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Nirmala Kandadai , Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
NirmalaKandadai@boisestate.edu
Phone: 208-426-4807 | Fax: | Office: MEC 302F
Nirmala Kandadai
Bio
Dr. Nirmala Kandadai joined Boise State University as an Assistant Research Professor in September 2016. She completed her PhD from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Her PhD work investigated the interaction of high intensity laser with molecular gas clusters and the stability of the plasma generated. After her PhD, she worked for a short duration as a post doctoral fellow at The University of Texas at Austin working on improving the contrast of a 1 PW laser system. After that, she joined National Energetics, Austin Texas as a Laser Scientist. At National Energetics, she lead her team in designing and building high power ultrafast laser systems, which included successfully building the front end of a 10 PW laser system for European Union’s Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines facility (ELI-Beamlines). At Boise State University, she is part of Nanoscale Materials & Device Group in Material Science and Engineering. Her current role involves in using ultrafast laser spectroscopy to study coherent excitonic network generated by the precise arrangement of chromophores using DNA self assembly. In addition, Dr. Kandadai's areas of interest include, optical parametric amplification, mid IR laser, fiber laser, laser ablation of thin films, optical imaging and laser matter interaction.

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