Thesis & Dissertation Announcements

Fall 2017

Jenna Jones
Investigating Compositional Variations of S-Complex Near-Earth Asteroids: (1627) Ivar

Mahtab Khan
Electronic, optical and magnetic properties of Graphene and single-layer Transition metal dichalcogenides in the presence of defects

 

Abrar Quadery
Computational Modeling of Physical and Chemical Processes During Space Weathering and Planet Formation

Hussain Abouelkhair
Growth and Doping of MoS2 Thin Films for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Summer 2017

Sabine Pelton

Solving Constraint Satisfaction Problems with Matrix Product States


Sudeep Pandey

Quantification of non-stoichiometry and impurities in transparent YAG ceramics by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)


Marta Anguera Antonana

Spin and Charge Transport in Graphene Based Devices

Xin Qiao
Spherical Self-Assembly of Rous Sarcoma Virus CA, Probed by Solid-State NMR and the Structure of Prostate Acidic Phosphatase and Reflectin Protein

Spring 2017
Zeinab Sanjabieznaveh

High Power Fiber Lasers and Fiber Devices

Javaneh Boroumand
Light Trapping in Thin Film Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

Roxana Rezvani Naraghi
Mesoscopic Interactions in
Complex Photonic Media

Danielle Reyes
Plasma Dynamics of Laser Filaments

Amin Ahmadi
Charge and Spin Transport in Low-Dimensional Materials

Takat Rawal
Predictive Modeling of Functional Materials for Catalytic and Sensor Applications

Nagendra DhakalNagendra Dhakal
Computational Approach to Electrocatalysis

Pedro FigueiredoPedro Figueiredo
The Consequences of a Reduced Superlattice Thickness on Quantum Cascade Laser Performance

 

 

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Zoe Landsman
The Physical Properties and Composition of Main-Belt Asteroids from Infrared  Spectroscopy

 

Fall 2016

mistry-hemmaHemma Mistry
Model Nanocatalysts with Tunable Reactivity: Tailoring the Structure and Surface Chemistry of Nanomaterials for Energy and Alternative Fuels Catalysis 

 

                                Ahmed El Halawany

                                Optical Parity Time Metasurface Structures

Summer 2016

jeon-jJaekyun Jeon
Self-assembly of Rous Sarcoma Virus (RSV) capsid protein by solid-state NMR and TEM

 

 

Pond, Jarrad1Jarrad Pond
Investigating the Predictive Power of Student Characteristics on Success in Studio-mode, Algebra-based Introductory Physics Courses

 

ahmadi-mahdiMahdi Ahmadi
Size, Shape, Composition and Chemical State Effects in Nanocatalysis

 

 

khamesian-marjanMarjan Khamesian
Theoretical Study of Negative Molecular Ions Relevant to the Interstellar and Laboratory Plasma

 

 

 

Spring 2016

whizin-akbarAkbar Whizin
Dynamical Formation of Protoplanetesimals

Atkinson, JamesJames Atkinson
Internal Degrees of Freedom and Spin Transitions in Single Molecule Magnets

 

rodriguez-alvarAlvar Rodriguez Garrigues
Electrostatic Control over Temperature-dependent Tunneling across Single-molecule Junctions

huang-a2Aiqun Huang
Conformations and Dynamics of Semi-Flexible Polymers

 

 

 

Fall 2015

blecic-jasminaJasmina Blecic                                                                Observations, Thermochemical Calculations, and Modeling of Exoplanetary Atmospheres

cubillos-patricioPatricio Cubillos
Characterizing Exoplanet Atmospheres: From Light-curve Observations to Radiative-transfer Modeling

 

 

smith-eEvan Smith
Vanadium Oxide Microbolometers with Patterned Gold Black or Plasmonic Resonant Absorbers

 

 

chengYan Cheng
Attosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules

 

 

Matos, Jeronimo1Jeronimo Matos
A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Solid Nanoscale Interfaces

 

krenn-angela-2Angel Krenn
The Safe Removal of Frozen Air from the Annulus of a Liquid Hydrogen Storage Tank

 

 

adhikari-rameshRamesh Adhikari
Translocation of a Semiflexible Polymer through a Nanopore

 

 

 

Anupama YadavAnupama Yadav
Impact of Gamma-Irradiation on the Characteristics of III-N/GaN Based High Electron Mobility Transistors

 

 

sadatshafaie-ghazalGhazal Erfani
Theoretical and Computational Studies of the Electronic, Structural, Vibrational, and Thermodynamic Properties of Transition Metal Nanoparticles

 

huang-junJun Huang
Convective Heat Transfer Driven by the Buoyancy Force and the Magnetic Body Force on Quasi-One-Dimensional Magnetic Fluid in Horizontal Field and Temperature Gradients

 

 

hall-biancaBianca Hall
A Microscopic Theory of the Knight Shift

 

 

 

becker-tracyTracy Becker
Saturn’s Rings: Measuring Particle Size Distributions Using Cassini UVIS Occultation Data

 

 

Summer 2015

rezadad-imenImen Rezadad
Electromechanical lifting actuation of a MEMS cantilever and Nano-scale Imaging of Diffusion in Semiconductor Device Dielectrics

Khalilzadeh, FarnoodFarnood Khalilzadeh Rezaie
Mid-infrared Plasmonics

lin-yuqingLin Yuqing
Resistive pulse study of liposomes

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