Current Graduate Students

Jibril Ahammad

Email: jza0072@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Condensed Matter
Major Professor: Ryan Comes
Research: Hybrid MBE and Perovskite Oxide thin films
Trained in/Knowledge: XAS, XPS, Raman and Photoluminescence
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2016, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

Nicholas Allen

Email: nra0005@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: David Ennis
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2015, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Bradley Andrew

Email: bra0016@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Kostadinova
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, 2019, North Georgia College - State University

Jalaan Avritte

Email: jta0030@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: JJ Dong
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2017, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Shiva Basir

Email: szb0211@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Physics Education Research
Major Professor: Dr. Eric Burkholder

Noah Bessard

Email: nzb0044@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: David Ennis
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2018, University of California, Merced, CA

Spenser Burrows

Email: sjb0046@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Major Professor: Guillaume Laurent
Trained in/Knowledge: COLTRIMS, Control systems, data acquisition system, database design, Vacuum systems, optical systems, detectors, image processing and CAD expertise
Degree(s): B.A. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Engineering Physics, 2012, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

Samuel Carryer

Email: sdc0056@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

Clayton Chilen

Email: czc0211
Research Areas: TBD

Scott Chumley

Email: swc0017@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, 2021, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Gabriel Costanzo

Email: gzc0049@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Space Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Yu Lin
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, 2021, Penn State University

David Crawford

Email: dec0014@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: JJ Dong
Degree(s): B.S. in Mathematics, 2016, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Suman Das

Email: szd0073@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: Sarit Dhar
Research: Device Physics, Wide Bandgap Semiconductor, Fabrication and Characterization
Trained in/Knowledge: Hall Measurements, AFM, CV, IV, Profilometer, NBTI and PBTI
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2011, University of Burden - M.S. in Physics, 2013, Indian Institute of Technology

Nathan Davis

Email: ndd0014@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Degree(s): MS, Physics, 2020, Texas A-M University

Thomas Deskins

Email: tkd0009@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical AMO Physics
Major Professor: Dennis Bodewits
Trained in/Knowledge: Astronomy, Comets and Charge Exchange
Degree(s): B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2017, University of Maryland, College Park, MD - M.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2018, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Roger Dorris

Email: rzd0046@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: David Maurer
Experience: Python and LabVIEW
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2019, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Brandon Doyle

Email: bdd0011@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Uwe Konopka
Trained in/Knowledge: Device Control/Automation, Electronics and Soldering, Microcontrollers, RF Power and Basic Machining
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2012, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Brady Elster

Email: bte0008@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

Jessica Eskew

Email: jre0039@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

Dylan Funk

Email: dzf0017@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Uwe Konopka
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2013, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph (Isaac) Garcia

Email: jig0005@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical Atomic Physics
Major Professor: Stuart Loch
Trained in/Knowledge: Atomic Structure, Machine Learning and Spectroscopy
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2019, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX

Patrick Gemperline

Email: ptg0007@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: Ryan Comes
Trained in/Knowledge: Molecular Beam Epitaxy Thin Film Synthesis and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Characterization; Knowledgeable in: Machine Learning Analysis Techniques
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science, 2018, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Tomas Gonda

Email: tgg0011@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: David Ennis
Research: Fusion Plasmas, Plasma Facing Component Erosion
Trained in/Knowledge: Plasma Spectroscopy
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2019, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN

Ian Gustafson

Email: ifg0001@auburn.edu
Research Areas: T.B.D
Major Professor: Luca Guazzotto
Experience: Python, FORTRAN and C++
Research: Ideal MHD simulations via a Grad-Shafranov/Bernoulli solver
Degree(s): B.S. in Applied Physics, 2019, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Brooks Howe

Email: zbh0005@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

Swapneal Jain

Email: skj0017@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Major Professor: Guillaume Laurent
Trained in/Knowledge: Thin film manufacturing and characterization and designing and building nonlinear optical systems
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2018, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fl

Dakotah Kirk

Email: dmk0023@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: Marcelo Kuroda
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics and Mathematics (minor), 2017, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Blake Koford

Email: brk0024@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

Brandon Martin

Email: cbm0026@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical Atomic Physics
Major Professor: Stuart Loch
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2019, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Hussam Mustafa

Email: hnm0037@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Major Professor: Dr. Wencan Jin
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, Georgia Southern University

Leo Nofs

Email: lmn0022@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Major Professor: Dr. Uwe Konopka
Experience: Alignment of Optical Systems
Trained in/Knowledge: Optics, Waveguides, Photonics, and Atomic-Optical interactions
Degree(s): B.S. Physics Research (2016), B.S. Mathematics (2016), M.S. Physics (2019), Eastern Michigan University

Trevor Olsson

Email: tzo0018@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Major Professor: Guillaume Laurent
Research: Quantum orbit calculations of symmetry-breaking two-color high-harmonics and Experimental ultrafast solid-state electron dynamics
Degree(s): B..S in Physics and Mathematics (minor), 2018, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Brian Opatosky

Email: bbo0007@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Ryan Comes
Research: Research in: Solar cells
Trained in/Knowledge: Thin films and Condensed matter physics
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics: Applied Physics and B.S. in Mathematics: Physical Sciences, Appalachian State University

Shawn Oset

Email: szo0032@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical AMO Physics
Major Professor: Dennis Bodewits
Research: Research in: Cometary atmospheres and the role of molecular dissociation on their shape through computational modeling
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics and Mathematics (double major), 2007, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Mason Parkes

Email: mlp0079@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Neuro-physics
Major Professor: Michael Gramlich
Experience: Matlab
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2019, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Adam Pfeifle

Email: amp0096@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: Marcelo Kuroda
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2016, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Jared Powell

Email: jcp0090@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Edward Thomas
Research: Electromagnetic wave dynamics in low-temperature, and magnetized plasma
Trained in/Knowledge: Langmuir probe and B-dot probe analysis
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics and Mathematics (minor), 2017, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI - M.S. in Physics, 2019, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Elon Price

Email: ezp0042@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Major Professor: Dr. Edward Thomas
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, 2019, North Carolina State University

Bebi Rai

Email: bmr0043@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Major Professor: Dr. Dennis Bodewits

Bhavesh Ramkorun

Email: bzr0051@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Trained in/Knowledge: Chemical Vapor Deposition; Knowledge in: Second Harmonic Generation
Degree(s): MS Physics, University of Alabama, Birmingham , AL

Bruno Ribeiro

Email: bhl0016@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

Michael Robbins

Email: mer0031@auburn.edu
Research Areas: T.B.D.
Major Professor: Eric Burkholder
Degree(s): B.S in Electrical Engineering, 2018, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Mason Sake

Email: mss0065@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

Arka Sardar

Email: azs0222@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: Sarit Dhar
Trained in/Knowledge: Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), Photolithography, and High temperature annealing furnace
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2014, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India - M.S. in Applied Physics, 2016, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, India

Tanzila Tasnim

Email: tzt0048@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Major Professor: Dr. Ryan Comes
Trained in/Knowledge: Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and UV Spectrophotometry

William Teague

Email: wzt0020@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

Rosalie Tezak

Email: rrt0009@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Major Professor: Dr. Hong Zhao
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, 2018, Eastern Michigan University

Dane Van Tol

Email: dzv0020@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Experience: Python, MATLAB, Solidworks and FreeCAD
Trained in/Knowledge: Electronics, PCB Design
Degree(s): B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Colorado School of Mines

Andrew White

Email: apw0037@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical Atomic Physics
Major Professor: Stuart Loch
Research: Electron-Ion Collisions and Quantum Information Science
Trained in/Knowledge: Computational Physics
Degree(s): B.A. in Economics, 2008, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA - B.S. in Physics, 2013, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Courtney Wicklund

Email: czw0143@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

Stephen Williams

Email: saw0051@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Edward Thomas
Experience: Python/LabVIEW
Trained in/Knowledge: Technical Systems (Vacuum, Cryogenic, Filtration); Knowledge in: Electronics
Degree(s): B.S. in Mathematics, 2011, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA - M.S. in Physics, 2015, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

Eleanor Williamson

Email: ezw0026@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: David Maurer
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2013, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Paxton Wilson

Email: psw0008@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, 2021, Stetson University

Gabriel Woodbury Saudeau

Email: gsw0024@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD
Major Professor: Dr. Luca Guazzotto