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Alan Bristow

Associate Professor

Condensed Matter Experiment


Prof. Bristow received his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in 2004. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto from 2003 to 2006, a Research Associate at JILA from 2006 to 2010 and an Adjunct Instructor at the Colorado School of Mines in 2009. He joined the department at WVU in Fall 2010.


Prof. Bristow is the leader of the Ultrafast Nanophotonics group, using short laser pulses to determine coherent and dynamic properties of electrons in condensed matter. Light-matter interactions provide insight into new physics at the nanoscale and are useful characterization tools for materials that have potential for electronic, photonic, spintronic and energy-harvesting applications.

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