Biography

Randy A. Bartels received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan 2002. His Ph.D. work was performed at JILA in Boulder, CO, where he worked on ultrafast laser development, coherent control of quantum systems, and the study of extreme nonlinear optical processes. Among other advances, this work led to the development of attophysics by manipulating the strong-field dynamics of atomic electron wave functions with ~ 10 attosecond precision. During his graduate career, Randy was supported by a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship and received numerous awards, including the Optical Society of America’s New Focus Student Research Award, a JILA scientific achievement award, and selection as a finalist for the DAMOP Thesis Award. Prior to graduate school, he worked in the Laser Science and Technology division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory designing and building diode-pumped solid-state laser systems. Randy joined Colorado State University as an assistant professor in January of 2003. Prof. Bartels received the 2004 Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America and a 2004 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. His current research involves the control of molecular coherences for novel nonlinear optics and manipulation of ultrafast optical pulses, as well as development of EUV laser sources and optical systems. He is a member of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, and IEEE.

  • 2011 – Elected Fellow, Optical Society of America
  • 2011 – George T Abell Outstanding Mid-Carreer Faculty Award, CSU
  • 2011 – W M Keck Foundation Award, Medical Research Program
  • 2010 – Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE
  • 2010 – National Academies of Science Keck Futures Initiative, Imaging Sciences; Invitee, National Academies of Science Keck Futures Initiative, Imaging Sciences
  • 2008 – Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 2008 – Kavli Fellow of the National Academies of Science , National Academies of Science
  • 2008 – Invited Participant, National Academies of Science
  • 2007 – Invited Participant, National Academies of Engineering
  • 2007 – Young Investigator Award, IEEE-LEOS
  • 2007 – Electee, Fellow of the World Innovation
  • 2006 – Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE), Department of Defense
  • 2006 – Monfort Professor Award, CSU
  • 2005 – Sloan Research Fellow, Physics
  • 2005 – Competition Finalist, Young Scholars
  • 2005 – Invited Particpant, National Academies of Science, Fromtiers of Science Annual Symposium
  • 2005 – Beckman Young Investigator Award, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
  • 2005 – Young Investigator Award, ONR
  • 2005 – Gold Medal, GECCO Human Competitive Competition
  • 2005 – Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award, George T. Abell
  • 2004 – Adolph Lomb Medal, Optical Society of America
  • 2004 – Career Award, NSF
  • 2004 – Outstanding Thesis Award Finalist, American Physical Society Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
  • 2001 – New Focus Student Research Award, Optical Society of America
  • 2001 – Invited Particpant, 51st meeting of Nobel Laureates
  • 2000 – Graduate Student Fellowship, LEOS
  • 2000 – Scientific Achievment Award, JILA
  • 1998,1999,2000,2001 – Graduate Fellowship, National Defense Science and Engineering
  • 1997 – Graduate Fellowship, GAANN
  • 1997 – William L. Everitt Award, International Engineering Consortium (IEC)
  • 1996 – Summer Institute in Applied Physics, Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

ECE 457 – Fourier Optics
ECE 503 – Ultrafast Optics
ECE 504 – Physical Optics
ECE 604 – Nonlinear Optics
EE 401 – Senior Design – Lab
EE 402 – Senior Design – Lab
EE 457 – Fourier Optics
EE 503 – Ultrafast Optics
EE 504 – Physical Optics
EE 513 – Digital Image Processing
EE 580 – Physical Optics
EE 581 – Ultrafast Optics
EE 680 – Nonlinear Optics
EE 699 V – Thesis
EE 799 V – Dissertation