UVa Physics Graduate Poster Competition
Spring 2011

During the week of March 28 through April 1, 2011, the Physics department held a poster competition to highlight graduate student research. The competition was open to all students who had entered their third year in the graduate program and beyond.

First Place   Chaolun Wu. Advisor: Diana Vaman. Real-Time Finite-Temperature Holography and its Applications (Research Area: High Energy Physics)
Second Place   Rupesh Silwal. Advisor: Kent Paschke & Gordon Cates. Measurement of Nucleon Form Factors at High Q2 (Research Area: Nuclear and Particle Physics)
Third Place   Kelsie Betsch. Advisor: Robert Jones. Directional Coulomb Explosion of Molecules in Two-Color Laser Fields (Research Area: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Fourth Place   Jirikan Nunkaew. Advisor: T.F Gallagher. Up-down asymmetry of the electrons ejected from barium 6p1/2nk autoionizing states (Research Area: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
    Kosta Popović. Advisor: Mark Williams. Cardiac and Respiratory Gating for a Small Animal CT/SPECT System (Research Area: Biological and Medical Physics)
    Matthew Pysher. Advisor: Olivier Pfister. Scaling Entanglement in the Optical Frequency Comb (Research Area: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
    Mani Ding. Advisor: Joseph Poon. Prospective Material Exploration for Spin-torque transfer Magneto-resistive random access memory (Research Area: Condensed Matter Physics)
    Wei Xiao. Advisor: Peter Arnold. Stopping Distance for High Energy Jets in Weakly-Coupled Quark-Gluon Plasmas (Research Area: High Energy Physics)
    Kunal Kathuria. Advisor: Simonetta Liuti. Spin Crisis and Angular Momentum in Hadrons (Research Area: High Energy Physics)
    Hyunwook Park. Advisor: T. F. Gallagher. Observation of the Dipole-Dipole Interaction Potential by the Microwave Spectroscopy (Research Area: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
    Yishen Cui. Advisor: Stuart Wolf. Material Development for Magnetic tunnel junctions in Spin Transfer Torque Random Access Memory (STT-RAM) (Research Area: Condensed Matter Physics)
    Salinporn Kittiwatanakul. Advisor: Stuart Wolf. Transport Anisotropy of Epitaxial VO2 films grown on (100) TiO2 (Research Area: Condensed Matter Physics)
    Yu Juan. Advisor: Despina Louca. Evolution of Magnetic and Lattice Interactions with Hole and Electron Doping in Perovskite Cobaltites (Research Area: Condensed Matter Physics)
    Robert Leonard. Advisor: Cass Sackett. BEC Interferometry and Applications (Research Area: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
    James Maxwell. Advisor: Donal Day. SANE (E07-003) Spin Asymmetries of the Nucleon Experiment (Research Area: Nuclear and Particle Physics)
    Chengping Wu. Advisor: Leonid Zhigilei (Material Science). Atomistic Modeling of Atomic Mixing and Structural Transformations in Ag film - Cu Substrate Systems Irradiated by Femtosecond Laser Pulses
    Reihaneh Shahrokhshahi. Advisor: Olivier Pfister. Multipartite Entanglement in the Optical Frequency Comb of a Depleted-Pump Optical Parametric Oscillator (Research Area: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)

Revised April 29, 2011.