Alumni

Physics & Astronomy alumni, please inform the department of corrections and addendums.

Research Alumni

William Clark [B.A., UNLV 1992] Ph.D., Colorado, 1998
Staff Engineer at Raytheon System, Los Angeles
Daniel Cowles [Postdoc, UNLV 1991-1993]
Scientist, Air Liquide, Japan
Biman Das [Postdoc, UNLV, 1988-1990]
Associate Professor, Department Chair, State University of New York Potsdam
Elizabeth Donley [B.A., UNLV 1994]
Staff Physicist at the Time and Frequency Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Zuyun Fang [Associate Research Professor, UNLV, 1988-2000]
Chief Research and Development Scientists with Fiver Optic Company, Shanghai, China
Rene Fournier [Postdoc, UNLV, 1995-1996]
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, York University, Canada
Jack Glassman [Assistant Research Professor, UNLV, 1997-2001]
Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Yiming Gu [Postdoc, UNLV, 1995-1996]
Senior Process Engineer, Siliconix Company, California
Agnieszka Janiuk [Postdoc, UNLV, 2006-2007]
Assistant Professor, N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland
Holger Kohlmann [Postdoc and Visiting Assistant Professor, UNLV, 2001-2002
Assistant Research Professor, University of Saarland, Germany
Ki Ho Lee [Postdoc, UNLV, 1994-1995]
Assistant Professor, Applied Physics Department, Dankuk University, Korea
Rivi Marawar [Postdoc, UNLV, 1991-1996]
Engineer, National Instruments, Texas
Charles Nelson [Research Associate, UNLV, 1996-2001]
Assistant Professor, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Sean Pearson [Postdoc, UNLV, 1996-1998]
Analyst Programmer, Science System, Bristol England
Hans J. Reichmann [Postdoc, UNLV 2000]
Geophysicist, Geophysical Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Devanand Shenoy [Research Assistant Professor, UNLV, 1989-1996]
Research Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Phillip Stancil [Postdoc, UNLV, 1994-1997]
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Georgia, GA
Stefano Tine [Postdoc, UNLV, 1994-1998]
Postdoctoral Fellow, Observatoire de Paris- Meudon
Rainer Walkenhorst [Postdoc, UNLV, 1996-1997]
Research & Development Manager, Viscotek, Inc., Weingarten, Germany
Rene Walter [Postdoc, UNLV, 1998-2000]
Research Scientist with Pharmaceutical Company, Switzerland

Bachelors Degree Students

Daniel Antonio, 2004
Andrew Alvarado, 2014
Robert Bachilla, 2001
Jason Baker, 2008
Joseph Baker, 2003
Peter Banka, 1995
Liberty Barney, 2004
Mai Bausch, 2014
Tesla Birnbaum, 2011
John Boisvert, 2010
Kyle Call, 2012
James Cebe, 2000
Bradley Clarke, 2009
Stephen Col, 2003
Anthony Connolly, 2014
Sergio Dieguez, 2012
Clint Dumas, 2006
Matthew Eichenfield, 2004
Sofiane Gao, 2014
Gabriel Gobeli, 2010
Robert Gex, 2012
Alexander Goya, 2014
Michael Haire, 2013
Robert Handsfield, 2007
David Hartnett, 2006
Emily Hartnett, 2009
Engineering Firm
Nathan Harvey, 2001
Vanessa Harvey, 1999
Ashley Hatch, 2000
Bradley Hendricks, 1997
Christopher Higgins, 2013
John Howard, 2007
Brent Hulsey, 2013
Jason Jaacks, 2012
Charles Jensen, 2009
Patricia Kalita, 2005
Rand Kelly, 2013
Denise Kilburg, 2011
James King, 1999
Scott Landry, 2009
Travis Lilly, 2009
Yu Liu, 2014
Ryan Martin, 1997
Michael May, 1998
Vahe Mkrtchyan, 2014
Andrew Mohrland, 2011
Robert O'Brien, 2005
James Palencar, 2012
Paul Parcon, 2011
Keone Pierce, 2007
Robby Pyatt, 1998
Zachary Quine, 2007
Adrianne Rott, 2014
Edward Romano, 2007
Nathaniel Rondeau, 2012
Sandra Saldana-Farkas, 2007
Oil Exploration Company, Texas
David SantoPietro, 2001
Matthew Schmader, 2000
Jeremy Segafredo, 2008
Matt Semmel, 2010
Patrick Sims, 2009
Campbell Smith, 1996
Malcom Smith, 1999
Daniel Sneed, 2014
Michael Sohn, 2007
Gordon Tam, 2010
Erik Thompson, 1998
Robert Thompson, 2008
Amanda Thoong, 2002
Tu Tran, 2012
Saju Varghese, 2014
Adam Villarreal, 2002
Michael Walling, 2013
Scott Wilde, 2008
William Wolfs, 2012
Jennifer Yates, 2000

Masters of Science Degree Students

Daniel Antonio
AC Susceptibility and Heat Capacity Studies of the Geometrically Frustrated Pyrochlores Tb2Ti2-xSnxO7 and Ho2-xRxTi2O Advisor: Cornelius, 2009.
Ph.D. student/UNLV
David Archer
Quantum Mechanical H-H2 Collisional Cross Section Calculation for Astrophysics
Advisor: Lepp, 2009.
Jason Baker
Synthesis and High Pressure Structural Studies of AUX2(X=AL,GA,IN) Compounds
Advisor: Cornelius, 2012.
Ph.D. student/UNLV
Radoslav Bogoslovov
Effects of Temperature and Dissolved LiClO4 on the Viscoelastic and Dynamic Properties of Poly (Ethylene Oxide); (PEO) Melts
Advisor: Pang, 2003.
John Boisvert
How Accurately can the Inclination Angle, Position Angle, and Location of the Dynamic Center be Measured from the Neutral Hydrogen Disk in the Central Regions of Dwarf Galaxies?
Advisor: Rhee, 2013.
Ph.D. student/UNLV
Bradley Clarke
Numericall and Expirimental Investigation of the Stability Region for a Cylindrical Ion Trap
Advisor: Kwong, 2012.
Gregory Colarch
A Guage Theoretic Treatment of Rovibrational Motion in Diatoms
Advisor: Lepp, 2012.
Ph.D. student/UNLV
Nora Drager
High Resolution Spectroscopy of Very Active Solar-Type Stars
Advisor: Spight, 2003.
Diane Eggers
Optical Variability of Radio-Luminous Palomar-Green Quasars
Advisor: Weistrop
Vice President of Business Development at Precision Professionals, Minneapolis
Martin Galley
Spectoscopic Studies of Melamine at High Pressure
Advisor: Pravica, 2011.
Navy Officer, Nuclear Submarine Training
Lisa Grew
Advisor: Lepp, 2004. Associate at Kenyon & Kenyon law firm, Silicon Valley
Mark Hancock
A Spectroscopic Study of the Star-Forming Properties of the Center of NGC 4194
Advisor: Weistrop, 2001.
David Hansen
Mass Spectroscopy of Molecules Following Deep-Core-Shell Photoexcitation
Advisor: Lindle (UNLV Chemistry Dept.), 1998.
Boeing Satellite Systems
Brian Hosterman
Advisor: Farley, 2006.
John Howard
Finite Strain Studies of Single Crystal Fe3P Under High Pressures
Advisor: Zhao, 2010
Matthew Jacobsen
Measurement System for High Pressure Characterizations of Materials
Advisor: Cornelius, 2007.
Jianzhong Jiang
Measurement of the N+5S2 State Radiative Lifetime
Advisor: Kwong, 1988.
Engineer, Clark County
Ying Jiang
Measurement of Thermal Energy Charge Transfer Rate of Multiply Charged Molybdenum (Mo6+)
Advisor: Kwong, 1990.
Computer programmer, Colorado
Patricia Kalita
Advisor: Cornelius, 2008.
Ph.D. student/UNLV
Daniel Koury
Investigation of the Corrosion of Steel by Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Advisor: Cornelius, 2002.
Guan Lan
Novel Techniques for Molecular Ion Spectroscopy in a Discharge
Advisor: Farley, 1990.
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Staff Engineer in image analysis.
Tae Song Lee
Master's Thesis: Model of Early Universe With H2+ Doctoral Dissertation: DLA-LBG Cross-Correlation and Basic Properties of Infrared Galaxies in Cosmological Simulations
Advisor: Lepp, 2007.
Assistant, OFT
Jun Li
Laser Spectoscopy of Molectular Ions in an Ion Beam
Advisor: Chen, 1990
President, Hanmint Corporation
Shanshan Li
Advisor: Proga, 2010.
Net Developer, Brooklyn, New York
Brian Light
Ce and Rh Site Substitution in the Antiferromagnetic Superconductor CeRhIn5
Advisor: Cornelius, 2002
Gregory Piet
A Study of the Overall Internal Dynamic Mode of Poly(Ethylene Oxide) in Methanol with and without Lithium Perchlorate (LiClO4)
Advisor: Kwong/Selser, 2002.
Superintendent of Buildings, Safety and IT, Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Robby Pyatt
Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering Measurements of Hyperpolarizabilities for Tetrahedral Molecules
Advisor: Shelton, 2000.
Photonic Applications Technologist, Newport Corp., Irvine CA
Usman Qazi
An Investigation of Photon Correlation Spectroscopy Data Analysis Packages "Discrete" and "Contin" Using the Schulz-zimm Distribution
Advisor: Selser, 1991.
Ph.D. Biophysics, Baylor University
Edward Romano
Vibrational Spectoscopic Study of 1,3,5,7-Cyclooctatetraene at High Static Pressures
Advisor: Pravica, 2010.
NSTec Sub Contractor at Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Philip Rogers
A Study of X-Ray Substructure in Rich Clusters of Galaxies
Advisor: Rhee, 1998.
Johannes Schaller
Advisor: Selser, 1989.
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Aachen, Germany.
Simon Schuler
Spectroscopic Abundances of Solar-Type Dwarfs in Open Cluster M34 (NGC 1039)
Advisor: Jeremy King, 2002.
Assistant Scientist, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, Arizona.
Michael Sohn
Theoretical and Computational Study of Time Dependant Scattering on a 2D Surface
Advisor: Zygelman, 2010.
Elizabeth Tanis
Phonon Density of States of 57-Iron and 161-Dysprosium in DyFe3 by Nuclear Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering Under High Pressure

Advisor: Spight/Nicol, 2010.
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Sandip Thanki
Advisor: Rhee, 1999.
Robert Thompson
Advisor: Nagamine, 2010.
Keita Todoroki
A Physically-based Type II Supernova Feedback Model in SPH Simulations.
Advisor: Nagamine, 2014.
Ognjen Urosevic
Advisor: Tschauner/Spight, 2009.
Fancisco Virgili
Master's Thesis: Monte Carlo Analysis of the Luminosity Function of Gamma Ray Bursts
Advisor: Zhang, 2007.
Doctoral Dissertation: Gamma-Ray Burst Populations
Timothy Waters
Advisor: Proga, 2012.
Ph.D. student/UNLV
Yagang Wang
Advisor: Farley, 1992.
Ratiation Physicist, Nevada Radiation Oncology Center, Las Vegas, NV.
Wayn Ward
Charge Transfer Between N2+ and N2 at Low Energies
Advisor: Kwong, 2007.
David Whitehead
Advisor: Zhang, 2010.
Scott Wilde
Advisor: Shelton, 2011.
Brian Yulga
Advisor: Pravica, 2009.
Web Developer, Wisconsin.
Jianzhong Zheng
Advisor: Chen, 1996.
Medical Physicist, Nevada Oncology Center, Las Vegas, NV.
Qianxia Zou
New Cross Sections for H on H2 Collisional Transitions
Advisor: Lepp, 2011.
Anthony Zukaitis
Molecular-Dynamics Simulations of Polymers in a Solvent
Advisor: Pang, 1998.
Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ph.D.Students

David Archer, 2006
Baker, Jason, 2017
Instrumentation and Measurement of Thermoelectric and Structural Properties of Binary Chalcogenides and Half-Heusler Alloys at Extreme Conditions using a Paris-Edinburgh Press
Advisor: Andrew Cornelius
Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Radoslav Bogoslovov, 2005
Shawn Cruzen, 1997
Associate Professor, Columbus State University, Georgia.
Wei Deng, 2015
Study the mechanism of prompt emission of gamma-ray bursts Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona.
Advisor: Bing Zhang.
He Gao, 2014
Professor, Beijing Normal University, China.
Physics of GRBS and Multi-Messenger Signals from DNS Mergers
Advisor: Bing Zhang.
Mark Hancock, 2005
David Hansen, 1998
Boeing Satellite Systems
Brian Hosterman, 2011
Tenure Track Faculty, Colorado Mesa University.
John Howard, 2014
Postdoctoral Scholar, UNLV
Matthew Jacobsen, 2010
Postdoctoral Associate, Shock Physics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Matthew Kelley, 2012
Visiting Faculty, UNLV.
Chrysanthos Kyriakides, 2012
Teaching, University of Colorado, Pueblo.
Post Doc, Cal Tech.
Tae Song Lee, 2010
Ye Li
Understanding the progenitors of gamma-ray bursts with multi-wavelength properties Purple Mountain Observatory, China.
Advisor: Bing Zhang.
Yang Liu, 2000
Hon-Jun Lu, 2015
Professor, Guangxi University, China
Progenitor and Central Engine of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Advisor: Bing Zhang.
Zelmir, Lucic
Stefan Luketic, 2011
Amanda Maxham, 2011
Research Associate and Science Writer, Ayn Rand Institute, Irvine, CA.
Modeling Gamma-Ray Bursts
Advisor: Bing Zhang.
Jason Mcclure, 2009
Chief Scientist at Princeton Instruments.
Stephen Mitchell, 2001
Senior Scientist, Bechtel Nevada, Las Vegas, NV.
Kenneth Plaks, 2003
Program Director, ManTech, Arlington, Virginia.
Rice Jared, 2018
Postdoc fellow, Texas State University, TX
Primordial Black Holes in the Cosmological Context and Transient Electromagnetic Signatures From Merging Black Hole Binaries
Advisor: Bing Zhang.
Sandip Thanki, 2004
Associate Professor of Physical Sciences, Nevada State College.
Robert Thompson, 2012
Postdoctoral research under Romeel Dave, University of Arizona, Tucson.
Jeff Tu, 1995
Software Engineer, Memeo Corporation, California.
Qiang Tu, 1995
Francisco Virgilli, 2011
Editor at Global Water Intelligence, Oxford,United Kingdom.
Gamma-Ray Burst Populations
Robert Vaughn, 1995
Assistant Professor of Physics, Graceland University.
Jiebing Wang, 1997
Vice President of Datacom & Storage Business Unit, Exar Corporation, San Francisco Bay Area.
Binbin Zhang, 2011
Associate Professor, Nanjing University, China
A Multi-Wavelength Study on Gamma-Ray Bursts and Their After Glows
Advisor: Bing Zhang.
Ningsheng Zhu, 2000
Research Medical Physicist, University of California, San Francisco.
Anthony Zukaitis, 2001
Senior Scientist, Bechtel Nevada
Jianzhong Zheng, 1996
Engineer, Clark County, Nevada.