Summer 2016 Graduates

August 5, 2016

          On Friday, August 5th, LSU Physics & Astronomy welcomed 6 new PhD, 6 MS and 1 BS graduates who conferred their Degrees at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Lina Chen, PhD                       

“Microscopic Study of Structure, Chemical Composition and Local Conductivity of LSMO Films” (Professor Jiandi Zhang & Ward Plummer)

Manish Gupta, PhD  

 “Minimizing Decoherence in Optical Fiber for Long Distance Quantum Communication” (Professor Jonathan Dowling)

Christopher Johnson, PhD

“Variability of Optical Counterparts to X-Ray Sources within the Galactic Bulge Survey” (Professor Robert Hynes)

Kevin Macon, PhD

“Direct Measurements of Nuclear Reactions in Hot Stellar Environments” (Professor Jeffrey Blackmon)

Edward Montiel, PhD

“Circumstellar Dust Shells: Clues to the Evolution of R Coronae Borealis Stars” (Professor Geoffrey Clayton)

Jonathan Olson, PhD

“Complexity Theory and its Application in Linear Quantum Optics” (Professors Jonathan Dowling and Mark Wilde)

Zachary Edwards, MS Physics 

Desmond Fernandez, MS Medical Physics

“Interplay Effects in Highly Modulated Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Lung Cases Treated with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy”

David Heins, MS Medical Physics

“Comparison of Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques for Post-Mastectomy Breast Cancer Patients”

Mojammel Khan, MS Physics        

Edward McClain, MS Physics

Emma Annelise Bergeron, BS Physics