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Donald Umstadter

Donald Umstadter

Olson Professor
University of Nebraska
USA

Biography

Prof. Umstadter was a co-founder of two National-Science-Foundation-funded centers of excellence: (1) the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS), a Science and Technology Center, and (2) Frontiers in Coherent and Ultrafast Optical Science (FOCUS), a Frontiers of Physics Center. He has also been awarded single-investigator grants to do research in the area of fundamental physics from both the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Umstaderwith his research team are pioneering a new research field involving the nonlinear optics of ultra-high intensity lasers interacting with plasmas, with applications in advanced radiation sources and particle accelerators. Prof. Umstadter is also an author on 9 invited review or tutorial papers, 25 invited papers total, and 74 invited presentations, including a plenary review paper on high-field science at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics, and at a Global Science Forum on Compact Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers, organized by the Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD).He was also invited to write an article, Laser-driven X-ray Sources, for the McGraw Hill 2003 Yearbook in Science and Technology. Prof. Umstadter co-authored five U.S. patent applications, four of which have been issued, and one is under review.

Research Interest

Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics.