Mohamed Zaghoo

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Dr. Zaghoo leverages new laboratory and analytical methods to address fundamental problems in high-energy-density physics and planetary science. He received his B.S. in Physics in 2010 from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard in 2017. He joined the Laboratory for Laser Energetics in 2017. Before joining LLE, he has had research appointments at Harvard's Lyman Laboratory of Physics, Max Plank Institute for Quantum Optics, Stanford University, and MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. Mohamed has several distinctions including a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship at Harvard, the Goldman Sachs Fellowship at Harvard, the Robert Bosch Sifung Fellowship to the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting Student fellow, the 2009 MIT ASO Undergraduate Achievement Award, the Harvard Merit Scholarship, the Kaust International Global Discovery Scholarship, and Egypt's LEAD national Scholarship award. He has ten first author publications, several which have resulted in significant popular science coverage including in the NY Times, Scientific American, and others. He has given more than 15 invited lectures.