NSERC CREATE and Specialized Graduate Programs

Hegmann ATUMS Students

David Purschke

David Purschke

I was born and raised in Edmonton and I completed my undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Alberta. I chose to stay to do my graduate studies in the Ultrafast Nanotools lab because of my great experience with research here as an undergrad. My scientific interests are focused on the use of intense terahertz pulses to probe nonlinear dynamics in transient states of matter. I am especially interested in luminescent materials and exploring the use of terahertz pulses to quench, enhance, and even drive light emission. Away from the lab, I like to be active in my free time by playing sports. I enjoy volleyball and basketball in the winter and ultimate frisbee and beach in the summer.

Email: purschke[at]ualberta.ca 

 

 



Charles Jensen

Charles Jensen

I attended the University of Alberta where I obtained an undergraduate degree in Astrophysics and a Masters degree in Physics. I am now a PhD student, and my research focuses on experimentally investigating light-matter interactions. I grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and with nature at my doorstep I grew to enjoy hiking, camping, photography and woodworking.

 

Email: cjensen[at]ualberta.ca 

 

 



Howe Simpson

Howe Simpson

I was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. I moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia for a change of scenery and completed my undergraduate degree in physics at Dalhousie University. I decided to pursue my graduate studies at the University of Alberta because of the University's many different branches of physics, and to take the opportunity to immerse myself in different aspects of science. Particularly, I joined the Hegmann group to learn more about metals and semiconductors and to have the chance to work in terahertz scanning tunneling microscopy. Outside of academics I enjoy archery, camping, and playing board and video games.

 

Email: hsimpson[at]ualberta.ca