Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2011-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, June 6, 2011

Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2011

The 114th commencement at Carnegie Mellon University took place May 14-15, 2011. Aron Ralston (E'97), whose amazing and heroic story of survival is the subject of the film "127 Hours," delivered the keynote address at the main ceremony on the morning of Sunday, May 15 in Gesling Stadium.  Watch Ralston's speech on Youtube.

The hooding ceremony for Doctor of Philosophy in Physics occurred during the evening of Saturday, May 14.  The distribution of diplomas took place in Wean Hall 7500 during the afternoon of Sunday, May 15.   The degrees in physics conferred during the ceremony are listed below.

Kei

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

Diane
Dr. Diana Seymour Parno (center) receives her Doctoral
diploma from Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Manfred Paulini (right).

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Kevin Bandura
Thesis title:  Pathfinder for a HI Dark Energy Survey
Advisor: Jeffrey Peterson

Tristan Bereau

Thesis title: 
Unconstrained Structure Formation in Coarse-Grained Protein Simulations
Advisor: Markus Deserno

Ryan Douglas Dickson

Thesis title:  Photoproduction of the f1(1285)/η(1295) Mesons using CLAS at Jefferson Lab
Advisor: Reinhard Schumacher

Vlad Gheorghiu
Thesis title:
  Separable Operations, Graph Codes and the Location of Quantum Information
Advisor: Robert B. Griffiths

Charles Robert Hogg III

Thesis title: 
Pattern Transfer from Nanoparticle Arrays
Advisor: Sara Majetich

Jimmy Hutasoit

Thesis title:  Time-dependent Backgrounds in String Theory and Dualities
Advisor: Richard Holman

Shiu Fai (Frankie) Li
Thesis title:  In situ Observation of Deformation with High Energy X-ray
      Diffraction Microscopy
Advisor: Robert M. Suter

Shiang Yong Looi
Thesis title:  Quantum Error Correcting Codes with Graph States and
       Tripartite Entanglement Structure of Graph States
Advisor: Robert B. Griffiths

Luxmi
Thesis title:  Structural Studies of Epitaxial Graphene Formed on SiC{0001} Surfaces
Advisor: Randall Feenstra

Navodit Misra
Thesis title:  Algorithms for Reliable Computing in Molecular Biology
Advisor: Russell Schwartz, Robert Swendsen

Kei Moriya
Thesis title:  Measurement of the Lineshape, Differential Photoproduction Cross
     Section, Spin and Parity of the Λ(1405) Using CLAS at Jefferson Lab
Advisor: Reinhard Schumacher

Diana Marwick Seymour Parno
Thesis title:  Measurements of the Double-Spin Asymmetry A1 on Helium-3:
     Toward a Precise Measurement of the Neutron A1
Advisor: Gregg Franklin

Peng Zheng
Thesis title:  High Temperature Langasite Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors
Advisor: David Greve


Jhang
  You-Cyuan Jhang (center) receives his Masters diploma from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Manfred Paulini (right).


Master of Science in Physics

Alexander Scott Bell
Robert Haussman
Dao Ho
Yutaro Iiyama
You-Cyuan Jhang
Kevin Richard Koch
William Levine
Siddharth Maddali
Patrick Mende
Matthew Oborski
Udom Sae-Ueng
Zhen Tang
Tabitha Christine Voytek
Huizhong Xu
Ying Zhang



BSc
Mohit Raghunathan (center) receives his Bachelors diploma from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Kunal Ghosh (right).


Bachelor of Science in Physics

David Andrew Bemiller (Minors in Philosophy and Computer Science)
John Joseph Briguglio
Dennis Chon
Jared Armand Delmar (Additional Major in Philosophy)
Charles Francisco Delascasas (with BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Minor in Philosophy)
Brent Joseph Driscoll
Matthew Norman Duescher
Benjamin R. Ellison
Danielle M. Fisher
Nils Raymond Guillermin
Maxwell Lipford Hutchinson (Minors in Computer Science, Mathematical Science, and Scientific Computing)
Andrew Austin Johnson
Joshua Harvey Keller (Minor in Computer Science)
Andrew Harrison Kojzar (Applied Track, with BS in Mechanical Engineering)
Rebecca A. Krall
Robert Seon Wai Lee (Computational Track, with BS in Computer Science)
Sean Daniel Lubner (Applied Track, with BS in Mechanical Engineering and Minor in Philosophy
Florence Jinham Lui
Justin M. Perry (Applied Track, with BS in Mechanical Engineering)
Matthew D. Pocius
Mohit Raghunathan
Anthony D. Rice (with BS in Material Science)
Ariel Rachel Rosenburg (with BA in Drama)
Peter Ross
Gabriella Donna Shepard
Stephen Paul Sigda
Brian Patrick Tabata
Andrew Jay Wesson

Minor in Physics

Jacualyn Carol Dudder
Noah Harp
Taylor Mead Hopper
Steven Si Lu
David James Marino
Anthony Maurice
Javier Novales
Frank Anthony Perry
Peter Sharp Ralli
Nicholas Daniel Sainz
Benjamin Beyer Segall
Michael John Sullivan
Joshua Adam Taylor
Peter Adam Trocha
Eric Lee Turner
Joshua Van Dyke Watzman

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  Maxwell Hutchinson (right) receives his honor award from Prof. Barry Luokkala (left).


Honors and Awards

David A. Bemiller
      University Honors

John J. Briguglio
      University Honors

Charles F. Delascasas
      University Honors
     
Phi Beta Kappa

Benjamin R. Ellison
     
University Honors
     
MCS College Honors
     
Phi Beta Kappa

Danielle M. Fisher
     
University Honors

Maxwell L. Hutchinson
     
University Honors
    
MCS College Honors
    
Phi Beta Kappa
    
Phi Kappa Phi

Andrew A. Johnson
     
MCS College Honors
     
Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar

Joshua H. Keller
     
University Honors

Andrew H. Kojzar
     
University Honors
     
CIT Research Honors

Rebecca A. Krall
     
University Honors
     
MCS College Honors
     
Phi Kappa Phi
     
Phi Beta Kappa

Robert S.W. Lee
     
MCS College Honors

Sean D. Lubner
     
University Honors
    
CIT Research Honors

Justin M. Perry
     
University Honors
     
Phi Beta Kappa

Anthony D. Rice
     
University Honors
     
CIT Research Honors

Peter D. Ross
     
University Honors

Stephen P. Sigda
     
University Honors

Andrew J. Wesson
     
University Honors
     
MCS College Honors

award2
Rebecca Krall (center) receives the Judith Resnik Award from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Kunal Ghosh (right) .


award3
  Max Hutchinson (center) receives the Cutkosky Award from
Prof. Gregg Franklin (left) and Prof. Kunal Ghosh (right).


Richard E. Cutkosky Award

     Maxwell Hutchinson


Graduates
Degree recipients pose for a group photograph.