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Christopher R. Monroe
University of Maryland

Joint Quantum Institute and Department of Physics


1992 Ph.D., Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1987 S.B., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
1983 Detroit Catholic Central High School, Redford MI


2007 - Bice Zorn Professor of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park

2007-Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, NIST and University of Maryland, College Park

2006-2007 Director, FOCUS (NSF Physics Frontier Center on Ultrafast Optics), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2006-2007 Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2003-2007 Professor, Physics Dept., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2000-2003 Associate Professor,Physics Dept.,University of Michigan, AnnArbor

1995-2000 Adjunct Lecturer, Physics Dept., University of Colorado, Boulder
1994-2000 Staff Physicist ,National Instituteof Standardsand Technology (NIST), Boulder

1992-1994 NRC Postdoctoral Researcher, NIST, Boulder