Research Scientists, Postdocs and Instructors

Kyle Gorkowski

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Atmospheric transport and processing of aerosol particles in extreme environments (e.g., wildfires and explosions) for predictive modeling. I am also interested in broad-spectrum refractive indices and optical properties of aerosol particles and surfaces, which is important for climate change models.  

Mauricio Reyes Hurtado

  • Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests

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

Munish Sharma

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Computational Nanoscience
  • Modeling of Materials
  • Hydrogen Energy Storage
  • Biosensors
  • Solar Cells
  • Thermoelectric Materials
  • Nonlinear Optics

Amanda Shaw

  • Instructor, Physics

Xiaojie Wang

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Links of Interest

HAWC Observatory

Research Interests

  •  Very/Ultra High Energy Gamma-Rays

Nazmiye Bihter Yapici

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Physics


  • 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

Jaemin Yeom

  • Research Assistant Professor