Qin Xu

grad student

BS: Fudan Univ.

MS: New York Univ.

GCIS E-035

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non-Newtonian fluids

Minghan Chou

grad student

BS:  Tsing Hua Univ.

GCIS E-039

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nanoparticle sheets

Heinrich Jaeger

Vordiplom: Kiel University

MS:  U Minnesota

PhD: U Minnesota

brief bio & CV


GCIS E-229

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Leah Roth

grad student

BA: St. Olaf

GCIS E-039

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granular matter by design

Kieran Murphy

grad student

BS: Berkeley

GCIS E-039

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granular matter by design

Ed Barry

postdoc

BS: Fordham Univ.

PhD: Brandeis

GCIS E-035

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nanoparticle filtration

Nicole James

grad student

BA: Whitman

GCIS E-039

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suspension dynamics



Group Alumni:

former postdocs

Eric Brown  (2007-11; Asst. Prof. Yale); Jinbo He (2008-11; CelGard, NC); Igor Beloborodov (2006-08; Assoc. Prof. Physics, Cal State University, Northridge); Laura Adams (2005-07; postdoc, Harvard); Ward Lopes (2003-06; Asst. Prof. Physics, Williams College); Terry Bigioni (2002-05; Asst. Professor, Chemistry, U Toledo);  Xiao-Min Lin (2000-02; Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Materials; Argonne Nat’l Lab); Allan W. Smith (1997-00; physicist, Sensor Science Division, NIST, Gaithersburg);  Georges Debregeas (1997-1999; CNRS Chargé de Recherche, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris); Edmund Nowak (1994-97; Assoc. Prof. & Assoc. Chair, Physics, U Delaware);  Rena Zieve (1992-95; Prof. Physics, UC Davis); Edward Ehrichs (1992-95; Sr. Manager/Deputy Director at GLOBALFOUNDRIES)

former graduate students

Marc Miskin (Ph.D. 2014; postdoc, Cornell); Pongsakorn Kanjanaboos (Ph.D. 2013; postdoc Univ. Toronto); Scott Waitukaitis (Ph.D. 2013; postdoc Leiden University, The Netherlands); Carlos Orellana (Ph.D. 2013; postdoc Emory); Xiang Cheng (Ph.D. 2009; postdoc, Cornell; Asst. Prof. ChemE and Mat. Sci., U Minnesota, Minneapolis); John Royer (Ph.D. 2009; postdoc NYU; physicist, NIST Gaithersburg); Helge Grütjen (M.S. 2009; PhD student at Cambrige, UK); Thu Bach Tran (Ph.D. 2007; Intel Corporation); Eric Corwin (Ph.D. 2007; postdoc, New York University; Asst. Prof. Physics, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene); Klara Elteto Mueggenburg (Ph.D. 2007; Development Office, Northwestern University); Matthias Möbius (Ph.D. 2006; postdoc, Leiden University, The Netherlands; Lecturer, School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin); Nathan Mueggenburg (Ph.D. 2004; Assoc. Prof., Physics, Lake Forest College); Raghuveer Parthasarathy (Ph.D. 2002; postdoc Berkeley; Assoc. Prof. Physics, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene); Dan Mueth (Ph.D. 2001; Chief Technical Officer at Arryx, Inc.; Program Director (General Manager, Market Research, Product Strategy, R&D) at Haemonetics); Ward Lopes (Ph.D. 2001; senior scientist, Arryx; postdoc with our lab; Mt. Holyoke Fellow and Visiting Asst. Prof.; Asst. Prof. Physics, Williams College); Milica Medved (Ph.D. 2000; Research Associate/Assistant Professor, Radiology, UofC), Dan Blair (M.S. 2000; Ph.D at Clark Univ.; postdoc Harvard; Asst. Prof. Physics, Georgetown Univ.), Fernando Villaruel (M.S. 1999; Business Development Manager, Office of the CTO at Cisco Systems); Solveig Anders (Ph.D. 1999; postdoc U Vienna; scientist, Institut für Photonische Technologien, Jena), Terry Morkved (Ph.D. 1997; postdoc U Minnesota; Imation; Research Staff Member, Seagate Technology); Mei Lu (M.S. 1996; Project Manager, Fannie Mae); James B. Knight (Ph.D. 1996; postdoc Princeton; Citadel Investment Group), Li Liu (Ph.D. 1995; Director, Barclays Capital)

recent undergrads

Thanasi Athanassiadis (stress response of granular packings, 3d-printing, x-ray tomography; grad school at MIT); Sam Wilken (suspension droplets & splats, evolutionary algorithms; grad school at NYU); Paul Kaplan (granular packings, x-ray radiography; now works at  Inventables); Alice Nasto (suspension rheology, packings of granular chains; grad school at MIT); Dylan Murphy (packings of granular chains); Trevor Martin (granular materials testing; now at Argonne Natl Lab); Jason Merritt (granular packings); Nicholas Rodenberg (strength testing of granular packings; Boston Dynamics, MA); Nathaniel Berry (finite element simulations of deformable materials); Benjamin Duval (nanoparticle membranes; Marine Corps); Sidney Ellington (simulations of granular assemblies); David Smith (shear-thickening in colloidal suspensions; grad school in biomed. eng. at Colorado State Univ.); Daniel Evans (clustering in granular streams; grad school at NYU); Laszlo Fraser (freely suspended nanoparticle arrays; grad school at Northwestern); Bryan Conyers (granular jets; Lawrence Tech University); Adam Weis (freely suspended nanoparticle arrays; grad school at UIUC)


recent long-term visitors

2013: Martin Klein Schaarsberg, University of Twente (suspension drop impact); 2012: Dr. Jianhui Liao, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics, Peking University (freestanding nanoparticle sheets); 2011: Estefania Vidal, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (simulations on granular charging); 2009: Suomi Ponce Heredia, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (experiments on freely falling granular streams); 2008: Jocelyn Dunstan Escudero, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (experiments on force chains in 2-D); 2007-08: Virginia Estevez, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), Spain (simulations of electron transport through nano-particle arrays); 2007: Loreto Oyarte, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (experiments on freely falling granular streams



Endao Han

grad student

BS: Shandong Univ.

MS: Univ. of Manchester

GCIS E-025

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email


granular materials

Victor Lee

grad student

BS: Natl. Taiwan Univ.

MS: Natl. Taiwan Univ.

GCIS E-039

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email


granular streams

Sean McBride

postdoc

BS: Bloomsburg Univ., PA

MS: Miami Univ., OH

PhD: Kansas State Univ.

GCIS E-035

773 702-6075

email

nanoparticle filtration

Yifan Wang

grad student

BS: Peking Univ.


GCIS E-035

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email


nanoparticle sheets

Ivo Peters

postdoc

BS, MS: Twente Univ.

PhD: Twente Univ.

GCIS E-025

773 702-6075

email


suspension dynamics