Christopher Search (csearch)

Christopher Search

Associate Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Physics

Burchard 609
(201) 216-5638


  • PhD (2002) University of Michigan (Applied Physics)
  • MS (1999) University of Michigan (Physics)
  • MS (1998) University of Michigan (Electrical Engineering)
  • MS (1997) University of Michigan (Biomedical Engineering)
  • BS (1996) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Physics)


Theoretical Quantum Optics and Photonic Devices:
1) Atom optics: atom interferometry, nonlinear mixing of matter waves, quantum statistics and coherence properties of matter-wave fields, mechanical effects of light on atoms including diffraction of atoms by light fields and trapping of atoms.
2) Quantum coherence in atomic systems and nonlinear spectroscopy
3) Optical gyroscopes and Sagnac effect
4) Integrated optical devices and sensors

Institutional Service

  • Academic Ambassador for Admissions Member
  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies Chair
  • Institute Curriculum Committee Member
  • SES Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Member
  • Lecturer Search Chair
  • Search Committee for new Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Member
  • Physics Curriculum Revision Taskforce Member
  • ABET Coordinator for Optical Engineering Chair
  • Engineering Program Curriculum Committee Member
  • ABET Coordinators Working Group Member
  • SES Promotion and Tenure Committee Member

Professional Societies

  • APS – American Physical Society Member
  • APS – American Physical Society Member
  • APS – American Physical Society Member