Principle Investigator

Dr Simon Bott-Suzuki

Associate Research Scientist, UCSD Center for Energy Research

Lecturer, UCSD Physics & Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments

Visiting Professor, Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University


Ph.D. University of Sheffield, UK, 2004

M.Phys. University of Sheffield, UK, 1999


Click here for a brief biography and details of his research interests.



Post-Doctoral Researchers

Jacob Banasek

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Ph.D. Cornell University, 2019

B.Sc. Engineering Physics, Wright State University, 2013



Graduate Students

Sam Cordaro

Graduate Student Researcher


M.Sc. Engineering Physics, UC San Diego 2018

B.Sc. Applied Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2012


Undergraduate Students

Tobias Oliver

Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant




Former Group Members

Dr Luis Sebastian Caballero Bendixsen

Now at First Light Fusion, Oxfordshire, UK