Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2010-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2010

Ian Rawson
Ian Rawson

The 113th commencement at Carnegie Mellon University took place May 15-16, 2010. Ian G. Rawson, managing director of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti, delivered the keynote address at the main ceremony on the morning of Sunday, May 16 in Gesling Stadium.  Watch Rawson's speech on Youtube. (CMU Homepage story)

The hooding ceremony for Doctor of Philosophy in Physics occurred during the evening of Saturday, May 15.  The distribution of diplomas took place in Wean Hall 7500 during the afternoon of Sunday, May 16.   The degrees in physics conferred during the ceremony are listed below.

Elisa

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

Bulava

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

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Elisa Kay Pueschel
Thesis title: Measurement of the CP Violating Phase sin2β using Bs -> J/ψ Φ Decays at CDF
Advisor:Manfred Paulini

John Merritt Bulava
Thesis title: An Improved Variance Reduction Technique for Stochastic All-to-All
       Quark Propagators in Lattice QCD Spectrum Computations
Advisor: Colin Morningstar

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics,
Graduated August 2009

Haijun Gong
Thesis title:
Computational Models of Protein Sorting in the Golgi Apparatus
Advisor: Russell Schwartz, Michael Widom

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,
Graduated in 2009

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

Calamba
  Aristotle Calamba (center) receives his Masters diploma from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Manfred Paulini (right).


Master of Science in Physics

Aristotle M. Calamba
Guowei He
Mingyang Hu
Muwen Kong
David W. Lenkner
Michelle Carla Ntampaka
William Paul Huhn



BSc
Deena Kim (center) receives her Bachelors diploma from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Kunal Ghosh (right).


Bachelor of Science in Physics

Coleman Broaddus
Matthew Gregory Buchovecky (Minor in Philosophy)
Chih Yueh Chan
Kunting Chua (Astrophysics Track, Minor in Biomedical Engineering)
Luke Christopher Durback (Minor in Mathematical Sciences)
Sean Martin Gilroy 
Benjamin Joseph Greer
Deena Jiyun Kim
Vikram Vijay Kulkarni

Anastasia Igorevna Kurnikova
Grant Hahn Lee 
Christopher Steven Magnollay 
Alexander Marakov

James Alexander McGee (Astrophysics Track)
Matthew Stuart Rowe (Additional Major in Philosophy)
David Scott Schultz (Minor in Computer Science)
Kaitlyn H. Schwalje
Brandon W. Tarbet
Joshua Robert Tepper
Kevin Tian
Matthew J. Urffer
Justin Gregory Winokur
(Minor in Engineering Studies)
Yuriy Zubovski

Bsc2
Christopher Magnollay (center) receives his Bachelors diploma
from Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Kunal Ghosh (right).



Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with an Additional Major in Physics

Adam Paul Walker

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Additional Major in Physics

Andrew James Yeager
 

Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Master of Art in Literacy and Cultural Studies, and
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Alexandra C. Beck

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Physics (Double Degree)

Thomas J. Lambert

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Physics (Double Degree)

Corey Montella

Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mechanical Engineering (Double Degree)

Shaun Robert Swanson

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and Physics (Triple Degree)

Jonathan Leonard Long


Minor in Physics

Philippe Ajoux
Jason Brubaker
Francesco Coco
Charles Cowan
Aaron Daniele
Owen Durni
Daniel Eisenberg
Benjamin Ely
Matthew Goldfarb
Bumki Kim
Manoj Kumar Kintali Venkata
Amelia Lewis
Ravi Mehta
Matthew Morrill
Bradford Neuman
Scott Ridel
Sean Sechrist
Alexander Strommen
Semen Tetruashvili
Geo Thukalil
Yue Peng Toh
Tracey Ziev

triple
  Jonathan Long (center) receives his triple degree from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Kunal Ghosh (right).


Honors and Awards

Alexandra Beck
     Sigma Xi

Matthew Buchovecky
     University Honors

Kunting Chua
     University Honors
     College Honors
     Phi Beta Kappa
     Sigma Xi

Luke Durback
     University Honors

Benjamin Greer
     University Honors
     College Honors
     Sigma Xi
     ACS Scholar

Deena Kim
     University Honors
     College Honors
     Sigma Xi

Vikram Kulkarni
     University Honors

Anastasia Kurnikova
     University Honors
     College Honors
     Sigma Xi

Thomas Lambert
     University Honors

Jonathan Long
     University Honors
     College Honors
     Phi Kappa Phi

Alexander Marakov
     University Honors
     Sigma Xi

James McGee
     Sigma Xi

Shaun Swanson
     University Honors
     College Honors

Brandon Tarbet
     Sigma Xi

Kevin Tian
     University Honors
     Phi Beta Kappa
     Phi Kappa Phi

Justin Winokur
     University Honors
     College Honors

Andrew Yeager
     University Honors
     Phi Beta Kappa
     Phi Kappa Phi



award1
Kevin Tian (left) receives his awards from Prof. Barry Luokkala (right).


award2
  Kunting Chua (center) receives the Cutkosky Award from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Kunal Ghosh (right).


Richard E. Cutkosky Award

     Kunting Chua


Graduates
Degree recipients pose for a group photograph.