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Personal information

 

Surame / First name

 

ALNIS Jānis

Address(es)

 

LU ASI

Skunu iela 4 LV-1050, Riga, Latvia

Telephone(s)

 

Fixed: +371 675326584, GSM: +371 27463408

Fax

 

 

E-mail

 

alnis@latnet.lv

Nationality

 

Latvian

Date of birth

 

16.03.1974

Gender

 

Male

Family status

 

Single

 

Work experience

                       

 Dates (from – to)

 

2004  – 2013

 Occupation or position held

 

Post-doctoral fellowship in the group of Prof. Theodor Hänsch

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

·         Hydrogen 1S-2S precision spectroscopy experiment

·         Upgrading the hydrogen 1S-2S precision spectroscopy experiment with a narrow line-width semiconductor diode-laser system

Name and address of employer

 

Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany

Type of business or sector

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

April 2002 - 2004

 Occupation or position held

 

Lecturer

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

·         Atomic and Laser Physics courses. Labs and problem solving

Name and address of employer

 

University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

Type of business or sector

 

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

2011-2012

 Occupation or position held

 

Leading researcher

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

·         Biophotonics research group, lead by Prof. J. Spigulis

Name and address of employer

 

University of Latvia, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy

Type of business or sector

 

 

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

April 2005 – May 2005

 Occupation or position held

 

Visiting fellow. Prof. Jun Ye and Dr. Jan Hall group

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

·         Experience with the Worlds narrowest line width diode lasers

Name and address of employer

 

Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), USA

Type of business or sector

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

February 2004 – May 2004

 Occupation or position held

 

 

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

Research projects on custom fibre-coupled diode lasers for sensitive gas detection and nitrogen dioxide long-path absorption measurements using diode lasers, and developed a new method for gas concentration measurement in porous solid materials and biological samples

Name and address of employer

 

Lund Institute of Technology, Division of Atomic Physics, Sweden

 

Type of business or sector

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

January 2003 – June 2003

 Occupation or position held

 

Postdoctoral research assistant in Dr. N. Shafer-Ray lab, Dr. E.Abraham lab

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

·         Working on a laser-free source of cold molecules

Name and address of employer

 

Oklahoma University, USA, Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

Type of business or sector

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

October 2002 – July 2003

 Occupation or position held

 

Employed for research project funded by the Mutual Fund of scientific collaboration among Taiwan (ROC), Latvia and Lithuania. Project “Taiwan-Baltic Open Cluster Study” about astrophysical spectra evaluation

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

·          

Name and address of employer

 

 

Type of business or sector

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

April 1995 – June 1995

 Occupation or position held

 

Engineer

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

·         Developing of eye movement monitoring device based on bio-potentials and sensitive electromyography amplifiers for recording of the electric activity from human muscles during performing of physical tasks

Name and address of employer

 

Department of Physiology, Umeå University, Sweden

Type of business or sector

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

1989 – 1991

 Occupation or position held

 

Summer job at the electronics workshop

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

·          

Name and address of employer

 

Institute of Solid State Physics in Riga, Latvia

Type of business or sector

 

 

 

Education and training

 

Dates (from – to)

 

1998 – 2002

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Specialisation in lasers and spectroscopy. Thesis: "Coherent Processes in Alkali Metal Excitation and Analytical Spectroscopy with Diode Lasers". Thesis advisor Prof. Marcis Auzinsh.

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

University of Latvia, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy

Title of qualification awarded

 

Dr. Phys. Degree

 

Dates (from – to)

 

2001

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Training in Physical Chemistry research using pulsed laser excitation with Dr. Neil Shafer-Ray and laser-cooling experiment with Dr. Eric Abraham

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Oklahoma University, USA, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Title of qualification awarded

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

2001

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

 

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

NORDITA summer school on cold quantum gasses, Finland

Title of qualification awarded

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

October 1998 - November 2000 (altogether 14 months split stays)

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Violet diode laser spectroscopy applications for sensitive gas detection in Prof. Sune Svanberg research group; took 2 advanced lecture courses (Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy and Multispectral Imaging)

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Lund University, Atomic Physics Division group, Sweden

Title of qualification awarded

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

March – September 1998

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

ERASMUS guest student in the research group lead by Prof. Klaas Bergmann. Working with Dr. Aigars Ekers on supersonic molecular beam experiment

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Kaiserslautern University, Germany

Title of qualification awarded

 

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

1996 – 1998

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Thesis:”Studies of NaK Molecule in External Electric and Magnetic Fields”, Supervisor: Prof. Marcis Auzinsh

 

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

Title of qualification awarded

 

Master degree in Physics

 

Dates (from – to)

 

July 1997

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Master-classes summer school  

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen

Title of qualification awarded

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

1992 – 1996

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Majoring in Electronics. Thesis: "Electromyograph with Preamplifier in Electrodes" - a device developed and tested for the Physiology division of University of Latvia

 

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

Title of qualification awarded

 

Bachelor degree in Physics

 

Dates (from – to)

 

September 1994 – June 1995

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

TEMPUS programme exchange student in Physics

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Umeå University, Sweden

 

Title of qualification awarded

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)

 

1989 – 1992

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

 

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Riga State Gymnasium No 1  with emphasized teaching of Physics and Mathematics

Title of qualification awarded

 

Multiple prize-winner of national Physics Olympiads and a participant in USSR Physics Olympiad

 

Academic activity

 

Teaching experience

 

Since 2000

Prepared and supervised 5 laser-laboratory sessions for Physics students at the University of Latvia.

Since 2002

Ttaught problem solving classes in Atomic Physics course at the University of Latvia.

2002-2004

Supervised high-school student scientific projects in pollutant measurements using spectroscopy – prize-winners in the national competition and European youth science conferences.

 

Teaching at high-school olympiad winner summer school.

 

2006-2010

Partially supervised PhD students A. Jarmola, A. Matveev, Ch. Parthey, I. Feschenko and master student A. Beyer, H. Brachmann.

 

Prepared research training course " Precision measurements with optical frequency combs" for summer school “Photonics Technologies – Riga 2012

E-book author for Instructables.com (more than 100000 visits.) „Arduino Microcontroller Projects”, „Smart home automation webservers”.

Main Publications

Full list in Google Scholar )

 

1.    Subhertz linewidth diode lasers by stabilization to vibrationally and thermally compensated ultralow-expansion glass Fabry-Pérot cavities
J Alnis, A Matveev, N Kolachevsky, T Udem, TW Hänsch
Physical Review A 77 (5), 053809, 2008

2.    Analysis of gas dispersed in scattering media
M Sjöholm, G Somesfalean, J Alnis, S Andersson-Engels, S Svanberg
Optics letters 26 (1), 16-18, 2001

3.    Improved Measurement of the Hydrogen 1S–2S Transition Frequency
CG Parthey, A Matveev, J Alnis, B Bernhardt, A Beyer, R Holzwarth, A ...
Physical Review Letters 107 (20), 203001, 2011

4.    Sum-frequency generation with a blue diode laser for mercury spectroscopy at 254 nm
J Alnis, U Gustafsson, G Somesfalean, S Svanberg
Applied Physics Letters 76 (10), 1234-1236, 2000

5.    A 920-kilometer optical fiber link for frequency metrology at the 19th decimal place
K Predehl, G Grosche, SMF Raupach, S Droste, O Terra, J Alnis, T Legero, TW ...
Science 336 (6080), 441-444, 2012

 

Participation  in Conferences

 

Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO Europe) 22-26.05.2011 Munich, talk

 

Innovation Convention, Brussels 5-6.12.2011. Invited visitor.

 

Presentation of ERC Advanced Grant Multidimensional laser frequency comb spectroscopy of molecules (MULTICOMB), Photonics Technologies - Riga 2012, University of Latvia 27-28.08.2013, Invited talk

Precision spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen: 2s-4p transition, A. Beyer, A. Matveev, C.G. Parthey, N. Kolachevsky, J. Alnis, T. Udem, T.W. Hänsch, DPG-Spring Meeting Stuttgart, 12-16.03.2012 Poster

Precision Laser Spectroscopy of the 1S-2S Transition in Positronium, P. Crivelli, D. Cooke, A. Antognini, K. Kirch, J. Alnis, T.W. Hänsch DPG-Frühjahrstagung, Hannover, 18.- 22.03.2013. Poster

Participation in Projects

 

1998 – 2002

Participant in the grant from Latvian Science Council "Control of collision and radiation dynamics in atomic and molecular systems" managed by Prof. Marcis Auzinsh

 

2003-2004

Employed in  EC FP6 "EURATOM" research project for plasma spectroscopy

 

December 2002 – December 2004

Participant in the NATO Science for Peace collaboration project: "Fast Optical Non-contact Electric Field Mapping for Semiconductor Technologies (SfP-Optical Field Mapping)", coordinator Prof. Ruvin Ferber. Aim to develop a microscope for electric field visualisation.

 

 

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Personal skills

and competences

Acquired in the course of life and career but not necessarily covered by formal certificates and diplomas.

Referee for Journals: Optics Letters, Applied Physics B, Canadian Journal of Physics

 

Mother tongue(s)

 

Latvian

 

Other language(s)

 

Self-assessment

Understanding

Speaking

Writing

European level

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

English

C2

C2

C2

C2

C1

Russian

C2

C2

C1

C1

C1

German

C1

C1

C1

C1

B2

Swedish

B1

B2

B1

B1

A2

French

A1

A1

A1

A1

A1

 

Social skils and competences

 

Multicultural experience living with neighbours from > 25 countries  Participating in Catholic events and sungung in a choir.

 

Organisational skills

and competences

Coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets.

 

2000 – 2002

Managing a personal research grant for doctoral studies provided by the Latvian Science Council

 

2006-2008 Managing Marie-Curie Intra-European grant.

2009-2012 Managing Marie-Curie Intra-European Reintegration grant.

Co-supervising of PhD thesis for Andrey Jarmola, Arthur Matveev, Christian Parthey and Axel Bayer.

Supervising ERAMUS programmme of PhD student Ilja Feschenko

Referee for PhD thesis of Zanda Gavare

Leader of 2 master and 3 bachelor thesis, and 4 high-school scientific projects.

2011

ERA young scientist meetings Brussels, planning for Horizon 2020.

 

2009

Co-founder of Institute of Biomechanics and Physical research BuFPI.lv.

 

 

Biophotonics - Riga, 26-31.08.2013, organizing commitee
Photonics Tehnologies - Riga 2012, University of Latvia 27-28.08.2013, scientific commitee

 

 

Computer andTechnical skills and competences

 

Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, Android, Office, Illustrator, Corel, Origin, Mathematica, Matlab, Labview, Eagle, Delphi, C++, php, bash, html, Pspice, Multisim, Winlens, Arduino, Inventor, Comsol.

 

Other skils and competences

 

 

 

Driving licence

 

B cat

 

Additional information

 

 

Member of the Latvian Physical Society

 

2002

Prof. Ludvigs and Maris Jansons prize-winner for studies in diode laser spectroscopy issued by the Latvian Academy of Sciences.