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Physics and Astronomy Staff - Ali Er

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Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11077
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1077
Phone: 270-745-4357
Fax: 270-745-2014

Dr. Ali Er

Dr. Ali Er

Assistant Professor

Office:  TCCW 216
Phone:  (270) 745-6202


  • Princeton University, Chemistry, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014
  • University of California, Irvine, Chemistry, Postdoctoral Scholar 2013
  • Old Dominion University, Physics, PhD, 2011
  • Ortadogu Teknik Universitesi, Physics, BS, 2004


  • Photodeactivation of pathogenic bacteria and viruses in blood
  • Femtosecond Pulsed laser deposition
  • Time resolved pump probe experiments
  • Optical dynamic discrimination of fluorescent chromophores by using quantum control techniques utilizing laser pulse shaping
  • Low temperature nanoparticle growth
  • Laser surface modification using nonlinear optics and laser surface patterning
  • One of our goal is to develop an optical method for parallel monitoring of genetic circuit elements


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