Braulio Gutierrez-Medina

B. Sc. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 1997
Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, 2004






I was born in Mexico City (DF), where I survived amidst chaos and beauty for 23 years. In DF went to UNAM to study Physics. After that, I moved to Austin to work in my PhD research within the group of Professor Mark Raizen. The Raizen Lab specializes in the application of the principles and techniques of both laser and quantum optics to understand fundamental quantum systems. These systems have strong connections with the fields of nonlinear dynamics and condensed mater physics. In particular, my dissertation work focused on quantum transport of ultracold atoms in optical lattices, and on the interaction of atoms with surfaces. For this work, a complete apparatus was designed and built to routinely produce Bose-Einstein condensates of sodium atoms.

In February 2005 I joined the Block Lab, where I hope to learn from, and participate in exciting biophysics research.