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