2012-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Physics PhDs in academic year ending in 2012


Thesis Title

Akgun, Bora
Advisor:   Thomas Ferguson
Υ(nS) Cross Section Measurement in pp Collisions at 7 TeV Center of Mass Energy with the CMS Detector
Bandura, Kevin
Advisor:   Jeff Peterson
Pathfinder for a Neutral Hydrogen Dark Energy Survey
Dey, Biplab
Advisor:   Curtis Meyer
Differential cross section and polarization extractions for γp → K+Σ0 and γp → Φ p using CLAS at Jefferson Lab, towards a partial wave analysis in search of missing baryon resonances
Dickson, Ryan
Advisor:   Reinhard Schumacher
Photoproduction of the f1(1285)/η(1295) Mesons Using CLAS at Jefferson Lab
Evarts, Eric
Advisor:   Sara Majetich
Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy Analysis of Sub-30 nm Magnetic Tunnel Junction
Friend, Megan
Advisor:   Brian Quinn
A Precision Measurement of the Proton Strange-Quark Form Factors at Q2 = 0.624 GeV2
Looi, Shiang Yong
Advisor:   Robert Griffiths
Quantum Error Correction Using Stabilizer States and Graph States
Sauerwine, Benjamin
Advisor:   Michael Widom
Secondary Structure Models of Nucleic Acid Folding Kinetics
Shekhar, Prabhanshu
Advisor:   Mathias Loesche
Neutron Reflectometry from Interfacial Molecular Architectures: Structural Modeling and Application to Sparsely Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes
Shenoy, Siddharth
Advisor:   Mathias Loesche
Structure and Kinetics of the PTEN Tumor Suppressor: Investigation of Solution and Membrane-Associated States
Srivastava, Nishtha
Advisor:   Randy Feenstra
Interface Structure of Graphene on Silicon Carbide for Various Preparation Conditions
Thome, James
Advisor:   James Russ
A Measurement of Helicity-Frame Spin Alignment of Inclusive Υ(nS) Mesons in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at 1.96 TeV
Wong, Chik Him (Ricky)
Advisor:   Colin Morningstar
The Stochastic Laplacian Heaviside Method in Lattice QCD and its First Applications to Hadron Spectroscopy
Yu, Li
Advisor:   Robert Griffiths
Nonlocal Quantum Gates, Graph Codes and Information Splitting