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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.


Adam Carl Chiciak, "Competing and Cooperating Orders in the Three-Band Hubbard Model:
A Comprehensive Quantum Monte Carlo and Generalized Hartree-Fock Study" 
Advisor: S. Zhang

Jason Andrew Creeden, "Growth Engineering and Characterization of Vanadium Dioxide Thin Films for Ultraviolet Detection" Advisors: R. A. Lukaszew & I. Novikova

Christopher S. A. Hendriks
, "A First-Principles Study of the Nature of the Insulating Gap in VO2" Advisor: H. Krakauer

Scott Eric Madaras,
"Insulator to Metal Transition Dynamics of Vanadium Dioxide Thin Films" Advisor: R. A. Lukaszew

Denise Erin McKaig, "Quantitative Analysis of Blood Pressure Waveforms of ICU Patients that Have Experienced a Hemorrhage Event" Advisor: J. Delos

Marco Antonio Merchand Medina, "Study of Scalar Extensions for Physics Beyond the Standard Model" Advisor: M. Sher

Matthew Perry Nerem
, "Experiments and Theory on Dynamical Hamiltonian Monodromy" Advisor: J. Delos

Nikunjkumar Prajapati, "Development of Quantum Information Tools Based on Multi- Photon Raman Processes in Rb Vapor" Advisor: I. Novikova


Scott Kevin Barcus, "Extraction and Parametrization of Isobaric Trinucleon Elastic Cross Sections and Form Factors" Advisor: T. Averett

Shikha Chandra Chaurasia,
"Beyond the Standard Model: Flavor Symmetry, Nonperturbative Unification, Quantum Gravity, and Dark Matter" Advisor: C. Carone

William Winsor Dickinson
, "Interfacial Forces of 2D Materials at the Oil–Water Interface" Advisor: H. Schniepp

Brandon Kyle Eskridge ,
"Local Embedding and Effective Downfolding in the Auxiliary-Field Quantum Monte Carlo Method" Advisor: H. Krakauer

Michael Chaim Freid, "Topics in Proton Structure: BSM Answers to its Radius Puzzle and Lattice Subtleties within its Momentum Distribution" Advisor: C. Carlson

Yohanes Satrio Gani
, "Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional van der Waals Systems" Advisor: E. Rossi

Joseph Matheson Karpie
, "The Extraction of Parton Distributions from Lattice QCD" Advisor: K. Orginos

Andrew James Pyle,
"Scattering a Bose-Einstein Condensate off a Modulated Barrier" Advisor: S. Aubin