Physics Graduate Portfolio Archive

2008 - 2012

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Awards/Honors

American Association of Physics Teachers, Outstanding teaching assistant award at William and Mary. Spring 2012. Charles T. Fancher, PhD, Physics.

Northrop Grumman Corporation Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Natural and Computational Sciences. March 2012. Matt Simons, PhD, Physics.

Excellence in the Natural & Computational Sciences honorable mention. Graduate Research Symposium, College of William and Mary. 2011. Travis Horrom, PhD, Physics.

Fellowships

NASA Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship. Spring 2011. Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics.

Fermilab Fellowships in Theoretical Physics. 2011-2012. Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics.

SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics. 2011. Matt Simons, PhD, Physics.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Fellowship. 2010-2011. Jonthan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Fellowship. 2009-2011. Mathew Simons, PhD, Physics.

JSA SURA Graduate Research Fellowship. 2009-2011. John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Fellowship. 2009-2010. Crystal Bertoncini, PhD, Physics.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Fellowship. 2009-2010. Cara Campbell, PhD, Physics.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Fellowship. 2008-2011. John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics.

Conference Presentations

M.A. Mohr, et al., "Extremely Long Apneas in Neonates" presented at 11th International Conference on Complexity in Acute Illness, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. September 6-9, 2012. Mary Mohr, PhD, Physics.

E. Mastropas and D. Richards, "Renormalization of operators for excited-state hadrons in lattice QCD" presented at 6th International Conference on Quarks and Nuclear Physics, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, Frame. April 2012. Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics.

E. Mastropas and D. Richards, "Perturbative lattice QCD with anisotropic clover action" presented at 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. March 2012. Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, et al.,"Bulk and surface plasmon polariton excitation in RuO2 for low-loss plasmonic applications in NIR" presented at 2012 APS March meeting, Boston, MA, USA. 2012. Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

T. Horrom, "All atomics generation and manipulation of squeezed vacuum in atomic Rb vapor." Frontiers in Optics 2011, San Jose, CA. October 16-20, 2011. Travis Horrom, PhD, Physics.

A. Gavrilenko, "NOvA" presented at the American Physical Society's April Meeting, Anaheim, California. April 2011. Alena Gavrilenko, PhD, Physics.

E. Mastropas and D. Richards,"Perturbative renormalization of quark bilinear operators on the lattice" presented at 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. March 2011. Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics.

J. Devan, "Inclusive Measurements with MINERvA" presented at NUFACT 11, XIIIth International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Super beams and Beta beams, CERN and University of Geneva. January 2011. Joshua Devan, PhD, Physics.

G. Marshall and M. Sher, "The Supersymmetric Leptophilic Higgs Model" presented at Supersymmetry, Fermilab. 2011. Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics.

M. Simons, et al., "Developing whispering gallery mode resonators for quantum optics applications." Frontiers in Optics 2010, Rochester, NY. October 24-28, 2010. Matt T. Simons, PhD, Physics.

N.B. Phillips and I Novikova. "Optimal Quantum Memory with Hot Rb Atoms." Presented at the 2010 Frontiers in Optics meeting, held in Rochester, NY. October 24-28, 2010. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, et al., "Correlated Structural and Magnetic Studies of Capping and Seed Layer Dependent Epitaxial FePd Thin Films." Presented at AVS 57th International Symposium & Exhibition, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Oct 17-22, 2010. Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, et al., "Correlated Structural and Magnetic Studies of Capping and Seed Layer Dependent Epitaxial FePd Thin Films." Presented at AVS 57th International Symposium & Exhibition, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Oct 17-22, 2010. Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

J. Leckey, "Qweak - a Search for New Physics", Frontiers in NuclearStructure, Astrophysics, and Reactions (FINUSTAR 3) Conference, Rhodos, Greece. August 23-27, 2010. John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics.

E.R. Tracy, et al., "Iterated conversion in a tokamak cavity Part II: evolution of action densities crossing the conversion surface". 2010 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, Seattle, Washington. April 19-21, 2010. David Johnston, PhD, Physics.

J. Leckey, "Systematic Studies with the Qweak Tracking System", APS Division of Nuclear Physics Conference, Waikoloa Village Waikoloa, HI. October 13-17, 2009. John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics.

N.B. Phillips, A.V. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova. "Four-wave mixing is a stored light regime." Presented at the 2009 Frontiers in Optics meeting, held in San Jose, CA. October 12-15, 2009. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

N.B. Phillips, A.V. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova. "Stored Light under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing in an optically dense atomic gas." Presented at the 2009 meeting of the Southeastern Section of APS, held in Atlanta, GA. November 11-15, 2009. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

N.B. Phillips, A.V. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova. "Experimental study of memory decay in an optically dense EIT medium." Presented at the 2009 meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP), held at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA. May 19-23, 2009. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

Conference Poster Presentation, Gordon Research Conference on Magnetic Resonance. June 13-19, 2009. Christopher Maher, PhD, Physics.

American Physical Society March Meeting, Oral Presentation. March 20, 2009. Erik J. Spahr, PhD, Physics.

Publications

E. Mastropas and D. Richards, "Renormalization of operators for excited-state hadrons in lattice QCD". PoS (QNP2012) 103. April 2012. Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics.

C. Carone, A. Cukierman, and R. Primulando, "On the Cosmic-Ray Spectra of Three-Body Lepton-Flavor-Violating Dark Matter Decays.". 2012. Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, et al., "Plasmonics and Enhanced Magneto-Optics in Core-Shell Co-Ag Nanoparticles." Nano Lett. 11.3, 1237–1240. February 2011. Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

C. Carone, R. Primulando, "A Froggatt-Nielsen Model for Leptophilic Scalar Dark Matter Decay." Phys.Rev. D84, 035002. 2011. Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics.

T. Horrom, et al., "Quadrature noise in light propagating through a cold 87Rb atomic gas," arXiv:1103.1546, accepted to Journal of Modern Optics. 2011. Travis Horrom, PhD, Physics.

T. Horrom, et al., "Polarization Self-rotation in Ultracold Atomic Rb," Phys. Rev. A 83, 053850. 2011. Travis Horrom, PhD, Physics.

G. Marshall and R. Primulando, "The Galactic Center Region Gamma Ray Excess from A Supersymmetric Leptophilic Higgs Model,'' JHEP 1105, 026. 2011. Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics; Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics.

G. Marshall and M. Sher,"The Supersymmetric Leptophilic Higgs Model" Published in Phys. Rev. D 83, 015005. 2011. Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics.

N. Phillips, A. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova. "Light storage in an optically thick atomic ensemble under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing." Phys. Rev. A. 1103.2131. 2011. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

M. Simons and I. Novikova, "Observation of second-order hyper-Raman generation in LiNbO3 whispering-gallery mode disk resonators," Opt. Lett. 36, 3027-3029. 2011. Matt Simons, PhD, Physics.

J. Leckey, "Qweak - a Search for New Physics", Frontiers in Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics, and Reactions (FINUSTAR 3) Proceedings. 2011. John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, et al., "Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced magneto-optical activity in core-shell Fe–Ag nanoparticles." Journal of Applied Physics, 107, 09B303. April 2010. Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

C. Clavero, et al., "Magnetic field modulation of intense surface plasmon polaritons." Optics Express 18, 7743. 2010. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

G. Marshall, M. McCaskey, and M. Sher, "A Supersymmetric Model with Dirac Neutrino Masses" Published in Phys. Rev. D 81, 053006. 2010. Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics.

E.E. Mikhailov, et al., "Performance of a prototype atomic clock based on lin||lin coherent population trapping resonances in Rb atomic vapor." JOSA B, Issue 3, 27, 417-422. 2010. Travis Horrom, PhD, Physics.

J.R. Skuza, et al., "Microstructural, magnetic anisotropy, and magnetic domain structure correlations in epitaxial FePd thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy," IEEE Trans. Magn. 46, 1886. 2010. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, et al., "Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced magneto-optical activity in core-shell Fe–Ag nanoparticles." Journal of Applied Physics, 107, 09B303. 2010. Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

K. Yang, et al., "Surface plasmon resonance and magneto-optical enhancement on Au-Co nanocomposite thin films." J. Appl. Phys. 107, 103924. 2010. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

C. Clavero, et al., "Magnetic-field modulation of surface plasmon polaritons on gratings." Optics Letters 35, 1557. 2010. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, et al., "Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced magneto-optical activity in core-shell Fe-Ag nanoparticles." J. Appl. Phys. 107, 09B303. 2010. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

C. D. Carone and R. Primulando, "Combined Constraints on Holographic Bosonic Technicolor," Phys. Rev. D82, 015003. 2010. Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics.

C. D. Carone, J. Erlich, and R. Primulando, "Decaying Dark Matter from Dark Instantons," Phys. Rev. D82, 055028. 2010. Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics.

J.R. Skuza, et al., "Microstructural, magnetic anisotropy, and magnetic domain structure correlations in epitaxial FePd thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy." IEEE Trans. Magn. 46, 1886. 2010. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

K. Yang, et al.,"Surface plasmon resonance and magneto-optical enhancement on Au-Co nanocomposite thin films." J. Appl. Phys. 107, 103924. 2010. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

C. Clavero, et al., "Magnetic-field modulation of surface plasmon polaritons on gratings." Optics Letters 35, 1557. 2010. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, et al., "Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced magneto-optical activity in core-shell Fe-Ag nanoparticles." J. Appl. Phys. 107, 09B303. 2010. Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

P. Adamson, et al., "Neutrino and Antineutrino Inclusive Charged-current Cross Section Measurements with the MINOS Near Detector." Submitted to Physical Review D (preprint arXiv:0910.2201 [hep-ex]). October 2009. Stephen Coleman, PhD, Physics.

P. Adamson, et al., "Observation of muon intensity variations by season with the MINOS far detector." Submitted to Physical Review D (preprint arXiv:0909.4012 [hep-ex]). September 2009. Stephen Coleman, PhD, Physics.

Erik J. Spahr, et al., "Proton Tunneling: A Decay Channel of the O-H Stretch Mode in KTaO3." Physical Review Letters 102, 075506. February 20, 2009. Erik J. Spahr, PhD, Physics.

S. Osprey, et al., "Sudden stratospheric warmings seen in MINOS deep underground muon data." Geophysical Review Letters 36:L05809. January 2009. Stephen Coleman, PhD, Physics.

C. D. Carone and R. Primulando, "Constraints on the Lee-Wick Higgs Sector," Phys. Rev. D80, 055020. 2009. Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics.

C. Clavero, et al., "Enhancement of induced V polarization due to rough interfaces in polycrystalline V/Fe/V trilayers." Phys. Rev. B 80, 024418. 2009. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

C. Clavero, et al., "Order and phase nuleation in nonequilibrium nanocomposite Fe-Pt thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy." Phys. Rev. B 79, 104436. 2009. Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

N.B. Phillips, A.V. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova. "Slow light propagation and amplification via electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing in an optically dense atomic vapor." Journal of Modern Optics, 56, 18 (1916). 2009. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

Alumni Employment

Research Associate, University of Colorado- Boulder. 2011. Stephen Coleman, PhD, Physics.

Physist, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland Ohio. 2010. Sarah Tedder, PhD, Physics.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory. 2009. Jaison A. Novick, PhD, Physics.

Sr. Systems Engineer, Raytheon, Woburn, MA. 2009. Jay P. Paquette, PhD, Physics.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 2009. Peter R. Harris, PhD, Physics.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Physics, University of Kentucky. 2009. Robert G. Fersch, PhD, Physics.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of New Hampshire. 2009. Sarah Phillips, PhD, Physics.