Current Ph.D. Students

NameResearch Topic(s)
Mario Badal Ab initio studies of Cu_2N on Cu[100]; modeling of spin transport and densities of states of nanoscale systems
Christopher Porter Spin transport in graphene; magnetic atoms adsorbed on graphene

Past Ph.D. Students


NameYear of Ph.D.Research Topic(s) Current Position
Rakesh Tiwari 2009Superconducting Qubits; Inhomogeneities in Graphene; Magnonic and Photonic Band Gap MaterialsPostdoctoral Fellow, Kavli Institute of Nanotechnology, Delft, Netherlands
Daniel Valdez-Balderas 2007Phase Fluctuations in Cuprate Superconductors Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Manchester (U. K.)
Kwangmoo Kim 2007Optical Response and Plasmons in Gold Nanocomposites; Quantum Phase Transitions in Superconducting Arrays Postdoctoral Researcher, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
Ivan Tornes 2006 Topics in the Physics of Underdamped Josephson Junctions Research Scientist, Battelle Columbus Laboratories
Sergey Barabash 2003Phase Fluctuations in Hi-Tc Superconductors; Composites in a Magnetic Field; Structure and Electromagnetic Properties of Superconducting MgZn_2 AlloysResearch Scientist, Dep't of Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA
Wissam Al-Saidi 2003Quantum Effects in Small Josephson Junctions and Hi-Tc SuperconductorsResearch Scientist, Dep't of Chemical Engineering, U. of Pittsburgh
Eivind Almaas 2002Small-World Networks; Josephson Arrays in Resonant CavitiesProfessor, Dep't of Biotechnology, U. of Trondheim (Norway),
Greg Mohler 2001 Vortex Avalanches in Hi-Tc Superconductors Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Rahul Kulkarni 2000Liquid Semiconductors; Density Functional TheoriesProf. of Physics, Virginia Tech
Kent Harbaugh 1999Josephson Arrays with Long-Range Range Interactions and in Resonant Microcavities Senior Research Scientist, Applied Signal Technology, Torrance, CA
Kent Fisher 1999 Electromagnetic Properties of Composite Media/Chaos in Josephson Arrays Professor, Columbus State College
Ing-Jye Hwang 1997 Josephson Arrays/Flux Lattice Melting IBM (now Hitachi) Storage Technology, San Jose, CA
Roman Sasik1996 Flux Lattice Melting in High-Temperature SuperconductorsProject Scientist, Department of Pathology, Univ. of Calif. at San Diego
Eric Roddick1995 Quantum Effects in Josephson Arrays and High-Temperature Superconductors Senior Staff Engineer, Western Digital, San Jose, CA
Xifeng Zhang1995Percolation Models of Disordered MediaSenior Software Engineer, OCLC, Columbus
Wenbin Yu1994Josephson Array Dynamics Application Software Engineer, Broadcom, Inc. (San Diego)
Ingrid Zabel1992Electromagnetics of Binary Composites Instructor, Corning Community College
Ki Ho Lee1991Shapiro Steps in Josephson ArraysProfessor, Department of Applied Physics, Dankook University (Korea)
Ting-Kang (Tim) Xia1990Granular Metals Partner, Merchant and Gould (Law Firm), Atlanta
Zhiqiang Wang1989Liquid Metals and SemiconductorsStaff Scientist, HNC Corp, San Diego
Xiao Cheng Zeng 1989Composites; Liquid Surfaces Willa Cather Professor of Chemistry, U. of Nebraska, Lincoln
Jean Chung1988Statics and Dynamics of Superconducting ArraysChair and Prof. of Physics, Chungbuk U. (Korea)
Pak-Ming Hui1987Granular Materials Professor of Physics, Chinese Univ of Hong Kong
Robert Koss1986Percolation TheorySenior Consultant, Object Mentor, Inc., Columbus
Wei-Heng Shih1984Liquid Metals Prof. of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
Wan Shih1984Josephson Arrays in a Magnetic Field Assoc. Prof., School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
James Garner 1983Binary Composites Prof. of Physics, University of North Florida
Fuh-Perng Pan1977Galvanomagnetic Properties of Compositesnot known

Past M. S. Students

NameYear of M. S.Research Topic(s) Current Location
Jeng-Da Chai 2002 Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Liquid Metals and SemiconductorsAssistant Professor of Physics, National Taiwan University