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“ The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life. ”
- Ernest Renan
Jun 05, '17
We welcome Dr. Euclides Almeida, who will be joining the Queens College Physics Department this fall as an Assistant Professor. Professor Almeida hails from Recife, Brazil, where he obtained his undergraduate degree, and in 2012, his D.Sc. in physics at the Federal University of Pernambuco. In his doctoral under the supervision of Professor Cid B. de Araújo, Dr. Almeida studied ultrafast dynamics of nanoscale systems including nanocrystals, colloidal silver nanoparticles, and dye-functionalized titania particles. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Almeida took a postdoctoral and later a senior postdoctoral position in the Chemical Physics Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. There he has been working with Professor Yehiam Prior and initiated new research thrust in nonlinear holography and in the local control of the phase of the dispersive nonlinear susceptibility and developed a wideband achromatic metalens. Professor Almeida has been active as a student in promoting optics within the university and in poor neighborhoods in Recife.