Granular Sand by Julien Chopin, PhD Candidate in Physics

Student Research

Clark Physics students discuss their research.

Nikolay Ionkin '18 conducted his research in Professor Arshad Kudrolli's Complex Matter and Nonlinear Physics Lab, investigating fluid flow and erosion.  Nikolay is part of Clark University's 3/2 Engineering program with Columbia University, and joined Columbia University in Fall 2017. More information.

Bernny Ramirez '18 works in Professor Arshad Kudrolli's Complex Matter and Nonlinear Physics Laboratory, investigating soft robotics via the movement of earthworms. This research is at the interface of physics, biology, and engineering. More information.

Sarah Wells '17 explores an innovative and interdisciplinary way to combine her interests in literature, language and physics.  More Information.


Senior Honors Theses

Class of 2017

Lubaina Selani: Understanding the structural and surface electronic properties of cuprous oxide nanocubes
Max Newman: Reconditioning and testing a Small Radio Telescope
Donny Pearson: STM, SEM, and Self-Assembly of Cuprous Oxide Nanocubes
Matthew Alvarado-Ross: Analysis of Charge Density Wave States and Lattice Strain in TbTe3

Class of 2016

Logan Bishop-Van Horn: Investigating the FFLO State in Quasi-2D Organic Superconductors
Ayush Joshi: Simulation of the critical behavior of the OFC Earthquake Model
Aaron Kraft: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Charge Density Wave States in TbTe3
Zachary Weller: Powering Community farms in Kingston, Jamaica with integrated renewable microgrid systems

Class of 2015

Sebastian Derian: Collective Behavior of Networks Influenced by a Changing Hidden Variable
Kevin Dunn: Topographic and Spectroscopic Analysis of Cuprous Oxide Nanocubes
Franklin Feingold: The Effects of Impurities on the Checkerboard Pattern in Bi-2212
Yulin Feng: Chaotic Biophysical Systems
Justin Roundy: Finding Superconducting phase transitions in YBCO wire using pulsed magnetic fields
David Scheff: Erosion of a Grain in a Viscous Flow
Xinyi Shen: Effect of Size Dispersion of Particles on Granular Erosion
Derek Walkama: Temperature/Doping Dependent Measurements on Bi-2212 using STM

Class of 2014

Leo Bayless-Hall: STM Studies of Topographical Features in the Blue-Bronze Rb0.3MoO3
Steven Butler: Analysis of Anisotropic Critical Fields in Superconductors
Unurbat Erdenemunkh: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Intentionally-Doped Magnetic and Nonmagnetic Impurities in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x
Tyler Flanagan: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of the Purple Bronze Li0.9Mo6O17
Rory Jones: Phase Relations in Biological Oscillators
David Melul Fresco: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of the Topological Insulator Bi2Se3AsX
Andrei Shylo: Building a Vertical Wind Turbine for the Math-Physics Building Nanogrid
Brian York: Oscillatory Dynamics in Bio-Molecular Networks

Class of 2013

Christopher Conroy: Questioning Tinkham Equation Via Identification of FFLO state from Angular Data
Christina Ferretti: Methods for Quantifying Wing-beat Frequencies in Mosquitoes
Eric Gustafson: Examination of Radiation Sources Using a Small Radio Telescope
Pascal Jundt: Behavior of a Dense Granular Suspension as it is deposited on a Moving Absorbent Substrate
Vuong Truong: Natural and Experimental Scattering of Colors