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Department of Physics

Ph.D. Recipients

UC Davis Physics Alumni, this list is a work in progress as the department attempts to pull together information from the past 50 years.  If you are a Ph.D. recipient whose degree is not acknowledged here, the department would appreciate your help!  Please contact our graduate program coordinator at so that your accomplishment may be recognized here as quickly as possible, and please accept our sincere apologies for the unintentional omission.

 Degree recipients are sorted by advisor. 

Andreas Albrecht

  • Pedro Ferreira (1995, Imperial College) "Observational Consequences of Cosmological Phase Transitions". First position: Faculty member, Oxford University.
  • James Robinson (1997, Imperial College) "Testing Theories of Structure Formation in the Early Universe".
  • Benjamin Wandelt (1998, Imperial College) "Confronting Theories of Structure Formation with Observation".
  • Jochen Weller (2000) First position: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cambridge University.
  • Constantinos Skordis (2002) "The Accelerating Universe: Models and Consequences".
  • Benjamin Gold (2005) "Cosmic Acceleration and the Theory of the Microwave Background"
  • Michael Barnard (2008) "Investigations in Theoretical Cosmology". First position: Assistant Researcher, John Hopkins
  • Mark Yashar (2009) "Topics in Microlensing and Dark Energy".
  • Brandon Bozek (2009) "Explorations in dark energy".
  • Augusta Abrahamse (2010) "Constraining Dark Energy".

Robert H. Becker

  • David R. Alves (1998) "The Nine Million Star Color-Magnitude Diagram of the Large Magellanic Cloud". First position: Postdoctoral research position, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Uriel Giveon (2006) "New catalogsof radio compact H II regions in the Milky Way".
  • Tanya Urrutia (2008) "Discovery and Analysis of Dust-Reddened Type 1 Quasars - Finding the Missing Link in Quasar Evoluation".
  • Jacqueline Hodge (2010) "Using Wide-Area Surveys to Study the Faint Radio Sky:Median Stacking and a New 1.4 GHZ Survey of the Sloandigital Sky Survey Southern Equatorial Stripe".
  • Gregory Zeimann (2012)
  • Jackie Hodge (2010) "S82 Radio Survey. First position: Jansky Fellow - NRAO Charlottesville, VA
  • Greg Zeiman (2012) "Search for High Redshift Clusters". First position: Postdoctoral research at Pennsylvania State University.
  • Tanya Urrutia (2008) "Survey of Red Quasars". First position: Postdoctoral research at Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam, Germany.

F. Paul Brady

  • Michael R. McGie (1967) "An Experimental Study of Multiple Photon Compton Processes".
  • John C. Young (1969) "Neutron-Proton Bremsstrahlung Measurements at 208 MeV".
  • Thomas C. Montgomery (1973) "Neutron-Proton Scattering at Medium Energies".
  • Joseph C.Y. Wang (1974) "Neutron-Deuteron Elastic Differential Cross Sections from 25.0 to 55.0 MeV".
  • Stanley W. Johnsen (1975) "A Measurement of the Neutron-Proton Spin Correlation Parameter Ayy".
  • Allan L. Sagle (1975) "Polarization Studies in the Mass 5 System".
  • Mani Subramanian (1979) "Neutron Induced Reactions on the Tissue Resident Elements 12C, 14N and 16O at Incident Neutron Energies of 27.4 MeV, 39.7 MeV and 60.7 MeV".
  • Gregory A. Needham (1981) "Analog Insovector Giant Resonance Excitation Via the (n,p) Reaction on Light Nuclei at 60 MeV".
  • John L. Ullmann (1981) "The (n,p) Reaction on 58,60,62,64Ni and 28Si at 59.6 MeV".
  • Timothy D. Ford (1985) "Measurement of (n,p) Scattering at 65 MeV Down to Zero Degrees".
  • Eugene F. Barasch (1987) "Inclusive Production of K- and pi- in Relativistic Nuclear Collisions by the Reactions: 28Si+28Si to K- + and 28Si+28Si to pi- + X at 2.1 GeV/Nucleon and at 0 degree in the Laboratory Frame".
  • Michael L. Webb (1987) "Probing the Direct Step of Relativistic Heavy Ion Fragmentation-(12C, 11B+p) at 2.1 GeV/Nucleon with C and CH2 Targets".
  • Craig E. Tull (1989) "Relativistic Heavy Ion Fragmentation at HISS". First position: Software manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • William Christie (1990) "Pion Correlations in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions at HISS". First position: Staff Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
  • Eric Hjort (1990) "Elastic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering at 65 MeV". First position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • Danny Sorenson (1990) "The Energy Dependence of the TGamow-Teller Strength in p-shell Nuclei Observed in the (n,p) Reaction". First position: Staff Scientist, P15 group, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • Martin Partlan (1994) "Collective Flow in Au+Au Collisions with Incident Energies from 0.25 to 1.15 A". First position: Physics Instructor, San Mateo Community College.
  • Jack Osborne (1995) "Measurement of Neutron Elastic Scattering Cross Sections for 12C, 40Ca, and 208Pb at Energies from 52.5 MeV to 225 MeV with Angles from 7 degrees to 23 degrees". First position: Lecturer in Physics, California State University, Sacramento, CA.
  • Jerry Chance (1997) "Nuclear Matter Flow in Ni Induced Relativistic heavy Ion Collisions from 0.4 to 2 A GeV". First position: Postdoc, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • Jason Dunn (1997) "Identified Particle Spectra from DE/DX Ionization Measurements in PB+PB Collisions at 158 A GeV/C". Micron Technologies, Boise, ID.
  • Douglas R. Mayo (1997) "Neutron-Proton Bremsstrahlung Inclusive Photon measurements from 100 to 280 MeV".  First position: Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Thomas Cahill

  • Ronald Fegley (1970) "Differential Cross Sections for D (d,d) D Elastic Scattering and the D (d,3He) n, D (d,t) p Reactions Between 12.5 and 40.0 MeV".
  • Jose Roberto Morales Pena (1970) "Differential Cross Section and Phase Shift Analysis of 3He(p,p)3He between 18 and 57 MeV". First position: Department of Physics, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, mavila@abello.seci.uchile.c1FAX.
  • Robert A. Eldred (1972) "Neutron-Proton Polarization at 30 MeV". First position: IMPROVE Project Manager, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, University of California, Davis,
  • Robert G. Flocchini (1974) "K and L X-Ray Production Cross Sections Excited by 14.00 - 34.16 MeV alpha-Particle Beams". First position: Professor in Land, Air and Water Resources Department, University of California, Davis; Director, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory; Acting Head of John Muir Institute,
  • Gordon W. Wolfe (1976) "Alpha-Transfer Reactions on 20Ne and 24Mg". First position: Assistant Professor, Tulane University.
  • Bruce H. Kusko (1983) "K-, L-, and M-Shell X-Ray Cross Sections Induced by 4.5 to 67.5 MeV Protons". First position: NATO Fellow, Louvre, US Department of Commerce, Kansas City.
  • Phillip Graves (1990) "Laser Scattering of Spherical Particles where Particle Diameter is Approximately Equal to the Wavelength as a Test of Mie Theory Using a Polar Nephelometer: Design, Construction, Calibration, Laboratory and Field Analyses". First position: Spectra Physics Inc.
  • Ronald Rickards (1992) "Optical Modeling of Visibility and Visibility Instrumentation Using Stratified Mie Theory". First position: Spectra Physics Inc.
  • Paul Rezentes (1993) "Pre-Equilibrium Inclusive Spectra from Neutron-Induced Reactions with Silicon at Incident Energies of 50.0 and 32.2 MeV". First position: University of Alabama Medical School program for radiologists.
  • Iad Mirshad (1996) "Direct Production of Technetium-99m and Molybdenum-99 with Accelerated Protons".
  • Roger King (1996) "Hydrogen Depth Profling Using Coincidence-Proton Elastic Scattering".
  • Roger Miller (2002) "Ultraviolet Extinction in Boundary Layer Aerosols: Chromatic Variations in Size and Time Resolved Particulate Matter Collected on Teflon Filters and Greased Mylar Strips". First position: Assistant Professor, SUNY - Potsdam, Department of Physics,

Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez

  • Rosi Reed (2011) "Upsilon production at center of mass energy= 200 GEV in p+p and Au+Au collision at STAR". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Yale University, working on ALICE experiment at LHC.
  • Jorge Robles (2011) "Zˆ0 production in Pb+Pb collisions at CMS. First position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Rutgers University, working on CMS experiment at LHC.
  • Guillermo Breto Rangel (2014) "Study of the Y resonances with the CMS detector". First position: Data Scientist at Bloomberg LP.

Steven Carlip

  • Russell B. Cosgrove (1996) "Time and Observables in Quantum Gravity via the Evolving Constants Method". First position: Scientist at SRI, Palo Alto.
  • Michael Ashworth (1997) "Quantization by Coherent States". First position: JSPS/NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. Current positin: Tokyo Institute of Technology; Principle Software Engineer, Autodesk.
  • Eric Minassian (2003) "Spacetime Singularities in Quantum Gravity". First position: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Bern. Current position: Assistant Professor, Chapman University.
  • James VanMeter (2003) "A New Technique for Deriving the Post-Minkowskian Equation of Motion of a Black Hole". First position: Research Associate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • Yujun Chen (2004) "Quantum Liouville Theory and BTZ Black Hole Entropy". First positin: Postdoctoral Fellow, Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics.
  • Sayandeb Basu (2005) "Perturbation Theory in Covariant Canonical Quantization". First position: Professor, University of the Pacific.
  • Peter Salzman (2005) "Investigation of the Time Dependent Schrodinger-Newton Equation". First position: Fitch Ratings, New York; Lead Financial Engineer, Algorithmics.
  • Damien Martin (2011) "A Black Hole in an Expanding Universe". First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Whittier College.
  • Chun-Yen Lin (2011) "Emergence of General Relativity from Loop Quantum Gravity". First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Central University, Taiwan.
  • Maziar Afshar (2011) "Quasilocal Energy in FRW Cosmology". First position: Faculty, Glendale Community College.
  • Rajesh Kommu (2012) "An Investigation of Causal Dynamical Triangulations". First position: Software Developer, Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics.

Daniel Cebra

  • Jessica C. Kintner (1995) "Squeeze-Out and Flow of Pions from 1.5 GeV/Nucleon Au+Au". First position: Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA.
  • Isaac Huang (1997) "Global and Collective Phenomena in Pb+Pb Collisions at Projectile Energy of 158 GeV/Nucleon". First position: Working in information technology industry, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Jason Dunn (1997) "Identified Particle Spectra from DE/DX Ionization Measurements in PB+PB Collisions at 158 A GeV/C". First position: Project Leader, Micron Technology, Boise, ID.
  • Lynn Wood (1998) "Transverse Flow in 158 AGeV/c Pb+Pb at the CERN SPS". First position: ASIC Engineering Manager, Rabbit Semiconductor, Davis, CA.
  • William Caskey (1999) "Transverse Flow in 2-8 AGeV Au+Au at the BNL AGS". First position: Rabbit Semiconductor, Davis, CA.
  • Michael Heffner (2000) "Hadron Spectra in Au+Au Collisions at the BNLAGS". First position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Jennifer Klay (2001) " Traverse Mass and Rapidity Spectra of Poins and Protons from Au+Au Collisions at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron". First position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Current position: Professor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA.
  • Ian Johnson (2002) "Photon and PiO Production in 197Au + 197Au Collisions at the Center of Mass Energy of 130GeV per Nucleon". First position: Postdoc, Paul Scherrer Institut, Viligen, Switzerland.
  • Roppon Picha (2005) "Charged Hadron Distributions in 19.6-GeV Au+Au Collisions". First position: Research Scientist, Office of Atoms for Peace Thailand.
  • Michael Anderson (2006) "Directed and elliptic flow in Au + Au collisions at a center of mass energy of 19.6 GeV per nucleon-nucleon pair".
  • Brooke Haag (2009) "Characterization of Au+Au collisions at [center of mass energy] = 200 GeV from STAR : from meson production in ultra-peripheral collisions to high-pT azimuthal correlations in central collision". Professor, American River College.

Ling-Lie Chau

  • Chris Ray (1994) "A Small Piece of a Large System".
  • Giulio Ruffini (1995) "Quantization of Simple Parameterized Systems".
  • Gary Oas (1995) "Normal Matrix Models".
  • David Feldman (1998) "Computational Mechanics of Classical Spin Systems". Dean, College of the Atlantic.
  • Deng Zhang (2008) "A Mean-Field Study of BCS-BEC Crossover".
  • Konstantin Chudnovskiy (2010) "Quantum Decoherence and Entanglement in Markov and Non-Markov Systems". First position: Customer Support Engineer, OSI Staff.

Maxwell Chertok

  • Stanley Forrester (2006) "Search for 3rd generation vector leptoquarks in the di-[tau] di-jet channel in pp- collisions at s = 1.96 TeV".  First position: Assistant Professor, Broward College.
  • Sho Maruyama (2011) "Supersymmetry Search in Multilepton Final States with Taus Using the CMS Detector at the LHC". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Fermilab.
  • Robert Forrest (2011) "Search for Supersymmetry in the Dilepton Final State with Taus at CDF Run II". First position: CISAC Fellow, Stanford.

Shirley Chiang

  • Don Futaba (2000) "Observations and Calculations of Adsorbed Organic Molecules and Surface Reactions on Metal Surfaces Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy". First position: Research Scientist, Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Christie Devlin (2001) "The Structure and Dynamic of Metal and Polymer Surfaces and Thin Films". First position: Staff Scientist, Anteon Corporation, AFRL/MLPJ Laser Lithography Lab, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
  • David Muzzall (2001) "Design and Construction of Low-Temperature Ultrahigh Vacuum STM/AFM and the Effect of Dosing Pressure on Coverage and Ordered Structure of Oxygen on W(110)". First position: Financial Analyst, DRW Trading in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Gayle Thayer (2001) "The Role of Stress in Thin Alloy Films: A Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Investigation of CoAg/Ru(0001)". Winner of the prestigious Wayne B. Nottingham Prize at the Physical Electronics Conference, Taos, NM, June 11-13, 2001, for best surface science thesis presented at the conference. First position: Staff Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Albert Loui (2005) "An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Furan Decomposition on Pd(111) Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Density Functional Theory". First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Shon Prisbrey (2005) "Structural and Magnetic Fluence Dependence in Co0.038Ti0.9620 2-delta and Co0.049Ti0.9510 2-delta Thin Films Synthesized by Pulse Laser Deposition". First position: Staff Scientist,  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Yu Sato (2005) "Thin film microscopy of Pb on Ge(111) phase transitions and Fe[x]Ni(1-[x]) on Cu(111) magnetic surface alloy". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis Physics Department.
  • Donnell Hoffman (2007) "An experimental study of the grouth and temperature dependance of Pb on W(110) by low energy electron microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy". First position: Assistant Professor of Physics, Houghton College, Houghton, New York.
  • Jason Giacomo (2009) "A low energy electron microscopy study of the growth and surface dynamics of Ag/Ge(111) and Au/Ge(111)".
  • Cory Mullet (2012) "Growth of Ir on GE(111) and Growth of Ag on Ge (111), Ge (110) and Ge (001) Studied by Low Energy Electron Microscopy and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy".

Lawrence Coleman

  • Michael R. Madison (1981) "Specific Heat and Optical Studies of Organic Charge Transfer Materials".
  • Henry G. Leduc (1983) "Infrared and Far-Infrared Studies of Fast Ion Conductors".
  • Alexander Moopenn (1983) "Infrared and Far-Infrared Studies of Boracite Improper Ferroelectrics".
  • Lawrence M. Hayden (1987) "Structural Studies of Langmuir/Blodgett Films by Second Harmonic Generation".
  • Victor Da Costa (1988) "Far Infrared Spectroscopy of Ultra-Thin Films".
  • Thomas Fiske (1990) "Longitudinal Optical Phonons and Sample Morphology in Thin Alkali Halide Films".
  • Gregory Spooner (1992) "Far-Infrared Reflection-Adsorption Spectroscopy of GaAs Amorphous and Polycrystalline Films".
  • Michael Skolones (1998) "Advances in Polarization Double Modulation Far Infrared Spectroscopy and Study of Poly (Ethylene Oxide): Sodium Iodide Complex Films". First position: Software engineer, Schilling Robotics.
  • Scott Johnson (2001) "The Effects of Crystal Size on the Lattice Dynamics of BaTiO3 and SrTiO3 Thin Films". First position: Senior Process Engineer, INTEL Corporation,
  • Bobby Lau (2004) "A Complete Model of the Infrared Dielectric Function of a Low Density Silica Aerogel". First position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, San Jose State University Foundation.

John Conway

  • Evan Friis (2011) "Search for Neutral MSSM Higgs Bosons Decaying to Pairs of   Leptons at ps = 7 TeV".

Linton Corruccini

  • Edward S. Murdock (1980) "The Attenuation of Second Sound in Dilute 3He-4He Solutions Below 1 degree K". First position: Director, Perpendicular Recording Technology, Seagate Technology Corp., Bloomington, MN.
  • Russell A. Martin (1981) "Normal States Resistivity and Upper Critical Field of Chevrel Phase Superconductors". First position: Director, Process and Device Technology, Foveon, Inc., Santa Clara, CA.
  • Jingchun Xu (1988) "Magnetic Order in Rare Earth Ethyl Sulfates and Rare Earth Bromates at Low Temperature". Deceased.
  • Mark Roser (1990) "Dipolar Magnetic Order in Cubic Rare Earth Compounds". First position: Member Technical Staff, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, CA.
  • Steven White (1994) "Dipolar Magnetic Order on a Diamond Lattice". First position: Professor of Physics, California State University, Fresno, CA.
  • Johan Van Der Noordaa (1999) "Magnetic Susceptibility of the Rare Earth Phosphomolybdates". First position: Lecturer, California State University, Fresno, CA.
  • Stephen Chamberlain (2000) "Magnetic Properties of Rare-Earth Fluorides with KY3F10 Structure". First position: Member Technical Staff, Applied Materials, Inc., Menlo Park, CA.

Daniel Cox

  • John Deisz (1991, The Ohio State University) First position: Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Northern Iowa.
  • K.-H. Luk (1992, The Ohio State University) First position: Staff Scientist, Supercomputer Center, Hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology.
  • Hanbin Pang (1992, The Ohio State University) First position: Staff, Chemical Abstracts Corporation, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Brad Trees (1993, The Ohio State University) First position: Assistant Professor, Ohio Wesleyan University.
  • Tae-Suk Kim (1995, The Ohio State University) First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Korean Institute of Advanced Studies, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Eunsik Kim (1996, The Ohio State University) First position: Researcher, Samsung Corporation Laboratories, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Jong Han (1997, The Ohio State University) First position: Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo.
  • Viktor Martisovits (1999, The Ohio State University) First position: Assistant Professor of Physics, Central College, Pella, Iowa.
  • Robert G. Endres (2002) "Theory of Electron Transfer and Molecular States in DNA". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University.
  • Montiago X. LaBute (2002) "Strong Electron Correlations in Biomimetic Transition Metal Molecules". First position: Staff, Theoretical Biology and Biological Physics, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • David Mobley (2004) "Models of Cooperative Dynamics from Biomolecules to Magnets". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco.
  • Kay Kunes (2007) "Theory of Misfoled Prion Conformations and Aggregation"
  • Jong-Chin Lin (2007) "Quantum mechanical studies of transition-metal complexes in organometallic molecules: from metalloproteins to molecular transistors".
  • Jianping Pan (2007) "Theoretical and Computational Study of Prion Diseases"
  • Jamie Orr (2011) "Theoretical Model for the Conformation of the Misfolded Prion Protein".
  • Shan Dai (2011) "Using Computer Modeling to Study Prion Diseases".
  • Youval Dar (2011) "The physics of amyloid matter: New algorithm for left handed beta helical structure prediction and a Model for extra-cellular and PrPc assisted Aβ Aggregation".
  • Jaspinder Singh (2012)

James Crutchfield

  • John Mahoney (2010) "Extensions of the Theory of Computational Mechanics". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Merced
  • Christopher Ellison (2010) "Structural Complexity in Stationary Stochastic Dynamical Systems". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Wisconsin Discovery Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 
  • Ryan James (2013) "Anatomy of a Bit: Information in a Time Series Measurement". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • David Feldman (1998) "Computational Mechanics of Classical Spin Systems". First position: Assistant Professor of Physics, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine. Current position: Acting Dean and Professor of Physics, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine. 
  • David Albers (2004) "A Qualitative Numerical Study of High Dimensional Dynamical Systems". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University Medical School, New York.
  • Sean Whalen (2008, Computer Science) "Security Applications of the e-Machine". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Computer Science at Columbia University. Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, Computational Biology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City.
  • Nicholas Travers (2013, Mathematics) "Bounds on Convergence of Entropy Rate Approximations in Hidden Markov Processes". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Mathematics Technion, Israel.
  • Rajarshi Das (1997, Computer Science, Colorado State University) First position: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow. Current position: Staff researcher, IBM TJ Watson Research Center.
  • James Hanson (1994) "Computational Mechanics of Cellular Automata". First position: Postdoctoral fellow at Santa Fe Institute. Current position: Staff researcher, IBM TJ Watson Research Center.
  • Wim Hordijk (1999, Computer Science, University of Mexico) "Mechanisms of Emergent Computation in Cellular Automata". First position: Postdoctoral researcher.
  • Bruce McNamara (1993) Engineer
  • Erik van Nimwegen (1999, University of Utrecht) "Statistical Dynamics of Epochal Evolution". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University, New York. Current position: Professor of Computational Biology, BioCentrum, Basel, Switerland.
  • Cosma Shalizi (2001, University of Wisconsin, Madison) "Causal Architecture, Complexity and Self-Organization in the Time Series and Cellular Automata". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Center for for Complex Systems Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Current position: Associate Professor, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Chris Streliof (2007, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) "Inferring Markov Chains: Bayesian Estimation, Model Comparison, Entropy Rate, and Out-of-class Modeling". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Computer Science/Biology, University of Michigan, East Lansing. Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, Complexity Sciences Center, Physics UC Davis.
  • Daniel R. Upper (1996, Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley) "Theory and Algorithms for Hidden Markov Models and Generalized Hidden Markov Models". First position: NSF Graduate Fellow.
  • Dowman P. Varn (2001, University of Tennessee, Knoxville) "Language Extraction from ZnS". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany. Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, School of Informations, University of Indiana, Bloomington.
  • Karl Young (1995, University of California, Santa Cruz) "The Grammar and Statistical Mechanics of Complex Physical Systems". First position: NRC post-doctoral fellow, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. Current position: Research professor, Radiology, UC San Francisco.

Nicholas Curro

  • Hans-Joachim Grafe (2003, Technische Universitat Aachen, Germany) First position: Staff scientist at Leibniz-Instutut fur Festkorper-Und Werkstoffforschung, Dresden, Germany.
  • Franziska Hammerath (2011, Technische Universitat, Dresden) "Magnetism and Superconductivity in Iron-based Superconductors as Probed by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at Universita di Pavia, Italy.
  • Nicholas apRoberts-Warren (2013) "Investigating Strongly Correlated Electron Behavior in Heavy Fermion CePt2In7 and Antiferromagnetic Insulator La4Ni3O8".
  • Abigail Shockley (2013) "Experimental study of Knight shift trends in the heavy fermion materials CeMIn5 (M=Ir, Rh, Co). First position: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Paris, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides.

James Draper

  • Gary L. Smith (1966) "Ground State Quasirotational Bands and Other States in Even Neutron Deficient Cerium Isotopes".
  • Ray A. Warner (1969) "Nuclear Energy Levels in Even Isotopes of Tellurium from (alpha xn gamma) Reactions on the Separated Tin Isotopes".
  • Donald McCauley (1970) "Nuclear Energy Levels in Krypton 76, 78, 80, 82 and 84 as Deduced from (alpha, xn gamma) Reaction Gamma-Rays Produced from Enriched Selenium Targets".
  • Erskine Burns (1971) "Nuclear Energy Levels in Even Isotopes of Lead from (2,xn) Reactions on Separated Mercury Isotopes".
  • Walter G. Wyckoff (1971) "In-Beam Conversion Electron Studies of 72,74,76,78Se, 78,80,82,84Kr, 114,116,118,120,122,124,126Te, and 130,132,134,136,138Ce Utilizing (alpha, xn) Reactions".
  • Cheng-Yi Stephen Lee (1982) "Delta-rays from Ni, Sn, Er, and Au Bombarded by 47 MeV H+ and 12.7 Mev H2, and the Low Energy Electron Spectrometer".
  • Eugene L. Dines (1985) "Non-Collective High-Spin States in 148Dy".
  • Cemal Duyar (1994) "An Experimental Study of High Spin States of 117, 118 Te".
  • Robert Porter (1995) "Measurement of Dielectron Production in CA+CA Collisions at 1.05 GeV/Nucleon Beam Kinetic Energy". First position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Robin Erbacher

  • William Johnson (2010) "Search for Pair Production of Supersymmetric Top Quarks in Dilepton Events at the Tevatron".
  • James Dolen (2012)

Glen Erickson

  • Robert T. Devine (1968) "A Study of Single, Double and Triple Compton Scattering as Tests of Gauge-Invariant Modifications of Quantum Electrodynamics".
  • Henry H.T. Liu (1970) "The Bethe-Salpeter Equation and the Hyperfine Structure of Positronium".
  • Mean-Sea Tsay (1976) "The Bound Two-Fermion Problem: Generalization of the One-Fermion Method of Erickson and Yennie".
  • William M. Pezzaglia (1983) "A Clifford Algebra Multivector Reformulation of Field Theory". First position: Pezzaglia Consulting Inc. and teaching Astronomy, Physics, and Computer Programming, Santa Clara University and College of San Mateo.
  • Thomas Weideman (1990) "A New Linearization of Einstein's General Relativity". First position: Assistant Professor, Chaminade University of Honolulu. Current position: Lecturer, UC Davis.
  • Forrest Newman (1991) "Testing a Multivector Form of QED". First position: Professor of Astronomy & Physics, Sacramento City College.
  • Alfred Differ (1992) "The Gyric Theory a Classical Field Theory for Spin". First position: Vice President, Sacramento L5 Society.

Charles Fadley

  • Patrick M. Len (1997) "Atomic Holography with Electrons and X-rays". First position: Faculty member, Department of Physics, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA.
  • Eric D. Tober (1997) "The Interfacial and Surface Properties of Thin Fe and Gd Films Grown on W(110) as Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Site-Resolved Photoelectron Diffraction, and Spin Polarized Photoelectron Diffraction".
  • Zaixin "Jack" Wang (1997) "Short-range Magnetic Order from Spin-Polarized Photoelectron Diffraction and Holography: Experiment and theory for MnO(001)".
  • Brenda Weiss (1997) "X-Ray Absorption and Infrared Spectroscopy of Nitrogenase and Related Model Compounds".
  • Ramon Ynzunza (1998) "Time- and State-Resolved Spectroscopy, Diffraction, and Circular Dichrosim in Core Photoelectron Emission from Clean and Oxygen Covered w(110)". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Intel Corporation.
  • Scott Ruebush (1998) "The Growth of Thin Epitaxial Copper Films on Rutherium (0001) and Oxygen-Precovered Ruthenium (0001) as Studied by X-Ray Photoelectron Diffract".
  • Alexander Kay (2000) "Multi-Atom Resonant Photoemission and the Development of Next-Generation Software and High-Speed Detectors for Electron Spectroscopy".
  • Bongjin Mun (2001) "Probing Surfaces and Buried Interfaces by Core-Level Photoemission Excited by Soft X-Ray Standing Waves".
  • Norman Mannella (2003) "Spectroscopic and Structural Studies of Strongly Correlated Oxides". First position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University.
  • Scott Locklin (2004) "Fourier Transform Spectroscopy in the Soft X-Ray Regime an Instrument for the Study of the Spectrum of Helium". First position: Beamline Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • Trevor Willey (2004) "Characterization of Functionalized Self Assembled Monolayers and Surface Attached Interlocking Molecules Using Near Edge X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Brian Sell (2007) "Probing Buried Interfaces with Standing-Wave Excited Photoelectron Spectroscopy and X-ray Emission Spectroscopy"
  • Alexander Gray (2011) "Depth-resolved electronic structure of spintronic nanostructures and complex materials with soft and hard x-ray photoemission".

Christopher Fassnacht

  • Matthew Auger (2008) "Gravitational Lens Environments: Improving Lensing Constraints on Cosmology and Galaxy Evolution". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Santa Barbara Physics Department. Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University.
  • David Lagattuta (2011) "All Creatures Great and Small: Probing the Evolution and Structure of Mass from Sub-Galactic to Supercluster Scales using Gravitational Lensing". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at Swinburne University of Technology.

Ching-Yao Fong

  • Louis Hemstreet (1972) "Calculation of the Electronic Band Structure and Optical Properties of 3CSiC, Bp, BN, and sHSiC Using the Nonlocal Empiracal Pseudopotential Method". Recently retired from the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC.
  • Joseph F. Alward (1976) "Theoretical Studies of the Electronic Properties of Transition Metals and Transition Metal Compounds". First position: Professor of Phyiscs, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.
  • Dennis Rogers (1979) "Angular Dependent Photoemission". First position: IBM Yorktown Heights, NY.
  • Craig M. Perlov (1982) "A Calculation of the Superconducting Transition Temperature in Niobium". First position: Hewlett Packard, Menlo Park, CA.
  • Carol S. Nichols (1987) "Coordination and Local Disorder Effects on the Impurity States in Amorphous Silicon".
  • Jeffrey S. Nelson (1987) "The Electronic Properties of Semiconductors, Semiconductor-Simple Metal Interfaces, and Transition Metal Alloys". First position: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Lin-Hung Yang (1988) "Electronic Properties Semiconductor Superlattices, Amorphous Semiconductors, and Metal-Semiconductor Interfaces". First position: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.
  • Robert Gallup (1990) "Electronic Properties of Ionic Insulators and Semiconductor Superlattices by Pseudopotential and Molecular Dynamic-Density Functional Methods". First position: Assistant Professor, Southwestern College.
  • Insook Lee (1990) "Lattice Dynamical Properties of Si/Ge Short-Period Superlattices and Polar Semiconductor Superlattices". First position: LG Corporate Institute of Technology, Seoul, Korea.
  • Alan Wright (1991) "Theoretical Investigation of Pt, Pd, and Ni Adatom Clusters on Pt(001), and (111) Stacking Faults in Aluminum". First position: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Parhat Niyaz (1993) "Numerical Simulations of Quantum Many-Body Systems with Applications to Superfluid-Insulator and Metal-Insulator Transitions". First position: (Co-chair). Post-doc at Arizona State and UC Berkeley. Second position: Circuit designer at Quickturn Design Systems. Current position: in the EECS Department at University of California, Davis.
  • Mark Fallis (1997) "Influence of Multiatom Interactions on the Physical Properties of Homoepitaxial Adatom Clusters on Close Packed metallic Surfaces". First position: Seagate, San Jose, CA.
  • David Raczkowski (2000) "An Occupied Subspace Optimization for Linear Scaling in Large-Scale ab inito Electronic Structure Calculations".
  • Charles Consorte (2002) "A New, Highly Transferable, Interatomic Potential for Silicon". First position: Senior Process Engineer, Intel Corp., Santa Clara, CA.
  • Marcus Watson (2002) "Investigations of the Reconstruction and Growth on the Si(100) Surface, and Studies of an Interelectronic Correlation Function". First position: Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis.
  • Michael Shaughnessy (2011) "Electronic and Magnetic Structure in Semiconductors".

Claude Garrod

  • Mario A. Fusco (1974) "Density Matrices and the Atomic Structure Problem".
  • Carver S. Simmons (1975) "The Thermodynamic Limit for Nonuniform Classical Continuum Systems".
  • Massoud Navidi (1976) "The Applications of Point Transformation in the Calculations of the Nonuniform States of Liquid Helium".
  • James M. Hannon (1977) "Variational Calculations for Density Matrices".
  • Peter F. McReynolds (1977) "The n-Representability Problem of the Theory of Reduced Density Matrices".

John Gunion

  • Daniel Jones (1979) "Applications of Perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics".
  • William H. Rix (1985) "Limitations on the Supersymmetric Weak Sector Derived from the KL-KS System".
  • Ming-Sang Kwan (1986) "Leptonic Signals for Compositeness at Hadron Colliders and Lepton Colliders".
  • David T. Millers (1986) "Q2 Dependence in Exclusive Two Photon Reactions".
  • Leszek Roszkowski (1987) "Higgs Bosons from Superstrings".
  • Jeffrey Lewis (1989) "Higgs Boson Production in e+e- Collisions by Bremsstrahlung Off Heavy Fermions".
  • James G. Kelly (1996) "Searching for MSSM Higgs Bosons at e+e-, \mu+\mu- and \gamma\gamma Colliders".
  • Thomas Farris (2003) "Searching for the CP-odd Higgs at a Linear Collider".
  • Manuel Toharia (2004) "Phenomenology of the Mixed Higgs-Radion System in the Compact Randall-Sundrum Scenario". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • Kevin Kelley (2005) "Neutron capture and the production of 60Fe in stellar environments".
  • Solomon Obolu (2009) "Production of Supersymmetric Particles Charginos and Neutralinos from Electron and Gamma Beam Collisions".

John Jungerman

  • Neal F. Peek (1965) "Energy Levels of Gd156 as Populated by Beta Decay from Eu156 and Electron Capture from Tb156". Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Davis.
  • Willard C. Sperry (1968) "The Nuclear Energy Levels of Gadolinium-154".
  • Juan L. Romero (1969) "Elastic Scattering of Medium Energy Neutrons from Hydrogen and Deuterium". Emeritus Research Scientist, University of California, Davis.
  • Michael T. Gillin (1970) "The Excited States of 174Hf from the Decay of 174Ta".
  • Robert Walraven (1972) "Measurements of Pnp (0) at 50 MeV with a Polarized Target".
  • Claudio L. Zanelli (1985) "Microdosimetry Measurements of Discrete, Low Energy Electron Point Sources".
  • Guy A. Letteer (1988) "In-Beam Measurements of Inclusive Differential Cross Sections for the Production of Gamma Radiation from 30 - 67.5 MeV Protons on Thin Targets of Aluminum, Iron, Titanium, and Uranium".

Nemanja Kaloper

  • Derrick Kiley (2008) "On Codimension-2 Branes". First position: Lecturer, UC Merced
  • McCullen Sandora (2014) "The E-prints and The Popper: Falsifying Some Recent Cosmological Models with Pencil and Paper". First position: Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Southern Denmark.

Joseph Kiskis

  • Kevin B. Sparks (1986) "Calculations in Perturbative and Non-perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics".
  • Rajamani Narayanan (1990) "Some Non-Perturbative Aspects of Quantum Field Theory".
  • Pavlos Vranas (1991) "A Technique for Analytical Calculation of Observables in Lattice Gauge Theories".
  • Stuart Staniford-Chen (1993) "Finite Size Scaling and the Universality Class of SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory".

Barry Klein

  • David Reisman (1998) "Numerical Siimulation of Fiber and Wire Array Z-Pinches with Trac-II". First position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermove National Laboratory.
  • Gus Hart (1999) "Electronic Structure Studies of Materials Properties and Stability in Transition Metal-Metalloid Compounds". First positoin: Associate Professor of Physics, Northern Arizona University.
  • John Pask (1999) "A Finite-Element Method for Large-Scale Ab Initio Electronic-Structure Calculations". First position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermove National Laboratory.

Lloyd Knox

  • Alan Peel (2003) "Forecasting and Extracting Cosmological Information from Galaxy Cluster Peculiar Velocities". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at DAMTP, Cambridge, UK. Current position: Lecturer, University of Maryland, Department of Astronomy.
  • Yong-Seon Song (2004) "The Application of Weak Lensing". First position: Research Associate, University of Chicago. Current position: Research staff (faculty equivalent), Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute.
  • I-Wen Mike Chu (2005) "Cosmological Parameter Constraints via Gibbs Sampling and the Blackwell-Rao estimator". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, John Hopkins University.
  • Jason Dick (2007) "Constraining Inflation and Dark Energy: Parameter Estimation with CMB and Supernovae". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. Current position: Google.
  • Michael Schneider (2008) "Cosmological constraints from surveys of the weak lensing of galaxies". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Durham, UK. Current position: Staff scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

William Knox

  • Richard O. Mead (1965) (First UC Davis Physics Department Ph.D. Recipient.) "Energy Levels of Bi211".
  • Jack Miller (1986) "Subthreshold Pion Production in the Reaction 139La+139La to pi plusminus + X". First position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Winston Ko

  • Richard D. Kass (1978) "Charged and Neutral Particle Production from 400 GeV/c Proton Proton Collisions". First position: Professor of Physics, Ohio State University.
  • Gary H. Shoemaker (1983) "A Search for SU(3) Exotic States with a Forward hat K degree Trigger in hat p N Interactions at 9 GeV/c". First position: Professor and Chair of Phyiscs, California State University, Sacramento.
  • Michael P. Cain (1984) "Measurement of the Leptonic Structure Functions of the Photon at PEP". First position: Technical Group Manager, XonTech, Inc., Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Roger R. McNeil (1986) "Measurement of the Photon Structure Function F2(x,Q2) in the Range 0.2 less than or equal to Q2 <7 GeV2". First position: Professor and Chair of Physics, Lousiana State University.
  • David Stuart (1992) "Measurement of the Forward-Backward Charge Asymmetry in Electron-Position Annihilation into a Quark-Antiquark Pair: A Test of Electroweak Interference". First position: Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Fengcheng Lin (1996) "Detection of B^0_d in a Hadron Collider". President and CTO, Teralane Semiconductor (Shenzhen).
  • Jeffrey Rowe (1996) "Muon Measurement in High Field Solenoid Detectors". First position: Assistant Research Scientist, Computer Security Laboratory, University of California, Davis.
  • Steven M. Lidia (1999) "Studies of Beam Dynamics in Relativistic Klystron Two-Beam Accelerators". First position: Postdoctoral Physicist, Center for Beam Physics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Richard Lander

  • William J. Erwin (1977) "Inclusive pi+p and pp Processes at 100 GeV/c". First position: Acurex Autodata, Mountain View, CA. Now Retired.
  • Kaori Maeshima (1981) "An Experimental Study of Muons Produced by Two Photon Interactions at PEP". First position: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
  • John R. Smith (1982) "Two Photon Production of the f degree Meson". First Position UCD Assistant Research Physicist.
  • Russell L. Malchow (1989) "Asymmetry and Cross-Section in e+e- to tau+tau- from sqrt(s) = 52 to 57 GeV".
  • Francisco Kole (1997) "Elastic Photoproduction on p0 Mesons at Hera". First position: KLA-Tencor Corporation, San Jose, CA.
  • Christopher Hill (2001) "Measurement of the Production Cross-Section Ratio in 106.0p/m4.1pb-1 of Data Collected by CDF During Run 1A+1B of the Tevatron". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at UCSB. Current position: Associate Professor at The Ohio State University.
  • Sasha Baroiant (2006) "A search for doubly-charged Higgs bosons at the Tevatron" First position ADM Analysis in Sacramento. A company doing energy efficiency measurement and analysis for corporations.

Kai Liu

  • Joseph Davies (2007) "First Order Reversal Curve Studies of the Magnetization Reversal Behavior in Nanoscale Magnetic Materials". First position: National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at NIST. Current position: Senior Research Physicist, NVE Corp.
  • Justin Olamit (2007) "Effects of Anisotropy and Domain Structures in Exchange Biased Thin Films". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, LANL. Current position: US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Randy Dumas (2009) "Magnetization Reversal Mechanisms in Patterened Nanostructures". First position: Swedish Research Council Vetenskapradet Postdoctoral Fellowship, Gothenburg University. Current position: Researcher at Gothenburg University.
  • Dustin Gilbert (2014) "Physics on the Nanoscale - a Study of Nanomagnetic Phenomena". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standard and Technology, Maryland.

Lori Lubin

  • Brian Lemaux (2011) "Galaxy Transformation Under Extreme Conditions: The Evolution of Galaxies in the Largest Structures in the High Redshift Universe". First position: Postdoctoral scholar at The Astronomy Observatory of Marseilles Provence (OAMP).

Markus Luty

  • Yi Cai (2010) "Aspects of Physics Beyond the Standard Model". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Second position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Melbourne.
  • Jared Evans (2011) "Strong Electroweak Symmetry Breaking in the Large Hadron Collider Era". UC Davis. First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University.
  • Ruggero Tacchi (2011) "UV-complete composite Higgs model for electroweak symmetry breaking minimal conformal technicolor".
  • Zacharia Chacko (1999) "Topics in Supersymmetry Breaking". University of Maryland. First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of West Seattle. Current position: Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Eduardo Ponton (2000) "Extra Dimensions and Supersymmetry Breaking". University of Maryland. First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Yale University. Current position: Professor at Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil.
  • Siew-Phang Ng (2004) "New Mechanisms for Transmission of Supersymmetry Breaking". University of Maryland. First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Bartol Research Institute, Delaware. Current position: Quantitative Developer at RBS investment bank.
  • Ken Hsieh (2007) "Physics Beyond the Standard Model: Supersymmetry and Extra Dimensions". University of Maryland. First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Michigan State University. Current position: Software Developer at Microsoft.
  • Jiayin Gu (2014) "Aspects of New Physics at the TeV Scale". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Future High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Douglas McColm

  • Shou Sun Chen (Szu) (1974) "Proton Volume Effect of Optical Thallium Isotope Shift".
  • David DeWitt (1992) "Dielectronic Recombination of Highly Charged Ions Using an Electron Beam Ion Trap".

Michael McElfresh

  • Limin Zhao (2004) "Effect of Structure on Magnetic Properties".

David Pellett

  • Cary J. Zeitlin (1988) "Jet-Production in Photon-Photon Collisions at PEP". First position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • John P. Bacigalupi (1996) "Strange Particle Production in Awayside Jets in High $P_T \pi^0$ and Direct Photon Triggered Events in $\pi^-$ + Be/Cu Interactions at 515 Gev".

Warren Pickett

  • Joonhee An (2001) "Microscopic Theory of Magnetic Clusters and Superconducting Materials". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA. Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO. Subsequent: Project Scientist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
  • Michelle Johannes (2003) "Computational Investigation of Magnetic Interactions: Combining First Principles and Model Approaches". First position: NRC Postdoctoral fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. Current position: Staff Physicist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC.
  • Kristopher Andersen (2005) "Electronic structure of nanomaterials : computational methods and application to niobium clusters". First position: NRC Postdoctoral fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC. Second position: Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University. Third position: Computational Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC. Current position: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA.
  • Tae-Seong Jeong (2005)  "Computational  Studies of Electronic Structures for Superconducting and Magnetic Materials". First position: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Current position: Hanshin University, South Korea.
  • Kwan-Woo Lee (2006) "Studies of correlation effects in layered transition metal oxides".  First positon: Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Davis. Current position: Assistant Professor, Korea University, Jochiwon, Chungnam, South Korea.
  • Deepa Kasinathan (2006) "Computational study of materials under pressure". First position: Postdoctoral fellow, MPI for Chemical Physics, Dresden, Germany. Current position: Project Scientist, MPI for Chemical Physics, Dresden, Germany.
  • Brian Maddox (2006) "Pressure-induced electronic phase transitions in transition metal oxides and rare earth metals". First position: Postdoctoral fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Current position: Staff scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Alan Kyker (2007) "Computational Methods Applied to Superconductivity and Magnetism".  First position: Software Engineer, Intel.
  • Amy Lazicki (2007) "Properties of Low-Z Solids at High Pressure".  First position: Postdoctoral fellow, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution, Washington D.C. Second position: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Paris. Current position: Staff scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Erik Ylvisaker (2008) "DFT and DMFT: Implementations and Applications to the Study of Correlated Materials". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis Physics Department
  • Zhiping Yin (2009) "Microscopic Mechanisms of Magnetism and Superconductivity Studied from First Principle Calculations". First position: Postdoctoral fellow, Rutgers University.
  • Swapnonil Banerjee (2012) "Semi-Dirac dispersion, and its various aspects". First position: Lecturer, UC Davis, Physics Department.
  • Hahnbidt Rhee (2012) "Electronic Structure Properties and High Pressure Experimentation of Superconducting or Possibly Superconducting Systems". First position: Research Scientist, UC Davis.
  • Daniel Lattimore (1999) "A 2D Multi-band Hubbard Model in Mean Field Approximation".
  • Brian Neal (2013) "A Density Functional Theory Study of Magnetism Near Quantum Criticality". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology.

Wendell Potter

  • John Gates (1976) "Nuclear Spin Diffusion and Other Related Phenomena".
  • Dan S. Parker (1979) "Measurements of the Extreme Magnetic Anisotrophy in Ytterbium-doped Yttrium Ethylsulfate".
  • Khalijah M. Salleh (1979) "Thermal Contact Between the Electron Dipole-Dipole Reservoir and the Nuclear Zeeman System".
  • Huseyin Durusoy (1984) "An Investigation on the Evaporation of Vacuum Cleaved Sodium Chloride Surfaces in the Presence of Electrostatic Fields".
  • Michael Wood (1988) "An Analysis of Magnetic Refrigeration and Refrigerants".
  • James P. Vesenka (1989) "Dynamic Light Scattering at Ice-Solution Interface".
  • James Jadrich (1991) "Nuclear Magnetic Spin Diffusion in Epitaxial Thin Films of Calcium Fluoride".
  • Duane Siemens (1992) "An Evaluation of Magnetic Refrigeration Cycles Based on How Effectively the Thermal Properties of the Refrigerant Are Utilized".
  • Austin Calder (2006) "Graduate teaching assistants in a reformed introductory physics course: Synthesis of quantitative analyses of instructor action and qualitative analysis of instructor attitudes and perspectives".
  • Mark McKinnon (2006) "Gender-based performance differences in an introductory physics course".
  • Emily Ashbaugh West (2009) "Identifying the elements of physics courses that impact student learning: curriculum, instructor, peers, and assessment".
  • Cassandra Paul (2012)
  • Antoinette Stone (2013) "Assessing Student Peer Dialogue in Collaborative Settings; A Window Into Student Reasoning". First position: Lecturer at the University of California, Davis.

Harry Radousky

  • Christopher Wren Carr (2003) "Experimental Studies of LaserInduced Breakdown in Transparent Dielectrics". First position: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Paul Demange (2006) "Laser-induced defect reactions governing the damage performance of KDP and DKDP".

Roderick Reid

  • Charles H. Hunt (1984) "The Nuclear Magnetic Shielding Constant for the Hydrogen Molecule Including Relativistic and Non-adiabatic Corrections".

John Rundle

  • James Holliday (2007) "Forecasting Large Magnitude Earthquakes".
  • Jordan Van Aalsburg (2009) "Statistical and simulation based forecasting: applications of numerical simulations and data analysis to earthquake forecasting".
  • Mark Yoder (2011) "Record-breaking Earthquake Precursors".
  • Joseph Gran (2012) "Damage in Models of Fracture Nucleation and Propagation". UC Davis. First position: Tech Analyst at Applied Underwriters.
  • Michael Sachs (2014)

Sergey Savrasov

  • Quan Yin (2008) "Theoretical Study of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis Physics Department
  • Ravindra Nanguneri (2012) "Computational Studies of Condensed Matter Systems: Mn V2o4 and 2D attractive Hubbard model with spin-dependent disorder". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis.
  • Ruanchen Dong (2014) "First-principle Simulations of Heavy Fermion Materials".

Richard Scalettar

  • Parhat Niyaz (1993) "Numerical Simulations of Quantum Many-Body Systems with Applications to Superfluid-Insulator and Metal-Insulator Transitions" (Co-chair). First position: Post-doc at Arizona State and UC Berkeley. Current position: Circuit designer at Quickturn Design Systems.
  • Johnny Kuei (1996) "Ferromagnetism in Itinerant Electron Systems". First position: Rockwell International, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Carey Huscroft (1998) "Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations of Disordered Fermi Systems". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Cincinnati. Current position: Software architect, Hewlett-Packard Corporation.
  • Matthew Enjalran (2000) "A Study of Magnetic Phenomena in Frustrated Spin Systems and the Effects of Disorder in Correlated Fermi Systems". First position: Associate Professor, University of Southern Connecticutt.
  • Dustin Froula (2002) "Experimental Studies of the Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Instability in the Saturated Regime". First position: Plasma Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Brian Maddox (2006) "Pressure-induced electronic phase transitions in transition metal oxides and rare earth metals". First position: Postdoctoral researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Current position: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Amy Lazicki (2007) "Properties of Low-Z Solids at High Pressure". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Carnegie Institute, Washington; Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Norman Paris (2007) "A Study of Metal-Insulator Transitions in the Binary Alloy and Ionic Hubbard Models". First position: Visiting professor Lewis and Clark College.
  • Michael Mikulis (2007) "Hysteresis, and Phase Transitions in Driven Systems: A Study of Spin Glasses, Colloids and Vortices". Huntsville Armory.
  • Christopher Varney (2009) "Phase Transitions in Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems".  First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Georgetown University. Current position:  Assistant Professor at University of West Florida.
  • Aleksander Zujev (2010) "Computational Study of Lattice Models".  First position: Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University.
  • David Cone (2012) "Hubbard Models in Confined Geometries: Statistical Mechanics of Inhomogenous Systems".
  • Mi Jiang (2014) "Computational studies of competing phases in model Hamiltonians", first position, postdoctoral scholar, Swiss Supercomputing Center.

Rajiv R.P. Singh

  • Rodney L. Glenister (1995) "The Properties of the t-J Model Through High-Temperature Expansions and Their Relevance to High-Tc Cuprates".
  • Paul Freitas (2000) "Numerical and Analytical Studies of Physical Properties of 2D Antiferromagnetic Spin Systems".
  • Alexander Slepoy (2001) "Topics in Computational Statistical Mechanics". Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories.
  • Tyler Bryant (2007) "Linked-cluster studies of quantum lattice models".
  • Tommaso Pardini (2009) "Study of Heisenberg Models by Means of Series Expansion Calculations". First position: Materials Scientist,  Headway Technology.
  • Natha Hayre (2011) "Enhanced Molecular Dynamics Sampling Methods Applied to Existing and Novel Polypepties Systems".
  • Ryan Applegate (2012)

Robert Svoboda

  • Russell Clark (1995) "Measurement of Upward-Going Muons in the IMB Detector". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie-Mellon.
  • Robert Sanford (1999) "Spectrum of Solar Neutrinos above 6.5 MeV". First position: Medical Physics residency, UC Irvine.
  • Erik Blaufuss (2001) "Study of the Energy Spectrum of Solar Neutrinos Above 5.5 MeV". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at University of Maryland.
  • William Coleman (2008) "Testing of Gadolinium Doping in Water Cherenkov Antineutrino Detectors". Postdoctoral researcher at LSU.
  • Cara Maesano (2012) "9-Li Production from Stopped Muons in the Double Chooz Detector".
  • John Felde (2013) "Evidence for Electron Antineutrino Oscillations with the Double Chooz Far Detector". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at University of Maryland.

John Terning

  • Jamison Galloway (2010) "Stabilizing the Weak Scale with Conformal Dynamics: A Survey of Model Building Approaches".
  • David Stancato (2011) "The Unhiggs: Electroweak Symmetry Breaking via an Unparticle".
  • Haiying Cai (2011) "New Physics Beyond the Standard Model".
  • John McRaven (2012) "Extending the Standard Model with Confining and Conformal Dynamics".
  • Renjun Xu (2013) "Cohomological Problems arising in Quantum Field Theory and String Theory". First position: Research Assistant at Radiant Logic.

Sudhindra Mani Tripathi

  • Steven Glenn (1996) "A Search for Self-Interactions of Neutral Electroweak Gauge Bosons".
  • George Pope (1997) "Elastic Photoproduction of J/\psi at the H1 Experiment at HERA".
  • Paul Bloom (1998) "Investigation for Trilinear Vector Boson Couplings Through W Boson Pair Production in Dilepton Decay Channels".
  • Richard Snavely (2003) "Physics of Laser Driven RElativistic Plasmas Energetic X-Rays Proton Beams and Relativistic Electron Transport in Petawatt Laser Experiments". First position: Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Juan Lizarazo (2006) "A measurement of the gamma-ray spectrum from the Crab Nebula<"
  • Peter Marleau (2007) "Search for a Dark Matter Gamma-Ray Signal from Dwarf Spheriodal Galaxies with CACTUS".
  • Melinda Sweany (2011) "Characterization of Neutron Backgrounds for Direct Dark Matter Searches".
  • Alexandra Carley Kopecky (2012)
  • Michael Woods (2014) A Comprehensive Study of the Large Underground Xenon Detector".

J. Anthony Tyson

  • James Bosch (2011) "Modeling Techniques for Measuring Galaxy Properties in Multi-Epoch Surveys".
  • Ami Choi (2011) "Mass and Light Correlated with Galaxies on Local and Cosmic Scales: Weak Gravitational Lensing in the Deep Lens Survey".

Ramona Vogt

  • Thomas Gutierrez (2000) "Higher Twist Contributions to Charm and Light Gluino Production". First position: Postdoctoral position, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Current position: Associate Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

David Webb

  • Joseph McKinley (1993) "Dilute Fe-doped Pd Thin Films Demonstrating Finite-Size Scaling & Evidence of Two Dimensional Heisenberg Model Ferromagnetism".
  • David Gettman (1994) "Evidence of Spin Glass Ordering in Sputtered YTbSi Metallic Glasses".
  • Jesus Del Castillo (1995) "Magnetic and Specific Heat Studies of the Compounds A14 Mn Xu Where A=[Ca,Sr,Ra] and X=[Bi,Sb,Al]".
  • Christopher Pike (1996) "A New Preisach-type Model of Hysteresis in Interacting Single Domain Particle Systems".
  • Soong-hyuck Lee (1996) "Interlayer Magnetic Coupling in Pd/Pd (1.2 atomic % Fe) Multilayers".
  • Efrain Lopez (1999) "Magnetization of Superconducting PbBi Thin Films Patterned with Magnetic Arrays".
  • Robert Cohen (2001) "Magnetic and Resistivity Studies of Compounds: A14MnPn11 where A= [Ca, Sr, Ba] and Pn= [Sb, Bi]".

David Wittman

  • William Dawson (2013) "Constraining Dark Matter Through the Study of Merging Galaxy Clusters". First position: Postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Phil Yager 

  • John S. Pearson (1981) "The High Energy Interaction of Negative Pions on Deuterium in the FNAL Thirty Inch Bubble Chamber".
  • Stephen A. Gourlay (1985) "Inclusive Production and Polarization of Lambda/hat Lambda in Hadron Proton".
  • Akbar Mokhtarani (1988) "Production Characteristics of Neutral and Charged D Mesons in 800 GeV p-Emulsion Interactions".
  • Vittorio Paolone (1990) "Semi-Leptonic Charged D Meson Decays in 800 GeV p-Emulsion Interactions".
  • Judd Wilcox (1992) "Charm Meson Production in 600 GeV/c pi- Emulsion Interactions".
  • Gary P. Grim (1995) "Doubly Cabibbo Suppressed D+ Decays and Singly Cabibbo Suppressed Ds+ Decays in 220 Gev gamma + p Interactions".
  • Jonathan Link (2001) "Study of the Decay D0 to K+\pi- in FOCUS".

Dong Yu

  • Hengkui Wu (2012)
  • Jason Kaszpurenko (2013) "Synthesis and characterization of transition metal doped semiconducting nanowires".

Xiangdong Zhu

  • Anthony Lee (1994) "Surface Diffusion of Hydrogen and Deuterium on Ni(100) and Ni(111) Investigated by Linear Optical Diffraction".
  • Alan Wong (1996) "Optical Studies of Adsorbate Dynamics on Metals and Nonlinear Optical Responses at Interfaces".
  • Bennett J. Corrado (1997) "Optical Transmission and Reflection at Interfaces and in Waveguides: Surface Electromagnetic Radiation, Selective Mode Launching, and Microreversibility in Optical Scattering".
  • Gary Cao (1997) "Optical Studies of Interfaces and Bulk Liquids: Surface Diffusion and Nonlinear Optics".
  • Sung-Po Wei (1998) "Analysis of Diffuse-Photon-Density Waves in Multiple-Scattering Media and the Application in Optical Imaging".
  • Edward Nabighian (2000) "Linear Optical Studies of Metal Surfaces: Diffusion, Growth, and Surface Dynamics".
  • David Everitt (2002) "Imaging of Tissue-like Media with Diffuse Light: Analysis and Optimization of a Diffuse Photon Tomography". First position: Adjunct Physics Faculty, American River College.
  • Jeremy Gray (2003) "Optical Studies of Surfaces and Interfaces in UHV and Electrochemical Environments". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Petros Thomas (2004) "Novel Optical Studies of Ion Erosion Growth and Diffusion on Metal Surfaces". First position: Lecturer, University of California, Davis.
  • James Landry (2008) "Optical Oblique-Incidence Reflectivity Difference Microscopy: Application to Label-free Detection of Reactions in Biomolecular". First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis Physics Department
  • Yung-Shin Sun (2010) "Label-Free Detection of Biomolecular interactions in microarray Format using Oblique-Indidence Reflectivity Difference Microscopes".

Rena Zieve

  • Scooter Johnson (2011) "Uniaxial Pressure and High-Field Effects on Superconducting Single-Crystal CeColn5". First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory.
  • Ingrid Neumann (2012) "Interactions Between a Superfluid Vortex and its Bounding Surface". First position: Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento.
  • Own Dix (2012) "Dependence of He II Turbulence on Nonlocality and System Geometry". First position: Lecturer, UC Davis.

Gergely Zimanyi

  • Charles J. DeLeone (1995) "Mean-Field Theories in Low-Dimensional Spin Systems". First position Assistant Professor, California State University, San Marcos.
  • Duk Shin (2012) "Computational study of two nonvolatile recording media resistive random access memory (RRAM) and graded magnetic media".

Physics Graduates of Former Faculty & Department Affiliates

  • Peteris Alexander Kazaks (1968) "Operator Reduction of Three-Body Scattering Equations"
  • Brother Eric Vogel (1969) "Angular Variation of the Proton Thermal Relaxation Time in Lanthanum Magnesium Nitrate".
  • Franklin James David Serduke (1970) "Separable Potentials in Two-, Three-, and Infinite-Nucleon Systems"
  • Joan Vorpahl (1971) "The Impulsive Phase of Solar Flares--Hard X-Radiation (E10 KeV), Ha and Microwave Emission".
  • William M. Tang (1972) "Finite Beta and Finite Geometry Effects on Microinstabilities in Mirror-Confined Plasmas".
  • Ted F. Harvey (1972) "Shell Model and Quasi-Particle Calculations of the Neutron Deficient Lead Isotopes".
  • Micheal L. Vaida (1973) "SYNSEF: A FORTRAN Syntax Sensitive Editor and Autoflowcharter and A Computation of Accurate Wavefunctions for the Hydrogen Molecule".
  • Frederica Darema-Rogers (1976) "Comparison of the Interacting Boson Approximation with an Exact Shell Model Calculation on the (16)O Nucleus".
  • Richard J. McDonald (1977) "High Spin States in the Even Lead Isotopes".
  • Wee-Yong Woo (1978) "Stability of the Critical Surface in the Presence of Strong Electromagnetic Radiation".
  • Robin W. Evans (1982) "Microwave Studies of Hot Intracluster Gas".
  • Fred G. Morris (1983) "Classical Fields Derived from Quantum Sources".
  • Tean-Gau Helen Wang (1984) "Computation and Theory of Electron Heating in Parametrically Excited Waves".
  • Randy R. Harris (1985) "Nonequilibrium Ensemble Theory". Lecturer, University of California, Davis.
  • Jian-Liang Peng (1989) "Superconductivity and Magnetic Properties of High-Tc LaBaCaCu3O7-delta Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-delta, and Nd2-xCexCuO4-delta".
  • Timothy Folkerts (1990) "Synthesis and Superconducting Properties of the High Transition Temperature Superconductor Ba1-xKxBiO3".
  • Lu (Rose) Zhang (1992) "Macroscopic Magnetic Properties of Single Crystalline High Temperature Superconductors".
  • Yue Xian (Nancy) Jia (1992) "Transport Properties and Upper Critical Fields of Single Crystals in the Superconducting System Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-delta".
  • Randall Stone (1992) "Optimization of the Plasma Cherenkov Maser and AC/DC Space-Charge in High Power Microwave Devices".
  • David Barnes (1993) "A Calorimetric Study of (Prl.5Ce0.5)Sr2Cu2NbO10, PrBa2Cu2NbO8 and the Effects of Oxygen on C60".
  • William Mosley (1994) "An Investigation of the Superconducting and Normal State Properties of Ba(1-x)K(x)BiO3 Single Crystals".
  • John Dykes (1994) "Physical and Chemical Investigations of Selected C60-Based Materials".
  • Tim Goodwin (1995) "The Role of Praseodynium in the Suppression of Superconductivity and Onset of Magnetism in (R1.5-xPrxCe0.5)Sr2Cu2NbO10-delta; R=Nd,Sm,Eu".
  • In-chu Chang (1996) "Superconducting Properties of Polycrystaline HgBa_2CuO_{4+delta}, Hg_xTl_{1-x}Ba_2Ca_2Cu_3O_{8+delta} Compounds, and Single Crystal LuBa_2Cu_3)_{7+delta}".
  • Stephen H. Irons (1996) "Techniques for the Synthesis of Superconducting Single Crystals of A_3C_{60} (a=K, Rb) and Measurement of Their Magnetic Properties".
  • Chance Hoellwarth (1997) "Magnetic and Heat Capacity Measurements of the Superconducting Y(Ni2-xCoxB2C System". Faculty, Physics Department, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA.
  • Paul E. Anderson (1998) "The Effects of Cobalt and Nickel Doping on the Spin-Peierls Transition in CuGeO3". Senior advising development engineer, Seagate Technology.
  • Philip Rogers (2000) "Structural and Magnetic Studies of the Spin Chain/Spin Ladder (Na1-xCax)V205".
  • Thomas Nielsen (2000) "Magnetic, Electrical Transport, and Hydrostatic Pressure Studies of the Heusler Alloy (Fe1-xVx)3AI".
  • Brandon Murakami (2002) "Low Energy Probes of Standard Model Extensions". Postdoctoral Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory.
  • Shrihari Gopalakrishna (2002) "Aspects and Probes of Supersymmetric and Extradimensional Beyond the Standard Model Theories". Postdoctoral Researcher, Michigan State University.
  • Ilke Arslan (2004) "Atomic Scale Characterization on Threading Dislocations in GaN". Truman Fellow, Materials Physics Department, Sandia National Laboratories.
  • Juan Carlos Idrobo (2004) "A Study of the Electronic Structure and the Effects of Oxygen on the Superconducting Properties of MgB2 by Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy". Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Samantha Fore (2006) "Development of single molecule optical techniques for the study of recognition and repair of DNA damage"
  • Han-Oh Lee (2006) "Ferromagnetism in the Kondo lattice CeNiSb and GeZn[x]Sb (x = 0.64, 0.66)"
  • Long Pham (2006) "Fine tuning the heavy fermion ground state: a new handle on CeColn5"
  • Melikhan Tanyeri (2007) "Using optical resonances for chemical and biological sensing applications"
  • Samuel Maquilon (2007) "The Non-Fermi Liquid Effects in the Heavy Fermion Kondo Systems of Lu1-xYbxM2Si2; M = Rh, Cu".
  • Abrar Shaukat (2010) "Unit Invariance as a Unifying Principle of Physics". Lecturer, Columbia University.
  • Andrew Kruger (2011) "Infrared Spectroscopy and Young Stellar Objects Characterizing the Dust and Gas in Circumstellar Disks".