Where do our PhDs go?


 

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Graduate Students Sathish Akella and Camille Girabawe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class of 2014


Sathish Akella

Advisor: Seth Fraden
Ph.D. thesis title: Characterizing Protein Crystal Nucleation
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Okinawa Institute, Japan

Rafael A. Cabanas
Advisor: Seth Fraden
Ph.D. thesis title: Microfluidic Techniques for the Study of Self-Assembly of Soft Materials
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Eric Fitzgerald
Advisor: Gabriella Sciolla
Ph.D. thesis title: A Search for New Physics in the Dilepton Channel with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC
Current Position:

Nathaniel Reden
Advisor: Albion Lawrence
Ph.D. thesis title: On Multidimensional Quantum Tunneling and Vacuum Bubble Nucleation
Current Position: Teacher, Physics and Calculus, CATS Academy, Newton, MA

Class of 2013


Michael Giver

Advisor: Bulbul Chakraborty
Ph.D. thesis title: Patterns and Oscillations in Spatially Structured Active Media: Theory and Simulations
Current Position:  TBA

Cihan Nadir Kaplan
Advisor: Robert Meyer
Ph.D. thesis title:  Colloidal Membranes: The Rich Confluence of Geometry and Liquid Crystals
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Engineering, Harvard University

Andreas Rauch
Advisors: John Wardle/David Roberts
Ph.D. thesis title:  A new method of constraining the orientation of radio-loud quasars on kpc scales
Current Position: Teacher, Otto Hahn Gymnasium, Gottingen, Germany


Class of 2012


Scott Aefsky

Advisor: Craig Blocker
Ph.D. thesis title: Search for a High Mass Electron-Muon Resonance I the ATLAS Detector at the LHC
Current Position: Tri Alpha Energy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Dapeng Bi
Advisor: Bulbul Chakraborty
Ph.D. thesis title: Origin of Rigidity in Marginal Solids
Current Position: Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar in the Physics department at Syracuse University

Oren Elrad
Advisor: Michael Hagan
Ph.D. thesis title: Coarse-grained Simulations of Viral Assembly; |
Current Position: Software Engineer, Apple Computer

Serdar Gozpinar
Advisor: Craig Blocker
Ph.D. thesis title: Search for Excited Muons with the ATLAS Experiment with 2 fb^-1 of LHC Collision Data at √(s) = 7 TeV
Current Position: Instructional Assistant Professor, SUNY at Buffalo, Physics Department

Jian Lv
Advisor: Paul Miller
Ph.D thesis title: Analysis and Simulations of the Dynamics of Neural Activities in Gustatory Cortex During Taste Processing
Current Position: Graduate Student,  Master of Engineering in Financial Engineering at Cornell, graduated 2012

Daniel Pomeroy
Advisor: Craig Blocker
Ph.D. thesis title: A Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in the eµ Continuum with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC
Current Position: Congressional Fellow, US Senate, Office of Senator Markey

Timothy Sanchez
Advisor: Zvonimir Dogic
Ph.D. thesis title: Self-organization in Active Cytoskeletal Mixtures: Cilia-like Beating of Microtubule Bundles and Spontaneous Bulk Mixing
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Andrew Ward
Advisor: Zvonimir Dogic
Ph.D. thesis title: Friction and Adhesion in Biological Polymer Bundles
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Wyss Institute, Harvard University


Class of 2011

 

Edward Barry
Advisor: Zvonimir Dogic
Ph.D. thesis title: Self-Assembly of Colloidal Membranes and the Influence of Chirality
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ Chicago/Argonne National Lab, Heinrich Jaeger lab

Mitch Mailman
Advisor: Bulbul Chakraborty
Ph.D. thesis title: Jammed Packings of Soft Grains in 2D: Mechanical and Statistical Mechanical Properties
Current Position: Scientist, Frontier Technology, Boston, MA

Doug Gobeille
Advisor: John Wardle/David Roberts
Ph.D. thesis title: A Systematic Meta Survey of High Redshift Quasars Probing their Environment and Evolution
Current Position: Faculty, University of Southern Florida

Dimitar Pachov
Advisor: Dorothee Kern
Ph.D. thesis title: Conformational Transition Pathways in Signaling and Enzyme Catalysis Explored by Computational Methods
Current Position: Researcher, SLAC Stanford,CA

Yasheng Yang

Advisor: Michael Hagan
Ph.D. thesis title: Geometric and Dynamic Frustration in Self-organizing systems
Current Position: Data Specialist, Two Sigma Investments, Houston, TX


Class of 2010

 

Michael Bell
Advisor: John Wardle/David Roberts
Ph.D. thesis title: Two-Frequency, Multi-epoch VLA Observations of SS 433
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute, Germany

David Clark
Advisor: Craig Blocker
Ph.D. thesis title: Measurement of B0 and B+ Lifetimes Using Semileptonic Decays at C.D.F.
Current Position: Research Analyst,TradeLink

Ya Liu
Advisor: Bulbul Chakraborty
Ph.D. thesis title: Statics and Dynamics of Polymers in Confined Spaces
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Daniel Reeves
Advisor: Jane’ Kondev
Ph.D. thesis title: Diffusion Limited Reactions in Poorly Mixed Environments
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Šeila Selimović
Advisor: Seth Fraden
Ph.D. thesis title: Microfluidics for Protein Crystallization and Mapping Phase Diagrams of Aqueous Solutions
Current Position:  AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in Washington, DC, working on science diplomacy issues relating to energy security and sustainability.


Class of 2009

 

Avijit Bakshi
Advisor: Paul DiZio/James Lackner
Ph.D. thesis title: A Bio-mechanical and Statistical Mechanics Analysis of Human Standing Posture
Current Position: Research Staff, Graybiel Lab, Brandeis University

Fei (Phil) Huang

Advisor: Seth Fraden
Ph.D. thesis title: Interactions and Collective Behavior of Attractive Colloidal Rods and Microspheres Grafted with Filamentous Bacteriophage
Current Position: Deutsche Bank, Florida

Hyun-Jae Pi
Advisor: John Lisman
Ph.D. thesis title: Different Phosphorylation States of CaMKII α Differentially Regulate Structural and Functional Plasticity
Current Position: Researcher


Class of 2008

 

Silke Henkes
Advisor: Bulbul Chakraborty
Ph.D. thesis title: A Statistical Framework for Static Granular Matter
Current Position: Instructor,ESPCI in Paris

Josh Kalb
Advisor: Bulbul Chakraborty
Ph.D. thesis title: Single Polymer Systems Under Geometric Confinement
Current Position: Mathematician (develops and tests casino games using probabilistic models and simulations); King Show Games, MN

Ercan Kamber

Advisor: Jane’ Kondev
Ph.D. thesis title: Statistical Physics of Crowding and Confinement
Current Position: Lead PM, Bing Capacity Management, Microsoft

Joshua Martin
Advisor: Jane’ Kondev
Ph.D. thesis title: Polymer Models of Chromatin
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow,  National Evolution Synthesis Center, Duke University, NC


Class of 2007

 

Tobias Sander
Advisor: Albion Lawrence
Ph.D. thesis title: Torsion and Soft SUSY Breaking
Current Position: Financial Consultant, d-fine GmbH, Germany

Jung-uk Shim
Advisor: Seth Fraden
Ph.D. thesis title: Novel Approach to Protein Crystallization; Control of the Phase Behavior of Aqueous Solutions Using Microfluidics
Current Position: Research Fellow, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK


 

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