Current Graduate Students

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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

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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

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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

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Wil Armstrong

Email: jwa0043@auburn.edu

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Siddharth Bachoti

Email: szb0234@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Edward Thomas
Research: Plasma Physics
Degree(s): BS-MS (Dual degree) in Physics (2022), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal (India); Master's thesis at the Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar (India)

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Rahul Banka

Email: rvb0015@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Plasma Physics
Degree(s): B.A. in University Scholars, Concentrations in Physics, Astrophysics and Mathematics, 2023, Baylor University, Waco, TX

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Shiva Basir

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

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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

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Samuel Carryer

Email: sdc0056@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

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Clayton Chilen

Email: czc0211
Research Areas: TBD

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Scott Chumley

Email: swc0017@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Guillaume Laurent
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, 2021, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

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Gabriel Costanzo

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

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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

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Jody Davis

Email: jld0056@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Major Professor: Guillaume Laurent
Degree(s): B.S. Electrical Engineering and Physics, 2020, University of Alabama - M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2021, Auburn University

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Nathan Davis

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

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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

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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

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Brady Elster

Email: belster@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Luca Guazzotto
Experience: Fortran, Python, R, Julia, Mojo
Research: Effect of Two-Fluid Equilibrium Flow on Linear Tearing Stability
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2022, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY

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Jessica Eskew

Email: jre0039@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Evdokiya Kostadinova
Experience: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-eskew-atl
Research: energetic electrons for fusion and space plasmas
Trained in/Knowledge:  https://suli.pppl.gov/2020/2020%20summer%20deliverables/Eskew%20presentation.pdf
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics - Astrophysics, 2020, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA

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Patrick Flint

Email: phf0005@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Physics Education Research and Atomic Molecular and Optical Research
Degree(s): B.S. in Astronomy, 2018, University of Arizona

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Brooks Howe

Email: zbh0005@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Evdokiya Kostadinova
Experience: Data analysis of the PlasmaKristall-4 Experiment (PK-4)
Research: TBD
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Music from Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

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Md Rumman Islam

Email: mzi0035@auburn.edu
Degree(s): BS in Physics - University of Dhaka MS in physics - University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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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

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Mohamed Kandil

Email: mak0098@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Wencan Jin
Research: X-ray and optical spectroscopy of 2D materials, thin Films, and heterostructures.
Degree(s): B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt. M.Sc. Engineering Physics, Alexandria University, Egypt.

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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

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Blake Koford

Email: brk0024@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

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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

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Hussam Mustafa

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

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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

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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

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Brian Opatosky

Email: bbo0007@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Condensed Matter Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Ryan Comes
Research: MBE fabrication of complex oxide heterostructures and theoretical and experimental research of unconventional superconductivity
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

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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

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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

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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

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Elon Price

Email: ezp0042@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Edward Thomas
Research: magnetized dusty plasma
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, (2019), M.S. in Physics (2021), North Carolina State University

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Henry Przygocki

Email: mhp0032@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Space Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Yu Lin
Research: Space Physics
Degree(s): M.S. in Physics (2022), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). B.S. in Physics (2019), State University of the Central West (Brazil).

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Bebi Rai

Email: bmr0043@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical AMO Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Dennis Bodewits

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Bhavesh Ramkorun

Email: bzr0051@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental Condensed Matter and Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Edward Thomas and Dr. Ryan Comes
Research: Dusty Plasma Synthesis of Oxide Particles
Trained in/Knowledge: Chemical Vapor Deposition; Knowledge in: Second Harmonic Generation
Degree(s): MS Physics, University of Alabama, Birmingham , AL

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Bruno Ribeiro

Email: bhl0016@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Computational Biophysics
Major Professor: Dr. Rafael Bernardi and Dr. Marcelo Kuroda
Research: Study of the interaction between 2D materials and DNA molecules
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2022, Mid-West State University (Unicentro), Parana, Brazil

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Michael Robbins

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

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Mason S. Sake

Email: msake@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Experimental and Computational Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Uwe Konopka
Research: Computational Structural Analysis in Complex Plasmas, Nonlinear Dynamics Modeling, R&D Engineering for Ultrasonic Meter Technology
Degree(s): M.S. Physics (2024), B.S. Physics (2022), B.E. Mechanical (2022), Auburn University

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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

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Josiah Simes

Email: jbs0124@auburn.edu
Degree(s): B.S. in Physics, 2023, University of West Florida

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Tanzila Tasnim

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

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William Teague

Email: wzt0020@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Space Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Hong Zhao
Research: Dynamics of Earth's Outer Radiation Belt, Characterization of the Miniaturized High-Energy-Resolution Ultrarealistic Electron Telescope
Degree(s): B.S. Physics, 2022, The University of Texas at Dallas

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Rosalie Tezak

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

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Dane Van Tol

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

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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

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Courtney Wicklund

Email: czw0143@auburn.edu
Research Areas: TBD

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Paxton Wilson

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

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Gabriel Woodbury Saudeau

Email: gsw0024@auburn.edu
Research Areas: Theoretical Plasma Physics
Major Professor: Dr. Luca Guazzotto
Degree(s): B. S. in Physics, 2020, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

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Greg Young

Email: gey0008@auburn.edu
Degree(s): B.S. in Engineering Physics, Computer Science (Minor), and Mathematics (Minor) - Samford University - 2023