Short CV

Paul S. Julienne:

Emeritus Fellow
Joint Quantum Institute (JQI)
University of Maryland and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Room 2107, Atlantic Building, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742

Education and Employment

  • Wofford College, Chemistry, B. S. (1965)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chemical Physics, Ph. D. (1969)
  • National Bureau of Standards (NBS), NAS-NRC postdoctoral research associate, 1969-1971
  • National Bureau of Standards (NBS), postdoctoral research associate, 1971-1973
  • Naval Research Laboratory, staff, 1973-1974
  • NIST/NBS, staff, 1974-1995
  • NIST, Group Leader, Quantum Processes Group, Atomic Physics Division, 1995-2003
  • NIST Fellow, 2003-2013
  • Joint Quantum Institute Fellow, University of Maryland and NIST, 2007-2013
  • JQI Emeritus Fellow, NIST Emeritus Scientist, 2013-present (retired)

Select Publications

The full list (also available on Google Scholar) covers 265 publications in peer-reviewed journals with more than 800 citations per year between 2009 and 2021 and an h-index of 66 through the end of 2021. These publications include 382 co-authors from 138 different institutions in 20 different countries in North and South America, Europe, Israel, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The following is a list of select publications:

Honors and Awards


Research interests

My interests are in theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics applied to systems of experimental interest. One focus is numerical methods for the full quantum dynamics of atomic and molecular systems.  Another is to develop approximate or analytic models for analysis or interpretation.  Work in the 1970’s involved atmospheric and astrophysical problems. Work in the 1980s, centered on high-energy lasers and collisions in light fields. Since the development of laser cooling at NIST in the mid 1980s, work has focused on quantum phenomena associated with cold atoms, molecules and ions.   These includes the quantum dynamics of cold collisions, namely, their precise characterization, their control by magnetic, electric, or electro-magnetic fields, their role in quantum gases and in lattice structures with tight confinement, and the production and properties of ultra-cold molecules and their chemical dynamics.  I have co-authored 6 review articles on these topics.  This work continues since retirement from NIST in 2013, having published 35 papers during 2014-2021 since retiring, and two new papers have been published in 2022 and another submitted for review.