People in CfD

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Don Figer, Director (CV)
Degree(s): PhD Astronomy, 1995, UCLA; MS Astronomy, 1992, University of Chicago;
BA Physics, Math, Astronomy, 1989, Northwestern University
http://ridl.cfd.rit.edu/figerastro/index.html
Email: figer@cfd.rit.edu
Office: 17-3111



Greg Howland, Assistant Professor
Degree(s): PhD Physics, 2014, University of Rochester; BA Physics, 2007, Oberlin College
Email: gaheen@rit.edu
Office: 17-2159



Zoran Ninkov, Professor
Degree(s): PhD Astronomy, 1986, University of British Columbia, Canada; MS Physical Chemistry,
1980, Monash University, Australia; BS Physics, 1977, University of Western Australia
Email: ninkov@cis.rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-7195
Office: 76-A240



Parsian K. Mohseni, Assistant Professor
Degree(s): PhD Engineering Physics, 2011, McMaster University, Canada; BEng Engineering Physics, 2005, McMaster University, Canada
Email: pkmohseni@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-7262
Office: 17-2155



Stefan Preble, Professor
Degree(s): PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2007, Cornell University; BS Electrical Engineering,
2002, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Email: sfpeen@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-2625
Office: 17-2157



Michael Zemcov, Assistant Professor (CV)
Degree(s): PhD Physics, 2006, Cardiff University, United Kingdom; BS Physics, 2003, University of British Columbia, Canada
Email: zemcov@cfd.rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-2338
Office: 17-3179



Jing Zhang, Kate Gleason Assistant Professor
Degree(s): PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013, Lehigh University, China; BS Electronic Science and Technology, 2009, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Email: jzeme@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-2173
Office: GLE/3035



Robyn Rosechandler, Senior Staff Assistant, Future Photon Initiative
Degree(s): BS Mass Communications, 2013, Black Hills State University
Email: robyn.rosechandler@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-4106
Office: 17-3113



Mario Ciminelli, Packaging Engineer
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, 1984, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: mjceen@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-5619
Office: 17-3157



Thomas Palone, 1990, Reliability and Packaging Engineer
Degree(s): AAS Product and Machine Design, SUNY Alfred
Email: twpmet@rit.edu
Office: 17-3159



Justin Gallagher, Lab Engineer
Degree(s): BS/MS Astrophysical Sciences and Technology, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: jpg2151@rit.edu



Randy Kennard, Packaging Technician
Degree(s): AAS Mechanical Technology, 1995, Finger Lakes Community College
Email: kjremc@rit.edu
Office: 17-3150



John Serafini, Postdoctoral Fellow
Degree(s): PhD Physics, 2016, University of Rochester; BS Biochemistry, 2008, University of Rochester
Email: jrseen@rit.edu



Priyadarshini Bangale, Postdoctoral Fellow
Degree(s): PhD Physics, 2019, Ludwig Maximilian University and Max-Planck Institute for Physics; MS Radio and Space Science, 2011, Chalmers University of Technology; BS Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, 2007, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
Email: pxbsps@rit.edu



Victoria Butler, PhD Student Researcher, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BS Applied Physics, 2016, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Email: vlb9398@rit.edu



Chi Nguyen, PhD Student Researcher, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BS Astronomy, 2015, University of Arizona
Email: chn2906@rit.edu



Teresa Symons, PhD Student Researcher, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): MS Computational Physics and Astronomy, 2017, University of Kansas; BS Space Physics, 2014, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Email: tas4514@rit.edu



Alireza Abrand, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): MS Physics, 2014, Lund University, Sweden; BS Solid State Physics, 2010, University of Guilan, Iran
Email: sa7589@rit.edu



Lexi Irwin, Graduate Research Assistant, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): MS Imaging Science, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology; BS Applied Physics, 2018, SUNY Geneseo
Email: lmi3968@rit.edu



Kathleen Oram, PhD Student Researcher, Imaging Science
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2015, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Email: kxo3594@rit.edu



Matthew Hartensveld, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS/MS Microelectronic Engineering, Material Science, 2018, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: kxo3594@rit.edu



Bryan Melanson, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Materials Science and Engineering, 2018, University of Washington
Email: bcm9356@rit.edu



Matthew van Niekerk, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Physics, Mathematics, 2017, Roberts Wesleyan College
Email: mv7146@rit.edu



Venkatesh Deenadayalan, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): MS Microelectronic Engineering, 2019, Rochester Inistute of Technology; BS Electronics and Communication, 2015, SRM University, India
Email: vd8856@g.rit.edu



Lazar Buntic, PhD Student Researcher, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BS Astrophysics, 2018, Penn State University
Email: lb4525@g.rit.edu



Dale Mercado, Graduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: drm4487@rit.edu



Benjamin Vaughan, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: bjv7945@rit.edu



Long Nguyen, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, 2023, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: lhn3149@g.rit.edu



Irfan Punekar, Graduate Research Student
Degree(s): BS/MS Computer Engineering, 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: irp5775@g.rit.edu



Gregory Bond, Lab Assistant
Degree(s): BS Chemical Engineering, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: gpb9049@rit.edu



Evan Manfreda-Schulz, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: exm3938@rit.edu



Chamithri Adikarige, Graduate Research Assistant, Physics
Degree(s): BS Physics and Astronomy, 2019, Washington State University
Email: ca4112@rit.edu



Lucas Berens, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: leb3810@g.rit.edu



Jon King, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: jdk4593@rit.edu



Justin Baba, Capstone Researcher Student
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: jbb5361@rit.edu



Alex Zades, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: aiz8697@rit.edu



Dennis Houlihan, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: djh5690@g.rit.edu



Serena Tramm, PhD Student Researcher, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Bucknell University
Email: smt4214@g.rit.edu



Tessalie Caze-Cortes, Graduate Research Assistant
Degree(s): BS/MS Physics, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: tac9877@g.rit.edu



Mike Ortiz, Graduate Research Assistant, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): MS Astrophysics, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: mpo5925@g.rit.edu



Reid Kovacs, Lab Assistant
Degree(s): BS/MS Electrical Engineering, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: rgk4432@g.rit.edu



Vijay Soorya Shunmuga Sundaram, Graduate Research Assistant
Degree(s): MS Physics, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology; BTech Aerospace Engineering, 2018, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Email: vs8972@g.rit.edu



Vijaygopal Thirupakuzi Vangipuram, Graduate Research Assistant
Degree(s): BS/MS Microelectronic Enginerring, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: vxt1789@g.rit.edu



Sami Znati, PhD Student Researcher
Degree(s): PhD Microsystems Engineering, 2024, Rochester Institute of Technology
PhD Oncology, 2020, UCL; BS Chemistry, 2014, Northeastern University
Email: sx6168@g.rit.edu



Kyle Tezanos, Graduate Research Assistant
Degree(s): MS Materials Science & Engineering, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology; BS Biochemistry, 2017, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: kgt7638@g.rit.edu



Kayleigh Patterson, Executive Assistant
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2023, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: kmp4285@g.rit.edu



Hector Rubio Rivera, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): MS Microelectronics Engineering, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology; BS Electronics Engineering, 2016, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Email: hr8392@g.rit.edu



Benjamin Dodds, Lab Assistant
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: bjd7268@g.rit.edu



Jason Kaye, Mechanical Engineer Co-Op
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2023, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: jpk3799@g.rit.edu.



Matthew Seitz, PhD Student Researcher
Degree(s): PhD Microsystems Engineering, 2023, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS Materials Science, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology; BS Physics, 2017, University of Washington
Email: ms3897@g.rit.edu



Nash Flint, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: npf8039@g.rit.edu



Emily Greenburg, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: ecg6379@g.rit.edu



Lily McKenna, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2023, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: lam2292@g.rit.edu



Jason Ziskind, Graduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS/MS Physics, 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: jmz1040@g.rit.edu