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Omar Mehio

KIC Experimental Fellow (2023 - pres)

I love the outdoors, and am always up for a good hike! I am an avid reader and am eager to learn about pretty much every subject.


My research aim is to use light-matter interactions to engineer the properties of quantum materials. Working at the intersection of quantum and ultrafast optics, materials synthesis, and nano-scale science, my goal is to embed materials in cavity architectures where the interaction strength between light and matter is enhanced significantly. The ultimate objective of this work is to observe behaviors that cannot exist in the bare material or empty cavity alone, with an eye towards creating hybrid-light matter states with interesting collective macroscopic phenomena such as superconducting, multiferroic, and quantum spin liquid states.

Awards and Honors

PhD in Physics from Caltech (2023)