The faculty have listed the following as potential projects for students undertaking a senior thesis.
Current students 
Continuing students (graduating 2023 or later) 
# ADDITIONAL projects available for those graduating 2023 
Project information  
Craig, David 
 
Kangethe (23) 
0 
Quantum inequalities in the decoherent histories formulation of quantum theory 
Dray, Tevian (Mathematics) 
Magone (22) w/CAM    0  Math Education, mathematical physics 
Gire, Elizabeth  Gamboa (22) 
Seghers (23) 
1 

Graham, Matt  Jeliazkova (22) L'Argent (23) Zaback (22) 
Zhu (22)  1 
If interested, please consider applying to URSAENGAGE advertisement, SURE or other scholarship programs through my lab. Contact Dr. Graham 
Hadley, Kathryn 
Klimowicz (22) 
Erickson, A (23) 
0  Computational astrophysics: modeling protostellar systems; Rossby wave instabilities, plasma shocks 
Herman, Greg      0  Ambientpressure XPS (expt) 
Jansen, Henri  none    0  Dr. Jansen is a computational physicist. He is currently fulltime in the Dean's office. 
Kornilovich, Pavel (Hewlett Packard)      0  (computational) Stable knots in nematic liquid crystals. No projects for 2022/23. 
Lazzati, Davide   
 
? 
Contact Dr. Lazzati (Astrophysics). Projects normally involve some computer coding. Besides that there is a lot of flexibility with finding a project that satisfies the student's curiosity about the subject. 
Lee, YunShik    Johnson, N (24)  0  HighField Terahertz spectroscopy of nanomaterials 
Manogue, Corinne  Magone (22)    0  Contact Dr. Manogue (Physics Education, mathematical physics) 
McIntyre, David    Snyder, B (23) Stephens, J (23) 
0  1) Optical tweezer trapping and Brownian motion (exp/comp) 2) Optimized laser focusing via adaptive optics and machine learning (exp/comp) 3) Optical spectroscopy of materials (exp/comp) 
Minot, Ethan  none 
Nelson, A (23) Wall, B (23?, PH minor) 
1 
Dr. Minot is in Finland (2021/2022 Academic Year) for collaborative research on quantum devices. When he returns to Corvallis next year, Dr. Minot can supervise projects such as: 
Ostroverkhova, Oksana 

Kirms, M (23) Munk, R (24) 
1  Lightmatter interactions in organic microcavities and plasmonic nanostructures 
Qiu, Weihong 
Eagen (22) 
Chen, Z (23)  1  Experimental/Computation Biophysics. Potential projects are : i) In silico characterization of the interaction of molecular motor proteins with the tracks they run on; and ii) Characterize the mechanism of bidirectional kinesin motor proteins. 
Roundy, David 

Freeman (23) 
0  (computational) (1) Flat histogram Monte Carlo simulation algorithms. (2) Predicting equations of state for fluids. 
Schellman, Heidi  none  Lefevre, P. (24) 
none 2022/23 
Neutrino physics. (sabbatical 202223) 
Schneider, Guenter    Shin (23)  2  Using machine learning to aid discovery in physics and science. Some computer programming experience required. 
Siemens, Xavier 
Leopold (22) 
Pelletier (23) 
?  (1) using radio telescopes to search for pulsars, (2) using radio telescopes to perform gravitational wave observations (pulsar timing), and (3) searching pulsar timing data for nanohertz gravitational waves. 
Sun, Bo 
?Gemmill (22, BB?) 
Melville (23) 
1 
Characterizing cell migration in conflicting environment (experimental, and matlab data analysis) Developing deep learning methods for cell detection and tracking (proficient programing skills needed) Comparison of dimensional reduction algorithms for cell migration trajectories 
Tate, Janet 
 
Farmer, S (23) 
0 
(1) Amorphoustocrystalline transition in thin films 
Tumblin, Rebecka 


Computational astrophysics. Metalicity of stars and planets, data mining, cluster analysis  
Walsh, KC  Smith (22) Norgren (22) 
Toll, M (23)  0 
(1) Ecampus comparative study of introductory physics using educational data mining and learning analytics. (2) Predictive modeling student success using various artificial intelligence methods. (3) Language processing student's reflective writing. 
PH317 
(W22) Adams 
Allard, C (23) 

Next offering of PH317 is W23 
OSU, nonPH advisors  
Fang, Chong (Chemistry Dept)        (No slots for 2022/23. Possibly slots available for 2023/24.) Using steadystate and timeresolved spectroscopic methods to study fluorescence mechanisms of functional molecular systems (e.g., proteins, chromophores, biosensors) in solution. (Experimental, contact Dr. Fang at Chong.Fang at oregonstate.edu). Group website: https://fanglab.oregonstate.edu 
Pettit (CEOAS)  Carroll (22) Clonch (22) 
    
Cheong (Chem)  Daprano (22)      Computational Chemistry 
Woods (Nucl. Eng.)  Holler, L (23)  Nuclear Engineering  
Remcho (CH)  Chirica, P (23)  
NonOSU advisors  
Straneo (Scripps)  Glickman (22)     