2017: Taking Stock
An the end of 2016, I had not yet interviewed at UCLA.
Now: Lab: 1 office (with carpet!). 1 Temp lab space (2 hoods, floating laser table). 1 partially renovated lab, and plans on a beautiful optical space downstairs, and student office space.
Personnel: 2 students, 1 postdoc and 3 undergraduates working with me.
Equipment: 4 lasers (diodes), a uv-vis, centrifuge, fluorimeter, APDs, SNSPDs, piezo stages, cryostat, turbopump (and a whole bunch of smaller stuff not worth mentioning).
Papers submitted: 0, but hopefully more coming!
Grants submitted: 4 (with 2 more on the horizon). 1 rejection, all others pending
Graduate student applications reviewed: 50-60
Building the Lab in 2017