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About Ehsan Khatami

Dr. Ehsan Khatami is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at San José State University. Dr. Khatami studies exotic phases of matter through theoretical modeling and numerical simulation of quantum many-body systems. Phenomena such as superconductivity, in which the electrical resistance is completely lost upon lowering the temperature, can arise in certain materials due to the strong Coulomb interaction between electrons. Dr. Khatami and his group have been developing and using a diverse set of numerical tools to study such strongly-correlated electronic systems on lattices. Dr. Khatami's numerical findings have recently attracted a lot of attention in the experimental Atomic Molecular and Optics (AMO) community, where researchers are designing “quantum simulators” using atoms on lattices made of lasers (optical lattices) with the aim to discover phases that are inaccessible to numerical methods. The results of his collaborations with groups at Rice University and the MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms have been published in Nature and Science.

Positions

August 2014 Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Physics and Astronomy
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July 2013August 2014 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Davis ‐ Physics
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September 2012June 2013 Visiting Research Scholar, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Physics
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September 2009June 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgetown University ‐ Physics
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Curriculum Vitae




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Courses

  • Thermodynamics & stat. mechanics (UD)
  • Electricity and magnetism (LD)
  • Electricity and magnetism lab (LD)
  • Mathematical methods in physics [lower division (LD)]
  • Computational methods in physics [upper division (UD)]
  • Solid state physics [graduate]

Education

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2009 Ph.D., University of Cincinnati ‐ Physics
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2004 M.S., Sharif University of Technology ‐ Physics
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2001 B.S., Isfahan University of Technology ‐ Physics
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Contact Information

ehsan.khatami@sjsu.edu

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