Archive for April, 2015

Physics & Astronomy Alumni News 1990-1999

Derek W. Beck, B.S. HTC Physics 1999, is presently serving as a U.S. Air Force Reserve officer (currently holding the rank of major) at the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) at Vandenberg AFB, CA, and is responsible for a team that tracks 24/7 foreign space launch operations. He works now […]

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April 27, 2015 at 11:00 amAlumni

Physics & Astronomy Alumni News 1950-1989

Richard C. Fernow, B.S. 1969, received his Ph.D. in 1973 from Syracuse University. He worked at Brookhaven National Lab for many years and has since retired. He now lives in The Plains, Ohio. Paul Koehler, Ph.D. 1984, after leaving Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a new position as Lab Operations […]

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April 27, 2015 at 10:54 amAlumni

Physics & Astronomy Alumni Spotlights 2013-15

Physics & Astronomy Alumni Spotlights Rakitha Sanjeewa Beminiwattha ’13Ph.D. receives Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize. Keith Hawkins ’13B.S. HTC Astronomy was elected Chair of the King’s College Graduate Society at Cambridge University. A recent mini-movie about Hawkins can be found on the Physics & Astronomy YouTube channel. Serge Nakhmanson ’01Ph.D., Associate […]

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April 27, 2015 at 10:44 amAlumni

Physics Grad Student Publishes on Symmetry-Breaking Effects on Spin and Electronic Transport in Graphene’

Mahmoud Asmar

Ohio University Physics doctoral student Mahmoud Asmar published an article on “Symmetry-breaking effects on spin and electronic transport in graphene” on April 10 in Physical Review B. His co-author and adviser is Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics & Astronomy. Abstract: The decoration of graphene samples with adatoms or nanoparticles […]

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April 27, 2015 at 10:01 amResearch

‘I’d Do It Again, If I Could,’ Says Recent Grad Ruiz-Tijerina

David Ruiz-Tijerina '13Ph.D.

Recent Physics & Astronomy graduate David Ruiz-Tijerina ’13Ph.D. did his dissertation on “Kondo physics and many-body effects in quantum dots and molecular junctions.” His adviser was Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. “As a graduate student at Ohio University, I did fundamental research on the […]

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April 27, 2015 at 8:57 amAlumni

Recent Grad Petersen Now Studies Machine Learning, Spectroscopy, Aerosol Science

Greg Petersen '13Ph.D.

Recent Physics & Astronomy graduate Greg Petersen ’13 Ph.D. wrote his dissertation on “Anderson Localization in Low-Dimensional Systems with Long-Range Correlated Disorder.” His adviser was Dr. Nancy Sandler, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. “I studied the role of structural and chemical disorder on the electronic states […]

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April 27, 2015 at 8:39 amAlumni

Recent Grad Israel Helps Commission Third-Generation Deep Virtual Compton Scattering Experiment

Norman Israel

Recent Physics & Astronomy grad Norman Israel M.S. did his dissertation on “Commissioning of the Trigger module for the E12-06-114 Experiment at Jefferson Laboratory.” His adviser was Dr. Julie Roche, Associate Professor at Ohio University. “My primary research was the commissioning of third generation Deep Virtual Compton Scattering Experiment,” he […]

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April 26, 2015 at 7:35 pmAlumni