Research Scientists, Postdocs and Instructors

Gemechis Degaga

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Quantum simulations using DFT and beyond DFT methods for atomic-scale investigation of nano- to meso-scale materials.
  • Diffusions mechanisms and interaction of molecules on catalytic surfaces and through porous materials.
  • Electronic and Magnetic properties of condensed and 2D materials.
  • Investigation of protein and metallic clusters interaction using MD and MM/QM methods.
  • Incorporation of machine learning in DFT for the high-throughput unraveling of new and optimal material functionalities and accelerated drug designing.

Henrike Fleischhack

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Mauricio Reyes Hurtado

  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Graduate Program Coordinator

Research Interests

  • Fiber-Optic Devices
  • Fiber Lasers
  • Photonics
  • Machine Learning

Prasanth Prabhakaran

  • Visiting Research Scholar

Research Interests

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Science

Amanda Shaw

  • Instructor, Physics

Nazmiye Bihter Yapici

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Physics

Links of Interest


  • Project Management
  • Product Development & Commercialization
  • Analytical Testing
  • Assay Design & Assay Development
  • Instrumentation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Lab Experience
  • GLP
  • Validation
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Leadership
  • Multi step synthesis
  • Grant & Proposal Writing