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Graduate Students


DBgs

David Barbalas

Adviser: Peter Armitage
Email: dbarbalas@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Linear and nonlinear THz spectroscopy of strongly correlated metallic systems.
Undergraduate Institution: Wheaton College, 2017
Expected Graduation: 2023


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Tanya Berry

Adviser: Tyrel McQueen
Email: tberry9@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Research interest is in magnetic and topological materials. I am invested in utilizing chemical principles in designing exotic quantum materials. Experience in single crystal growth via all possible synthesis probes, powder diffraction, single-crystal diffraction, Laue diffraction, heat capacity, resistivity, magnetic susceptibility, and other transport characterizations.
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis, 2015; Research Intern: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, 2015-2017


RBgs

Rishi Bhandia

Adviser: Peter Armitage
Email: rbhandia@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Currently my research interests have focused on magnetic topological materials such as time-reversal breaking Weyl semimetals, axion insulators, etc. I also have done some measurements on magnetic insulators and am interested the non-linear response of materials in the THz range.
Undergraduate Institution: Occidental College, 2016; Researcher at Los Alamos National Lab, 2016-2017
Expected Graduation: 2023


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Eric Bobrow

Adviser: Yi Li
Email: ebobrow1@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Itinerant magnetism, topological states, and Weyl semimetals.
Undergraduate Institution: Caltech, 2015
Expected Graduation: 2021


JCgs

Juan R. Chamorro

Adviser: Tyrel McQueen
Email: jchamor1@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Interested in studying the chemistry of quantum materials, specifically superconductors; topological insulators, semi metals, and superconductors; and spin liquids.
Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University, 2017
Expected Graduation: 2021
Google Scholar


DPgs

Dipanjan Chaudhuri

Adviser: Peter Armitage
Email: dipanjan@jhu.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India, 2015
Expected Graduation: 2021
Google Scholar, LinkedIn


YFgs

Yawen Fang

Adviser: Brad Ramshaw
Email: yf257@cornell.edu
Research Interest: Transport measurements on Weyl semimetals, pseudogap Fermi surface of high-Tc cuprates, surface acoustic wave measurements on van der Waals heterostructures.
Undergraduate Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2016
Expected Graduation: 2022
Google Scholar


AGgs

Alireza Ghasemi

Adviser: Collin Broholm
Email: aghasem2@jhu.edu
Research Interest: My research interest in general is in the field quantum magnetism, and specifically working on spin liquid candidates and sensitivity of this phase to structural imperfections.
Undergraduate Institution: Sharif University of Technology, 2016
Expected Graduation: 2023
Google Scholar, LinkedIn, GitHub


SGgs

Sayak Ghosh

Adviser: Brad Ramshaw
Email: sg2235@cornell.edu
Research Interest: Ultrasound and magnetotransport studies of superconductors, magnetic systems and topological materials.
Undergraduate Institution: Indian Institute of Science, 2016
Expected Graduation: 2022
Google Scholar


THgs

Tom Halloran

Adviser: Collin Broholm
Email: thallor1@jhu.edu
Research Interest: My research focuses on the study of potential Quantum Spin-Liquid candidates through inelastic neutron scattering and bulk characterization techniques.
Matriculation: 2016
Expected Graduation: 2022
Google Scholar


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Chris Lygouras

Adviser: Collin Broholm
Email: clygour1@jhu.edu
Research Interest: I am interested in the synthesis and exploration of topological materials including magnetic Weyl semimetals and topological superconductors. We use neutron scattering to study magnetic ordering and magnetic excitations, and complement these findings with physical property measurements.
Undergraduate Institution: McMaster University, 2019
Expected Graduation: 2024


VMgs

Vincent Morano

Adviser: Collin Broholm
Email: vmorano1@jhu.edu
Research Interest: I use neutron scattering techniques to study the magnetic properties of intrinsic axion insulator candidates. Broadly speaking, I am curious about the interaction between collective magnetic order and topological band structures.
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Expected Graduation: 2023
LinkedIn


TRRgs

Tim Reeder

Adviser: Collin Broholm
Email: treeder5@jhu.edu
Research Interest: I am interested in driving magnets out of equilibrium while measuring the evolution of the dynamic quantum spin correlations with the goal to study nonequilibrium magnetism and relaxation. My current research attempts this via microwave stimulated inelastic neutron scattering.
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University, 2017
Expected Graduation: 2023
Google Scholar, LinkedIn, GitHub


RRgs

Ralph Romero

Adviser: Peter Armitage
Email: rromero@jhu.edu
Research Interest: I am interested in how materials can emit terahertz light and how this can be related to underlying dynamics and symmetries.
Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Tech, 2018
Expected Graduation: 2024


MSgs

Mekhola Sinha

Adviser: Tyrel McQueen
Email: msinha4@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Defect designing in quantum materials, studying spin lifetimes in qubit hosts, synthesis, single crystal growth, structure and physical properties correlation using x-ray diffraction, specific heat measurements etc.
Undergraduate Institution: Delhi University 2013, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research 2016
Expected Graduation: 2021
Google Scholar, LinkedIn


VSgs

Veronica Stewart

Adviser: Tyrel McQueen
Email: vstewar4@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Synthesis, crystal growth, and physical properties characterization of magnetic and topological materials.
Undergraduate Institution: Reed College, 2014
Expected Graduation: 2021
LinkedIn


CSgs

Canon Sun

Adviser: Yi Li
Email: csun25@jhu.edu
Research Interest: I am interested in topological states of matter, particularly in superconductors.
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oxford, 2016
Expected Graduation: 2021


FTgs

Florian Theuss

Adviser: Brad Ramshaw
Email: ft226@cornell.edu
Research Interest: (Resonant) Ultrasound studies probing superconductors, topological materials, and electron hydrodynamics.
Undergraduate Institution: Heidelberg University, Germany, 2017
Google Scholar


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Nicodemos Varnava

Adviser: David Vanderbilt
Email: nicodemosvarnava@gmail.com
Research Interest: My research revolves around classifying and predicting new topological materials as well as exploring novel phenomena and applications of existing topological materials.
Undergraduate Institution: National technical university of Athens, 2016
Website, Google Scholar


HWgs

Haoyu Wang

Adviser: Oleg Tchernyshyov
Email: hwang127@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Quantum spin liquid. Effect of disorder in frustrated magnets.
Undergraduate Institution: Shandong University, 2014
Expected Graduation: 2021
LinkedIn, GitHub


YXgs

Yuanyuan Xu

Adviser: Natalia Drichko
Email: yuanyuan.xu@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Pyrochlore oxides.
Expected Graduation: 2023