Keshav M. Dani

Keshav Dani
Associate Professor
MA PhD (UC Berkeley)
BS (Hons) (Caltech)


Okinawa Inst. Of Sci. & Tech., Grad. Univ., Okinawa, Japan
Associate Professor, Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit
Assistant Professor, Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit
Apr 2018 - Present
Nov 2011 - Mar 2018
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Directors Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Sep 2007 – Aug 2011
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Post-doctorate in Material Science Division
Sep 2006 – Aug 2007


University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
M.A., Ph.D. in Physics
Aug 2000 – Sep 2006
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
B.S. with Honors in Mathematics
Sep 1997 – Jun 2000

Selected Honors And Awards

  • Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Lab, 2007
  • Steven Chu Award, American Physical Society, California section, 2005
  • Eric Temple Bell Prize, Caltech, 2000
  • Honorable mention, First-Step to Nobel Prize in Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1992

Selected Publications

Selected Invited Talks​

  • Observing momentum-forbidden dark excitons in monolayer WSe2 via time-, space and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy.
    Nonlinear Optics and Excitation Kinetics in Semiconductors (NOEKS 15), Univ. of Munster, Germany, Sept. 2020.
  • The quantum mechanical origins of the trauma of sudden separation.
    Fundamental Optical Processes in Semiconductors (FOPS 2019), Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, Aug. 2019.
  • Imaging the motion of charge with time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy.
    Optical Excitation and Ultrafast Phenomena in Condensed Matter, CLEO 2019, San Jose, CA, USA, May 2019.
  • Imaging the motion of electrons in 2D semiconductor heterostructures.
    March Meeting, American Physical Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, Mar. 2017.
  • Time-resolved photoemission of semiconductor heterostructures.
    SPIE Photonics West, OPTO 2017 Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, Feb. 2017.
  • Sub-picosecond optical switching with a negative index metamaterial.
    March Meeting, American Physical Society, Portland, OR, USA, Mar. 2010.
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy of the Quantum Hall system. 
    Ultrafast Phenomena in Co-operative Systems, Gordon Research Conference, Italy, Feb. 2008.