People

Current Members

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Rajagopalan Ranganathan (Aug 2021 – present)

Ph.D. students

  • Samuel Feltis (Aug 2020 – present)
  • Seth Holladay (Jan 2020 – present)
  • Alek Clark (June 2021 – present)   
  • Bilge Gokcecik (Aug 2022 – present)
  • Mirka Mandich (Aug 2022 – present)

Master students

  • Anthony Kim (Aug 2022 – present)
  • Johann Mostella (Aug 2022 – present)

Undergraduate Students

  • Jaeden Kenworthy (Aug 2022 – present)
  • David Nguyen (Aug 2022 – present)
  • Cameron Alexander (Aug 2022 – present)

Alumni 

  • Zichen He (Aug 2018 – Dec 2022), Ph.D., Dissertation: “ADVANCED THOMSON SCATTERING DIAGNOSTICS FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS”.
  • Alex Miloshevsky (Aug 2018 – Dec 2022), Ph.D., Dissertation: “The Impact of a Nuclear Disturbance on a Space-Based Quantum Network”
  • Walker McCord (July 2018 – Dec 2022), Ph.D., Dissertation: “Development and Implementation of a Novel Resonantly Ionized Photoemission Thermometry Technique for One-Dimensional Measurements”
  • Kyle Pride (May 2022 – Nov 2022), undergraduate research assistant.
  • Kirk Davenport, Master, thesis: “Upscaling and Development of Linear Array Focused Laser Differential Interferometry for Simultaneous 1D Velocimetry and Spectral Profiling in High-Speed Flows”
  • Colter Russell (Dec 2018 – May 2021), Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Nathan Williamson (Aug 2019 – Dec 2020), Graduate Research Assistant.
  • Cary Smith (Aug 2016 – Oct 2020), Ph.D., Dissertation: “Characterization of a Digital Holography Diagnostic for In Situ Erosion Measurement of Plasma-Facing Components in Fusion Devices
  • Kaifeng Xin (May 2019 – May 2020), Undergraduate Research Assistant   
  • Jacob Harrold ( May 2018 – Dec 2018), Undergraduate Research Assistant.
  • Zach Dixon (Jan 2010 – Dec 2010), Undergraduate Research Assistant

  • Matthew Elder (Aug 2009 – May 2010), Undergraduate Research Assistant. First job after graduation: Redstone Army Base at Huntsville AL.

  • Jeremy Petersen (Jan 2009 – August 2009), Undergraduate Research Assistant