Christopher Search

Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Physics

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Physics

Building: Burchard

Room: 609

Phone: (201) 216-5626

Fax: (201) 216-5638


  • PhD (2002) University of Michigan (Applied Physics)
  • MS (1999) University of Michigan (Physics)
  • MS (1998) University of Michigan (Electrical Engineering)
  • MS (1997) University of Michigan (Biomedical Engineering)
  • BS (1996) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Physics)

Theoretical Quantum Optics and Photonic Devices:
1) Atom optics: atom interferometry, nonlinear mixing of matter waves, quantum statistics and coherence properties of matter-wave fields, mechanical effects of light on atoms including diffraction of atoms by light fields and trapping of atoms.
2) Quantum coherence in atomic systems and nonlinear spectroscopy
3) Optical gyroscopes and Sagnac effect
4) Integrated optical devices and sensors

Institutional Service
  • ABET Coordinator for Optical Engineering Chair
  • Engineering Program Curriculum Committee Member
  • ABET Coordinators Working Group Member
  • Physics Curriculum Revision Taskforce Member
  • Academic Ambassador Member
  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies Chair
  • Institute Curriculum Committee Member
  • SES Promotion and Tenure Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Member
  • SES Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member
Professional Societies
  • APS – American Physical Society Member