Senior Theses 2016

posted on July 28, 2016 by

Ferrel Atkins ‘16

An Overview of Satellite Communications: Topics in Satellite Television

Faculty Advisor:  Janice Hudgings

 

Andreas Biekert ‘16

Aiding the Search for New Physics Through the Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules

Faculty Advisor:  Richard Mawhorter

 

Hannah Bishop ‘16

Fabrication of Plasmonic Nanostructures using Electron Beam Lithography

Faculty Advisor:  David Tanenbaum

 

William Buchholtz ‘16

Modeling the Evolution of Surface Charge on a Wire-Capacitor Circuit

Faculty Advisors:  Thomas Moore and Alma Zook

 

Jonah Grubb ‘16

On the Design and Construction of a Tow Tank and Particle Image Velocimetry System for the Study of Exploding Plants

Faculty Advisor:  Dwight Whitaker

 

David Khatami ‘16

A Meshless Approach to Radiation Hydrodynamics Simulations in Astrophysics

Faculty Advisors:  Philip Hopkins (Caltech) and Philip Choi

 

Jerry Martinez ‘16

Automotive Radar Systems: Status and Future Developments 

Faculty Advisor:  Janice Hudgings

 

Melina Mastrodimos ‘16

Delineating the Evolution of Organic Molecular Synthesis

Faculty Advisor:  Philip Choi

 

Madeline McGaughey ‘16

A Review of the Development and Current Status of Quantum Key Distribution

Faculty Advisor:  Alfred Kwok

 

Tatsu Monkman ‘16

Mapping the Galactic Orbit of an Extremely Low Metallicity Star

Faculty Advisors:  Philip Choi and Josh Simon (Carnegie Observatories)

 

Vicente Robles ‘16

Exploring the Dynamics of Optical Thermocavitation Bubbles Using Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence

Faculty Advisor:  Dwight Whitaker

 

David Sharfi ‘16

Designing, Implementing, and Testing A Lesson Plan for Static Equilibrium in Introductory Mechanics

Faculty Advisor:  David Tanenbaum

 

Scott Tan ‘16

Signatures of the Soft Phonon in Impedance Spectroscopy of Barium Titanate Nanoparticle Colloidal Solutions

Faculty Advisor:  Janice Hudgings and Graham Krahn

 

Carson Witte ‘16

Diatomic Molecular Spectroscopy of Potassium Iodide

Faculty Advisor:  Richard Mawhorter

 

Scott Tan – 2016 Recipient of the Stauffer Scholarship

posted on May 24, 2016 by

The John Stauffer Scholarship for Academic Merit is an award made to a senior student majoring in Physics, Chemistry, or a related science, who exhibits the highest academic promise.  For the class of 2016, it was awarded to Scott Tan!  Congratulations Scott, we are so proud!

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[UPDATE] Scott Tan ’16, Andy Biekert ’16, and Ben Murphy ’13 Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

posted on April 5, 2016 by

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Senior Physics majors Scott Tan (left) and Andy Biekert (right) were recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. Tan will study materials engineering at MIT, and Biekert will study atomic, molecular and optical physics but hasn’t decided where he will study. To see the full article on the Pomona College website, click here.

Also alum Ben Murphy ’13 was selected for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He is headed to Oregon State University to study geophysics.

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