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/ since 2018
EPSRC prioritisation panels for Physical Sciences since 2012
UK-XFEL sciences team member since 2020
EU-XFEL SQS reviewer 2022
ELI-ERIC advisor committee member since 2022
COST ACTION Europe “Attosecond chemistry” CA18222 management committee (UK representative)
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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