Research Opportunities and Internships

Our research offers unique opportunities for the professional development of students at all levels and of research scientists and engineers. We seek motivated, dynamic and dedicated individuals with a background in the physical sciences, optics, optical materials and opto-mechanical engineering  to help us further the group research efforts.

If you are interested in research opportunities in our group, you can fill out the form on this page to contact us.

PhD Candidates

There are many opportunities for PhD students to contribute in research projects that are at the fore-front of laser and optics research. The training students receive in our research is highly interdisciplinary. Our graduate students are highly sought in industry, academia and national labs. Check the group alumni on the people’s page.

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Research Scientists

There are open positions for research scientists and post-doctoral students

Presently searching for a post-doctoral fellow to work on the fundamental understanding of internal friction in amorphous oxides which plays a paramount role in increasing noise and hence reducing the sensitivity of gravitational wave interferometers.  Full description (Post).  

Carmen and REUs

Research Experience for Undergraduates are available for year long and summer internships. The EUV ERC Center runs a NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate Program. Through this 10 week program, students have the opportunity to work on exciting projects along graduate, and post-doctoral students and research associates.  There are projects for students with different expertise, including electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, engineering physics, chemistry, and material science.  Applications are due in February of each year.  CSU students interested in research can directly contact us for opportunities throughout the year.

We also offer year round research experiences for CSU undergraduate students interested in lasers and optics.   To be considered fill in the application form. 

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Faculty Position Now Open

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, invites applications and nominations for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant level to start in Fall 2023. Research areas of particular interest include the field of high intensity lasers and applications. This is a nine-month, full-time position.

New faculty members will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering; advise graduate and undergraduate students; conduct innovative research; and provide service to the department, the university, and the professional community.

A successful candidate will have a doctorate in electrical engineering, physics or related discipline, by the start date of the position; the potential to develop a vibrant sponsored research program; the ability to effectively teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and the interest to serve the department, university, and professional community.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. CSU conducts background checks on all finalist candidates.

To apply:

At the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a vibrant community which offers a superb quality of life.   For more information follow this link

Inquire about research opportunities 

The EUV Lasers, Optics and Plasma team at CSU welcomes potential candidates to submit a cover letter and resume / CV to start discussions on possible research opportunities. You can also contact Carmen Menoni directly at

This is a first step to contact us.  If a good fit is found, a formal application follows. This is handled by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. 

Note: This is for inquiries regarding research and other opportunities only. Applications for paid professional positions should be submitted at

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