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Jessica Shaw

  • LLE Staff Scientist
  • Assistant Professor of Physics (Research)

PhD Electrical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, 2016

286 Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE)
(585) 273-5174


Dr. Jessica Shaw received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering with a focus on laser-plasma accelerators from the University of California Los Angeles before joining the research staff at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics as a Scientist.  Dr. Shaw’s research interests are in the field of experimental short-pulse laser-plasma interactions.  Her research encompasses plasma-based Raman amplification of ultrashort-pulse lasers, the fundamental physics of laser-plasma accelerators, and the applications of the beams produced by those accelerators.

Research Overview

Research Interests

  • experimental short-pulse laser-plasma interactions