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Theresa M. Christian

Graduate Student

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In 2008, Theresa M. Christian received a bachelor of science in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her master's in Physics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, where she worked on strong coupling in gallium nitride-based (GaN) heterostructure devices, featuring multiple quantum wells embedded in an optical cavity.

In 2010, Teesa completed her thesis work at Harvard on the measurements of electronic transport properties of devices designed to feature quadruple-quantum dots with a scalable gate layout at temperatures of 0.1 kelvin. She then spent a year at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a research intern in the solar modules group.

Teesa is currently a Ph.D. student in the Physics Department at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Selected Publications 

  1. Levrat, J.; Butté, R.; Christian, T.; Glauser, M.; Feltin, E.; Carlin, J.-F.; Grandjean, N.; Read, D.; Kavokin, A. V.; Rubo, Y. G. (2010). "Pinning and Depinning of the Polarization of Exciton-Polariton Condensates at Room Temperature." Phys. Rev. Lett. (104); p. 166402.
  2. Duell, M.; Ebert, M.; Muller, M.; Li, B.; Koch, M.; Christian, T.; Perdichizzi, R.F.; Marion, B.; Kurtz, S.; Doble, D.M.J. (2010). "Impact of Structured Glass on Light Transmission, Temperature and Power of PV Modules." Proceedings of the EU Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference; July 27, 2012,