Professor and Founding Faculty
My research addresses fundamental questions in nonlinear dynamics and their application to classical, semiclassical and quantum physics, with an emphasis on chaotic transport. My current work can be classified into three main focus areas: (i) Theory of phase space transport and symbolic dynamics; (ii) Applications of nonlinear dynamics to AMO (atomic, molecular, and optical) physics; (iii) Geometry of front propagation in fluid flows. My work is highly interdisciplinary, bridging areas of physics, engineering, and mathematics.
I have been at UC Merced since 2004, a year before we opened in 2005. I’ve had the pleasure to be part of the enormous growth of the UCM campus and community. I am currently the Physics unit chair. Please contact me if you have questions about our program.
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School of Natural Sciences
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
Office: COB1 343