After receiving her Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from MIT, Professor Pollack came to Cornell to work with the Low Temperature Physics group. She was a Postdoctoral Associate (1989-1991) and a Research Associate (1991-1997) in the Microkelvin Laboratory. In 1997, with support from the NSF and the LASSP Biophysics Group, she changed the focus of her research program to Biophysics. In 1999 she became Senior Research Associate in LASSP. She joined the faculty in Applied and Engineering Physics in 2000. Her research focuses on developing and applying physics-based tools to gain insight into outstanding problems in molecular biology. She received the Swanson Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003, and the Chau Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.
Professor Xu joined Cornell faculty in the fall of 2002. Prior to that, he was a member of technical staff in Advanced Photonic Research at Bell Laboratories from 1999 to 2002. He joined Bell Laboratories as a postdoctoral member in 1997. Professor Xu received his Ph.D. from Cornell in the department of Applied and Engineering Physics in 1996, and earned his B.S. in physics from Fudan University in Shanghai. He is the recipient of the 2004 Tau Beta Pi Teaching Award, presented by the Cornell Society of Engineers. He was a recipient of the College of Engineering Teaching Award in 2005 and 2008. Besides technical publications, he has 28 patents granted or pending. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America.
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