We are always looking for outstanding graduate and postdoctoral researchers.  All postdoctoral candidates are suggested to apply for the JQI postdoctoral fellowship, and US citizens are eligible to apply for the NIST-NRC fellowship.  If you are interested please contact Ian Spielman []


PI: I. B. Spielman [Ian’s CV]

RbK, NIST Gaithersburg

Mingwu Lu [Postdoc]
Amilson Fritsch [Postdoc]
Alina Escalera [Graduate Student]
Graham Reid [Graduate Student]

Rubidium Chip, NIST Gaithersburg

Emine Altuntas [Postdoc]

RbRb, UMD  College Park

Mingshu Zhao [Graduate Student]
Junheng Tao [Graduate Student]


Shangjie Guo [Graduate Student]


Qiyu Liang [Postdoc, to Assistant Professor at Purdue University]
Hilary Hurst [NRC Postdoc, to Assistant Professor San Jose State University]
Chris Billington [Postdoc to 2020, to second postdoc at University of Melbourne]
Dimitris Trypogeorgos [Postdoc to 2018, to Postdoc in Trento]
Hsin-I Lu [Postdoc to 2016, to Research scientist in energy startup]
Seiji Sugawa [Postdoc to 2016, to Research fellow at Kyoto University]
Ben Stuhl [NRC Postdoc to 2015, to Staff scientist at with Air Force cold atom group, Albuquerque]
Lindsay LeBlanc [Postdoc to 2013, to Assistant professor at the University of Alberta]
Matthew Beeler [Postdoc to 2013, to Staff scientist at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab]
Ross Williams [Postdoc to 2013, to Staff scientist at NPL, London]
Subhadeep De [Postdoc to 2012, tp Staff scientist at NPL, New Delhi]
Yu-Ju Lin [Postdoc to 2010, to Research Fellow at Academica Sinica, Taiwan]
Rob Compton [NRC Postdoc to 2009, to Staff scientist at Honeywell]

Graduate Students

Yuchen Yue [Graduate Student]
Francisco Salces Carcoba [Graduate Student]
Dina Genkina [Graduate Student, UMD Physics / cold quanta]
Andika Putra [Ph.D. 2017, Mathworks]
Erin Marshall [Masters 2017]
Lauren M. Aycock [Ph.D. 2016, APS policy fellowship]
Ryan Price [Ph.D. 2015, Montana optics]
Abigail Perry [Ph.D. 2015, postdoc with NIST Boulder chip scale magnetometer group]
Dan Campbell [Ph.D. 2015, postdoc at MIT]
Karina Jimenez-Garcia [Ph.D. 2012, postdoc with Cheng Chin]


Jõao Braz [2019, Graduate Fulbright fellow]
Jan-Philipp Bureik [2018, Intern]
Russell Anderson [2017, sabbatical]
Martin Link [2016, Intern]
Nathan Lundblad [2016, sabbatical]
Max Schemmer [2015, Intern]
Marcell Gall [2014, Intern]

High School Students

Ruthie Vogel [ Spring 2019, Intern]