Dr. Jacek Borysow presented Dr. Carly Robinson with the first Henes Center for Quantum Phenomena Distinguished Alumna Award. Dr. Robinson graduated with a BS in Physics from Michigan Tech in 2007, received her PhD from the University of Colorado, and is currently a Senior Product Strategist/Science Advisor with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Dr. Carly Robinson, a 2007 alumna of the physics department, awarded the 2017 Ian W. Shepherd award jointly to Ben Manning (left) and Kelci Mohrman (right). Congratulations, Kelci and Ben!
At the colloquium, seniors presented their research. From left to right, (standing) Dr. Will Cantrell, Kelci Mohrman, Floyd Johnson, Colin Sheidler, Nick Videtich, David Russell, Michael Foetisch, Dr. Jacek Borysow. (kneeling) Austin Hermann, Parker Schimler, Ben Manning, Dr. Carly Robinson.
Teresa Wilson’s monthly series “This month in Historical Astronomy” is published on aas.org. This month’s topic is “Miss Mitchell’s Comet”. Read the complete article here.
Congratulations to Bishnu Tiwari , Hugo Ayala, and Gaoxue Wang, who received Doctoral Finishing Fellowships for Fall 2016.
Nearly a thousand times thinner than a human hair, nanowires can only be understood with quantum mechanics. Using quantum models, physicists from Michigan Tech have figured out what drives the efficiency of a silicon-germanium (Si-Ge) core-shell nanowire transistor.
The study, published last week in Nano Letters, focuses on the quantum tunneling in a core-shell nanowire structure. Ranjit Pati (Physics) led the work along with his graduate students Kamal Dhungana and Meghnath Jaishi.
On Wednesday, May 11, faculty and staff members, along with their guests, gathered at the Memorial Union Ballroom for an awards dinner recognizing 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service to Michigan Tech. From the physics department, Bryan Suits (30 years), Donald Beck (35 years) and Robert Weidman (35 years) were recognized.