I am head of Attosecond Quantum Physics Lab at King's College London and I lead the attosecond physics Group. I obtained my MSc in laser-matter interaction from Orsay University & Ecole Polytechnique. I was awarded my PhD degree in 2006 with the highest distinction during which I investigated the 'Production and characterisation of attosecond pulses' where I explored the ellipticity gating technique for isolated attosecond pulse production. I undertook postdoctoral studies at ETH Zurich, USAL and Imperial College London.
In 2011, I was awarded both an EPSRC-CAF and URF fellowship and since a choice needed to be made I accepted the EPSRC-CAF and build my first group at Imperial College London.
In 2017, I was offered a position at King's College London to lead the Attosecond Physics group and to lecture advanced photonics to UnderGrad and PostGrad students.
In my group we value talent from a diverse point of view as we believe it is a strength.
In the Physics Department at King's College London, I am also PGT and PGR admission tutor and I was chair of Diversity and equality departmental committee from 2019 to 2021. We are currently JUNO champion from IOP and Athena Swan SILVER award winner.
I am currently a committee member of:
The royal Society NIF https://royalsociety.org/people/amelle-zair-13634/
EPSRC prioritisation panels for Physical Sciences
EU-XFEL SQS reviewer 2022
COST ACTION Europe “Attosecond chemistry” CA18222 management committee (UK representative)https://attochem.qui.uam.es/
Swedish research council scientific reviewer.
Canadian research council (NRC) scientific reviewer.
French research council (ANR) scientific reviewer.
I am a former committee member:
Laser Lab IV Europe networking panel member.
Scientific advisor for HRR ATTO ELI-ALPs 2017-2019.
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