Mark T. Lusk

Professor of Physics
Colorado School of Mines


Research Overview:

My research group investigates the basic nature of light-matter interactions and explores ways of using this knowledge to advance science. Our focus lies at the nexus of several traditional physics disciplines: quantum electrodynamics (QED), quantum information science (QIS), condensed matter (CM) physics, and atomic/molecular/optical (AMO) physics. We meld QED and many-body field theory to study photon-exciton-phonon dynamics in both weakly and strongly coupled settings. These investigations always have their roots in theoretical analysis but sometimes lead to the use of high-performance computing to produce quantitative predictions and insights.


California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Applied Mechanics, 1992

Colorado State University
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1988

Navy Nuclear Power School
U.S. Navy's one-year training program in nuclear engineering, 1984

U.S. Naval Academy
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1982



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Center Affiliation: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, RASEI

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