YPPDO: Dr. Grace Metcalfe, AFOSR, Virtual Coffee Chat

Event time: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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YPPDO Virtual Coffee Chat with Dr. Grace Metcalfe
When: Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 1pm - 2pm
Where: Zoom

Description: Dr. Grace Metcalfe is currently the Program Officer for two basic research programs within the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in Arlington, VA – the Quantum Information Science portfolio, and the Atomic and Molecular Physics portfolio. Dr. Metcalfe also serves as the Team Lead for the Physical Science Team within the Physical and Biological Science Branch. Prior to joining AFOSR, Dr. Metcalfe was a Program Manager at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, MD, where she established the ARL Center for Distributed Quantum Information, and piloted the OSD Applied Research for the Advancement of S&T Priorities (ARAP) Quantum Sciences and Engineering Program between the tri-Service Laboratories (ARL, AFRL, and NRL). Earlier in her career, Dr. Metcalfe conducted multifaceted research in areas such as atomic physics, precision measurements, microcavity resonators, ultrafast spectroscopy, semiconductor physics, optoelectronic device science, terahertz radiation, and metamaterials. Dr. Metcalfe holds 3 patents and has authored more than 75 publications. Dr. Metcalfe received her PhD in Physics from Yale in 2005 and obtained a BS in Physics from UC Berkeley in 2000.
In this coffee chat, Dr. Metcalfe will discuss her career path after receiving her Physics PhD at Yale, her current research/work, and advice for graduate students and current postdocs applying for a position outside of academia. Please submit your questions here or bring them to the virtual Q&A.
Host: Yale Physics Professional Development Organization
Sponsored by: Yale Department of Physics and the Yale Wright Laboratory
Questions? Email emma.castiglia@yale.edu
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