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Up in the Air in Research Magazine 2015

Pico MountainAtop a volcanic peak deep in the eastern Atlantic, Tech researchers sample and study aerosol particles—and determine how they may affect Earth’s climate.

The new collaboration features Tech faculty Lynn Mazzoleni (chemistry), Claudio Mazzoleni (physics), Noel Urban (CEE), Judith Perlinger (CEE), and Chris Owen (MTRI). Also involved are collaborators from the University of Colorado and the University of Illinois, as well as Universidade dos Açores and the Instituto de Meteorologia in Portugal.

Read more at Michigan Tech Research Magazine 2015, by Kevin Hodur.

Cloud Control in Research Magazine 2015

Cloud ChamberAtmospheric science researchers at Michigan Tech no longer have to cross their fingers for cooperative weather—the University’s innovative new cloud chamber allows them to head into the lab and make their own.

“You’re in an aircraft going a hundred meters a second, and it’s impossible to replicate what you’ve just seen,” says fellow physicist Will Cantrell. “You know the old Taoist saying, you never step in the river twice? You never fly through the same cloud twice either.”

Read more at Michigan Tech Research Magazine, by Marcia Goodrich.

Physics Faculty, Graduate Students, Alumni at 2015 March APS Meeting

MM15logo-web-grayMembers of the Department of Physics and alumni attended the 2015 Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) on March 4-9 in San Antonio, Texas.

Attendees affiliated with Michigan Tech were alumni Saikat Mukhopadhyay (’12, now at Oak Ridge National Lab), Partha Pal (’11, now at Northwestern University), Subhasish Mandal (’12, now at Yale University), Pradeep Kumar (’13, now at University of Wisconsin–Madison), Xiaoliang Zhong (’13, now at Argonne National Lab), physics graduate students Gaoxue Wang and Kamal Dhungana, Prof. Ranjit Pati, and Chair of Physics Prof. Ravi Pandey.

The APS March Meeting 2015 had over 10,000 in attendance.


Honorable Mention in Teaching for Amanda Shaw

Amanda ShawThe Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) has recognized physics graduate student Amanda Shaw with an Honorable Mention in the Masters Category of the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was based on evaluations, video, and support letters that demonstrated exemplary teaching. The committee was particularly impress with Shaw’s innovation in teaching.

Shaw will be recognized by announcement at the awards luncheon at the MAGS Conference on April 16, 2015, in St. Louis, Missouri.

MAGS is an affiliate of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Physics Graduate Colloquium

Physics Colloquium

Oral Presentations
Michigan Technological University
Thursday, March 5, 2015
3:30-5:00 pm
Fisher Hall 139

Functionalized boron nitride nanotubes for switching device applications
Boyi Hao
Advisor: Yoke Khin Yap

Multi-band Transmission Cloak Based on Geometrical Optics
Ran Duan
Advisor: Elena Semouchkina with Co-Advisor Ravindra Pandey

Reducing Dy Content in Hot-deformed Nd-Fe-B Magnets with Enhanced Magnetic
Jie Li
Advisor: Peter Moran

Synthesis, Functionalization, and Cutting of Boron Nitride Nanomaterials and Their Biocompatibility Studies
Bishnu Tiwari
Advisor: Dr. Yoke Khin Yap and Co-Advisor: Dr. Dongyan Zhang

Hao Zhou
Advisor: Petra Huentemeyer

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Kiley Spirito is an Outstanding Teacher

Kiley Spirito
Kiley Spirito

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government proudly announce the 2014-2015 academic year winners.

Kiley Spirito, a PhD student in Physics, is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes graduate students who have exhibited exceptional ability as a teacher, have received excellent evaluations from students, as well as gaining the respect of faculty in their departments.

Read more at Tech Today.


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Kamal Dhungana is an Outstanding Scholar

Kamal Dhungana
Kamal Dhungana

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government proudly announce the 2014-2015 academic year winners.

Kamal Dhungana, a PhD student in Physics, is a recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship Award. The award recognizes academic performance in areas such as excellent GPA, originality in research, leadership and teamwork.

Read more at Tech Today.


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