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Grisha Spektor

PhD Institution: Technion — Israel Institute of Technology Class: 2019 Fellow Postdoctoral institution and lab:

Papp Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Specialism: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics

Grisha’s overarching research interests lie in the interplay between the exploration of fundamental physical phenomena and their application to real-world problems. He aims to ‘tame’ the behavior of light to achieve new functions and applications. 

Born in Siberia, Russia, Grisha grew up in Israel, receiving his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where his investigations on the interactions between surface-confined light and matter hold implications for particle manipulation and the development of novel detection technologies.

During his Fellowship year with the Papp Group at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, Grisha aims to work with micro-frequency combs towards the goal of shrinking the most precise instruments science has developed thus far to chip-scale devices. In exploring the limits of these devices, Grisha hopes to work towards producing extremely precise time-keeping devices and miniature sensors that could potentially be applied to seismic technologies.