SPRING 2015

Qualifying Exams


Jie Hou
Wednesday, January 21, 11:30am in 2260 NPB
"Carbon nanotube - silicon nanopillar solar cell"
Chair: Andrew Rinzler

Dipsikha Debnath
Wednesday, January 28, 1:00pm in 2165 NPB
"Model independent searches using matrix element ranking and Production cross sections in minimal Universal Extra Dimension "
Chair: Konstantin Matchev

Songge Sun
April 15, 4:00pm in 2165 NPB
Detailed Study of the Simplest Superstring Bit Model
Chair: Charles Thorn

Brian Hare
April 27, 10:00am in 2165 NPB
"Relation of Cosmic Ray Air Showers and Relativistic Runaway Electron Avalanches to Natural and Triggered Lightning and Thunderstorm Electric Fields"
Chair: Katia Matcheva

Ramon Pulido
April 27, 2:00pm in 2165 NPB
"Demonstration and Optimization of a Room Temperature, Semi-Neutral pH Water Electrolyzer and a High Temperature PEM Electrolyzer Using Non-Precious Metal Electrodes"
Chair: Andrew Rinzler

Colin Barquist
April 28, 11:00am in 2165 NPB
"Development of a Spatially Resolved $^3$He Quasi-Particle Detector and the Study of Quantum Turbulence in $^4$He Using a MEMS Based Probe"
Chair: Yoonseok Lee


Final Exams


Vaibhav Tiwari
Monday, February 23, 8:30am in 2165 NPB
"Search for Gravitational Waves from the Eccentric Binary Black Holes"
Chair: Sergey Klimenko

Aaron Spector
Wednesday, February 25, 12:00pm in 2165 NPB
"Investigation of the Back-Reflection from an On-Axis Telescope for Space Based Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors"
Chair: Guido Mueller

Jonathan Trinastic
Wednesday, March 18th, 2:30pm in 2165 NPB
"Electronic Structure, Transport, and Relaxation Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials"
Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng

Daniel Grant
Monday, March 30, 2:00pm in 2165 NPB
"Effect of Electric Field and Strain on the Magnetic Properties of Phase Separated Manganites"
Chair: Amlan Biswas

Alex Marakov
Monday, March 30, 2:00pm in 2205 NPB
"The Visualization of Quantum Turbulence in Superfluid $^4$He"
Chair: Gary Ihas

Christopher Aoyama
Tuesday, March 31st, 12:00pm in 2205 NPB
"Experimental Studies of Low Dimensional Quantum Antiferromagnets"
Chair: Yasumasa Takano

Jia Fu Low
Wednesday, April 1, 9:00am in 2205 NPB
"Higgs Searches with Bottom Quarks and Invisible Particles"
Chair: Jacobo Konigsberg

Michael Jay Perez
April 21, 2:00pm in 2165 NPB
"Forays in Flavor"
Chair: Pierre Ramond

Marcus Peprah
April 22, 4:00pm in NPB 2205 NPB
"Influence of Pressure and Light on the Magnetic Properties of Prussian Blue Analogues and Hofmann-like Frameworks"
Chair: Mark Meisel

Pedro Alejandro Quintero
April 28, 4:00pm in 2205 NPB
"Magnetic and Electrical-Transport Studies of Molecule-Based Magnets"
Chair: Mark Meisel