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Physics Senior Research Colloquium 2014 Photos

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Presentation Day 089
View the Photo Gallery for the Department of Physics Senior Research Oral Presentations
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 17, 2014

El-Ganainy Publishes in Nature Communications

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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.

Duan a finalist in the Student Paper Competition

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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

Physics Graduate Poster Session 2014

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Department of Physics Poster Session
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 17, 2014
1:00 to 3:00pm
Aftermath Atrium in Fisher Hall

Graduate Poster Abstracts

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Investigation of the Resistance to Demagnetization in Bulk Rare-Earth Magnets Comprised of Magnetically-Isolated, Crystallographically-Aligned, Single-Domain Crystallites
Jie Li
Advisor: Dr. Peter Moran

Effective Extraction of Nanomaterials from Water Contaminated with Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanosheets, and Nanoparticles
Bishnu Tiwari
Advisors: Dr. Yoke Khin Yap and Dr. Dongyan Zhang

Laboratory Measurements of Contact Freezing by Dust and Bacteria at Temperatures of Mixed Phase Clouds
Joseph Niehaus
Advisor: Dr. Will Cantrell

A Multi-band, Unidirectional, Phase-preserved Lensing Invisibility Cloak
Ran Duan
Advisors: Elena Semouchkina and Ravi Pandey

Minimum Principle in Electromagnetic Scattering by Small Particles
Ajarii Mongkolsittisilp
Advisor: Dr. Alex Kostinski

Observing the Galactic Diffuse Gamma-Ray Emission

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Hugo Ayala SolaresPhysics Colloquium
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 10, 2014
at 4:00 pm
Room 139 Fisher Hall
Observing the Galactic Diffuse Gamma-Ray Emission
Hugo Ayala Solares
Advisor: Dr. Petra Huentemeyer

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Electric Field Manipulation of Spin Current in a Molecular Spin-valve Device

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014


Physics Colloquium
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 10, 2014
at 4:00 pm
Room 139 Fisher Hall
Electric Field Manipulation of Spin Current
in a Molecular Spin-valve Device
Kamal B. Dhungana
Advisor: Dr. Ranjit Pati

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Shaw Interview on Cloud Chamber Forecasting

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Michigan Tech posted a video in Facebook with a statement by Dr. Raymond Shaw on the recent storm and cloud chamber forecasting.

Watch the video at the Michigan Technological University Facebook page.

Cloud Chamber Forecasting

Cloud Chamber Forecasting

Cloud Chamber Forecasting

Getting their heads in the clouds
Tech purchases large cloud chamber

Scientists and researchers at Michigan Technological University and beyond will be going to the cloud to find answers – the cloud chamber that is.

“Basically this is a chamber that allows us to simulate the atmosphere all the way up to altitudes that airplanes fly at, so 10 to 15 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, where it’s very, very cold and very low pressure,” said Raymond Shaw, physics professor and director of the atmospheric sciences Ph.D. program at Michigan Tech.

The scientists at Michigan Tech are currently testing the machine before starting their research projects. Shaw expects that within a few months the machine will be fully functional and available to professors, students and visiting scholars.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Meagan Stilp.

Atmospheric Science Program Series Continues

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The Department of Chemistry will be presenting “Mobile DOAS Retrieval of Highway Emissions in the Western Great Lakes Region,” by David Faber and “Collision Between Liquid Droplets and Aerosol Particles” by Swarup China. Both presentations will be held Monday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in Fisher 126.

From Tech Today.

Simulation of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy Under the Lang Approximation

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Douglas BanyaiPhysics Colloquium
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 3, 2014
at 4:00 pm
Room 139 Fisher Hall
Simulation of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
and Spectroscopy Under the Lang Approximation
Douglas Banyai
Advisor: John Jaszczak

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