Margaret M. Murnane

Margaret M. Murnane

Margaret Murnane is a Fellow of JILA and a faculty member in Physics at the University of Colorado. She runs a trans-disciplinary research group with her husband, Henry Kapteyn. She received her B.S and M.S. degrees from University College Cork, Ireland, and her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. She joined the faculty at Washington State University in 1990. In 1996, she moved to the University of Michigan, and in 1999 to the University of Colorado. Henry and Margaret also co-founded KMLabs, the first laser company to commercially offer 10fs Ti:sapphire lasers as well as coherent high harmonic systems.

Her OSA volunteer work includes the OSA Board of Directors, Strategic Planning Committee, several topical meeting program committees, the Frontiers in Optics Program Committee, and serving as an editor for Optics Letters.