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Physics Graduate Research

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Hugo Ayala Research
October 28, 2013
Bishnu Tiwari Research
October 23, 2013
Yong Meng Sua Research
September 16, 2013
Janarjan Bhandari Research
August 26, 2013
Douglas Banyai Research
August 18, 2013
Ravi Joshi Research
August 12, 2013
Hao Zhou Research
August 9, 2013
Fan Yang Research
July 19, 2013

Observing Very High Energy Gamma-ray Emission from Geminga with the HAWC Observatory

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Hao ZhouPhysics Colloquium
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 24, 2014
at 4:00 pm
Room 139 Fisher Hall
Observing Very High Energy Gamma-ray Emission from Geminga with the HAWC Observatory
Hao Zhou
Advisor: Dr. Petra Huentemeyer

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RCI Calculations to Hyperfine Structure Constants in V II

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Marwa AbdalmoneamPhysics Colloquium
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 24, 2014
at 4:00 pm
Room 139 Fisher Hall
RCI Calculations to Hyperfine Structure Constants in V II
Marwa Abd Almoneam
Advisor: Dr. Donald Beck

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Professor Daavettila and the Nuke Program

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Don Daavettila

Don Daavettila

Physics Faculty Emeritus Don Daavettila fondly recalls the days of the nuclear engineering master’s program at Michigan Tech. And the fact that nuclear power seems to be coming back in vogue after nearly fifty years doesn’t surprise him.

“Nuclear is the way to go,” says the former chemistry and physics professor. “It’s a solid 20 percent of where we get our power today.”

Read more at TechAlum Newsletter, by Don Daavettila.

Physics Senior Research Colloquium 2014 Photos

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View the Photo Gallery for the Department of Physics Senior Research Oral Presentations
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Senior Talks 2014

2014 Ian Shepherd Award

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Michael Adler 2014

2014 recipient Michael Adler (right) accepts the award from 1995 alum Jason LaCosse (left).

Jason LaCosse

Jason LaCosse Michael Adler 2014

Physics Seniors Spring 2014

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Seniors 2014

Back Row: Dr. Ray Shaw, Joseph Charnawskas, Michael Adler, Sawyer Hopkins, Dr. Ravi Pandey

Front Row: Darcy Jacobson, Emily Makoutz, Greg Furlich, Stephen Dipple

Seniors 2014

El-Ganainy Publishes in Nature Communications

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SUSY LadderAssistant Professor of Physics Ramy El-Ganainy is a co-author of a new article “Supersymmetric mode converters” in the journal Nature Communications volume 5 published April 16, 2014.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4698

The article concerns the concept of supersymmetry as it is used to systematically design a new class of optical structures.

Nanotechnology Workshop for Pre-College Girls

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High School Girls Come to Michigan Tech to Explore Nanotechnology

Michigan Tech’s GEAR UP, a Pre-College Innovative Outreach Institute, and the physics department sponsored a workshop on nanotechnology to help spark the interest of pre-college girls on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Michigan Tech. The workshop is funded by the outreach component of a National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant. Yoke Khin Yap, a physics professor, talked about the subject, and the students had the opportunity to build model molecules.

Read more at Tech Today, by Monica Lester.

View the Nanotechnology Day! Photo Album in the Facebook Page of Michigan Tech GEAR UP.

Duan a finalist in the Student Paper Competition

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Ran DuanRan Duan, a PhD candidate in engineering physics, has been named a finalist in the Student Paper Competition of the 2014 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, cosponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society and the Union of Radio Science.

As a finalist, Duan has been been invited to present a poster on his paper titled “Multiband Unidirectional Cloaking Based on Geometric Optics” at the symposium in Memphis, July 6-11. He will also receive a $1,250 award to help him attend the symposium.

Duan won Michigan Tech’s Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award for the fall 2013 semester.

Duan’s research is on an invisibility cloak being developed by Associate Professor Elena Semouchkina (ECE/Physics). An invisibility cloak is a device that allows electromagnetic waves such as microwaves or light to bypass objects, essentially making them invisible.

From Tech Today.

Physics Senior Research Colloquium 2014

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Department of Physics Senior Research Oral Presentations
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 17, 2014
3:15 – 5:00pm
Room 139 in Fisher Hall

Undergraduate Presentation Abstracts

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Formation of the Midcontinent Rift System: Fossil Magnetization of Intrusive Rocks
Darcy Jacobson
Advisor: Dr. Aleksey Smirnov

High-Speed Imaging of Freezing Drops: An Investigation of Contact Nucleation
Joseph Charnawskas
Advisor: Dr. Raymond Shaw

Synthesis of molybdenum disulfide for applications in van der Waal’s heterostructures
By Emily Makoutz
Advisor: Dr. Yoke Khin Yap

Preliminary Search for Exotic Events in the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory Data
Greg Furlich
Advisor: Dr. Brian FIck

Numerical Investigation of Water Vapor Effects in Rayleigh-Bénard Convection
Michael Adler
Advisor: Dr. Raymond Shaw

Synthesis and Characterization of Boron Nitride Nanosheets for Applications in Heat Dissipation
Sawyer Hopkins
Advisor: Yoke Khin Yap

Boson Sampling Using Optical Microcavities
Stephen Dipple
Advisor: Ramy El-Ganainy

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