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Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Researchers, and Faculty

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Brian R. D’Urso

Associate Professor

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, California Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Harvard University

Paul Nachman

Affiliate Research Professor

  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Carleton College
  • Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago

Cody Jessup

Graduate student

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Politics, Hillsdale College

Connor Murphy

Graduate student

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Grove City College

Dakota Chapman

Graduate student

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Montana State University

Undergraduate Students

Sage McNulty

Undergraduate student

Steven Mattson

Undergraduate student

Carson Sander

Undergraduate student


Bradley Slezak

Graduate student and postdoctoral researcher, now Staff Physicist at AdvR (Bozeman, MT).

Charles Lewandowski

Graduate Student, now NRC postdoc at AFRL (Albuquerque, NM).

Walter Klahold


Postdoctoral researcher, now Electronics Engineer at Green Bank Observatory (Green Bank, WV).

Jen-Feng Hsu

Graduate student (first to develop magneto-gravitational trap and trap diamond microcrystals), now Detector Physicist at Kromek (Zelienople, PA).

Elliot Jenner

Graduate student (studies of nanostructured and superhydrophobic materials).

Shonali Dhingra

Graduate student (fabrication of graphene nanomechanical devices, and use of NV centers in diamond for QND measurements), now postdoc at UCLA.