Vinod Kumarappan

Vinod Kumarappan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Kansas State University. He is an experimentalist working in the area of atomic, molecular and optical physics, where his primary research interest is exploring and understanding the time-dependent quantum mechanics of small molecules using ultrafast laser pulses. His current focus is on aligning and orienting gas-phase molecules in space to enable molecular-frame measurements. His teaching interests include upper-level electromagnetic and quantum theory as well as introductory physics for engineering and physics majors.