Cristian Bahrim, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  • C. Bahrim, R. Bharadwaj, and N. Azam, "Locking a laser beam on dipoles of a dielectric surface," in Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science 2021, C. Mazzali, T. (T.-C.) Poon, R. Averitt, and R. Kaindl, eds., Technical Digest Series (Optica Publishing Group, 2021), ISBN: 978-1-55752-308-2, paper JTh5A.123.(
  • Cristian Bahrim, "Optical Quantum Bits Locked on Dielectric Surface," paper JW6A.14 published in Frontiers in Optics / Laser Science, B. Lee, C. Mazzali, K. Corwin, and R. Jason Jones, eds., OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2020). ISBN: 978-1-943580-80-4.

  • Karishma Piler, Cristian Bahrim, Sylvestre Twagirayezu, and Tracy Benson, “Lattice Disorders of TiO2 and their significance in the photocatalytic conversion of CO2”, chapter in the book - Advances in Catalysis, vol. 66, pages 109-231, 2020, Chunshan Song, ed., Academic Press. Elsevier, ISSN 0360-0564. 

  • Bahrim, C., Raju, M., Khairuzzaman, M., Hsu, W., Lanning, R., and Duplan, D., “A New Optoelectronic Switch: The Dielectric of a Capacitor Illuminated with a Laser Radiation”, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2, pp. 1105-1112 (2014).
  • Doerschuk, P., Bahrim, C., Daniel, J., Kruger, J., Mann, J., and Martin, C., " An Award Winning Program for Increasing Participation in STEM," Proceeding of the 44st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 2014, pp. 2270-2277. (A peer reviewed international conference paper).
  • Matsukuma H., Tanaka H., Takaie Y., Shikama T., Bahrim C., and Hasuo M., “Perturber Dependence of Disalignment Cross Sections of the Argon 2p2 Atoms Measured at Temperatures between 77 and 295 K”, Journal of Physical Society of Japan 81, art#114302 (2012).
  • Bahrim C., and Nelson C., “Simultaneous electromagnetically induced transparency for two circularly polarized lasers coupled to the same linearly polarized laser in a four-level atomic system in the W scheme”, Physical Review A 83, art#033804 (2011).
  • Pepper K., Tadmor R., and Bahrim C., “Interfacial tension and spreading coefficient of thin films: review and future directions”, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 25, pp. 1379-1391 (2011).


  • Ph.D., University of Paris
  • M.S. Physics, University of Bucharest
  • B.S. Physics, University of Bucharest

Awards & Honors

  • 1992-1997   French Government Fellowship, University of Paris, Orsay, France 
  • 1992-1997   Postdoctoral Fellowship, J.R. McDonald Lab., Kansas State University 
  • 2005-2006   Three Outstanding McNair Mentor Awards at Lamar University
  • 2015 Faculty Mentor Award at Lamar University (local award)
  • Visiting Professor at the Shanghai International Studies University in 2017-2018
  • 2019 Mentor Award in Physics and Astronomy from the Council of Undergraduate Research (national award)
  • 2019 Finalist for Mentor of the Year for the Society of Physics Students (national)