Granular Sand by Julien Chopin, PhD Candidate in Physics

Student Research

Senior Honors Theses

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

Below: Clark physics undergraduate and graduate students talk about their research.

Falling Paper

Michael Robitaille, Class of 2009 Mike Robitaille '09 talks about his research in Arshad Kudrolli's lab looking at falling paper as an indicator of flight patterns. Mike was admitted to the M.S./Ph.D. Program in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University.

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Laurel Winter, Class of 2009 Laurel Winter '09
talks about her research in Chuck Agosta's lab working on magets and organic semiconductors. Laurel entered the Ph.D. Program in Physics at Florida State University and is conducting research at NHMFL, Tallahassee, FL.

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Graduate Perspective

Kevin Safford, second year graduate student Kevin Safford
second year physics graduate student, talks about how he came to work in Arshad Kudrolli's lab.

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