Prof. Pavel Polynkin, from College of Optical Sciences, the University of Arizona, USA, visited C-UFO on 21th September, 2016, and gave a public talk on "Applications of atmospheric laser plasmas". Prof. Huai-Liang Xu hosted the talk.
Prof.Pavel Polynkin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1995 and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2000. From 2003, he is with the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, where he is currently an Associate Research Professor. The research in his group focuses on the strong-field laser physics, laser material processing and the applications of ultrashort intense lasers to atmospheric science. He has co-authored 60 refereed publications, 11 US patents and has given 30 plenary and invited talks at international conferences.