Kristian Helmerson

Professor of Physics, Monash University

Kris Helmerson teaches and engages in research in experimental physics at Monash University. His research involves laser cooling and trapping of atoms to investigate many-body physics and emergent phenomena, as well as atomtronics - quantum devices based on manipulating atoms. He also has an experimental program that utilises optical techniques to manipulate and study isolated biological systems ranging from cells to single molecules.

Experience

  • 2009–present
    Professor of Physics, Monash University
  • 1993–2009
    Staff Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
  • 2006–2009
    Senior fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, NIST/University of Maryland, USA
  • 1991–1993
    Postdoctoral fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Education

  • 1991 
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Physics
  • 1986 
    University of Washington, M.S., Physics
  • 1984 
    University of Washington, B.S., Physics