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Recent Ph.D. Recipients

Hardcopies of all dissertations are available at the Physics library. Scanned copies are available through UMI ProQuest (which requires an institutional subscription). Locally hosted final copies are linked below where available. Listed is the first position of employment after graduation.



Kurtis David Bartlett, "First Measurements of the Parity-Violating and Beam-Normal Single-SpinAsymmetries in Elastic Electron-Aluminum Scattering" Advisor: W. Deconinck

David Arthur Brantley, "Applications of Lattice QCD to Hadronic CP Violation" Advisors: A. Walker-Loud & K. Orginos

James Franklyn Dowd, “Probe of Electroweak Interference Effects in Non-Resonant Inelastic Electron-Proton Scattering” Advisor: D. Armstrong

Jacob James Ethier, "Proton Spin Structure from Monte Carlo Global QCD Analyses" Advisor: W. Melnitchouk

Henry J. Monge-Camacho, "Lattice QCD for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay: Short Range Operator Contributions" Advisor: André Walker-Loud

Anne Elizabeth Norrick, "A Measurement of Nuclear Effects in Deep Inelastic Scattering in Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions" Advisor: J. Nelson

Sebouh Jacob Paul, "Searching for a Dark Photon in the HPS Experiment" Advisor: K. Griffioen

Peter Rosenberg“Exotic Phases in Attractive Fermions: Charge Order, Pairing, and Topological Signatures” Advisor: Shiwei Zhang

Daniel Albert Salmon, "Dynamics of Systems with Hamiltonian Monodromy" Advisor: J. Delos

Richard Keith Thrasher, "Extensions of the Standard Model Higgs Sector" Advisor: M. Sher

Zhen Xing
,  "Charge Dynamics in the Metallic and Superconducting States  of the Electron-doped 122-type Iron Arsenides" Advisor: M. Qazilbash

Melissa Beebe, "Highly-Correlated Electron Behavior in Niobium and Niobium Compound Thin Films" Advisor: R. Ale Lukaszew

Douglas Beringer
,  "Thin Film Approaches to the SRF Cavity Problem Fabrication and Characterization of Superconducting Thin Films" Advisor: R. Ale Lukaszew

Matthew Burton
"Superconducting Thin Films for the Enhancement of Superconducting Radio Frequency Accelerator Cavities" Advisor: R. Ale Lukaszew

Chen Chen“Quantum and Classical Manifestation of Hamiltonian Monodromy” Advisor: John Delos

Charles Fancher
, "AC Zeeman Force with Ultracold Atoms" Advisor: Seth Aubin

Christopher Flint, "Computational Methods of Lattice Boltzmann MHD" Advisor: George Vahala

Arjun Gambhir
, “Disconnected Diagrams in Lattice QCD” Advisor: Kostas Orginos

Valerie Gray, "Determination of the Kinematics of the Qweak Experiment and Investigation of an Atomic Hydrogen Møller Polarimeter" Advisor: David Armstrong

Tyler Huffman, "Shining Light on the Phase Transitions of Vanadium Dioxide" Advisor: Mumtaz Qazilbash

Shaoyang Jia, "Formulating Schwinger-Dyson Equations for QED Propagators in Minkowski Space" Advisor: Michael Pennington

David Johnston
“A Global Normal Form for Two-Dimensional Mode Conversion” Advisor: Gene Tracy

Rony Kalfarisi
“Investigation of Local Structures in Cation-ordered Microwave Dielectric: A Solid-state NMR and First Principle Calculation Study” Advisor: Gina Hoatson

Zhaozhu Li
“Plasmonic Approaches and Photoemission: Ag-based Photocathodes” Advisor: R. Ale Lukaszew

Ji Liu
, "Electron Neutrino Appearance in the NOvA Experiment" Advisor: Patricia Vahle

Armen Oganesov, "Modeling the Gross-Pitaevskii Equation Using the Quantum Lattice Gas Method" Advisor: George Vahala

Gleb Romanov, "Optical Control of Multi-Photon Coherent Interactions  in Rubidium Atoms" Advisor: Irina Novikova

Hao Shi, "Computational Studies of Strongly Correlated Quantum Matter" Advisor: Shiwei Zhang

Yang Wang
“Measurement of the Elastic ep Cross Section at Q2 = 0.66, 1.10, 1.51 and 1.65 GeV2.” Advisor: Todd Averett

Peng Xu“Infrared Spectroscopy and Nano-Imaging of La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 Films” Advisor. Mumtaz Qazilbash

Mi Zhang
, "Study of Spatial Structure of Squeezed Vacuum Field" Advisor: Eugeniy Mikhailov


Juan Carlos Cornejo, Determining the Proton's Weak Charge through Measurements of Parity-Violating Asymmetry of 1H(e,e')p with Compton Scattering Polarimetry.” Advisor: Wouter Deconinck, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University

Melissa Ann Cummings, 
“Investigating Proton Spin Structure: A Measurement of g2P at Low Q2.”  Advisor: Todd Averett, Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA 

Joshua D. Devan, 
"Measurement of Neutrino and Antineutrino Charged-Current Inclusive Cross Sections with the MINERvA Detector", Advisor: Jeffrey Nelson, 
Senior Software Engineer,  Mechdyne, Virginia Beach

Megan K. Ivory, "Ultracold Atom Apparatus for Quantum Pumping Experiments" Advisor: Seth Aubin, Scientist, ColdQuanta, Inc., Boulder, CO.

Joshua A. Magee,
“A Measurement of the Parity-Violating Asymmetry in Aluminum and its Contribution to a Measurement of the Proton's Weak Charge.” Advisor: David Armstrong, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Nuclear and Particle Physics group      

Mary A. Mohr, "Quantitative Analysis of Periodic Breathing and Very Long Apnea in Preterm Infants", Advisor: John Delos, Instructor, Engineering Science/Physics Department, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY.

Guangzhi Qu,
"Resolution Limits of Time-of-Flight  Mass Spectrometry with a Pulsed Source", Advisor: Bill Cooke, Seismic Imager, CGG, Houston, TX

Elizabeth Lee Radue,
"Study of Variations of the Dynamics of the Insulator-Metal Transition of Thin Films of Vanadium Dioxide with an Ultra-Fast Laser", Advisor: Irina Novikova, 
Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UVA

Raymundo Alberto Ramos,
“Solving Problems of the Standard Model through Scale Invariance, Dark Matter, Inflation and Flavor Symmetry.”  Advisor: Christopher Carone, 
Postdoc, Instituto de Física, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Physics Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico)

Martin Alexander Rodriguez-Vega,
“Disorder Effects in Dirac Heterostructures.” Advisor: Enrico Rossi, Postdoc, Physics Department, University of Indiana

Leonidas Aliaga SoplinRecipient of the Graduate Studies Advisory Board’s 2016 Arts & Sciences Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Natural and Computational Sciences. “Neutrino Flux Prediction for the NuMI Beamline.” Advisor: Mike Kordosky, Fermilab Scientific Computing Division at Batavia, IL

Xin Wang, "Turbulent Particle Transport in H-mode Plasmas on DIII-D." Advisor: Saskia Mordijck, Quantitative Associate, Wells Fargo

Zhen Wang, “Applications of High Energy Theory to Superconductivity and Cosmic Inflation.”Advisor: Joshua Erlich, Seismic Imager, CGG, Houston, TX

Siyuan Yang, 
“A Precision Measurement of the Weak Charge of Proton at Low Q2: Kinematics and Tracking.” Advisor: David Armstrong, Seismic Imager, CGG, Houston, TX

Dun Zhang
, "An Improved Measurement of the Muon Neutrino Charged Current Quasi-Elastic Cross-Section on Hydrocarbon at MINERvA" Advisor: Michael Kordosky 

Zachary Sean Brown, "Heavy Flavor Interactions and Spectroscopy from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics" (Advisor: Konstantinos Orginos). Senior Data Analyst, Capital One, Richmond, VA.

Tommy Allen Byrd
, "Ballistic Atom Pumps" (Advisor: John Delos). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Purdue University

Alena V. Devan, "Sterile Neutrino Search with MINOS" (Adviser: Patricia Vahle). Data Analyst, Frontier Technology, Chesapeake, VA.

Joshua Hoskins, "Determination of the Proton's Weak-Charge via Parity Violating e-p Scattering" (Advisor: David Armstrong) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Ekaterina Mastropas, "Some Properties of Meson Excited States from Lattice QCD" (Advisors: David Richards/Konstantinos Orginos). Visiting Scientist, Physics Department, College of William and Mary.

Christopher Lawrence Charles Triola, "Electronic Properties of Chiral Two-Dimensional Materials" (Advisor: Enrico Rossi) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm, Sweden.

Yudistira Virgus, "Stability, Energetics, and Magnetic States of Cobalt Adatoms on Graphene: An Ab Initio Quantum Monte Carlo Study" (Advisor: Henry Krakauer) (pdf). Quantitative Researcher, Incline Village, Nevada

Lei Wang, "Plasmonics and Magneto-Plasmonics in Thin Films and Nanostructures" (Advisor: Rosa A. Lukaszew). Research Associate, University of Virginia

Austin Robert Ziltz"Microwave & RF Potentials for Ultracold Atoms" (Adviser: Seth Aubin) (pdf). Postdoctoral Researcher, Laser & Plasma Technologies.


Eric Jensen, "A Search for a New Gauge Boson" (Advisor: Todd Averett) (pdf). Software Field Engineer, IBA Particle Therapy, Hampton University.

Qian Si, "Enhancement of Mass Spectra Signal Processing for Improved Cancer Biomarker Discovery" (Advisor: William Cooke). Performance Review Analyst,, New York.

Matthew Thomas Simons, "Whispering-Gallery Mode Resonators for Nonlinear and Quantum Optical Applications" (Advisor: Irina Novikova) (pdf). Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder, Colorado


Dylan Judd Albrecht, "Applications of Holographic Dualities" (Advisor: Joshua Erlich). Postdoctoral Research Associate at Crete Center of Theoretical Physics (CCTP), Greece

Travis Scott Horrom, "Experimental Generation and Manipulation of Quantum Squeezed Vacuum via Polarization Self-Rotation in Rb Vapor" (Advisor: Eugeniy Mikhailov) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.

Benjamin Carl Rislow, "Low Energy Tests of the Standard Model" (Advisor: Carl Carlson) (pdf). Physics Faculty, Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Zhifeng Shi, Advisor: William Detmold "Multi-Meson Systems from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics." Developer, 1010data, New York, NY

Jie Xu, "Magnetic Order and Dimensional Crossover in Optical Lattices with Repulsive Interaction" (Advisor: Shiwei Zhang). Assistant Vice President, Modeling/Scoring/Analysis - Analyst, Citicorp North America Inc., New York, NY


Carissa Capuano, "Parity-Violating Asymmetry in the Nucleon to D Transition: A Study of Inelastic Electron Scattering in the G0 Experiment" (Advisor: David Armstrong) (pdf). Adjunct Professor of Physics, Christopher Newport University.

Sucheta Shrikant Jawalkar, "Measurement of Single and Double Spin Asymmetries in p6(e,erB",0)X using Longitudinally Polarized 14 NH3" (Advisor: Keith Griffioen) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Duke University.

Kelly Anita Kluttz, "Detailed Study of the Interactions between a Hybrid Alkali Vapor and He-3 Gas" (Advisor: Todd Averett) (pdf). Scientist, Stable Laser Systems, Boulder, Colorado.

John Poague Leckey, IV, "The First Direct Measurement of the Weak Charge of the Proton" (Advisor: David Armstrong) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Christopher A. Maher, "NMR Study of Paramagnetic Nano-Checkerboard Superlattices" (Advisor: Gina Hoatson).

Gardner Marshall, "Supersymmetric & Leptophilic Models of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking" (Advisor: Marc Sher). Instructor, College of Charleston, South Carolina.

Reinard Primulando, "Dark Matter in the Heavens and at Colliders: Models and Constraints" (Advisor: Christopher Carone) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Johns Hopkins University.


Cara Ann Campbell Leckey, "Investigation of Ultrasonic Wave Scattering Effects using Computational Methods" (Advisor: Mark Hinders). Scientist, NASA Langley, Hampton, VA.

Stephen Coleman, "A Measurement of Neutrino Oscillations with Muon Neutrinos in the MINOS Experiment" (Advisor: Jeffrey Nelson) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Colorado.

Joseph M. Katich, "Measurement of the Target-Normal Single-Spin Asymmetry in the Deep Inelastic Region from the Reaction ³He(e,e')" (Advisor: Todd Averett) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Colorado.

Mehdi Meziane"A Search for Effects Beyond the Born Approximation in Polarization Transfer Observables in Elastic Scattering" (Advisor: Charles Perdrisat) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Duke University.

Daniel Pechkis, "First-principles Calculations of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Chemical Shielding Tensors in Complex Ferroelectric Perovskites" (Advisor: Henry Krakauer). Research Staff Analyst, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA.

Nathaniel Phillips, "Slow and Stored Light Under Conditions of Electromagnetically Induced Transparency and Four Wave Mixing in an Atomic Vapor" (Advisor: Irina Novikova) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Associate, NIST, Boulder, CO.

Jonathan R. Skuza, "Thin Film and Chemical Ordering Effects on the Magnetic Anisotropy in Binary Alloys" (Advisor: R. Alejandra Lukaszew). Scientist, NASA Langley, Hampton, VA.

Erik J. Spahr, "Microscopic Dynamics and Transport of Hydrogen in Proton Conducting Oxides" (Advisor: Gunter Luepke). President, Phenom Technologies, Inc., Williamsburg; Adjunct Professor, American University.

Bo Zhang, "Quantum Turbulence in Two Dimensional Bose-Einstein Condensates" (Advisor: George Vahala). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Plasma Fusion Center, University of Texas at Austin.


Sarah A. U. Tedder, "Advancements in Dual-Pump Broadband CARS for Supersonic Combustion Measurements" (Advisor: Paul Danehy). Physicist of Basic Properties of Gases, NASA Glenn, Cleveland, OH.

Jeffrey Yepez, "Quantum Information Dynamics" (Advisor: George Vahala). Research Physicist, Air Force Research Laboratory.

Liuming Liu, "Charmed Hadron Spectrum and Interactions" (Advisor: Konstantinos Orginos). Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College, School of Mathematics, Dublin, Ireland.

Nathan K. Baillie, "Electron Scattering from an Almost Free Neutron in Deuterium" (Advisor: Keith Griffioen) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute.

Jon Anly Tan, "Extra Dimensions and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking" (Advisor: Joshua Erlich). The Surya Institute for Science, Computer and Math Education as a first vice chair at the institute.

Aidan M. Kelleher, "A Measurement of the Neutron Electric Form Factor at Very Large Momentum Transfer Using Polarized Electrons Scattering from a Polarized Helium-3 Target" (Advisor: Todd Averett) (pdf). Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, MIT.

Crystal A. Bertoncini, "Applications of Pattern Classification for Time-Domain Signals" (Advisor: Mark Hinders). Research Physicist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

Kevin J. Smith, "Optical Control of Ultrafast Spin-Wave Relaxation by Magnetic Anisotropy in a Ferromagnet" (Advisor: Gunter Luepke). Research Associate, Applied Science, College of William and Mary.

Zainul Abidin, "Hadron Structure from Holographic QCD" (Advisor: Carl Carlson). Lecturer, Surya Institute School of Education, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Yanli Xiao, "Comparison of Full-Wave and Ray-Tracing Analysis of Mode Conversion in Plasmas" (Advisor: Eugene Tracy).


Jaison A. Novick, "Chaotic Scattering in an Open Vase-shaped Cavity: Topological, Numerical, and Experimental Results." Advisor: John Delos, Postdoctoral Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory.

Brian A. Glover, "Topics in Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Model." Advisor: Joshua Erlich,  Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Karl W. Kuschner, "A Bayesian Network Approach to Feature Selection in Mass Spectrometry Data." Advisor: Eugene Tracy, Research Scientist.

Jay P. Paquette, "The Effect of Realistic Focal Conditions on Strong-field Double Ionization." Advisor: Jan Chaloupka, Sr. Systems Engineer, Raytheon, Woburn, MA.

Peter R. Harris,"Laser Desorption from a Room Temperature Ionic Liquid," Advisor: William Cooke, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Robert G. Fersch, Jr., "Measurement of Inclusive Double-Spin Asymmetries and Polarized Structure Functions for the Proton," Advisor: Keith Griffioen (pdf). Postdoctoral Scholar, Physics, University of Kentucky.

Sarah Phillips, "Measurement of the Strange Quark Contribution to the Vector Structure of the Proton," Advisors: Allison Lung/David Armstrong (pdf), Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of New Hampshire


Erin K. De Pree, "As Particles Collide: Extra Dimensions and Heavy Leptons," Advisor: Marc Sher, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Christopher R. Schleif, "The Semiclassical Description of the Energy Spectrum of Hydrogen in Near Perpendicular Electric and Magnetic Fields," Advisor: John Delos, Postdoctoral Fellow, U.California, Merced

Brian R. Keating, "Methods for Stabilizing High Reynolds Number Lattice Boltzmann Simulations," Advisor: George Vahala, Employment: Research Scientist, Neuroscience & MR Research Program, Dept. of Medicine, Univ. Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Andrew Stephen Richardson, "Topics in Mode Conversion Theory and the Group Theoretical Foundations of Path Integrals," Advisor: Gene Tracy, Postdoctoral Fellow, Plasma Science & Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hendra Kwee,"Correction of Finite-Size Errors in Many-Body Electronic Structure Calculations," Advisor: Henry Krakauer, Employment at The Surya Institute for Science, Indonesia, Computer and Math Education.


Dandan Mao, "First-principles Calculations of Electric Field Gradients in Complex Perovskites," Advisor: Henry Krakauer.

Yuanyuan Huang, "Effects of Molecular Motion on Deuteron Magic Angle Spinning NMR Spectra," Advisor: Robert Vold. Ph.D. program in Finance, George Washington University.

Vincent Anthony Sulkosky, "The Spin Structure of 3He and the Neutron at Low Q2: A Measurement of the Generalized GDH Integrand" Advisor: Todd Averett (pdf). Postdoctoral Fellow, Jefferson National Lab

Joshua Moss, "Measurement of the Branching Fraction for K0L → π+π-e+e- in the High Mππ Invariant Mass Region." Adivsor: John Kane. Postdoctoral Fellow, OSU, CERN.

Jennifer Ann Inman, "Fluorescence Imaging Study of Free and Impinging Supersonic Jets: Jet Structure and Turbulent Transition" Advisor: Paul Danehy, NASA, Langley Research Center

Stephanie Bailey, "Parity-Violation in Elastic Electron Scattering: A First Measurement of the Parity-Violating Asymmetry at Q2=0.631 (GeV/c)2 at Backward Angle" Advisor: David Armstrong  (pdf). Assistant Professor of Physics, Chapman University, Orange, CA.


Christopher Tennant, "Studies of Energy Recovery Linacs at Jefferson Laboratory: 1 GeV Demonstration of Energy Recovery at CEBAF and Studies of the Multipass, Multibunch Beam Breakup Instability in the 10 kW FEL Upgrade Driver" Advisors: Nikolitsa Merminga/Keith Griffioen, Staff Scientist 1, Jefferson National Laboratory.

Bryan James Moffit, "Elastic Scattering of Longitudinally Polarized Electrons from Helium-4: A Measurement of G at Q2 = 0.1 (GeV)2" (subtitle written: A measurement of G_E^s at Q^2 = 0.1 (GeV)^2) (Advisor: David Armstrong) (pdf). Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, Laboratory for Nuclear Science.

Keoki Seu, "Static and Ultrafast MOKE Studies of Exchange-biased Cobalt Systems" Advisor: Anne C. Reilly, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Univ. of Oregon and the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Mingyao Zhu, "Carbon Nanosheets and CNT by RF PECVD" Advisor: Dennis Manos, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Physics, College of William and Mary

Yuxin Dai, "Internal Magnetic Field Distribution of a Type II High Tc Superconductor with Non-conducting Inclusions" Advisor: William J. Kossler

David Anderson, "Studies in CPT Violations and 331 Models" (Advisor: Marc Sher), Visiting Assistant Professor, Albion College

Hailong Huang, "Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy of Half-Metallic Chromium Dioxide " (Advisor: Anne Reilly), Quantronix Corporation, East Setauket, NY

Haijian Chen, "Automated Peak Identification for a Time-of-Flight Mass Spectroscopy" (Advisor: Eugene R. Tracy), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Physics, College of William and Mary.

Herry Kwee, "Spectroscopy, Production and Decays of Pentaquarks" (Advisor: Christopher D. Carone) (pdf). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arizona State University.

Jeffrey Secrest "Measurement of Electroweak Asymmetries in Polarized-Electron Scattering at 0.1 < Q2 < 0.5 (GeV/c)2" (Advisor: Allison Lung) Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania


Cornel Butuceanu, "Quasi-Elastic Electron Scattering from a High-Momentum Nucleon in Deuterium" (Advisor: Keith Griffioen) (pdf).

William Brouwer, "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Relaxor Ferroelectrics" (Advisor: Gina Hoatson), Postdoctoral position at Pennsylvania State University

Shannon Watson, "Impact of Large Scale Substrate Roughness on Giant Magnetoresistive Thin Films" (Advisor: Anne Reilly), Postdoctoral position at National Institute of Standards and Technology, Maryland

Malliga Suewattana, "Monte Carlo Simulations of Ferroelectric Crystal Growth and Molecular Electronic Structure of Atoms and Molecules" (Advisor: Shiwei Zhang), Postdoctoral position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Justin Conroy, "Modifications of Spacetime and Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Model" (Advisor: Christopher Carone) (pdf). Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics Department, SUNY Fredonia.

Wirawan Purwanto, "Quantum Monte Carlo Method for Boson Ground States: Application to Trapped Bosons with Attractive and Repulsive Interactions" (Advisor: Shiwei Zhang) Postdoctoral Fellow, William and Mary.

Sheng Peng, "Ultraviolet Sources for Advanced Applications in The Vacuum UV and Near UV" (Advisor: Dennis Manos) Research Scientist at CW Optics, Inc.


Vahagn Nazaryan, "Studies of Noncommutative Field Theory and of Pentaquarks" (Advisor: C Carlson) Postdoctoral Fellow, College of William and Mary

Wei Yang, Characterization of the Transient Behaviors in a Colliding Pulse Mode-locked (CPM) Laser (Advisor: W. Cooke), Postdoctoral Research Associate, UVA, Physics Department

Christopher Kulp, Control of Integrable Hamiltonian Systems and Degenerate Bifurcations (Advisor: E. R. Tracy) Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Eastern Kentucky University

Jeffrey McIntire, Application of Effective Field Theory to the Study of Hypernuclei (Advisor: J. D. Walecka) Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana U.

Andrew Norman, Measurement of the Branching Fraction for K0L -> µ+µ-e+e+ (Advisor: J.R. Kane) Postdoctoral Fellow, U. Virginia.


Kevin M. Kramer, The Search for Higher Twist Effects in the Neutron Spin-Structure Function g2n(x,Q2) (Advisor: T.D. Averett) (pdf). Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke U.

Angus Ian Duncan MacNab, Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence: The Development of Lattice Boltzmann Methods for Dissipative Systems (Advisor: G. Vahala) Postdoctoral Fellow, U. Maryland.

Wendy Sara Vogan, The Effect of an Adsorbate Upon Secondary Emission Properties of Low-Energy Ion Bombarded Metallic and Semiconductor Substrates (Advisor: R.L. Champion) National Security Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Lab, P-23 division.

Marco Antonio Huertas, Applications of Effective Field Theory/Density Functional Theory to Ground-State Properties of Nuclei Far from Stability (Advisor: J.D. Walecka) Research Associate, Applied Science, William & Mary

Wesley Jason Gammon, Chemical Bonding of Hard and Elastic Carbon-Nitride Films: an XPS, NMR, Nanoindentation, and Computational Study (Advisor: A. Reilly) Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Science, William & Mary

Donghua Zhou, Multinuclear NMR Studies of Relaxor Ferroelectrics, (Advisor: G. Hoatson), Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University


Pibero Djawotho, Measurement of the Neutron (3He) Spin Structure Functions at low Q2: A Connection between the Bjorken and Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn Sum Rule (Advisor: J.M. Finn)

Jessica H.D. Clark, The Ortho-Para Transition in Muonic Molecular Hydrogen (Advisor: D.S. Armstrong) (pdf). Public Outreach Specialist, American Physical Society.

Xuewen Wan, Effects of Longitudinal Disorder on the Magnetic Field Distribution in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+* (Advisor: W.J. Kossler) Physics Faculty, Petersburg Public Schools, Petersburg VA

Zhigang Wu, First-Principles Calculations of Piezoelectricity and Polarization Rotation in PZT 50/50 (Advisor: H. Krakauer) Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysical Lab at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC

Eeric Allman, The Ground State of Two-dimensional Hubbard-Like Models (Advisor: S. Zhang) Research Scientist, SFA, Naval Research Lab

Olivier Gayou, Proton Form Factors: Measurement of the Proton Form Factors Ratio up to Q2=5.6 GeV2 by Recoil Polarimetry (Advisor: C.F. Perdrisat) (pdf). Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT


Hovanes Egiyan, Single pi+ Electroproduction in the First and Second Resonance Regions Using CLAS (Advisor: K. Griffioen) (pdf). Postdoctoral Fellow, Jefferson Lab.

Gary A. Rutledge, Measurement of the Strange Sea of the Proton (Advisors: D.S. Armstrong and J.M. Finn) (pdf). Postdoctoral Fellow, TRIUMF and U. Manitoba.

Zoltan Batiz, QCD, Deep Inelastic Scattering, Confinement and Quark-Hadron Duality in 1+1 Dimensions (Advisor: F. Gross) Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Physics of Fundamental Interactions, Insituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Shuquan Nie, Phenomenology of the SU(2)L x SU(2)I x U(1)Y x U(1)Y' Model (Advisor: M. Sher) Postdoctoral Fellow, Concordia U.

Alfredo Aranda, Topics in Physics Beyond the Standard Model (Advisor: C.D. Carone) (pdf). Professor, Universidad de Colima (Mexico)


Jonathan Curley, Redistribution of Rydberg Staes by Terahertz Radiation (Advisor: W. Cooke) Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren VA

Christian Wahlquist, Studies in Hard Pion Photoproduction (Advisor: C. Carlson) Programmer/Analyst, 3G International

Dongmei Wang, The Absorption Spectrum of the Hydrogen Atom in Crossed Electric and Magnetic Fields (Advisor: J.B. Delos) Research Scientist (Senior Technical Manager, Networking Research Department ) AT & T Shannon Research Lab, Florham Park NJ

Paul M. King, Precision Measurements of the Proton and Deuteron Polarized Structure Functions (Advisor: K.A. Griffioen) Postdoctoral Fellow, U. Maryland

Paolo Amore, The Modifications of the Nucleon Properties in the Nuclear Medium (Advisor: J.D. Walecka) Professor, Universidad de Colima (Mexico)


Russell A. Wincheski, Characterization of the Physical Properties of Iron Polyimide Nanocomposites (Advisor: W.J. Kossler) Aerospace Technologist, NASA Langley Research Center

Christopher LaSota, Structural Instabilities in SrTiO3 From First-Principles Calculations (Advisor: H. Krakauer) Teaching physics at Kenyon college as a visiting assistant professor

Deonna Faye Woolard, Thermoelastic and Photoelastic Full-Field Stress Measurement (Advisor: M. Hinders) Associate Professor, Randolph-Macon College

Kevin M. Hern, Decay Search for the Supersymmetric R0(gg) Hadron via the Channel R0 -> pi+pi-photino (Advisor: M. Eckhause) High Performance Technologies, Inc.

Alan C. Coleman, Electroproduction of Omega(783) Mesons using CLAS at Jefferson Lab (Advisor: H. Funsten) Analyst, Systems Planning & Analysis, Inc.

Darren M. Wah, Turbulence in Binary Fluid Flow Systems: A Lattice Boltzmann Approach (Advisor: G. Vahala) High Performance Technologies, Inc.

Krishni Wijesooriya, First (e ,e'p ) Measurement of Polarization Transfer in a Complex Nucleus: 16O. (Advisor: J.M. Finn) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Argonne National Lab

Gary M. Prezeau, One Loop Corrections to an Hadronic Model with Vector Mesons. (Advisor: J.D. Walecka) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hampton U./TJNAF

Samuel J. Varner, Experimental and Computational Techniques in Carbon-13 NMR. (Advisor: G. Hoatson) Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago


David G. Meekins, Coherent Neutral Pion Photoproduction on the Deuteron at Intermediate Energies. (Advisor: R. Carlini) Staff Scientist (Targets Group), Jefferson Lab

Michael A. Uzzo, The Stability of the Quark-Antiquark Systems of Mesons: A Study of the Validity of the Spectator, Dirac, and Salpeter Equations. (Advisor: F. Gross) Research Scientist, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Scott G. Walton, The Role of Adsorbed Oxygen in Secondary Emission from Metallic Substrates. (Advisor: R. Champion) Postdoctoral Research Associate, SFA, Inc. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Bryan E. Barmore, Some Applications of Mean Field Theory to Strong Interaction Physics. (Advisor: J.D. Walecka) Postdoctoral Research Associate, U. of Tennesse and Oak Ridge National Lab.

Christopher S. Armstrong, Electroproduction of the S11(1535) Resonance at High Momentum Transfer. (Advisors: J.M. Finn and R. Carlini) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Jefferson Lab.

Brian L. Peko, Low Energy Collisions of Molecular Ions with Hydrogen, Methane, and Freon. (Advisor: R. Champion) Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Denver.

Christopher C. Hoff, A Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in the Neutral Kaon System. (Advisor: R.E. Welsh) Programmer/Analyst, 3GI-Maximus

Daniela Steinbach, Optimization of a Pixelized Gamma-Ray Imager for Scintimammography. (Advisor: S. Majewski) Instructor, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Robert D. Martin III, First Observation of the Very Rare Decay KL0 --> e+e-. (Advisor: R.E. Welsh) Vice President, Global Application Software, Hypercom Corporation


David Lee Morgan, Searches for Exotic Matter. (Advisor: M. Sher), Professor of Physics at The New School, New York, NY

Kelly Ann Herbst, The Tower of States Model: An Exploration of the Effect of Higher-Order Resonances on the Nucleon-Nucleon System. (Advisor: F. Gross) Planetarium Instructor, Virginia Living Museum

Min Soe, Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Variable Prandtl Number Turbulent Flows. (Advisor: G. Vahala) Assistant Professor, Oklahoma Panhandle State.

Gregory D. Dorata, CP Violation in K-Long Decays. (Advisor: M. Sher)

John Christopher Tucek, Collision-Induced Secondary-Electron and Negative-Ion Emission from Metallic Surfaces. (Advisor: R. Champion) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Argonne National Lab.

Marco J. Brown, Selective Inversion Pulses in Solid State Deuteron NMR. (Advisor: G L Hoatson) Software Engineer, Chekmate Electronics, Inc., Roswell, Georgia

April H. Baugher, Microstructural Characterization of an Ultra-High Performance Polyimide. (Advisor: W. Kossler) Analytical Lab Supervisor, Hexcel Corporation

Michael S. West, Radiation-Induced Luminescence of Terbium-Doped Silicate Glasses. (Advisor: W. Winfree) Physicist/Optical Engineer, Mentor Technologies, Inc

Philip T. Spickler, Solar Infrared Relative Intensity Data from the Halogen Occultation Experiment. (Advisor: D. Benner) Assistant Professor, Division of Mathematics & Physical Science, Ferrum College, Virginia

Agus Ananda, Propagation of Rayleigh Wave in Thin Films. (Advisor: B. Smith) CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation).


Sergei M. Ananyan, Electroweak Interactions and Exchange Currents in Nuclei. (Advisor: J D Walecka) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Indiana University.

Rhett J. Woo, First Measurement of the Induced Proton Polarization, Pn, in the 12C(e,e'p) Reaction. (Advisor: J M Finn) Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Manitoba

Justin I. McIntyre, A Comparison of the Polarization Observables for the d(e,e'p) and p(e,e'p) Reactions at Quasi-Free Kinematics. (Advisor: J M Finn) Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Christopher Haas, The Projector Basis Method for Electronic Bandstructure Calculations. (Advisor: H. Krakauer) Manager of Programming and Engineering, Worldweb, Ltd.

Richard L. Kahler, The Strong Force: Two Calculations of Strong Interaction Phenomena. (Advisor: F. Gross) Head of Science Department, Physics & Chemistry Teacher, St. Margaret's High School, Tappahannock, Virginia.

Michael D. Seale, Propagation of Guided Acoustic Waves in Composite Media. (Advisor: B.T. Smith) Assistant Professor, Marietta College

Xian-Zhu Tang, Transport in Chaotic Systems. (Advisor: A.H. Boozer) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Physics, William and Mary.


Chengzhang Wang, First Principles Linear Response Calculations of Lattice Dynamics. (Advisor: H. Krakauer> Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Physics, William and Mary.

Bernhard W. Bach, Search for Metastability in 2S Muonic Neon. (Advisor: R. Siegel) Software Engineer, Hyperfine Inc., Boulder CO.

Maciek Sasinowski, A deltaf Monte Carlo Method to Calculate Parameters in Fusion Plasmas. (Advisor: A.H. Boozer) CEO of The Institute for Computational Genomics, Inc. (INCOGEN)

Alexis Kambis, A Numerical Model of the Global Carbon Cycle to Predict Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations, (Advisor: J Levine) Research Scientist, SSAI (Science Systems and Applications Inc.), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD

Zenghai Li, Beam Dynamics in the CEBAF Superconducting Cavities (Advisor: J Bisognano) Postdoctoral Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford CA.

Terri L. Lazarus, The Characterization of the Radiative Energy Transfer Process Among Ho3+ Ions in Y3Al5O12, (Advisor: G Armagan) Research Scientist , Laser Technology and Applications, NASA Langley Research Center, VA


David W. Viel, Muon Transfer from Muonic Deuterium to Carbon. (Advisor: R. Siegel) Software Engineer, Intermetric Inc., McClean VA

Anthony B. Wakely, Glueball Wave Functions and Production Cross Sections, (Advisor: C. Carlson) Operations Research Analyist, E-OIR Measurements.

N. Eric Cheung, Polarization Transfer Coefficient Measurements in the Deuteron Breakup Reaction H(d,p)X at 2.1 GeV. (Advisor: C. Perdrisat). Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh.

Allan J. Greer, Jr., Low Internal Magnetic Fields in Anisotropic Superconductors. (Advisor: W.J. Kossler) Associate Professor, Gonzaga University.

James A. Fedchak, Collisions of Atomic Hydrogen with O,S, Na and Halogen Anions at Low Energies (Advisor: R. Champion). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Argonne National Lab.

Jing Gao, Photoabsorption Spectra of Hydrogen and Alkali Atoms in Electric Fields. (Advisor: J. Delos). Assistant Professor, Kean College, NJ

Yohanes Surya, A Relativistic Model of Pion Nucleon Scattering and Pion Photopro duction in a Single Nucleon, (Advisor: F. Gross) Director, Science Publishing Company, Indonesia.

Tak Y. Tse, Deuteron Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Molecular Motion in Solids. (Advisor, G. Hoatson). Engineer for CSM, Inc., Singapore