The group is actively recruiting enthusiastic and interested undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers. Please contact Juliet Gopinath if interested.

Juliet Gopinath holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and S. M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). For several years, she was a member of technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. She is now an professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and Physics departments and holds the Alfred T. and Betty E. Look Endowed Professorship.

Research Associate - starting Spring/Summer 2024 

A position is available with Professors Juliet Gopinath and Greg Rieker, starting Spring 2024.   The project will focus on using stimulated Raman spectroscopy for detection of carbon in the ocean.  This is part of a large and fast paced project.  The research will include a combination of fundamental scientific experiments and theory. There will be opportunities to write grant proposals and mentor students. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., a strong background in Raman spectroscopy and dual comb absorption spectroscopy through experimental research and academic courses. The University of Colorado at Boulder is host to a very active research environment in optics. Research associates are considered research faculty and receive generous benefits. For more information, please contact Prof. Juliet Gopinath via email: or Prof. Greg Rieker at  You can visit the two web-pages to learn more: Home | Precision Laser Diagnostics for Energy and the Environment ( and  Home | Juliet Gopinath ( best consideration, please send application materials by May 15, 2024.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, highlighting their qualifications, contact information for three professional references and a curriculum vitae to Professor Juliet Gopinath,

Graduate Research Opportunities

The group is actively recruiting graduate students for open positions available immediately. Inquiries from prospective graduate students are welcome. Please feel free to contact me whether you are already at the University of Colorado, have accepted an admissions offer, or are considering the University of Colorado for graduate school. Research in optics and photonics is by nature interdisciplinary. We welcome students from both Physics and Electrical Engineering, and are open to students from other science and engineering departments as well. If you are in Boulder, please feel free to visit and learn more about the group.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

What better way to gain experience than a research opportunity? Research experience is invaluable preparation for a technical career in the sciences whether your immediate goal is graduate school or a scientific job. While you probably have a heavy course load, an undergraduate research opportunity offers a chance to explore a subject at the cutting edge of science and receive compensation! There are numerous programs supporting undergraduate research on campus including the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program.