Members: Please place your sketch in alphabetical order by last name
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Erin De Pree

is at St. Mary's College of Maryland, the public honors college of Maryland located two hours southeast of D.C. She works on extra dimensions and fourth generation particles. She has mentored nine students, including an Apker Award finalist in 2013. Further details on her website.

JiaJia (JJ) Dong

is an Associate Professor at Bucknell University. I am interested in understanding systems out of equilibrium. Using some simplified modeling and taking advantage of computer simulation and visualization, my group tries to extract some quantitative insights from complex systems. An example is a study of the totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP) and its application to protein synthesis. Both analytical methods and Monte Carlo simulations are exploited. Currently we are also working on optimizing airplane boarding strategy by exploiting Markov Chain Monte Carlo optimization algorithm and modeling the parasite-host interaction on a two-dimension square lattice.

Matthew Enjalran

is an Associate Professor at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. His general research interests lie in condensed matter physics of strongly correlated many-body systems. The subject of magnetism has been a primary focus of much of his research, particularly the effects of frustration on the low temperature correlated phases in models of magnetism. His investigations have covered classical and quantum models of magnetic insulators and itinerant electrons systems, where charge and spin degrees of freedom are considered. He employs a range of methods in his work that include mean-field theories and Monte Carlo methods.

Ehsan Khatami

is an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University. His research interests are in strongly-correlated electronic systems, ultracold atoms in optical lattices, frustrated magnetism, and numerical methods in condensed matter physics. See his CV, for a complete list of his publications.

Joseph D. Martin

is a historian of science based at Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University. He investigates the history of solid state and condensed matter physics in Cold War America, with particular focus on how perspectives on the identity of physics and the nature of "fundamental" research influenced the organization of the physics community. Some papers addressing these topics are posted here.

Fred Strauch

is an Associate Professor at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He studies quantum information and computation, with a specific focus on quantum control and superconducting devices.

Ryan Wilson

is an Assistant Professor at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His interests include emergent phenomena in quantum many-body systems, particularly in the context of ultracold atoms and nonlinear photonics.