Day: April 15, 2014

Physics Senior Research Colloquium 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


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

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


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