Ultrafast Dynamical Processes
Deputy Associate Director
Chemistry, Life & Earth Sciences
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ultrafast dynamical processes in complex and nanoscale materials, including spin-charge-lattice interactions in quantum materials, electromagnetic metamaterials, and the development of spatially and temporally local probes.
Selected Career Highlights:
Antoinette (Toni) Taylor is currently the Deputy Associate Director for Chemistry, Life and Earth Sciences at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), as well as the LANL Point of Contact for the Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences (DOE-BES) Division of Materials Science and Engineering. She received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Stanford University where she was a Hertz Foundation pre-doctoral and doctoral Fellow. At LANL, she has served as the Director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, a joint Sandia/LANL nanoscience center funded through DOE BES and as the Leader of the Materials Physics and Applications Division. Her research interests include ultrafast dynamical processes in complex and nanoscale materials, including spin-charge-lattice interactions in quantum materials, electromagnetic metamaterials, and the development of spatially and temporally local probes. Taylor is the author or co-author of over 350 peer-reviewed articles resulting from this research. In service of the American Physical Society (APS), Taylor has chaired the Division of Laser Science, the APS Laser Science Conference, the Frank Isakson Prize Committee and the Marie Goeppert-Mayer Award Committee. Currently, she is a member of the APS Panel on Public Affairs (POPA). More broadly in the scientific community, she has served as a Director-at-Large of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a topical editor of the Journal of the Optical Society B: Optical Physics, a member of the Solid State Sciences Committee, Board of Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies, chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena in Cooperative Systems, and chair of the OSA conferences on Ultrafast Phenomena and Nonlinear Optics. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America and American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as a Fellow of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Taylor was awarded won the inaugural Los Alamos Fellow’s Prize for Outstanding Leadership in Science and Engineering.