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Salehi, Fatholah

Salehi, Fatholah

Research Specialist
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
1202F Energy Research Facility


  • Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Maryland College Park, 2019
  • M.S., Physics, University of Central Florida, 2012
  • B.S., Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2010


Fatholah received his Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of Maryland, while working at the Laboratory for Intense Laser Matter Interactions under the direction of Professor Howard Milchberg.   His Ph.D. thesis was on High Repetition Rate Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration where he used few cycle laser pulses focused on high density gas jet targets to generate few MeV energy electron bunches at kHz repetition rate.

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