Philip Howard Bucksbaum
Department of Physics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1120
(734) 764-5153 fax
(734) 663-7829 home
Position: Otto Laporte Professor of Physics, University of
Michigan; Director of FOCUS,
the NSF Center for the Advancement of Frontiers in Optical
Coherent Ultrafast Science; Editor of VJUltrafast, the APS Virtual
Journal of Ultrafast Science.
Previous career and education:
- 9/90-8/98 Professor of Physics, University of Michigan.
- 11/82-8/90 Principal Investigator Member of Technical Staff,
Physics Research Division, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ
- 1/89-8/90 Adjunct Associate Professor of Applied Physics,
Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.
- 8/80-11/82 Post-doctoral research at AT&T Bell Laboratories,
Holmdel, NJ 07733, and at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, Berkeley, CA
- Ph.D. (1980) and M.A. (1978) in Physics from the University of
California, Berkeley, CA 94720.
- A.B. (1975) magna cum laude in Physics, Harvard College,
Cambridge, MA 02138.
Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2004.
Michigan Sokal Award for Research, 2001.
Traveling Lecturer, APS Division of Laser Science, 1996-97.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial
Foundation Fellow, 1996-97.
Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, 1996.
Visiting Miller Professor,
University of California at Berkeley, 1996.
Fellow of the American
Physical Society, 1990.
Fellow of the Optical Society of America,
NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1975-78
Current service (partial list):
Member of BESAC, the DOE Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee;
of CAMOS, the NRC Committee on AMO Science; Divisional Associate Editor
Physical Review Letters for the Laser Science Division; member of the
Today Advisory Committee; Chairman, APS Nominating Committee.
I am an atomic physicist. My main research interest is fundamental
light-matter interactions, and especially the control of quantum
systems using ultrafast laser fields. I develop new sources of
ultrafast laser light in the infrared,
visible, ultraviolet, and x-ray regions of the light spectrum.
to publication list.