS), now Raytheon

Nathaniel Cash '15

Joanna Moody '14
(Senior thesis: "Critical Speed Analysis of Railcars and Wheelsets on Curved and Straight Track ")
MIT (Transportation PhD) in the Regional Transportation Planning and High-Speed Rail Research Group

Yang (Chris) Guo '14
(Senior thesis: "A Study of Matter-Wave Diffraction in Bose-Einstein Condensates for Atom Interferometry Applications")
Stanford (Mechanical Engineering MS), now Applied Materials

Albert Shi '14
(Senior thesis: "Spatial Light Modulators for Variable Trapping of Bose-Einstein Condensates")
Boston College (Physics PhD)

Eddie Moan '14
(Senior thesis: "Design and Construction of Multi-dimensional Optical Lattices for 87Rb Bose-Einstein Condensates")
University of Virginia (Physics PhD) , in the Sackett group

Saad Ansari '14
(Senior thesis: "An Investigation of Quantum Dynamics in a Three-Level Bose-Einstein Condensate System")
University of Colorado, Boulder (Physics PhD) , in the Biophysics Group

Kathilee Kenlock '13
Engineering 3/2 at Columbia University

Janith Rupasinghe '13
Engineering 3/2 at Washington University

Marc Tollin '12
(Senior thesis: "Progress Towards Bose-Einstein Condensation")
Data Scientist at Localytics, now at Spotify

Ethan Emerson '12
(Senior thesis: "Evaporative Cooling of Trapped Gas Particles: A Numerical Analysis") Analytical chemist at LS9 after graduation; now seeking chemistry PhD at Colorado State University.

Nate Funk '11
(Senior thesis: "Delay-Line Frequency Offset Locking of Two Lasers")
Engineer at Foliage, now UMass Boston (Computer Science MS)

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