Boerge Hemmerling, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an expert on optics and lasers, is one of 21 scientists selected to serve as a Research Ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, during the 2019-20 academic year.
DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted advanced long-term research projects in Germany at the doctoral level or above and are interested in promoting research in Germany at their home universities and among their peers and students.
The ambassadors help to inspire others to conduct research in Germany by working within their respective departments and serving as a resource to university offices. They also answer questions from students and peers from beyond their geographic areas via email.
Hemmerling’s lab at UCR uses lasers to cool down molecules.