Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2009-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2009

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, was the keynote speaker.
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, was the keynote speaker.

The 112th commencement at Carnegie Mellon University took place May 16-17, 2009. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, delivered the keynote address at the main ceremony on the morning of Sunday, May 17 in Gesling Stadium. Schmidt underscored both the importance of technological innovation and understanding the value of the family, friends, and people around you. Watch Schmidt's speech on Youtube. (CMU Homepage story) (Keynote Speakers and Honorees)

The hooding ceremony for Doctor of Philosophy in Physics occurred during the evening of Saturday, May 16.  The distribution of diplomas took place in Wean Hall 7500 during the afternoon of Sunday, May 17.   The degrees in physics conferred during the ceremony are listed below.

Altay
Dr. Gabriel Altay (center) receives his Doctoral diploma from Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Manfred Paulini (right).

Wei
Dr. Yuli Wei (center) receives her Doctoral diploma from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Manfred Paulini (right).

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics,
Graduated in August 2008

Michael Evan McCracken
Thesis title: A Study of K+ Lambda Photoproduction in the CLAS g11a Dataset: Differential Cross Section, Recoil Polarization, and a Partial-Wave Analysis
Advisor: Curtis Meyer

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics,
Expected in August 2009

Gabriel Alexander Altay
Thesis title: Cosmological Radiative Transfer
Advisor: Rupert Croft
Benjamin Keith Beppler
Thesis title: Deposition of Amphiphillic and Grafted Nanoparticle Systems Controlled by Static and Dynamic Menisci
Advisor: Stephen Garoff
Jason E. Galyardt
Thesis title: Correlations in Bottom Quark Pair Production at the Fermilab TeVatron
Advisor: James Russ
Jianjun Pan
Thesis title: Supramolecular Organization of Alamethicin in fluid Lipid Membranes
Advisor: John Nagle

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Master of Science in Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces,
Expected in August 2009

Yuli Wei
Thesis title: Dynamic Wetting of Viscous Newtonian and Visco-elastic Fluids
Advisors: Stephen Garoff and Lynn Walker

DeGraf
Colin Degraf  (center) receives his Masters diploma from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Manfred Paulini (right).


Master of Science in Physics

      Christopher P. Brust
      Colin Degraf
      Qi Fu
      Weihua Hu
      Chang-You Lin
      Cem Yolcu
      Megan Lynn Friend
      Jonathan Lind
      Samuel Rauhala
      Xi Tan
      Chik-Him Wong


Berke
Kara Berke (center) receives her Bachelors diploma from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Kunal Ghosh (right).


Bachelor of Science in Physics

Ian James Anderson
Kara L. Berke
Kevin F. Cleary
Henry Kurt Ermer
Harry A. Frank
Sibel Deren Guler (Expected in August 2009)
Stephen Thomas Head
Aaron Michael Hernley
Avishek Kumar
Brian Scott Mason
Kenji Masato Oman
Cara Nicole Palermo
Justin E. Pye
David Curtis Stone
Kelly L. Duncan (Minor in Mathematical Studies)
Omar Emad Shams (Minor in Mathematical Sciences, Expected in August 2009)
Eumbeom Kim (Minor in Chemistry)
Jun Xian (Jax) Leong (Additional Major in Professional Writing, Sciences and Humanities Scholar)
Brian Lee Pollack (Additional Major in Philosophy, Science and Humanities Scholar)
Rebecca Ross Reesman (Additional Major in Statistics)
Michael Jonathan Ragosa Rosenman (Additional Major in Computer Science)
Blake Michael Coughenour (Astrophysics track)
Fiona Ding (Astrophysics track with a Minor in Mathematical Sciences)
Derrick Paul McKee (Astrophysics track)
Henry V. Wladkowski III (Biological Physics track)

Cleary
Kevin Cleary (center) receives his Bachelors diploma from Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Kunal Ghosh (right).


Bachelor of Science and Arts in Physics and Drama

Tamar Shavit

Bachelor of Science in Philosophy with an Additional Major in Physics

Michael McClave Whiston
(Sciences and Humanities Scholar)
 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering with an Additional Major in Physics

Thomas Wilson Bolds

Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences (Student Defined Major) with a Minor in Physics

Shawn Clayton Knight, (Graduated December 2008)

Bachelor of Science in Applied Computational Physics (Student Defined Major)

Christopher Francis Eldred
(Science and Humanities Scholar)

Bachelor of Science Double Degree in Physics, Computational Physics Track and Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematical Sciences

Keehwan Park, (Graduated December 2008)

Bachelor of Science Double Degree in Physics, and Mathematical Sciences

David E. Baker, (Graduated August 2008)
 

Bachelor of Science Double Degree in Computer Science and Physics

Alan David Lundin

Minor in Physics

Nicola Alfeo
John T. Bauman
Alexandra Beck
Jonathan A. Coens
Brian J. Coltin
Debtirtho Dipon Ghosh
Joshua B. Godick
Sam T. Kaplan
Howard Kim
Kevin K. Lin
Anna C. Olson
Randyka Pujoprawoto
Nicholas A. Roche
Carolyn A. Sawyer
Jocelyn S. Sunseri
Alex Volkovitsky
Charles F. Wesley

Anderson
Ian Anderson (center) receives his awards from
Prof. Hugh Young (left) and Prof. Barry Luokkala (right).


Honors and Awards

Ian James Anderson
      University Honors

David E. Baker
      University Honors

Fiona Ding
      Sigma Xi

Christopher Eldred
      University Honors
      College Honors
      Phi Beta Kappa
      Phi Kappa Phi

Avishek Kumar
      College Honors
      Sigma Xi

Brian Lee Pollack
      University Honors

Alan David Lundin
      University Honors

Reesman
Rebecca Reesman (center) is recognized for her awards by Prof. Hugh Young (left) and Prof. Barry Luokkala (right).


Rebecca Ross Reesman
       College Honors
       ACS Scholar

Michael Jonathan Ragosa Rosenman
      University Honors
      College Honors
      Phi Kappa Phi
      Phi Beta Kappa
      Sigma Xi

Tamar Shavit
      University Honors

David Curtis Stone
      University Honors
      College Honors

Michael McClave Whiston
      University Honors
      College Honors
      Phi Beta Kappa
      Sigma Xi
      ACS Scholar

Rosenman
Michael Rosenman (center) receives the Cutkosky Award from
Prof. Kunal Ghosh (left) and Prof. Stephen Garoff (right).


Richard E. Cutkosky Award

      Michael Jonathan Ragosa Rosenman


Graduates
Degree recipients pose for a group photograph.