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2016

Spring

Rank, Doug Chair: Rick Field "A study of the Underlying Event at 13 TeV using the leading track"
Rustagi, Avinash Chair: Chris Stanton "Optical and Transport Properties of Zero Gap and Finite Gap Semiconductors"
Tang, Yibing Chair: Neil Sullivan "NMR Studies of 2D Quantum Systems: Helium-3 Adsorbed on Boron Nitride"
Uzakbaiuly, Berik Chair: David Tanner "Infrared Spectroscopy of High Purity Silicon and Silicon Immersion Gratings"
Voss, Daniel Valentin Chair: David Tanner "Fast Alignment Control of an Optical Resonator"
Welliver, Brad Chair: Saab, Tarek "Dedicated Searches for Low and High Mass WIMPs with the SuperCDMS Soudan iZIP Detectors"
Zheng, Pan Chair: Yoonseok Lee "Study of Normal and Superfluid 3He Films with Micro-electro-mechanical Devices"

Summer

Carver, Matt Chair: Darin Acosta "A Search for New Physics Using Same-Sign Di-Lepton Events from Proton-Proton Collisions in the CMS Detector at a Center-of-Mass Energy of 13 TeV"
Kwak, In Hae Chair: Amlan Biswas "Phase Separation in Strained La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 Thin Films"
Reeg, Christopher Chair: Dmitrii Maslov "Superconducting Proximity Effect in Topological Materials"
Roffman, David Chair: Selman Hershfield "Resonant Surface Scattering on Nanowires"
Wang, Changlong Chair: Richard Woodard "Resonant Surface Scattering on Nanowires"
Wu, Benjamin Chair: Jonathan Tan "Giant Molecular Cloud Collisions as Triggers of Star Cluster Formation: Numerical Simulations and Observational Predictions
Zhao, Nan Chair: Andrew Rinzler "Adapting Carbon Nanotube Enabled Vertical Field Effect Transistors for Complementary Logic Circuits"

Fall

Donelan, Darsa Chair: Katia Matcheva "The Effects of Atmospheric Gravity Waves on the Atmosphere of Titan"
Hare, Brian Chair: Katia Matcheva "Relationship of Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes and Cosmic Ray Air Showers to Natural and Triggered Lightning"
Long, Chang Chair: David Tanner "Optical properties of metallic 2-D and 3-D terahertz metamaterials"
Pucher, Ilaria Chair Andrew Rinzler "Electrodes for water splitting electrolyzer and Li-air batteries"
Yan, Luyi Chair: David Tanner "Optical properties of cuprate superconductors"
Yang, Jihee Chair: Gary Ihas "Electrodes for water splitting electrolyzer and Li-air batteries"

2015

Spring

Aoyama, Chris Chair: Yasumasa Takano "Experimental Studies of Low Dimensional Quantum Antiferromagnets"
Grant, Daniel Chair: Biswas, Amlan "Effect of Electric Field and Strain on the Magnetic Properties of Phase Separated Manganites"
Low, Jia Fu Chair: Jacobo Konigsberg "Higgs Searches with Bottom Quarks and Invisible Particles"
Marakov, Alex Chair: Gary Ihas "The Visualization of Quantum Turbulence in Superfluid $^4$He"
Spector, Aaron Chair: Guido Mueller Investigation of the Back-Reflection from an On-Axis Telescope for Space Based Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors"
Tiwari, Vaibhav Chair: Sergei Klimenko "Search for Gravitational Waves from Eccentric Binary Black Holes"
Trinastic, Jonathan Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng "Electronic Structure, Transport, and Relaxation Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials"

Summer

Hugon, Justin Chair: Darin Acosta "A Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying to Muons in LHC Data with the CMS Experiment"
Mousseau, Joel Chair: Heather Ray "First Search for the EMC Effect and Nuclear Shadowing in Neutrino Nucleus Deep Inelastic Scattering at Minerva"
Peprah, Marcus Chair: Mark Meisel "Influence of Pressure and Light on the Magnetic Properties of Prussian Blue Analogues and Hofmann-Like Frameworks"
Perez, Michael Chair: Pierre Ramond "Forays in Flavor"
Quintero, Pedro Chair: Mark Meisel "Magnetic and Electrical-Transport Studies of Molecule-Based Magnets"

Fall

Anand, Naween Chair: David Tanner "Characterization of Electronic Systems through Optical and Transport Techniques"
Chen, Xiao Chair: Andrew Rinzler "Schottky Barrier Field Effect Transistors Using Highly Purified Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene as Field Permeable Electrodes"
Chowdhury, Tathagata Chair: Kevin Ingersent "A Study of Quantum Phase Transitions in Quantum Impurity Systems"
Eichholz, Johannes Chair: Guido Mueller "Digital Heterodyne Laser Frequency Stabilization for Space-Based Gravitational Wave Detectors and Measuring Coating Brownian Noise at Cryogenic Temperatures"
Hartman, Michael Chair: Guido Mueller "Measurement of Thermal Noise in Dielectric Mirrors and Parallel Phase Modulation for Gravitational-wave Detectors"
Mytidis, Antonis Chair: Bernard Whiting "Constraining the R-Mode Saturation Amplitude from a Hypothetical Detection of R-Mode Gravitational Waves from a Newborn Neutron Star: Detection Strategies and Machine Learning Algorithms"
Thatcher, Evan Chair: Chris Stanton Co-Chair: David Tanner "Resonant Frequencies and Optical Properties of Solids"
Varnoosfaderani, Sima Saeidi Chair: Arthur Hebard "Doping Graphene with Manganese-Based Single Molecule Magnets: Electronic Properties"

2014

Spring

Cheng, Tongguang Chair: Guenakh Mitselmakher Co-Chair: Andrey Korytov "Observation of the Higgs Boson in $H\To ZZ\To 4\ell$ Channel and Its Mass and Width Measurement Using the CMS Detector at the LHC"
Deng, Lili Chair: Kevin Ingersent "Anderson Impurity Models with Bosons as Descriptions of Molecular Devices and Heavy-Fermion Systems"
Dilanji, Gabe Chair: Stephen Hagen "Quorum Regulation Over Long Distances: Sinorhizobium meliloti Surface Motility and Gene Regulation by Diffusing Autoinducer Signals"
Fisher, Matt Chair: Ivan Furic "Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying to a Bottom Quark Pair with the CMS Detector"
Hamdan, Rashid Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng "Numerical Study of The Mechanical Loss in Amorphous Oxides"
Hoskins, Jeff Chair: David Tanner A Modulation Sensitive Search for Non-Virialized Axions
Nasrollahi, Zahra Chair: David Tanner Spectroscopoic Studies of Polymers in Transmissive/Absorptive Electrochromic Devices, and Doped Graphite
Rowe, Wenya Chair: Peter Hirschfeld "Spin Fluctuation Theory for Unconventional Superconductivity in Antiferromagnetic Metals"
Saha, Dipta Chair: Chris Stanton "Magneto-Optical Properties of Narrow Gap Semiconductor Nanostructures"
Snowball, Matt Chair: Paul Avery Co-Chair: Andrey Korytov "Observation of a Higgs Boson in the H-->ZZ-->4l Decay Channel and Using Z>4l Decays as a Calibration Tool in Studies of the Higgs Boson Properties"
Son, Minjun Chair: Stephen Hagen "Analysis of Stochasticity in Competence Regulation of Streptococcus Mutans Using Microfluidics and Single Cell Analysis"
Wang, Yan Chair: Peter Hirschfeld "Theory of Gap Symmetry and Structure in Fe-Based Superconductors"

Summer

Buvaev, Sanal Chair: Arthur Hebard "Magnetotransport Study of Disordered Thin Films"
Chu, Iek-Heng Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng "Computational Studies of Excited States and Electron Transfer in Nanoscale Materials"
Mora, Pedro Chair: Richard Woodard "Graviton Propagation During Inflation"
Muniz, Lana Chair: John Yelton "Search for New Physics in Same-Sign Dilepton Events in the CMS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider"
Mueller, Chris Chair: Guido Mueller "Techniques for Resonant Optical Interferometry with Applications to the Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave Detectors"
Shen, Yu Chair: Andrew Rinzler "Ultra-thin, Highly-uniform, Sprayed Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes for Vertical Field Effect Transistors"
Zhang, Jue Chair: Pierre Ramond "Attempts to Understand the Flavor Puzzles"

Fall

Hembree, Robert Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng Co-Chair: David Micha "Photoconductivity at Nanostructured Semiconductor Surfaces: A Density Matrix Approach"
Li, Xiangguo Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng "Magnetism and Electron Transport at Nano Scale"
Mirshamsi, Sahar Chair: Hai-Ping Cheng "Water Confinement in Nano-Pores and Its Transport Properties"
Ottens, Richard Chair: David Tanner "A Study of Evanescent-Wave Heat Transfer in a Parallel Plane Geometry"
Rinkevicius, Aurelijus Chair: Guenakh Mitselmakher Co-Chair: Andrey Korytov "An Observation of a Higgs Boson in the H to ZZ to Four Leptons Decay Channel and the Studies of Its Spin-Parity Properties"




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