Prof. Robin Côté

Physics Department, U-3046
University of Connecticut
2152 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3046

Phone   +1-860-486-4912
Fax       +1-860-486-3346

Education & Training
1996-1999: ITAMP Postdoctoral Fellow, Cambridge (MA)
Institute for Atomic, Molecular and optical Physics (ITAMP) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA): Explored theoretical aspects of ultracold physics (photoassociation, quantum degenerate gases, ultracold molecules).
1995, Ph.D. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA)
Thesis under Prof. A. Dalgarno (Harvard) and Prof. D. Kleppner (M.I.T.) on "Ultra-Cold Collisions of Identical Atoms".
1989, M.Sc. in Physics, Université Laval, Québec (QC)
Thesis under Prof. L.J. Dubé on fractal geometry and dynamical systems in statistical mechanics: "Phénomènes Critiques et Géométrie Fractale".
1987, B.Sc. in Physics, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Rimouski (QC)
Specialized in Physical Oceanography and fluid dynamics. Analyzed tidal data of global oceans and major seas.

Academic & Professional Experience
Jan. 2017 - present
Associate Dean for Physical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn
Oct. 2014 - Dec. 2016
Associate Head for Administration & Staff Supervisor, Physics Department, UConn
2008 - present
Full Professor, Physics Department, UConn
2004 - 2008
Associate Professor, Physics Department, UConn
1999 - 2004
Assistant Professor, Physics Department, UConn
1995 - 1996
Management Consultant at the Montreal Office of McKinsey & Co. (Montreal, Canada).

Awards & Fellowships
2016: Willis E. Lamb Award
Awarded the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics at the Physics of Quantum Electronics (PQE) meeting.
2013: Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)
Elected Member of CASE.
2008: APS Outstanding Referee Award
Selected for this APS (American Physical Society) lifetime award.
2008: JILA Visiting Fellow
Short-term Visiting Fellow at JILA (Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics), Boulder.
2007: APS Fellow
Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).
2001: Cottrell Research Innovation Award
Research award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (Arizona).
2000: UConn Chancellor's Research Excellence Award
Awarded yearly to one UConn faculty.
2000: UConn Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship
Awarded to meriterious junior faculty.
1996: ITAMP Fellow
Selected as the Postdoctoral Fellow at ITAMP (Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics) at Harvard: only one position offered per year.

Visiting Positions
2013 - 2014: Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)
Visiting Professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada).
2010 - 2014: Triangle de la Physique
Summer Visiting Professor at the Institut d'Optique, and Laboratoire Aimé Cotton (France).
2010 - 2011: Brown University
Adjunct Research Professor, Physics Department, Brown University, Providence (RI).
2009 - 2010: Brown University
Visiting Professor, Physics Department, Brown University, Providence (RI).
2009: IFRAF (Institut Francilien de recherche sur les atomes froids)
Chaire invitée, IFRAF (Institut Francilien de recherche sur les atomes froids), Ecole Normale Supérieure & Institut d'Optique, Paris & Paliaseau (France).
2008: Ecole Polytechnique
Professeur invité (poste rouge), Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique, Ecole Polytechnique, Paliseau (France).
2000: Max-Planck Institute für Kernphysik
Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute für Kernphysik, Heidelberg (Germany).