Innovative and result oriented scientist with a strong experience in designing new instrumentation, novel optical metrology systems, experimental techniques in optical physics, Ultrafast laser Spectroscopy, Femtosecond and CW lasers, Single/multi-mode fibers, Imaging and Photonics. Have a strong experience in laboratory environment, laboratory budgets and management Ability to successfully meet challenges and execute diverse scientific projects both individually and within teams. Expertise in writing: wrote funded project reports, published more than 20 papers and filed one patent. Effective in communication of scientific content to a variety of audiences: presented talks, posters, and seminars at international conferences, meeting and workshops.
Designed and conducted different lab experiments in optics and solid state physics.
Have strong experience in working with lasers, imaging, fibers, motion control, and optomechanics.
Strong writing and presentation skills.
Expertise in confocal fluorescence microscopes, optical microscopes, ultrafast optical spectroscopy, CW and pulsed lasers, Single mode and multimode fibers alignment, optical components.
Expertise in detection and electronic systems: Photomultipliers, Photodiodes, APD, CDD camera.
Designed different microwave and RF setups, electronic circuits for different studies in physics.
Have strong organizational and planning skills.
Computer science skills
Programming: Matlab, C: automated lab experiment for acquiring data, modeled different physics problems.
Data analysis: Matlab, Labview, OriginLab, Igor Pro from Wavemetrics.
Text formatting and office computing: Microsoft office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint.), Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Postscript.), LaTeX.
Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS, Lunix.
Research AssociateApr 2009 to Current The City College of New York － New York, NY
Designed and implemented new optical sensing methods of magnetic fields and temperature.
Built and automated a complex infrastructure combining confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy, optical fibers, pulsed lasers, AOM, and MW/RF instrumentation.
Collaborated with different teams at MIT, Columbia University, Stuttgart University and Georgia Tech.
Mentored undergraduate/graduate students for different research projects.
Managed lab equipment and resources and responsible for lab orders.
Postdoctoral ResearcherOct 2007 to Mar 2009 Kaiserslautern University of Technology
Solid State Physics.
Conducted first experiments on optical detection of spin currents in spintronics nanodevices.
Trained extensively in Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy, Fabry-Perot interferometer alignment, presenting skills and networking.
Jan 2003 to Sep 2007 Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials of Strasbourg
Graduate research assistant, Optical Physics Published papers, wrote Ph.D.
manuscript and progress reports.
Built different optical setups for time resolved optical characterization of nanomaterials.
Aligned and maintained femtosecond laser cavities: Ti- sapphire oscillators and amplifiers.
Analyzed data acquisition and analysis (Igor pro from WaveMetrics, OriginLab).
Ph.D, PhysicsOctober 2007University of StrasbourgFrancePhysics
Associate Technical Degree, Computer ScienceJune 2004University of StrasbourgFranceComputer Science
M.ScJune 2003University of MulhouseFrance
Laraoui, et al. Imaging thermal conductivity with nanoscale resolution using a scanning spin probe, Nature Communications 6, 8954 (2015). A. Laraoui, et al. High-Resolution Correlation Spectroscopy of 13C Spins Near a Nitrogen-Vacancy Center in Diamond, Nature Communications 4, 1651 (2013). J-Y. Bigot, M. Vomir, M. Barthélémy, M. Albrecht, A. Laraoui. Nanophotonics devices based on magnetic materials, Proc. SPIE 8268, 82682U (2012). J.-Y. Bigot, A. Laraoui, M, Vomir, M. Albrecht. "Magneto-optical pump probe imaging", Proceeding IEEE in Lasers and Electro-Optics and Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, San Jose, CA, USA, ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9, (2008). A. Laraoui, et al. Femtosecond Magneto-optical Kerr Microscopy, Optics Letters 32, 936 (2007).
AWARDS Marie Curie grant from the European parliament 2007 City University of New York Postdoc Travel Award 2012 Nominated for the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for best postdoctoral work 2013 PATENTS Optical methods for hyperpolarizing nuclear spins at arbitrary magnetic fields, US patent, pending.
Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, C, data acquisition, Data analysis, experiment, experiments, Illustrator, imaging, Labview, laser, Mac OS, Matlab, Excel, Microsoft office products, office, PowerPoint, Windows, Word, microwave, networking, Operating systems, organizational, camera, Physics, Postscript, presenting, presentation skills, Programming, progress, research