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 Boisverth
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

Radoslav Bogoslovov, 2005

Shawn Cruzen, 1997
Associate Professor, Columbus State University, Georgia.

He Gao, 2014
Postdoctoral postition with Professor Peter Meszaros, Penn State.

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

Yang Liu, 2000

Stefan Luketic, 2011

Amanda Maxham, 2011
Research Assistant, Ayn Rand Institute.

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.

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.

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
Postdoc at CSPAR at University of Alabama in Huntsville; Postdoc at Penn State.

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.