Alexander Bataller

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering

The Bataller Research Group studies the fundamental properties of dense plasma and how materials evolve when exposed to the extreme environments found in current and next-generation nuclear reactors. Dr. Bataller specializes in ultrafast laser and emission spectroscopy and is currently developing the following laboratories:

  1. Ultrafast Plasma Laboratory (UPL)
  2. Molten-salt Ultrafast Spectroscopy Characterization Laboratory (MUSCL)
  3. Nuclear Materials Ultrafast Spectroscopy Characterization Laboratory (NMUSCL)


Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-2017


North Carolina State University

Ph.D. 2014


University of California Los Angeles

B.S. 2007


University of Arizona