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Department of Physics: Undergraduate ProgramSenior Thesis

Senior Thesis

Physics 499W and Physics (489W-490W)

Senior Thesis Projects

Fall 2013-Spring 2014 | Summer 2014 | Fall 2014-Spring 2015

The faculty listed below anticipate having Senior Thesis projects for the Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 semesters. Please email the Senior Thesis Coordinator for more information. You will not be able to register for Senior Thesis (PHYS 489W or 490W) until you have a project and submitted the Project Selection/Approval Form to the Coordinator.


Scheduled Senior Thesis Projects: Summer & Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Term

Student

Advisor

Title

Summer 2014

Tristan Batchelor

Dr. Desmond Cook

Corrosion of Structural Steel due to Road De-Icing Salt

Fall 2014

Sean Babcock

Dr. Desmond Cook

Recombination Processes in Organic Solar Cells

Fall 2014

Anthony Sciola

TBD

TBA

Fall 2014

Matthew Vogel

TBD

TBA

Fall 2014

TBA

Dr. Lawrence Weinstein

Refurbishing and Testing Jefferson Laboratory Detectors

Fall 2014

TBA

Dr. Sebastian Kuhn

Computational Project

Fall 2014

TBA

Dr. Desmond Cook

Accelerated Cyclic Corrosion to Simulate Aggressively Corrosive Environments.

Ongoing Senior Thesis Projects: Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Term

Student

Advisor

Title

Spring 2014

Timothy Naginey

Dr. Colm Whelan

TBA

Spring 2014

Colton Katsarelis

Dr. Desmond Cook

Corrosion of Aluminum Alloy 5086 on Navy Boats

Spring 2014

James Porter

Dr. Lawrence Weinstein

TBA

Spring 2014

Eric Stacy

Dr. Colm Whelan

TBA

Spring 2014

Brett Hagood

Dr. Mark Havey

Light Lensing by a gas of very cold atoms.

Spring 2014

Canniggia Deslandes

Dr. Charles Sukenik

Polarization Spectroscopy in a Neon Discharge

Spring 2014

Connor Schwalm

Dr. Yelena Prok

TBA

Spring 2014

Arthur Bern

Dr. Declan de Paor

TBA

Spring 2014

Michael Kalman

Dr. Colm Whelan

TBA

Spring 2014

Brandon DeMello

Dr. Yelena Prok

TBA

Recently Completed Senior Thesis Projects

Term Student Advisor Title
Fall 2013 Joseph Newton
Dr. Lepsha Vuskovic
Laser-Induced Fluorescence and Optical Emission Spectroscopy Used For Plasma Diagnostics
Fall 2013 Andrew MacClintock Dr. Sebastian Kuhn Understanding Neutrons in Deuterium by Analyzing Electron-Deuteron Scattering
Fall 2013 Laura J. Pattison Dr. Lawrence Weinstein The Construction, Operation, and Application of Demonstrations: How to Effectively Implement them in the Classroom
Spring 2013 Brian Hayes Brooks Dr. Stephen Bueltmann Detecting and Observing Exoplanet Dynamics
Spring 2013 Dawn M. Hedges Dr. Wil Williams A MOTley Project: Building a Laser Lock, a Glass Cell, and a Vacuum Chamber forobtaining a Rubidium Magneto-Optical Trap (MOT)
Spring 2013 Eric Ingram Dr. Charles Sukenik Remote Sensing Using a Continuous Wave Laser
Spring 2013 James M. Sheil Dr. Wil Williams Exploring Alternative Argon Discharge Tube Designs
Spring 2012 Seth Berl Dr. Robert Bennett Cosmic Ray Tracking and Calibrating of Jefferson Lab CLAS12 Region II Drift Chamber
Spring 2012 Vernon Dayawan Dr. Gail Dodge Measurement of Drift Chamber Efficiency as a Function of Applied Protential Difference
Spring 2012 Mingfeng Jiang Dr. Jean Delayen Apparatus for the Measurement of the Surface Resistance of Niobium as a Function of Frequency, Temperature and RF Field Between 325 and 1300 MHz
Spring 2012 John Mason Guthrie Dr. Mark Havey Optical Noise Measurements Via Balanced Homodyne Detection
Spring 2012 Cabot Zabriskie Dr. Mark Havey Measurements of the Second Order Correlation Function for a Variety of Light Sources
Fall 2012 Thomas Watkins Dr. Toza Popovic Temperature Measurements of Methane Reforming and Niobium
Fall 2011 Lindsey R. Andrews Charles Sukenik Mass Spectrometry of a Generated Atomic Oxygen Beam
Fall 2011 John Hagee Dr. Colm Whelan (E,2E) Cross Sections for Inner-Shell Ionization of Argon
Fall 2011 Joshua Hibberd Dr. Charles Sukeink Ilidar: Development of a Ship-Borne Marine Lidar System
Fall 2011 Tian De Paor Dr. Charles Sukenik Construction of Undergraduate Optical Tweezers
Fall 2011 Melissa Beebe Dr. Desmond Cook An Analysis of Wrought Iron Core Samples from the USS Monitor Turret
Fall 2011 Do Sun Im Dr. Toza Popovic Spectroscopic Study of CH4 Depletion in Low E/N Microwave Discharge
Spring 2011 Roberto Mojica Dr. Alex Godunov Plasma tomography based on the inverse abel transform: Application to an analysis of a plamoid in supersonic MW post-discharge
Spring 2011 Stacy Baker Dr. Mark Havey Localization of matter waves by a one dimensional phase disordered array of delta function potentials
Spring 2011 Im Do Dr. Popovic
Spring 2011 John Hagee Dr. Colm Whelan A theoretical study of the electron impact ionization of the inner shells of atoms
Fall 2010 Elizabeth M. Connell Dr. Declan De Paor Enhancing Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory Education With New Technology
Spring 2010 Joshua Elliott Dr. Stephen Bueltmann Voltage Dependence of Particle Detection Efficiency for the Prototype CLAS12 Drift Chamber
Spring 2010 James Haus Dr. Sebastian Kuhn Automation and Testing of a Drift Chamber Wire Tensionometer
Spring 2009 Jason Reed Dr. Mark Havey Energy Spectra Analysis for the LiHe Diatomic Molecule
Spring 2009 Kevin L. Brannick Dr. Leposava Vuskovic Plasma Surface Modification of Bulk Copper
Spring 2009 Shawn M. Miller Dr. Leposava Vuskovic Characterization of a Plasmoid in the Afterglow of a Supersonic Flowing Discharge
Spring 2009 Patrick T. Laurin Dr. Leposava Vuskovic Electron Density Measurements in a Supersonic Flowing Discharge
Spring 2009 Brian M. Wieland Dr. Vitaly Baturin Advanced Studies of the Photomultiplier Tube Magnetic Shielding for the CLAS12 Central Time of Flight Counter
Fall 2009 James Graves Dr. Larry Weinstein Development of Ring-back Tensionometer for Drift Chamber Wire Tension
Fall 2009 Laura A. Russell Dr. Mark Harvey Fabrication of Metal Electrods for Sensor Applications
Fall 2009 Michael H. Moore Dr. Larry Weinstein Relationship Between Magnetic Flux Geometry and Levitation Properties of Field Cooled YBCO
Spring 2008 Frederick Guy Wilson Dr. Geoff Krafft Terahertz Spectroscopy
Spring 2008 Dao Hoang Ho Dr. Larry Weinstein Kaon Identification in CLAS g11 Photoproduction Data on a Hydrogen Target
Spring 2007 Wade C. Brock Hari Areti Polarization and Attenuation of Coherent Terahertz Radition
Spring 2007 Peter C. Bradshaw III Dr. Sebastian Kuhn The Behavior of the Radial Time Projection Chamber
Spring 2007 David B. Royfe Dr. Charles Sukenik Excited State Trap Loss in a Rubidium Magneto-Optical Trap
Spring 2007 Rachel Sparks Dr. Hari Areti Commissioning of the Field Emission Viewer
Fall 2007 Charles A. Yommer III Dr. Charles Sukenik Chaotic Trajectories of Electrons in Atoms Near a Metal Surface
Fall 2007 Melissa Barruzza Dr. Dave Mack Brachytherapy in Real Time
Fall 2007 Billy J. Lactaoen Dr. Gail E. Dodge Prototype Studies of a Drift Chamber for CLAS12
Fall 2006 Robert Horne Dr. Charles Sukenik Design Study of a Permanent Magnet Zeeman Slower
Fall 2005 Charles Justin Pearl Dr. Gary Copeland Orbital Stability of Extrasolar Planets in Binary Star Systems
Spring 2005 Jonathan Wood Dr. Desmond Cook An Investigation of Nano-Phase Goethite and its role in Protective Rust Formation