David Long received his PhD in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology under the guidance of Mitchio Okumura. He then moved to the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he is currently a project leader in the Photonics and Optomechanics group.
Dr. Long’s research has focused on the development and application of ultrasensitive spectroscopic methods to present problems in remote sensing, atmospheric chemistry, optomechanics, and quantum science. Electro-optic frequency combs have been a particular focus of his work and have been applied in areas such as physical metrology, ultrafast dynamics, and atomic sensing. Recent efforts have transitioned these approaches to chip scale, integrated photonic platforms as well as demonstrated spectral translation of these combs throughout the visible and mid-infrared through the use of optical parametric oscillation.
Dr. Long’s work has been recognized by a number of awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, the Department of Commerce Silver Medal, the Sigma Xi Young Scientist Award, the National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, and the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.