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Graduate Admissions
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Graduate Students
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Degree RequirementsMS | PhD
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Passion for Physics

Douglas Banyai

Douglas Banyai

PhD Candidate, Physics
Advisor: John Jaszczak

My research involves multi-scale modeling of single-electron-tunneling devices using quantum mechanics. We model devices and watch individual electrons jump around. Even though my work is on a microscopic scale, it has important potential applications in electronics and with semiconductors.

Passion for Physics

Colin Gurganus

Colin Gurganus

PhD Candidate, Physics
MS Candidate, Physics
Advisor: Raymond Shaw

I am studying ice nucleation, cloud microphysics, and materials science—and then applying my work to climate modeling. I’m particularly interested in the precipitation cycle: where it comes from, why it happens, and where it goes. I’ve been working on this project for four years, and have been able to present my work overseas at international conferences.

Passion for Physics

Matthew Beals

PhD Candidate, Atmospheric Sciences
Advisor: Raymond Shaw

My research focuses on cloud microphysics. My team worked with the National Center for Atmospheric Research to develop an aircraft-mounted instrument that takes 3D pictures of clouds at very small scales. I’ve always loved weather; clouds are one of Earth’s fundamental forces, and what I’m doing helps us better understand this paramount physical phenomenon.

Passion for Physics

Boyi Hao

Boyi Hao

PhD Candidate, Engineering Physics
Advisor: Yoke Khin Yap

My research focuses on fabrication, functionalization, and applications of nano-materials. When you work on the nano-scale, things we understand on a larger scale start to change. Even with 20 years of researching nano-materials, there is still very little that is understood. I want to help improve life for everyone through better understanding of nano-materials.

Passion for Physics

Jie Li

Jie Li

PhD Candidate, Engineering Physics
Advisor: Peter D. Moran

I am focusing my research on magnetic materials and materials science. I am trying to make the best magnetic materials possible for automotive applications. My research helps me to think about the experimental process—and helps me combine my physics background with my other strengths and interests.

Program Directors

Jacek Borysow

Jacek Borysow

Physics


Contact
jborysow@mtu.edu
906-370-5715
Fisher 103

Yoke Khin Yap

Yoke Khin Yap

Engineering Physics


Contact
ykyap@mtu.edu
906-487-2900
Fisher 219

Raymond A. Shaw

Raymond Shaw

Atmospheric Physics


Contact
rashaw@mtu.edu
906-487-1961
Fisher 111

Taana Kalliainen

Taana Kalliainen

Graduate Program Assistant


Contact
trkallia@mtu.edu
906-487-2087
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