William & Mary

Class of 2016

  • Ashna Aggarwal
    Ashna Aggarwal  Ashna Aggarwal, Honors, BS-PHYS, Advisor: Novikova “An Analysis of Optical Quantum Noise in Coherent Interactions for a Three-level Atom.” Ph.D. in Space Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA  
  • Peibo An
    Peibo An  Peibo An, Honors, BS-PHYS Advisor: Averett “Studies on the DAQ System of GRINCH Detector.” Ph.D. in Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC  
  • Wyndham More Batchelor
    Wyndham More Batchelor  Wyndham More Batchelor, BS-PHYS Advisor: Deconinck “PHA Biopolymer Filament for 3D Printing.” Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL  
  • Haley Coddington Bauser
    Haley Coddington Bauser  Haley Coddington Bauser, Honors,*PBK, *MS, BS-PHYS Advisor: Novikova 2016 Recipient of the Alumni Research Award “Light Entanglement through a Rubidium Vapor Cell.” Ph.D. in Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA  
  • Eve Adde Chase
    Eve Adde Chase  Eve Adde Chase, Honors, *PBK, *MS, BS-PHYS Advisor: Vahle “Sensitivity Determination in the CHIPS Neutrino Detector.” Ph.D. in Physics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL  
  • Matthew Joseph Ferry
    Matthew Joseph Ferry  Matthew Joseph Ferry,*PBK, BS-PHYS/ECON Advisors: Deconinck & Sanders “Tungsten-Infused Filaments for Additive Manufacturing.” Strategic Business Analyst, Red Ventures, Fort Mill, SC  
  • Melissa Kay Dullum
    Melissa Kay Dullum  Melissa Kay Dullum, BS-CHEM/PHYS Advisor: Harbron “The Use of Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles to Detect Mercury in Solution.”  
  • Samuel Peter Paiewonsky Girdzis
    Samuel Peter Paiewonsky Girdzis  Samuel Peter Paiewonsky Girdzis, Honors, *PBK, *MS, BS-PHYS/MATH 2016 Recipient of the Don Edward Harrison Jr. Award for Excellence in Physics “Corrosion in a Molten Salt Environment.” Advisors: Cooke & Vasiliu Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA  
  • David Carmichael Greene
    David Carmichael Greene  David Carmichael Greene, BS-PHYS Advisor: Deconinck “Mechanical and Radiation Hardness Testing of 3D Printed Scintillators.”  
  • Matthew David Groves
    Matthew David Groves  Matthew David Groves, BS-PHYS/RLST Advisors: Hinders & Angelov “Applications of a Length-Limited Parametric Array: Benignly Excluding Birds.” Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, TN  
  • Ian Wilson Hage
    Ian Wilson Hage  Ian Wilson Hage, Honors, BS-PHYS Advisor: Aubin “Development of a Digital Offset Laser Lock.” M.S. in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University  
  • Matthew Ramin Hamedani Heffernan
    Matthew Ramin Hamedani Heffernan  Matthew Ramin Hamedani Heffernan, Honors, BS-PHYS Advisor: Walker-Loud “Quantifying the Sensitivity of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis to Isospin Breaking.” PhD-track M.Sc. in Physics, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada  
  • Matthew Scot Heimburger
    Matthew Scot Heimburger  13. Matthew Scot Heimburger, BS-PHYS/CSCI Advisors: Stathopoulos & Lukaszew “A Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect Study.”  
  • Wade Daniel Hodson
    Wade Daniel Hodson  Wade Daniel Hodson, Honors, *PBK, *MS, BS-PHYS Advisor: Tracy “Memory as Bayesian Inference: On the Connection between Memory and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.” Ph.D. in Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD  
  • Daniel Lee Kang
    Daniel Lee Kang  Daniel Lee Kang, BS-PHYS/CSCI Advisors: Rossi & Lewis “Quantum Transport in Two Dimensions.” Working at Innovative Defense Technologies  
  • Sarah Frances Maddox
    Sarah Frances Maddox  Sarah Frances Maddox, *MS, BS-PHYS/MATH Advisor: Delos & Li “Quantitative Analysis of Vital Signs of Premature Infants” Ph.D. in Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee  
  • Jackson Cross Olsen
    Jackson Cross Olsen  Jackson Cross Olsen, Honors, *PBK, BS-PHYS Advisor: Erlich “Black Holes and Finite-Temperature Field Theory in AdS/CFT.” Ph.D. in Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN  
  • Neal Evan Parker
    Neal Evan Parker  Neal Evan Parker, BS-PHYS/BIOL Advisors: Cooke & Sanderson “Characterization of a Time-of-Flight Camera for Use in Diffuse Optical Tomography.” Outdoor Guide, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Fairbanks, Alaska for the summer. Plans to attend graduate school this fall  
  • Emma Anne Pierce
    Emma Anne Pierce  Emma Anne Pierce, BS-PHYS Advisor: Cooke “De-convolution of High Density Diffuse Optical Tomography Signals.” Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service EMT training program, Georgetown University, Washington DC  
  • Mitchell Vincent Polizzi
    Mitchell Vincent Polizzi  Mitchell Vincent Polizzi, BS-PHYS Advisor: Qazilbash “Optical Properties of NbO2.”  
  • Simon Slifman Ranagan
    Simon Slifman Ranagan  Simon Slifman Ranagan, BS-PHYS Advisor: Deconinck “Uses and Capabilities of the Laguna IQ CNC Router.” Second Lieutenant, Infantry, U.S. Army, Fort Benning, GA  
  • Hunter Blake Rew
    Hunter Blake Rew  Hunter Blake Rew, Honors, BS-PHYS Advisor: Mikhailov “Increasing Quantum Limited Sensitivity of Interferometers Using Electromagnetically Induced Transparency.” Software Engineer, Decisive Analytics, Arlington, VA  
  • Robert Christian Risque
    Robert Christian Risque  Robert Christian Risque, BS-PHYS Advisor: Jog “Architecture Optimization for Quantum Computing.” Ph.D. in Computer Science, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA  
  • Cayla Sadiya Sherrell
    Cayla Sadiya Sherrell  Cayla Sadiya Sherrell, BS-INTR Advisor: Armstrong “Physics and Sustainability.” Intern, Reformed University Fellowship, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA  
  • Marcus Sundar Starman
    Marcus Sundar Starman  Marcus Sundar Starman, Honors, BS-PHYS Advisor: Deconinck “Effect of Hyperons on Pion Asymmetries Measured in the Qweak Experiment.” M.E in Mechanical and Aerospace, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA  
  • Ashley Gabrielle Stewart
    Ashley Gabrielle Stewart  Ashley Gabrielle Stewart, BS-PHYS/PUBP Advisor: Cooke & McBeth “Design of the Diffuse Optical Tomography Device.”  
  • Richard Douglas Thaxton
    Richard Douglas Thaxton  Richard Douglas Thaxton, BS-PHYS Advisor: Deconinck “Extrusion of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Filament for Use in 3D Printers.”  
  • Dylan Louis Veyrat
    Dylan Louis Veyrat  Dylan Louis Veyrat, *MS, BS-PHYS/MATH Advisors: Sher & Li “Firewalls and the Quantum Properties of Black Holes.” Ph.D. in Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY  
  • Owen Robert Wolfe
    Owen Robert Wolfe  Owen Robert Wolfe, Honors, BS-PHYS Advisor: Mikhailov “Improving Optical Gyroscope Sensitivity Using a Fast Light Regime.” Ph.D. in Physics, Montana State University  
  • Jing Ye
    Jing Ye  Jing Ye, BS-PHYS/ECON Advisors: Schniepp & Archibald “Interfacial Characterization of Graphene Oxide/Polymer Nanocomposites.” Risk Analyst, Nodal Exchange, Vienna, VA  
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The Physics department honored the 2016 graduating class  last month Sunday, May 15, 2016. Faculty and family members gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of 30 graduates.