Category Archives: Colloquia

2016 Physics Colloquium begins


The next Physics Colloquium will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 in Fisher 139.

Pai-Yen Chen will present “Graphene Nanoelectromagnetism: Plasmonic, Photonic and Biosensing Applications.”

Chen is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Wayne State University. He has published approximately 62 peer-review papers (four journal covers and a number of press interest), 55 conference proceedings, four book chapters, one co-edited book and nine US patents.

Graphene is a flat, two-dimensional monolayer of carbon atoms predicted to display a rich variety of novel electronic, photonics and optoeletronic properties.

In the talk, Chen will give an overview of recent progress in graphene photonics, optoelectronics, and bioelectronics.

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Physics Senior Research Colloquium 2015

Department of Physics Senior Research Oral Presentations
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 16, 2015
3:00-5:00 pm
Room 139, Fisher Hall
All Are Welcome

Undergraduate Presentation Abstracts

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Jeanine Chmielewski
Advisor: Dr. Aleksey Smirnov
Investigation of the Effect of the Verwey Transition on Remnant Magnetization in Magnetite

Luke Schroeder
Advisor: Dr. Ramy El-Ganainy
Supersymmetric Single Mode Lasing Arrays

Raven Stone
Advisor: Dr. Claudio Mazzoleni
Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy of Light Absorbing Aerosols

Adam Laxo
Advisor: Dr. Raymond Shaw, Physics
Effect of Charge on Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation

Michael Small
Advisor: Dr. Yoke Khin Yap
Towards the Fabrication and Construction of Quantum-dot Sensitized Nanowire-based Photovoltaic Devices

Eric Morris
Advisor: Dr. Sean J. Kirkpatrick (Biomedical Engineering)
Analysis of Reperfusion in a Hand Using Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging

Cody Bell
Advisor: Dr. L. B. King, MEEM
Construction of a Retarding Potential Analyzer (RPA) for an Ion Thruster

Physics Graduate Poster Session 2015

Department of Physics Poster Session
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 16. 2015
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Aftermath Atrium in Fisher Hall
All Are Welcome – Refreshments will be served.

Graduate Poster Abstracts

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Search for Sub-Planckian Length Scales in GRB 090510A and GRB 130427A
Chad Brisbois
Advisor: Dr. Robert Nemiroff

Quantum Inspired Non-reciprocal waveguide arrays on Garnet deposited Silicon-On-Insulator Platform
Dolendra Karki
Advisor: Dr. Miguel Levy

Freezing Water with Ionic Salts
Joseph Niehaus
Advisor: Dr. Will Cantrell

Ab Initio Study of the Structural and Electronic Properties of MgV2O4
Kevin Waters
Advisor: Dr. Ravi Pandey

Barium Concentrations in Rock Salt by Time-Resolved Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Kiley Spirito
Advisor: Dr. Jacek Borysow

Effect of Turbulence on Droplets in Precipitation
Neel Uday Desai
Advisor: Dr. Raymond Shaw

Towards Using Smartphones to Refine Sunrise and Sunset Time Models
Teresa Wilson
Advisor: Dr. Robert Nemiroff

Using LiDAR and RaDAR to Calculate Drizzle Rates in Marine Stratocumulus Clouds
M. Amanda Shaw
Advisor: Dr. Alexander Kostinski

Physics Graduate Colloquium

Physics Colloquium

Oral Presentations
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Fisher Hall 139

Synthesis of 1D and 2D Boron Nitride Nanomaterials for Novel Electronic Devices
Shiva Bhandari
Advisor: Yoke Khin Yap

Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide Films and Their Optical Properties
Mingxiao Ye
Advisor: Yoke Khin Yap

Efficient computation of spontaneous emission dynamics in photonic structures
M.H. Teimourpour
Advisor: Ramy El-Ganainy

Phosphorene Oxide: Stability and electronic properties of a novel 2D material
Gaoxue Wang
Advisor: Ravindra Pandey

The Superluminal Pair Events in Sweeping Laser Beams: Theory and Experiment
Qi Zhong
Advisor: Robert Nemiroff

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