Daniel McCarron

Assistant Professor


McCarron Group Website


Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the fields of ultracold atomic and molecular gases. Specifically, I am interested in methods to produce and manipulate samples of ultracold polar molecules to test the science of many-body quantum systems, develop new quantum technologies and advance the field of ultracold chemistry. My experience spans techniques to produce ultracold molecules both directly, by cooling room temperature molecules, and indirectly, by assembling molecules from pre-cooled atoms. I am a member of the UConn Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy and Ultracold Atoms and Molecules groups.


  • Ph.D., Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, University of Durham, UK, 2012
  • M.Sci., Physics, University of Durham, UK, 2007


  • 2017-present: Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 2013-2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale University
  • 2012-2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Joint Quantum Centre, University of Durham, UK

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Physical Society
  • Member, Institute of Physics (U.K.)

Recent Talks

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDept. of Physics, University of Connecticut unit 3046, 196 Auditorium Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Office LocationGS-309