(2004-2008): Dave is a Computer Science major who has been
performing simulations of thermal transport in model 2-d systems.
These simulations test whether the Minkowski functionals from
integral geometry may serve as effective mean-field parameters for
transport in 2-phase systems.
(2006-2008): Alicia is a Mechanical Engineeering major who has been
leading our efforts to design a newer-better inelastic x-ray scattering
(2004-2008): Jenne has been working to develop a high-temperature
calorimeter for studies of double-critical points in liquid mixtures.
She has also done research in high-energy physics and
astrophysics in several REU programs. Jenne is now a grad student at CalTech
(2007-2008): Yonatan is learning Bayesian modeling and data analysis
with the goal of developing improved algorithms for determination of
the angular-momentum projected density of states from IXS measurements.
(2005-present): Lukas has worked on theory projects related to the
excited-state electronic structure of the carborane molecules.
More recently, he has been invovled in several experimental
projects related to the LERIX spectrometer. Lukas is now a physics grad student at UW.
(2004-2007): Robert was a Computer Science major who took over a large
part of the data analysis on our foam-materials project.
||Chris Hamner (2006-7):
Chris was involved in the early development of LERIX. He was
involved in our studies of LiC6, and also designed and built our first
cryostat and furnace for LERIX. He next went to graduate school
at Washington State University.
|Karin Schlimmer (2007): Karin initiated the LERIXhelper project, to make happier, friendlier software for processing of LERIX results.
||Zach Rasmor (2007):
Zach is an Electrical Engineering major who wrote software in MatLab
for Richardson-Lucy deconvolution of x-ray absorption spectra.
|Chris Hanks (2007): Chris was a member of Team Tycho.
||Amanda Grutko (2007): Amanda was a member of Team Tycho.
|Sam Skinner (2007): Sam worked on the laser instrumentation in B031. He next went to graduate school at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champain.
(2003-2005): David was involved in software development for our
analysis of foam materials and tomography results, more generally.
After a year studying abroad, David next went to graduate school at the
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champain.
(2006): Brian did an independent study project aimed at finding
suitable supplemental reading for the phys12x sequence. Brian is
now a physics graduate student at UW.
(2003-2005): Noah was a Mathematics major whose work focused on the
configurational entropy of disordered networks, such as the 'contact'
network in granular beds or the structure of solid foams. He next
went to graduate school in Mathematics at Brown University.
|Clay Teeter (2006): Clay was a member of Team Tycho.
||Brendan Finn (2006): Brendan was a member of Team Tycho.
|Jason Inman (2006): Jason was a member of Team Tycho.
||Ryan Jones (2006): Ryan was a member of Team Tycho.
(2005): Frank was a visiting REU student from Berry
College. He studied the use of Markov chain Monte Carlo methods
as a way of creating simulated disordered materials with targeted
statistical properties. After completing his senior year at Berry
College, Frank next went to graduate school at Cornell University.
||Xinxin Du (2005):
Xinxin was a visiting REU student from Wesleyen by way of Oxford.
She assisted with the instrumentation of the high-precision
calorimeter. After completeing her senior year at Wesleyen,
Xinxin next went to graduate school at Princeton University.
(2004-2005): Lukas worked on software for the project to test the
utility of the Minkowski functionals for problems in effective medium
theory. He next went to graduate school at UC-Irvine.
||Nate Brown (2004-2005): Nate worked on software for watershed segmentation of foam structures.
(2005-2006): Simon was a visiting undergrad from the University of
Copenhagen. He performed calculations of the excited-state
spectra of LiC6. After completing his undergraduate studies, he
continued with graduate studies at the Neils Bohr Institute.
(1999-2001): Gilbert wrote software for 3-d object recognition in
support of some of the group's efforst in x-ray microtomography.
He next went to the Neurosciences graduate program at Stanford
(2000): Grace was a visiting REU student. She designed and
constructed an apparatus for the compaction of granular materials by
controlled shaking. She next attended the University of Oregon
for graduate studies in their Physics department.
(1997-1999): Matt built numerous small instruments during the start-up
phase of the lab. He next moved to Boise, Idaho, where he is an
employee of Advanced Materials, a semiconductor-equipment manufacturer.
(1999): Aaron was a visitng REU student from Bethel College.
He wrote software for better visualization of x-ray
microtomgoraphy of bone and foam materials.
(1998): Sarah was a visiting REU student from Indiana University of
Pennsylvania. She was involved in our earliest work on the x-ray
microtomography of granular beds.
(1998): Soren designed and constructed capacitance dilatometers for
future measurements of thermal expansion. He next went to graduate
studies at the Univerity of Illinois, Urbana-Champain.
(2001): Ulai was a visiting REU student from the University of Florida.
She worked on x-ray microtomography of bone. She later
entered the graduate program in Biophysics at the University of
|Arend van der Zande
(2002): Arend was a visitng REU student from UC-Santa Cruz. He
worked on computer modeling of mesoscale materials. He later went
on to graduate studies at Cornell University.
(2003): Elizabeth was a visitng REU student from Mt. Holyole College.
She and Sara Yancey worked together on a project to make inverse
emulsions of fluid mixtures near immiscibility transitions.
|Sara Yancey (2003): Sara was a visitng REU student
from Virginia Tech. She and Elizabeth Fenstermacher worked together on a
project to make inverse emulsions of fluid mixtures near immiscibility