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Past Participants in the Thesis Course

Past Participants in the Thesis Course

Fall 2022, Winter and Spring 2023

Andrew Ashby

Checking for Noise Model Consistency Between the NANOGrav 12.5- and 15-Year Data Sets
Advisor: X. Siemens

Sullivan Bailey-Darland (WIC awardee)

Model effectiveness in time-resolved spectroscopy: new statistical approaches to uncertainty and model selection for global analysis
Advisor: K. Brown (Pharmacy)

Zishi Chen

Computational Study of the Electrostatic Interaction between Kinesin-5/BimC and the Microtubule
Advisor: W. Qiu

Austin Erickson

Relativistic Ray Tracing: Visualizing Curved Space-Time Towards Locating Neutron Stars
Advisor: K. Hadley

Skylar Farmer

Predicting the Percentage: Relating the Refractive Index to Effective Medium Theory in Combination Dielectric Films
Advisor: J. Tate

Logan Holler

Tabletop Fusion Reactors: Construction and Testing of a Demonstration Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusor
Advisor: B. Woods (Nuclear Engineering)

Nathan Johnson

Time Resolved THz Spectroscopy of Photocarrier Dynamics in WSe2
Advisor: Y.S. Lee

Nelson Kangethe

Time-Independent Degenerate Perturbation Theory
Advisor: D. Craig

Rebecca Munk (WIC honorable mention)

Modeling Optical Reflection and Electric Field Intensity in Organic Semiconductor Microcavities
Advisor: O. Ostroverkhova

Basie Seibert

Investigating Polymer Quantum Mechanics: Mathematical Formulation, the Particle on a Ring, and Time Evolution
Advisor: D. Craig

Jay Shin

Computational Study of the Structure of Indium Alloys at Low Temperatures Using ab initio Methods
Advisor: G. Schneider

Maxwell Siebersma (WIC honorable mention)

The particle on a ring in polymer quantum mechanics: A quantum cosmology analogue on a compact space
Advisor: D. Craig

Brendan Snyder

Using the Langevin Equation to Verify a Single-Particle Brownian Motion Simulation
Advisor: D. McIntyre

Joseph Stephens

A Simplified Method for Simulating Ballistic and Diffusive Motion in a Brownian System
Advisor: D. McIntyre

Micah Toll

A Machine Learning Model for Predicting Student Homework Success and Studying the Structure of Homework Questions
Advisor: K. Walsh

Fall 2021, Winter and Spring 2022

Georgia Carroll (Honors College)

Estimating Basal Conditions of Hiawatha Glacier Using Reflector Slopes
Advisor: Pettit (CEOAS)

Cameron Clonch (Honors College; WIC awardee)

Measuring Bubble Pressure in Glacier Ice
Advisor: Pettit (CEOAS)

Dominic Daprano

Clustering of Ensemble Localization-Delocalization Matrices with Application to Drug Discovery
Advisor: Cheong (CH)

Jaden Downing (Honors College; WIC honorable mention)

Analysis of Radio Signals for New Pulsar Detection
Advisor: X. Siemens

Emily Eagen (Honors College)

Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics by Engineered Kinesin-14 Motors
Advisor: Qiu

Christopher Gamboa

Fermi Estimates: Identifying the Connections Between Counting Units and Deriving Quick Formulas
Advisor: Gire

Abbie Glickman (Honors College)

Interannual variability of oceanographic conditions on the continental shelf outside of Sermilik Fjord
Advisor: Straneo (Scripps)

Leah Holmes

Advisor: Roundy

Thomas Knudson

Cartographer: Using Python to Animate the Motion of Low-Mass Objects about a Schwarzschild Black hole
Advisor: Hadley

Magnus L'Argent

Hyperspectral Imaging of Atomically Thin Materials
Advisor: Graham

Ryan Leopold

Discovering New Pulsars to Detect Gravitational Waves
Advisor: X. Siemens

Adam Levenburg

Pulsar Noise Analyses
Advisor: X. Siemens

Christopher Magone

A Division Algebra Description of (part of) the Standard Model
Advisor: Manogue/Dray

Jose Medina Hernandez

The Periodic Signature of Planetary Masses Around Pulsars
Advisor: X. Siemens

Tyler Norgren

A Deep Dive into an Introductory Physics Course Curriculum
Advisor: Walsh

Tucker Rhead

Varying Star-to-Disk Mass Ratio in Protostellar Systems Including Computationally Resolved Stars
Advisor: Hadley

Jared Smith

Using Sentiment Analysis to Predict Transformative Experience in Physics Education Research
Advisor: Walsh

Henry Spruiell

The Two Wells System: A Benchmark for Monte Carlo Methods in Statistical Mechanics
Advisor: Roundy

Ethan Steele

Simulating the Pulsar Array Detection Method for Gravitational Waves
Advisor: X. Siemens

Alexa Zaback

Electron Temperature in a LED Quantum Well Below Turn-On Voltage
Advisor: Graham

Fall 2020, Winter and Spring 2021

Derrick Bailey


Michael Boss

Solving the Cartpole Problem with REINFORCE
Advisor: Schneider

Genevieve Connolly (Honors College)

Searching for Pulsars for Use in Gravitational Wave Detection
Advisor: X. Siemens

Ian Diaz

Locating and Observing Pulsars for Use in Gravitational Wave Detection
Advisor: X. Siemens

Benjamin Hanson

A Generalized Scheme for Creating Regge Calculus Models of General Relativity
Advisor: Craig

Michelle Jeliazkova

Investigating Carrier Temperature in LED Quantum Well Driven Below the Turn-On Voltage
Advisor: Graham

Rohal Kakepoto

Scattering Mechanisms and Transport Properties of Semiconductors at Low Temperatures
Advisor: Tate

Jin Kiatvongcharoen

Simulating the Dynein Motor Protein: A Monte Carlo Approach to Achieve Coordinated Stepping
Advisor: Roundy

Hunter Nelson

Calculating characteristic timescales for environmental decoherence in the presence of thermal gravitons
Advisor: Craig

Cooper Nicolayson

Effect of Solar System Models on Pulsar Timing Experiments
Advisor: X. Siemens

Brandon Nye

Detecting Nanohertz Gravitational Waves by Searching for and Timing Millisecond Pulsars
Advisor: X. Siemens

Cade Perrizo

Analyzing Nonaxisymmetric Instabilities in the Formation of Star-Disk Systems
Advisor: Hadley

Richard Puro (WIC awardee)

Photodimerization of Organic Semiconductors in the Strong Coupling Regime
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Trevor Reid (Honors College)

Twist in a Torus: Minimization of Nematic Configurations with Discontinuous Director Fields in Toroidal Coordinates
Advisor: Kornilovich

Joshua Ripp

Molecular Motors: Modelling Electrostatics Between Kinesin and Tubulin
Advisor: Qiu

Tyler Schimleck

The Geometry of Symmetry: An Application of Symplectic Geometry in Understanding Noether’s Theorem
Advisor: Craig

Zachary Scroggy

Simulating Brownian Motion Experiments to Replicate Data from Optical Trap Laboratories
Advisor: McIntyre

Justin Sheetz

Directing Cell Migration via Environmental Anisotropy
Advisor: Sun

Milo Sprague

Application of Coupled Oscillator Model to Terahertz and Optical Control of Plasmon Induced Opacity in Coupled Metamaterials
Advisor: Lee

YiPeng Teo (Honors College)

Isolating Non-Blackbody Radiation Spectra from Low-Bandgap LEDs near Zero Bias
Advisor: Graham

Dylan Walker

Investigating gamma ray bursts using tracer particles
Advisor: Lazzati

Jessica Waymire

Illuminating amorphous oxides: Defect states and carrier recombination characterized by photoluminescence
Advisor: Graham

Elena Wennstrom

Development of a Brownian Motion Experiment for an Undergraduate Laboratory Course
Advisor: Tate

Rosemary Williams (Honors College)

E+A galaxy and spiral E+A galaxy candidates in the Hercules supercluster
Advisor: Liu (CSI)

Ryan Wong (Honors College)

Cancer Cell Detection with Mask R-CNN
Advisor: Sun

Julian Wulf

Optical Modeling of Thin Films: Applying Effective Medium Theory to Mixtures of TiO2 and SnO2
Advisor: Tate

Fall 2019, Winter and Spring 2020

Benjamin Bauml (Honors College)

Consistent Histories Formulation of the Double-Slit Experiment
Advisor: Craig

Jonathan Carney

Practical Mechanically Interlocked Molecules: A Model of Gas Adsorption in Metal Organic Frameworks Harboring Rotaxane Molecular Shuttles
Advisor: Simons/Roundy

Reid Center

The interaction of bulk heterojunction donor/acceptor blends with polaritonic state creation in organic crystalline films
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Hao-Tung Chuang

Behind The Veil: Numerical Solution to Finding The Initial Conditions of Gamma-Ray Bursts using Fireball Model
Advisor: Lazzati

Zachary Colbert

Development of a visible-light photoluminescence photospectrometer
Advisor: Graham

Ross Dewberry

Gravitational Buoyancy Effects on Plasma Plume Formation
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Alexander Eisenhauer

A Solution to the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equation in R3
Advisor: H. Kim (Math)

Clark Embleton

Towards Molybdenum Disulfide Exciton-Polaritons in Metallic Microcavities
Advisor: Minot

Kaylin Gopal

Advisor: Woods (NE)

Randall (Hank) Greenburg

Modeling Biodegradation of Crude Oil Spills on Sea Water Using Partial Differential Equations
Advisor: Higdon (Math)

Hanna Hansen

Development of Micro-Electrode Array Sensors for Electrochemical Detection of Dissolved Oxygen
Advisor: Minot

Jiadi (Jed) He

Dissecting the directionality mechanism of Kinesin-5/Cut7 by using computational approaches
Advisor: Qiu

Garrett Jepson

Standard methods in general relativity and their underlying geometric structure
Advisor: Craig

Isabella Johnson

Describing Particles with Lie and Clifford Algebras
Advisor: Dray

Joseph Kreb

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry on Thin Films of TiO2: Comparing CompleteEASE Cauchy and Cody-Lorentz Models
Advisor: Tate

Alex Kuepper

Rossby Wave Instabilities in Hydrodynamic Simulations of 3D Protoplanetary Accretion Disks
Advisor: Hadley

Sara Leathers

Designing and Building a Radio Direction Finder for an Autonomous Vehicle
Advisor: Mulder/Minot

Michael Maurer

Using a machine learning algorithm to alert instructors that early intervention is needed
Advisor: Walsh

Kira McCoy

Shrinking Stars: Protostellar Disks of Keplarian Rotation Approaching a Point Star
Advisor: Hadley

McKenzie Meyer (Honors College; WIC honorable mention)

Examination of the Impact of One-Dimensional Crustal Structures on Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Locations
Advisor: Trehu (CEOAS)

Austin Mullins (Honors College)

Corrugation Instabilities Across Shock Fronts in Magnetohydrodynamical Astrophysical Systems
Advisor: Hadley

Steven Neiman

Effects of independent group work on learning outcomes
Advisor: Walsh

Duy Nguyen

Towards an electrically driven quantum single-photon source at room temperature
Advisor: Minot

Cyrus Oliver

Keeping the Lights On: Measuring the non-blackbody emissions of LEDs under varying conditions at zero bias
Advisor: Graham

Acacia Patterson

Variable Temperature Transport Measurements and Conduction Mechanisms of Crystalline and Amorphous Titanium Dioxide Thin Films
Advisor: Tate

Mai Sakuragi (Honorable mention)

Analysis of semiconductor microcavity exciton-polaritons with coupled harmonic oscillators
Advisor: Lee

Yuantao Shen

The Polar Energy Distribution of Short Gamma-Ray Burst Outflows from Binary Neutron Star Mergers
Advisor: Lazzati

Robert (Jasper) Spafford

Fungal Photonics
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Cameron Stewart

Optical properties comparison between similar thickness TiO2 polymorphs

Advisor: Tate

Jacob Taylor

The Stochastic Background of Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays: Evidence for the Background in Individual Pulsars
Advisor: X. Siemens

Ryan Tollefsen (Honors College; Honorable mention)

Improving the Photostability and Recovery of Organic Semiconductors A Study on Controlling the Photo-Degradation of Functionalized Pentacene Derivatives
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Dustin Treece

Developing a Learning Progression on Units and Dimensions
Advisor: Gire

Jacob Van de Lindt (Honors College; WIC awardee)

Modeling the Fusion Reaction in an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Reactor with the Particle- in-Cell Method
Advisor: Woods (NE)

Jacob Vande Griend

Simulating Fluids: Testing a New Grand Canonical Histogram Method on the Square-Well Fluid
Advisor: Roundy

Elena Wennstrom

Advisor: Tate

Cameron Wiesner

Optoelectronic Properties of a Novel Fungi-derived Pigment
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Ian Wilson

The Consistent Histories Approach to the Stern-Gerlach Experiment
Advisor: Craig

Pu Yang

Single-molecule studies of kinesin-5/Cut7 motility
Advisor: Qiu

Kaseylin Yoke

Optical Analysis of IBF Polished Silicon Wafers for Purpose in Direct Imaging of Exoplanets
Advisor: Schellman

Fangyi Zhu

A lower Limit for the Mass of Stellar Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitors
Advisor: Lazzati

Fall 2018, Winter and Spring 2019

Patrick Berry

Characterizing Optical Signatures of TiO2 Amorphous Precursors
Advisor: Tate

Victor Brequigny

Terahertz field enhancement in nanoantennas on gallium arsenide
Advisor: Lee

Kelda Diffendaffer

Oxygen’s Effect on Electrical Measurements of TiO2 Polymorphs
Advisor: Tate

Brennan Douglas (WIC awardee)

Chiral Topological Defects in Nematic Liquid Crystals and Classical Field Theories
Advisor: Pavel Kornilovich, HP

Mateo Estrada Jorge

Contact resistance: the return of the Cox and Strack method for heterojunction solar cells
Advisor: Zachary Holman (ASU), Ethan Minot, (OSU)

Nicholas Gilmore

Fabrication and Characterization of Graphene Electrolytic Supercapacitors
Advisor: Minot

Alex Gonzalez

Data analysis on the Swellex-96 experiment: Source localization and tracking by matched-field-processing
Advisor: William Hodgkins (Scripps) & Bo Sun (OSU)

Aaron Goschie

Exploiting Diffraction Orders from a Phase LimitedSLM to Remove and Model Zernike Aberrations
Advisor: McIntyre

Nikita Grigorian

A Convolutional Neural Network For Cell Classification
Advisor: Schneider

David Haas

Detection of exciton polaritons in organic thin film TES-ADT
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Calvin Henry

Improving the Gradient Effects of Plasma on a Triple Langmuir Probe
Advisor: Brian Woods, Nuclear Eng.

Travis Herring

How physics students use evaluative sensemaking strategies when prompted to reflect in an introductory calculus-based physics course
Advisor: Gire

Abigail Kimbrough (WIC honorable mention)

Teaching Gravitational Potential Energy: Student Interaction with Surface Manipulatives
Advisor: Gire

Noah Langlie

Traveling wave analysis of non-linear maxwell models with applications to non-linear optics
Advisor: Vrushali Bokil, Math

Sean McDonough

Calculating Lift and Drag Forces on Surfboards using a Navier-Stokes solver and Momentum Conservation
Advisor: Roundy

Joseph Meyers

Plasmon Induced Transparency in Terahertz Metamaterial
Advisor: Lee

John Micallef

Deriving relationships between number of observed short gamma ray bursts and viewing angle
Advisor: Lazzati

Dublin Nichols

Fabrication and low-temperature measurement of quantum devices
Advisor: Minot

Joshua Ramm

Anti-Reflective Films: Spectroscopy and Ellipsometry of Porous Films
Advisor: McIntyre

Jacob Rogers

Examining Particulate Size Distributions of Alternative Jet Fuels Under Turbulent Flame Conditions
Advisor: David Blunck, Engineering

Reese Siegel

Understanding Change: Surface manipulative-activities as a tool for addressing student difficulties in Thermodynamics
Advisor: Gire

Cade Trotter

Multi-Grand, Multi-Canonical, Flat Histogram, Monte Carlo Simulations for the Square Well Fluid
Advisor: Roundy

Michael Trumbull

Reasoning with multiple representations: A parallel plate capacitor
Advisor: Gire

Troy Tyma

Riesz Transforms on a Sphere
Advisor: HoeWoon Kim, Math

John Waczak (WIC honorable mention)

Drunken Walking: A Novel Brownian Dynamics Simulation for the Mechanochemical Cycle of the Dynein Motor Protein
Advisor: Roundy

Jesse Weller

Beyond Scattering: Identifying the Boundaries of Light Control Through Opaque Materials with a Genetic Wavefront Optimization Algorithm
Advisor: Schneider

Fall 2017, Winter and Spring 2018

Yousif Almulla (Honors College)

Computing Wavefunctions of Silicon Donor Qubits with Density Functional Theory
Advisor: Jakowski, ORNL / Roundy

Hassan Alnatah

Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of the Length of Actin Filaments in Cancer Cells
Advisor: Sun

Matthew Ball (Honors College)

Analysis of Upper Ocean Surface Wave Structure in the Bay of Bengal using χSOLO Floats
Advisor: Shroyer, CEOAS

Ryan Ball

Correlating Web Engagement with Increased Student Performance
Advisor: Walsh

Jake Bigelow

Project BoxSand: Impact of Course Website Interactions on Exam Performance in a Flipped Classroom Environment
Advisor: Walsh

Sean Bullis

Using an Optical Trap to Measure Brownian Motion on 3 μm Polystyrene Microspheres
Advisor: McIntyre

Joel Chantland

Econophysics: Evolving Boltzmann-Gibbs Income Distributions
Advisor: Roundy

Katelyn Chase

Synchronized Cellular Mechanosensing due to External Periodic Driving
Advisor: Sun

Aaron Dethlefs

The Effect of Annealing Parameters on the Electrical Properties of Fluorine Doped Tin Oxide
Advisor: Tate

Lahiru Fernando

Econophysics: Lagrangian Mechanics Description of an Economic System
Advisor: Roundy

Patrick Flynn (Honors College)

Localized structures in a diffusive run and tumble model for M. xanthus
Advisor: Scheel, Minnesota / Sun

Darlene Focht

Stellar Disks with Keplarian Rotation and Star-Disk Coupling
Advisor: Hadley

Aaron Goschie

Advisor: McIntyre

Nikita Grigorian

Advisor: Schneider

Cassandra Hatcher

Predicting Gamma and X-Ray Polarization from Supernova Remnants
Advisor: Lazzati

Andrew Lam

Spectral Analysis of Anthradithiophene Derivatives with Polarization Dependence
Advisor: Graham

Ryan Lance

Optical Analysis of Titania: Band Gaps of Brookite, Rutile and Anatase
Advisor: Tate

Christopher May (WIC awardee)

Freezing a Softly Repulsive Fluid: Monte Carlo Methods and the Weeks-Chandler-Andersen Potential
Advisor: Roundy

Collin Muñiz

Synthesis and Characterization of New Rare Earth Niobates
Advisor: Nyman, Chemistry

Joshua Randolph

Accretion Disk Formation in Newly Formed Binary Black Hole Systems
Advisor: Lazzati

Jesse Rodriguez (Honors College)

Radial Velocity Profiles and Magnetic Field Probes for Hypervelocity Plasma Deflagration Jets
Advisor: Cappelli, Stanford / Tate

Nikita Rozanov

Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Fluorescent Proteins
Advisor: Fang, Chemistry

Tanner Simpson (Honors College)

Broad Histogram Algorithm Comparison for the Square Well Fluid
Advisor: Roundy

Daniel Still

Measurement of Double Layer Capacitance of Single Layer Graphene
Advisor: Minot

Kyle Tafoya

Modifications to Student Laboratories for Oregon State University’s Waves & Oscillations Physics Course
Advisor: Graham

Abraham Teklu (Honors College)

Using Divertor Strike Point Splitting to Understand Plasma Response and its Sensitivity to Equilibrium Uncertainty
Advisor: Moyer, UCSD / Schellman

Attila Varga

Beating modes In proto-stellar disks
Advisor: Hadley

Fall 2016, Winter and Spring 2017

Aneeq Ahmed

Modelling Gravitationally Coupled Modes of Protstellar Star-Disk Systems
Advisor: Hadley

Ryan Bailey-Crandell

ISFET Characterization and Assessment of Thermal Instability
Advisor: Minot

Andrew Baldwin

Spatial and temporal damping of fluid perturbation at a distance
Advisor: Cozzi, Math

Hazel Betz

Repair of a Scanning Tunneling Microscope and Retesting for the Formation of Pyramidal Structures Formed on Sputtered Germanium (110)
Advisor: Chiang, REU UC Davis / Tate

Cody Bibler

Biodegradation of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine via anaerobic & aerobic bacteria isolates
Advisor: Craig, Vet. Med.

Mirek Brandt

The Impact of Crystal Morphology on the Opto-Electronic Properties of Amorphous and Organic Crystalline Materials
Advisor: Graham

Keenan Cabrera

Charge-asymmetry dependence of kaon elliptic flow in Au+Au collisions at √sNN = 27 GeV from STAR
Advisor: REU UCLA / Schellman

Elliot Capek

Simulating dynein’s powerstroke using Brownian dynamics
Advisor: Roundy

Jared Cayton

Developing a Mouse EEG (Electroencephalograph) Signal Simulator and a Preamplifier to Reduce Noise during Sleep EEG Data Acquisition
Advisor: Lim, REU OHSU

Karan Cheema

Projected temperature and precipitation changes for Corvallis and Los Angeles for the 2030-2059 period using the Hadley Center’s regional climate model (HadRM3P)
Advisor: Shell, CEOAS

Zackery Dempsey

Fourier analysis of smartphone call quality
Advisor: McIntyre

Brian Devlin

Advisor: Krane

Matthew Dickie

Conductivity Mapping of Graphene using Terahertz Spectroscopy
Advisor: Lee

Michael Forkner

Thermoelectric properties of the heterostructural alloy Sn1-xCaxSe
Advisor: Tate

Graham Founds

A Study of Charging Behaviors in Organic Semiconductors using Optical Trapping
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Ian Founds

Solution method and error evolution of student responses to chain rule problems within a thermodynamics course
Advisor: Manogue

Kaylen Groberg

Advisor: Schneider

Jesse Hanson (Honors College)

Stability of accretion disks in binary black hole systems and their effects on merger parameters
Advisor: Lazzati

Isaac Hodges (Honors College)

Off Axis Gamma Ray Burst Contribution the Cosmic Microwave Background in the 100-600keV Range
Advisor: Lazzati

Alexander Jacoby

Qualitative Comparison of Algorithms for Tracking Cell Trajectories
Advisor: Sun

Tallon Korn

Project BoxSand:Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining
Advisor: Walsh

Noah Langlie (Honors College)

(See 2018/19)
Advisor: Dascaliuc, Math

Tymothy Mangan (Honors College)

Implementation of a test stand for scintillator development
Advisor: Danielson, REU LANL / Schellman

James May

Optical Characterization of Heterostructural Alloys Sn1-xCax[S,Se]
Advisor: Tate

Zachary McKay

Fabrication and Characterization of Nanoscale Devices made from Molybdenum Disulfide with Viscoelastic Dry Transfer
Advisor: Minot

Ikaika Mckeague-Mcfadden (2018)

Reducing Particle Contamination Between Stacked Interfaces of Heterostructure Devices
Advisor: Graham

Jeremy Meinke (WIC Culture of Writing in Physics Award)

Single-Molecule Analysis of a Novel Kinesin Motor Protein
Advisor: Qiu

Gabriel Nowack

Testing, Development, and First Results of a Method for Measurement of the Isotropy of the One-Way Speed of Light
Advisor: Wojtsekhowski, REU JLAB / Schellman

Allyson Peterson

Student Interaction with Online Pre-Lecture Videos and how it Influences Grades
Advisor: Walsh

Garrett Plunkett

Electrical Transport Measurements Show Intrinsic Doping and Hysteresis in Graphene p-n Junction Devices
Advisor: Graham

Alexander Quinn (2018)

Exploring the Optical and Electronic Properties of Xylindein, a Fungus-Derived Pigment, as a Sustainable Organic Semiconductor
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Willis Rogers

Gravitational Coupling of Uniformly Rotating Computationally Resolved Stars in Protostellar Star-Disk Systems
Advisor: Hadley

Anton Schuster

Solar Induced Fluorescence: A More Affordable and More Accurate Proxy for Plant Stress
Advisor: Higgins, CBEE

Jeffrey Shuford

Monte Carlo: Triga Nuclear Reactor
Advisor: Giebultowicz

Richard Wallace

Study of Organic Semiconductors Using Time-Resolved Charge Measurements at the Microscale
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Fall 2015, Winter and Spring 2016

Griffin Alberti

Exploring Frequency Responses of Custom Spider Web Geometries using Physical and Computational Models
Advisor: Hatton, MIME

Katie Banowetz (WIC Culture of Writing in Physics honorable mention)

Quantifying the effects of acoustic coupling on Advanced LIGO
Advisor: Schofield, REU U. Oregon

Connor Bice

Simulating Synchrotron Optical Flashes in the Reverse Shock of a Gamma Ray Burst
Advisor: Lazzati

Bret Brandner

Implementation of a comparative method for measuring fluorescence quantum yield of novel compounds in solution
Advisor: Graham

James Compeau

High-field Terahertz Spectroscopy of Optically Excited Gallium Arsenside
Advisor: Lee

Rafid Chowdhury

Light scattering and opacity simulation
Advisor: Jansen

Michael Goldtrap

Mapping Mathematical Tools to Physical Models: An Evaluation of the ACER Framework
Advisor: Manogue

Samuel Grimm

Crystal morphology and dimensionality determine the electronic response in novel semiconducting materials
Advisor: Graham

Nicholas Groves

Look Ma, no beads: Analyzing traction force characteristics of migratory adenocarcinoma in heterogeneous type 1 collagen through bead-free confocal microscopy
Advisor: Sun

Job Guidos

3D Soft-Body Collisions in a Gravitational Field
Advisor: Lazzati

Scott Kelley (2018)

A Simple Leapfrog Integration Scheme to Find Optimal Interplanetary Trajectories
Advisor: Giebultowicz

Sam Kowash (Honors College; WIC Culture of Writing in Physics Award)

The lag–luminosity correlation in time-resolved episodes of long gamma-ray bursts
Advisor: Lazzati

Evan Peters (Honors College; WIC Culture of Writing in Physics honorable mention)

Data driven study of neutron response in MINERvA using quasielastic neutrino scattering
Advisor: Schellman

Alexander Peterson

The thermal conductivity and diffusivity of thin films using time domain thermoreflectance experiments
Advisor: Graham

Jeremy Rath

Organic semiconductors: incorporating xylindein into (opto)electronic devices
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Christopher Rosenow (Fall 2016)

Computational Modeling of Magnetic Materials in 3-Dimensions
Advisor: Jansen

Joshua Stahly

Electrical Transport Measurements on the Alloy Sn1-xCaxSe
Advisor: Tate

Gregg Stevens

Characterizing a coupled photodiode-led system for neuro-sensing applications
Advisor: Minot

Brenden Vischer

Free Energy Decomposition of the Critical Square-Well Liquid Using a Renormalization Group Method
Advisor: Roundy

Fall 2014, Winter and Spring 2015

L Roy Bonner (Honors College)

A magnetotelluric investigation of shallow conductivity sources beneath the Cascadia Volcanic Arc
Advisor: Schultz, CEOAS

Jacob Busche (Honors College)

Optical Tweezers-Based Probe of Charge Transfer in Organic Semiconductors at Microscopic Scales
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Lisa Fletcher

Nucleation of Iron Dust from Type II Supernovae
Advisor: Lazzati

David Delaney

A study of the graphite-diamond energy ground states and the phase transition pressure using density functional theory
Advisor: Roundy

Mitchel Elliott (2016)

Solving for the ground state energy of a noninteracting electron gas using the density operator
Advisor: Jansen

Scott Hutchings

Observation of the Third Harmonic Sinusoidal Voltage Response of a Small Incandescent Lightbulb
Advisor: Tate

David Konyndyk

Design of an Optical Medium for the Simulation of Neutron Transport in Reactor Component Materials
Advisor: Klein, Nuc. Engr.

Patrick Kreitzberg

Monte Carlo Simulations for a Soft Sphere Fluid
Advisor: Roundy

Daniel Tzu-Yang Lin

A Novel Method of Detecting Lines on a Noisy Image
Advisor: Sun

Dalton McCuen

Complex Index of Refraction of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes in Strong Terahertz Fields
Advisor: Lee

Samuel McLain

Leapfrog Integration as an Accurate and Uncomplicated Alternative for N-Body Simulations in Computational Astronomy
Advisor: Giebultowicz

Abigail Merkel

Designing and Implementing a Portable Interface System for Field-Effect Transistor Biosensors
Advisor: Minot

Joshua Montegna

Determining the Effective Entropy of a Visual Hash System
Advisor: Roundy

Joshua Mutch

Temperature Dependence of Cu3-x(Sb1-yMy)S4 (M = Sn,Ge) Resistivity and Thermopower
Advisor: Tate

Bao Nguyen

Computational Modeling of Photon Scattering In Gamma Ray Bursts Using Monte Carlo Techniques
Advisor: Lazzati

Rachael Nolan (2016)

Advisor: Brook

Blythe Nourie

Computational Analysis of Spin Systems in Lattice Using the Heisenberg Model
Advisor: Jansen

Seamus O'Callaghan

Single Molecule Studies of the Bidirectional Movement of Yeast Kinesin-5/Cin8
Advisor: Qiu

Connor O'Driscoll

Hyperspectral Fluorescence and 2-Photon Surface Imaging of “Graphene-like” Dichalcogenides
Advisor: Graham

Michael Perlin (Honors College; WIC Culture of Writing in Physics Award)

Optimizing Monte Carlo simulation of the square-well fluid
Advisor: Roundy

Alexander Poff

Hall Effect in Semiconducting Thin Films
Advisor: Tate

Mitchell Senger

Framework for Computational Modeling of Cellular Diffusion Systems
Advisor: Sun

Samuel Stephenson

Hyperspectral Absorption and Fluorescence Surface Imaging Microscope
Advisor: Graham

Jayde Templin (2016)

Experimental Apparatus for Measuring Heat Memory of Drosophila Melanogaster Utilizing Thermal Electric Devices
Advisor: Giebultowicz

Cameron Thayer-Freeman

Comparison of a Persistent Random Walk to MDA-MB-231 Cancer Cell Chemo taxis through a 2.5D Collagen Matrix
Advisor: Sun

Austin Valeske (Honors College)

Determining Free Energies of Hard Sphere Fluids via Monte Carlo Simulation
Advisor: Roundy

Blake Wells

Bandgap measurements of nonspecular materials using a bifurcated fiber optic method of diffuse reflectance
Advisor: McIntyre

Fall 2013, Winter and Spring 2014

Daniel Gluck

High-Resolution Spectroscopy and Abundance Analysis of Very Metal Poor Red-Giant Stars
Advisor: Rhee

Michael Goldtrap (Spring 2016)

Mapping Mathematical Tools to Physical Models: An Evaluation of the ACER Framework
Advisor: Manogue

Patrick Gollmann

Fouling Prevention by Electrically Charged Thin Film Composite Forward Osmotic Membranes;
Advisor: Farr/Sun

Bradley Hermens

Adaptive Choronagraphy Using a Digital Micromirror Array
Advisor: Hetherington

Arlyn Hodson

Advisor: van Zee

Alec Holmes

First principles study of finite temperature phase stability in (Cu,Ag,Au)In2 and Al2Cu alloys
Advisor: Schneider

Aaron Kratzer

A Comparison of Material Characterization Techniques: Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Reflection Spectroscopy on Zinc Sulfide
Advisor: Tate/McIntyre

MacKenzie Lenz

Nonlinear Terahertz Spectroscopy of Vanadium Oxide
Advisor: Lee

Samuel Loomis

Advisor: Roundy

Paho Lurie-Gregg

The contact value approximation to the pair distribution function for an inhomogeneous hard sphere fluid
Advisor: Roundy

Cord Meados

Force Measurements measured from Reflection in an Optical Tweezer
Advisor: McIntyre

Abigail Merkel (S15)

Designing and Implementing a portable interface system for field-effect transistor biosensors
Advisor: Minot

Jordan Pommerenck

Characterization of super-low frequency electromagnetic fields produced by an undersea transmission cable in a homogeneous fluid
Advisor: Yokochi, CBEE

Christoffer Poulsen

Advisor: Hetherington

Cole Schoonmaker

Advisor: Schneider

Grant Sherer (Honors College)

Examining Upper-Division Thermodynamics Using the Actor Oriented Transfer Framework
Advisor: Manogue

Harsukh Singh

The Effect of Inhomogenous Surface Temperature Distribution on Collagen Growth
Advisor: Sun

Rodney Snyder (Honors College)

Electrical and Thermal Properties of Silicon and Tetrahedrite
Advisor: Tate

Daniel Speer (2016)

Room temperature Seebeck measurements of silicon wafers and thin-film tetrahedrite derivatives Cu10-xAgxZn2Sb3S13 on silicon substrates
Advisor: Tate

Dustin Swanson

Effects of impurities and contact resistance in graphene field effect transistors
Advisor: Minot

Mattson Thieme

Low temperature microscopy of organic optoelectronic materials
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Kyle Thomas

Fibroblast Morphology During Trypsinization
Advisor: Sun

Heather Wilson (WIC Culture of Writing in Physics Award)

Real-time monitoring of chemical reactions with carbon nanotube field-effect transistors
Advisor: Minot

Rene Zeto

Testing the model for Min D protein oscillations in Escherichia coli
Advisor: Roundy

Fall 2012, Winter and Spring 2013

Alex Abelson

I-V characteristics of micron-scale plasma devices
Advisor: Northrup-Grummin REU

Maxwell Atkins (S14)

Radio Telescope Resonator Design for Observation of the 21 cm Line
Advisor: Hetherington

Novela Auparay

Room-temperature Seebeck coefficients of metals and semiconductors
Advisor: Tate

William Bramblett

Solar Radiation in the 70-cm band measured through a Yagi-Uda Antenna
Advisor: Hetherington

Morgan Brethower

Implementing the Autocorrelation Transform for Nanosecond-Scale Optical Pulse Resolution
Advisor: Hetherington

Chaelim Reed Coffman

Reflection from Graphene
Advisor: Minot

Nicholas Coyle

Raman spectroscopy of graphene
Advisor: Minot

John Elliot

Design and Implemenation of Next Generation Digital Scientific Instrumentation
Advisor: Hetherington

Thomas Ferron

Measuring Low Intensity Light Reflections of High Temperature CO2 Adsorbed on SiO2 Near Brewster's Angle
Advisor: Hetherington

David Froman (S14)

Analysis of Nullification Methods of Hysteresis in Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors
Advisor: Roundy

Ky Hale

Solar Radiation in the 70-cm band measured through a Yagi-Uda Antenna

Advisor: Hetherington

Louise Henderson (S14)

Calculating Crystal Properties of Bismuth Telluride Using Wien 2k
Advisor: Tate

Casey Hines

Practical Implementation of a Physical Vapor Deposition System in a Research Environment
Advisor: Tate

Benjamin Howorth

Detecting ZnS films on Si substrates using X-ray diffraction
Advisor: Tate

Caleb Joiner (S18)

Analysis of Single Enzyme Activity measured by a Nanoelectronic Sensor
Advisor: Minot

Maia Manock (S15)

How to Model Spin Waves in a One-Dimensional Solid
Advisor: Jansen

Bethany Matthews (Honors College)

Building a basic computational model of impurity and surface states in a 1-dimensional solid
Advisor: Jansen

Afina Neunzert

Exploration of charge-transfer exciton formation in organic semiconductors through transient photoconductivity measurements
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Benjamin Norford

Acoustic Backscatter Surveys over Methane Vents along the Cascadia Continental Margin
Advisor: Trehu, CEOS

Kyle Peters

Optical Tweezer Trapping of Colloidal Polystyrene and Silica Microspheres
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Justin Schepige (Honors College)

A weathering balloon program at Western Oregon University
Advisor: Schoenfeld, WOU

Kathleen Stevens Prudell (2014)

Determining Thickness of Zinc Sulfide Thin Films Through Optical Spectroscopy
Advisor: McIntyre

Eric Stringer

A weathering balloon program at Western Oregon University
Advisor: Schoenfeld, WOU

Andy Svesko (Honors College)

A Detailed Introduction to String Theory
Advisor: Stetz

Sean van Hatten

Calibrating an aerolab 375 sting balance for wind tunnel testing
Advisor: Albertani, MIME

Jenna Wardini

A Guide to Graphene Growth and Characterization
Advisor: Minot

Joshua White

Advisor: Roundy

River Wiedle (Honors College)

Thermal conductivity measurements via the 3ω method
Advisor: Tate

Thomas Windom

SPR: Surface Polarization Reflection of Few-Monolayer Adsorbates on SiO2
Advisor: Hetherington

Fall 2011, Winter and Spring 2012

Marcus Cappiello

Effects on the Corpus Callosum of Ferrets Due to Restriction of Visual Input During the Prenatal Stage and Optimization of Diffusion Tensor Imaging Protocol
Advisor: Kroenke, OHSU

Brian Devlin

Advisor: Krane

Billy Geerhart

Melting Curve of a Lennard-Jones 12-6 System Determined by Coexistence Point Simulations
Advisor: Schneider

Shawn Gilliam

Use of a Digital Micromirror Array as a Configurable Mask in Optical Astronomy
Advisor: Hetherington

Jacob Goodwin

The Pressure Transmission Through an Air-filled Rubber Shell
Advisor: Bay, MIME

Jonathan Greene

Effects of van der Waals interactions on surface polarization reflection
Advisor: Hetherington

Christopher Jones

Discrete time quantum walk with two-step memory
Advisor: Kovchegov / Dimcovic

Mason Keck (Honors College)

X-ray Spectroscopy in Astrophysics and Neutron Capture Cross Section Measurements
Advisor: Krane

Timothy Mathews

Temperature effects on Fowler-Nordheim tunneling regime in a 2N7000 (n-channel enhanced MOSFET)
Advisor: Hetherington

Teal Pershing

Solar granulation imaging techniques using optical Fourier analysis
Advisor: Hetherington

James Montgomery

Radiotelescope at OSU
Advisor: Hetherington

Nicholas Petersen

Measuring neutron absorption cross sections and epithermal resonance integrals of natural platinum via neutron activation analysis
Advisor: Krane

Samuel Settelmeyer (Honors college)

Student motivation, introductory calculus-based physics (PH 211) and project based learning, Oh my!
Advisor: Demaree

Tyler Turner

Developing techniques to measure single molecule conductance: Design considerations, complications, and instrumentation
Advisor: Hetherington

Jaryd Ulbricht

Design and implementation of apparatus to create calibration curves for use in laser induced fluorescence experiments
Advisor: Narayanan, MIME

Murray Wade

Creating a Thermodynamics simulation using the Ising model: A microcanonical Monte Carlo approach
Advisor: Roundy

Colby Whitaker

Noise reduction of OSU's radio telescope
Advisor: Hetherington

Fall 2010, Winter and Spring 2011

Sean Caudle

Simulated radial compression of carbon nanotubes
Advisor: Schneider

Lee Collins (Honors College)

Monte Carlo simulations of structure and melting transitions of small Ag clusters
Advisor: Schneider

Howard Dearmon (2018)

Neutron capture cross sections of selenium isotopes
Advisor: Krane

Alison Gicking

Neutron capture cross sections of cadmium
Advisor: Krane

Jessica Gifford (Honors College)

Gravitational wave detection with the laser interferometer space antenna and Optical trapping and fluorescence spectroscopy of nanoparticle sensors in microfluidic devices
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

David Mack

Optical and electrical properties of thin film BaSnO3
Advisor: Tate

Kris Paul

Propagation of error in estimating redshift from photometric data
Advisor: NASA Ames internship / Hetherington

Rachel Waite

Seebeck effect in chalcogenides
Advisor: Tate

Jesse Weller (S19)

Advisor: Schneider

Winter and Spring 2010

Pat Bice

Magnetic treatment device for stimulating magnetoreceptors in Chinook salmon
Advisor: Bellinger / Giebultowicz

Steven Brinkley

Measuring acoustic response functions with white noise
Advisor: Roundy

Steven Bussell

A dual polarized waveguide for observations at 4 GHz
Advisor: Hetherington

Chris Carlsen

Persistent interlayer coupling by an antiferromagnetic spacer above its Néel temperature (a Monte Carlo study)
Advisor: Giebultowicz

Matthew Cibula

Generation of high-energy terahertz radiation through optical rectification using tilted pulse fronts in LiNbO3
Advisor: Lee

Alex Dauenauer

Neutron capture cross sections, resonance integrals and half-lives of barium isotopes
Advisor: Krane

Daniel Gruss (Honors College)

Applied computing techniques for holographic optical tweezers
Advisor: McIntyre

Tom Hathaway

Winter 2011
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Jeff Holmes

Digital signal processing enhancement to the OSU single-dish radio telescope network (Spring 2011)
Advisor: Hetherington

Shaun Kibby

Three-meter dish radio telescope service life extension program (SLEP)(Spring 2011)
Advisor: Hetherington

Howard Hui

Instrument design for measuring the polarization of the cosmic microwave background
Advisor: Internship JPL

Michael Nielsen

Measuring acoustic response functions with white noise
Advisor: Roundy

Cory Pollard

OSU MASLWR Secondary Systems Control Algorithm (Winter 2011)
Advisor: Nuclear Rad Center / Jansen

Keith Schaefer

Winter 2011
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Colin Shear (Honors College)

Thin Film Bi-based Perovskites for High Energy Density Capacitor Applications
Advisor: Gibbons, Mat. Sci.

Andrew Stickel

Interactions of narrow band multi-cycle THz pulse with microcavity quantum well
Advisor: Lee

Sol Torrel

Neutron Capture Cross Sections and Half-lives of Cerium Isotopes
Advisor: Krane

Kyle Williams

Winter 2011
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Winter and Spring 2009

Troy Ansell

Observations at 1.4205 GHz
Advisor: Hetherington

Alex Brummer

3x3 Octonionic Hermitian Matrices with Non-Real Eigenvalues
Advisor: Dray, Mathematics

Abel Condrea

GPS Autonomous Precision Aerial Delivery System

Evan deBlander (Honors College)

Characterization of BaCuSF Thin Films Grown in Excess Copper by Pulsed Laser Deposition
Advisor: Tate

John Hart

A Further Investigation of 1,4-cyclohexanedione via Gas Phase Electron Diffraction

Ramsi Hawkins

Utilizing the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) Model to Develop an Undergraduate Laboratory Exploring Bulk and Quantum Resistivity
Advisor: Minot / Demaree

Chris HomesParker (Honors College)

A Search for Low Temperature Thermoelectric Materials
Advisor: Hetherington

Jonathan Hunt

Simulated Radial Compression of Carbon Nanotubes
Advisor: Schneider

Jeff Macklem

The Art of LABView: Running a Spectrometer for Thin Films and Powders
Advisor: McIntyre

Scott Marler

Analysis of an Electrostatics Activity for Introductory Calculus-Based Physics
Advisor: Demaree

Sean McDonough


Michael Paul

Reflection Imaging of Carbon Nanotube Transistor Chips
Advisor: Minot

Colin Podelnyk

Validation by Single Molecule Fluorescent Resonant Energy Transfer
Advisor: Minot

Winter and Spring 2008

Patrick Bice

Spring 2010
Advisor: Bellinger /Giebultowicz

Doug Francisco

Advisor: Hetherington

Scott Griffiths (Honors College)

Seasonal and Solar Cycle Variations in High Probability Reconnection Regions on the Dayside Magnetopause
Advisor: Jansen

Daniel Harada

Noise mechanisms in carbon nanotube biosensors
Advisor: Minot

David Hasenjaeger

Random Anisotropy model of a lattice structure

Caleb Joiner (2013)

Alden Jurling

Impedance Spectroscopy of Thin Film Dielectric Materials
Advisor: Tate

Henry Priest

Empirical Annotation of the Brachypodium Transcriptome

Daniel Schwartz

Optimum Feed Design for a 1.4 GHz Radio Telescope
Advisor: Hetherington

Ken Takahashi

Neutron Capture Cross Sections and Resonance Integrals of Cadmium Isotopes
Advisor: Krane

Drew Watson (Honors College)

The Impact of Guiding Questions and Rubrics in the Scientific Writing of Middle-Division Physics Students
Advisor: Manogue

Winter and Spring 2007

Tyler Backman

Thermodynamic Analysis of the Biodiesel Cycle

Scott Clark

Protein Statistics
Advisor: Landau

Zachary Haines

Light Propagation in a Photonic Crystal

Doug Jacobson

Domain Structures and Hysteresis Curves of Ferromagnetic Systems
Advisor: Landau / Giebultowicz

Kim Johnson (Honors College)

The Effects of air mass origin on cumulus clouds in the Caribbean
Advisor: Twohy, COAS

Joseph Kinney

Room Temperature Excitons in BaCuChF
Advisor: Tate

Nicholas Kuhta

Electrodynamics of the Planar Negative Index Lens
Advisor: Podolskiy

Ken Lett

Modeling the anisotropic superlens
Advisor: Podolskiy

David Mack

Fall 2011
Advisor: Tate

William Martin

Simulating the reaction-diffusion equation in space and time

Nick Meredith

Computing Occupation Times with Integral Equations

Gabriel Mitchell

Light scattering from large particles
Advisor: Landau

Rozy Nystrom

Radio Telescope II
Advisor: Hetherington

Joshua Russell

Radio Telescope I
Advisor: Hetherington

Ken Takahashi

Curtis Taylor

Transverse Flux Permanent Magnet Linear Generator


Timothy Anna

Nuclear Spin Relaxation Rate Study of P-Type Transparent conductive Oxide CuSc02:Mg
Advisor: Warren

Connelly Barnes (Honors College)

ThermoSolver: An Integrated Educational Thermodynamics Software Program
Advisor: Landau

Mark Blanding

Optical Tweezers
Advisor: McIntyre

Phil Carter

Parallel Computing on the physics Beowulf cluster
Advisor: Landau

Matthew Christensen

Seminar in COAS

Micah Eastman

Neutron Capture Cross Sections of Tellurium Isotopes
Advisor: Krane

Doug Fettig (Honors College)

The Effect of Transverse Shifts in the LIGO Interferometer
Advisor: McIntyre

Nathan Paul

Inductively Coupled Plasma

Joe Peterson

Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Zack Peterson

Optical and electrical behavior of 200-nm diameter Au particles deposited on polythiophene and undoped polythiophene thin films
Advisor: Ostroverkhova

Christopher Somes

Instabilities of the Thermolhaline Ocean Circulation and its Effect on the Pacific Ocean Oxygen Minimum Zone

Joshua Stager

Creating the Paradigm Portfolio
Advisor: Manogue

JC Sanders (Honors College)

Near Earth Object Collisional Mitigation Via Intense Neutron and Photon Sources: a Study in Asteroid Interdiction and Energy Coupling
Advisor: Jansen

Chris Smith (Honors College)

Experiments into Plasma Physics
Advisor: Jansen

Brent Valle

Measurements of autocorrelation for femtosecond pulses
Advisor: Lee

Ben Weston

Simulating Optical Interfaces
Advisor: Podolskiy


Jason Gieske

Design Optimization and Theoretical Analysis of a Linear Reluctance Mass Accelerator

Susan Guyler

Optical Measurements of P-Type Thin Film Semiconductors
Advisor: Tate

Ae Kim

THz wave propagation in one-dimensional photonic crystals
Advisor: Lee

Adam Rand

Frequency Modulation Spectroscopy: Fast measurement of resonance and linewidth
Advisor: McIntyre

Gary Schwab

Dynamics of Absorption Using the Techniques of Surface Polarization Reflectance
Advisor: Hetherington

Jeremy Sylvester

Neutron Activation Analysis of Sn Isotopes
Advisor: Krane

Juan Vanegas

Scientific Visualization with OpenDx: Uses and Applications in Physics
Advisor: Landau

Andrew Walker

Surface Absorption Studies of Benzene Via SPR
Advisor: Hetherington


Robert Casperson

Measuring the Neutron Capture Cross Section of 148Gd
Advisor: Krane

Werner Hager (Honors College)

Using Angular Correlation to Determine Decay Behavior in Nuclei through the Analysis of Coincidence Sum Peaks
Advisor: Krane

Briony Horgan

Investigating grain boundaries in BaCuS1xSexF Using Impedance Spectroscopy
Advisor: Tate

Abraham Korn (Honors College)

Time Periodic Sand Ripples at the Oregon Coast
Advisor: P. Siemens


Dara Easley (Honors College)

Room Temperature Seebeck Measurements on CuSc1-x Mgx02+y Transparent Conductive Thin Films
Advisor: Tate

Modesto Godinez

Photonic crystals for broadband signal from 0.5 THz to 2.5 THz
Advisor: Lee

Levi Kilcher

Optical Spectroscopy of Transparent Conducting Oxides from the UV to near-IR and a Method for Determining the Refractive Index of Transparent Thin Films
Advisor: McIntyre / Tate


Scott Bain (Honors College)

Wavelength Dependence of the Scattering of Small Particles by Sunlight
Advisor: Griffiths

Rachel Bartlett

Neutron Activation Analysis of 195mPt and 117mSn
Advisor: Krane

Martin Held

Fractography of a Nd:YAG single crystal
Advisor: UW REU / Tate

Michael Joyer (Honors College)

Deformation Reduction in Intermetallic NiAl Microlaminations
Advisor: Warnes, Mat. Sci.

Derek Tucker (Honors College)

Optical Characterization of Transparent Conductive Thin Films
Advisor: McIntyre / Tate


Ross Brody

Band Gap of Analysis of Doped and Undoped CuCrO2 Thin Films
Advisor: Tate

Skye Dorsett

Measurement of the Thermal Neutron Absorption Cross-section of 194Hg and 194Au
Advisor: Krane

Christopher Duncan

Measurements of Neutron Activation in Palladium Isotope 102
Advisor: Krane

Jeremy Wolf

Measurement of the Thermal Neutron Absorption Cross Section of 160Tb
Advisor: Krane


Miriam Lambert (Honors College)

The Neutron Capture Cross Section of 208Pb
Advisor: Krane

Diedrich Schmidt

P –Type Electrical Conduction in Transparent Conducting Oxides
Advisor: Tate


Nathan Bezayiff

Circuit to Observe Quantum Conductance
Advisor: Tate


Brandon van Leer

Analysis of YBa2Cu3O7 Films by X-Ray Diffraction
Advisor: Tate

Joseph Neal

Integrated Laboratory Experiences in Physics Education
Advisor: Tate



Brian Brisbine

Casimir Effect
Advisor: Manogue


Andrew Fowler

Current Dependence of Resistivity of YBaCuO in Zero Magnetic Field
Advisor: Tate


Milton Cornwall-Brady

Klein Paradox
Advisor: Manogue

Amy J. Spofford

An Analysis of the Current-Voltage Characteristics of YBa2Cu3O7 in the Vortex State
Advisor: Tate


Jeffrey Arasmith

An Introduction to Superconductors for Undergraduate Research Assistants
Advisor: Tate


Anupama Bhat

The Temperature and Magnetic Field Dependence of the Activation Energy in YBa2Cu3O7 in the Flux Creep Region
Advisor: Tate