Physics and Astronomy

Recent Ph.D.'s

 

 2012
Glenn Carlson
"Handel's Maser-Soliton Theory of Ball Lightning"
Advisor: Peter Handel

Kari Anne Wojtkowski
"Characterizaion of Volatiles Associated With Young Steallr Objects"
Advisor: Erika Gibb

Kaushalya Premachandra
"Complex Scaling Behavior in Animal Foraging Patterns"
Advisor: Sonya Bahar

2011
Timothy Hudson Mason
"First-Principles Studies of Complex Hydrides for Li-Ion Battery and Hydrogen Storage Appllications"
Advisor: Eric Majzoub

2010
Amanda Marie Truong
"Quantum 1/f Noise in Infrared Detectors and Scaning Tunneling Microscopes"
Advisor: Dr. Peter Handel

David Coss
"Weak Shear Study of Galaxy Clusters by Simulated Gravitational Lensing"
Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Flores

Daisuke Takeshita
"A Study of Syncronization of Nonlinear Oscillators: Application to Epileptic Seizures"
Advisor: Dr. Sonya Bahar

2009
Nathan Daniel Dees
"The Role of Stochastic Resonance and Physical Constrains in the Evlolution of Foraging Strategy"
Advisor: Dr. Sonya Bahar

Roxana Contreras
"Cognitive and Cellular Levels of Synchronization in the Central Nervous System"
Advisor: Dr. Sonya Bahar

2008
Jinfeng Wang
"Characterization and Synthesis of Nanoscale Materials"
Advisor: Dr. Phil Fraundorf

2007
Eric Mandell
"Characterization of Carbon Nanostructures in Electron Microscopy"
Advisor: Phil Fraundorf

2006
Jorge Brea
"Analysis and Modeling of Stochastic Oscillations with Applications to Biology"
Advisor: Frank Moss

Minh Truong
"Superfield Calculation of Loop Contribution in Extra Dimensional Theories"
Advisor: Ta-Pei Cheng

2005
Shaine Joseph
“Lens Design and Optimization Using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms”
Advisor: Vengu Lakshminarayanan

Adam Tournier
“Quantum 1/f Noise and the Resulting Phase Noise in High-Stability Resonant Sensors”
Advisor: Peter Handel

2003
Joseph Baugh, "Probing the Classical/Quantal Boundary Using the Stark Effect"
Advisor: Jacob Leventhal

Zhongyu Zhang, "Search for Post-Starburst(E+A) Galaxies in the Cluster Abell 3266"
Advisor: Ricardo Flores

2002
Bo He, "Probing Extra Dimensions By Lepton-Flavor Nonconserving Quantum Loop Effects"
Advisor: Ta-Pei Cheng

2001
Gabor Balazsi, "Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Noisy Excitable Systems"
Advisor: Frank Moss

Srinivasa Varadharajan, "Wavelet Analysis of Electroretinograms and Its Clinical Application
Advisor: V. Lakshminarayanan

2000
Wentao Qin, "Direct Space (Nano)crystallography via High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy"
Advisor: Phil Fraundorf

Kevin Dolan, "Analysis of Biological and Physical Systems Using Nonlinear Topological Methods"
Advisor: Frank Moss

1998
Michael J. Way, "Spectoscopic Studies of Abell Clusters"
Advisor: Ricardo Flores

1997
Chang Shen, "Lateral Displacement Maps Obtained From Scanning Probe Microscope Images"
Advisor: Phil Fraundorf

1996
Lu Fei, "Instrument Response Function for Scanning Force Microscopy and Defects on Mica Induced by 50 Kilo-Electron-Volt Argon Ions"
Advisor: Phil Fraundorf

Lucio Mule'Stagno, "Quantitative Non-Destructive Study of Sub-Micron Defects in Very Large Integrated-Circuit Silicon Using Transmitted and Reflected Infrared Laser Scattering"
Advisor: Phil Fraundorf

Lucy He - "Photoionization of Laser Excited Barium"
Advisor: Jake Leventhal