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Abdelghani Laraoui

Postdoctoral Associate at Carlos Meriles Lab


Division of Science




Marshak Science 403

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  • Profile

    Professional Experience:
    2004 – 2007: Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Physics and Chemistry of materials of Strasbourg/University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France. Research projects: Magneto-optical studies of the ultrafast spin dynamics of magnetic nanostructures, femtosecond spin dynamics of ferromagnetic nanostructures with a high perpendicular magneto-crystalline anisotropy (CoPt…), Study the coherent spin dynamics in supreparamagnetic and ferromagnetic nanoparticles, Study the all-optical switching induced with femtosecond laser pulses in ferromagnetic films (GdFeCo, CoPt)
    2007 – 2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, Physics Department, University of Technology of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Research projects: Optical investigation of spin-polarized current induced magnetization dynamics in spin-torque GMR nano-oscillators, Study of microwave current induced spin-wave radiation and direct current controlled the internal damping in ferromagnetic nanostructures.
    2009 – Present: Postdoctoral Associate, Physics Department, City College of New York-CUNY, New York. Research project: Nano-scale spin sensing using individual spins in diamond.

  • Education

    2007: Ph.D. Physics, University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France.
    2003: M.Sc. Condensed Matter Physics, University Haute Alsace of Mulhouse and Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials of Strasbourg, France.
    1999: B.Sc. Physics, University of Setif, Algeria 
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