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Department of Physics
Worcester, MA 01610 – 1477
Research Interest: Professor Agosta is a low temperature experimental physicist who was originally trained to study the properties of fluids at very low temperatures. His present research interests are lower dimensional superconductors in very high magnetic fields and heat transfer in gas boundary layers.
National Renewable Energy Lab
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
Research Interest: Dr. Alberi received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008, where she studied the optical and electronic properties of highly mismatched semiconductor alloys. She came to NREL as a postdoctoral researcher in the Silicon Materials and Devices group to investigate the design and performance of thin crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells fabricated on inexpensive substrates. In 2010, Kirstin joined the Solid State Spectroscopy group to conduct basic research on the optical and electronic properties of semiconductor alloys for photovoltaic and solid-state lighting applications. Specific research interests include the development of phosphide-based alloys for high-efficiency lighting, the physics of dilute nitride and bismide III-V alloys, and high-spatial resolution studies on minority carrier transport in thin-film photovoltaic materials.
Nicholas P. Butch
NIST Center for Neutron Research
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-6102
Research Interest: Single crystal synthesis techniques: Czochralski, metallic flux, Bridgmann, Commercial and custom-built helium refrigerator systems, low-temperature measurements, Measurements under applied pressure and in high magnetic fields, Neutron and x-ray scattering
Pei- Chun Ho
California State University, Fresno
Department of Physics
2345 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S MH37
Fresno, CA 93740-8031
Research Interest: Research focuses on low temperature and strongly correlated electron physics, particularly interested in Kondo phenomena, superconductivity, magnetism, and the interplay between superconductivity and magnetism in rare-earth compounds and other novel materials.
Eastern Washington University
Science Building, SCI 202A
Cheney, WA 99004
Research Interest: Jamie Manson's research involves design, synthesis and detailed characterization of novel molecule-based quantum magnets that present interesting properties. Coordination chemistry and the self-assembly of 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional polymeric networks that feature strong hydrogen bonds. He conducts x-ray studies of new magnets to understand the structure/property relationships.
Los Alamos National Lab
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Research Interest: Filip Ronning received his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 2001 for his angle-resolved photoemission work on cuprates. Subsequently, he did a postdoc at the University of Toronto, performing low-temperature thermal conductivity measurements. In 2003, he moved to Los Alamos National Laboratory where he is currently a staff member in charge of the transport and thermodynamic measurement team. His interests are in strongly correlated materials and unconventional superconductivity.
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