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2020-2021 Applied Physics Alumni


  • Dr. Catherine Ayuso- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Dr. Andrew Cadotte       
  • Dr. Sunan Cui       
  • Dr. Marcel Georgin- Naval Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Joseph Iafrate 
  • Dr. Uriah Israel- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • Dr. Omar Leon     
  • Dr. Joseph Levesque- Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Dr. Albert Liu- Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg, Germany
  • Dr. Jamnie MacLennan  
  • Dr. Ramon Martinez      
  • Dr. James Mathis 
  • Dr. Marshall Scott
  • Dr. Danielle Sofferman   
  • Dr. Lise Wei- Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan.

2017- 2019 Applied Physics Alumni


  • Dr. Justin Easley
  • Dr. Alexander Gvakharia
  • Dr. Amina Hussein
  • Dr. Elizabeth Maret
  • Dr. Andrew McAllister - Eagleton Science and Politics Fellow
  • Dr. Alexander Rasmus – Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Dr. Bradley Smith - Research Scientist Sr. at Lockheed Martin
  • Dr. Jiaxing Wu


  • Dr. Jared Ferguson
  • Dr. Alexander Golden – Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University
  • Dr. Eric Martin - Co-founder of MONSTR Sense Technologies
  • Dr. Erin Teich - Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Danielle Basset’s Group at The University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Brian Worthmann – Postdoctoral Researcher, Computational Engineering Division, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Dr. Xiaozhou “Amy” Che – Process Engineer at Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA
  • Dr. Veronica Policht
  • Dr. Benjamin Isaacoff
  • Dr. Xinlin Song – Data Scientist at Conversant, Chicago, IL
  • Dr. Meredith Henstridge
  • Dr. Xi Chen – Senior Product Engineer at ASML, San Jose


  • Dr. Kian Kamgar-Parsi
  • Dr. Bryan Ramson 
  • Dr. Alexander Moncion Baez - Medical Physics Resident, Deparment of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Cesar Palma
  • Dr. Christina Jones
  • Dr. Anna Savage - Postdoctoral Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Dr. Rachel Young - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Nancy Senabulya - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Kaitlin Moore - NRC Research Associate at NIST, Boulder, CO
  • Dr. Jessica Ames
  • Dr. Abram Ledbetter

2010-2016 Applied Physics Alumni


  • Dr. Long Chen - Data Scientist, Med Data Quest, Inc. San Diego, CA
  • Dr. Anthony Raymond - Senior Aeronautical Engineer, Lockheed Martin, Palmdale, CA
  • Dr. Michael MacDonald - Staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Dr. Michael James Purcell - Surface Warfare Officer, US Navy Reserve, Navy Operational Support Center New Castle (Delaware); Professional Staff, Missile Defense Sector, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, Maryland.
  • Dr. Brandon Lucas - Program Manager, Student Affairs, Office for Health, Equigy & Inclusion, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dr. Kimberly Trent - PostDoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Dr. Alexander Fisher - PostDoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
  • Dr. Christopher Durot -Research Fellow, Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion LaboratoryUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dr. Sidney Ellington
  • Dr. You-Chia Chang - Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University


  • Dr. Jojo Amonoo - Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro OR
  • Dr. Stephen DeWitt - Research Scientist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Dr. Steven Young - PostDoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Dr. Christopher Trowbridge
  • Dr. Ibrahim Oraiqat - PostDoc, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Dr. Pablo F. Damasceno - PostDoc, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Dr. Liz Shtraham - PostDoc at Harvard, Boston MA
  • Dr. Leslie Upton - Northrop Grumman Corporation, Baltiomre MD
  • Dr. David Anderson - CEO, Rydberg Technologies, Ann Arbor MI
  • Dr. Kee Scholten - Postdoc, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Chihyu Chen - PTD Module Integration Device Yield Engineer, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR
  • Dr. Remy Elbez
  • Dr. Justin Perket - PostDoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University
  • Dr. Alex Toulouse - Northrup Gruman, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Brennan Pursley - Research Physicst, NRL-DC Optical Sciences Division


  • Dr. Prashant Padmanabhan
  • Dr. Carlos Di Stefano
  • Dr. Michael Febbraro - Nuclear Astrophysics at Oak Ridge National Lab physics division
  • Dr. Tracy Berman - Research Fellow University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
  • Dr. Justin Foley - Senior Research Scientist, Signature Research Inc. Calumet, MI
  • Dr. Nicholas Patterson - Senior Multi-disciplinary Engineer I, Signal Processing, Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ
  • Dr. Kyle Renshaw


  • Dr. Eliseo Gamboa - PostDoc, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • Dr. Meredith Brenner - Systems Engineers, Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Suzanne Nowicki - NASA
  • Dr. Chuan-Chih (Jason) Chou - Entrepreneur
  • Dr. Johnhenri Richardson - Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Christopher Kyle Renshaw - Physicist in the Advanced Technology Center at the Northrop Grumman in Chicago
  • Dr. Ilya Vugmeyster
  • Dr. Christine Krauland - PostDoc, UCSD, San Diego, CA
  • Dr. Ryan Murphy - Postdoc at Sandia National Laboratories, NM
  • Dr. Gregory McGraw 


  • Dr. Matthew Ross - Sr. Laser Process Scientist, Optical Physics Research, Corning, Corning NY
  • Dr. William Fisher 
  • Dr. Anthony Visco - ATK Defense Electronic Systems, Woodland Hills, California
  • Dr. Nicole Campbell - Senior Systems Engineer and Research Scientist, Raytheon Missile Systems Tucson, AZ
  • Dr. Michelle (Price) Chitambar - Technology Futurist, Spider9 Dynamic Energy Systems
  • Dr. Yisa S. Rumala - Optical Engineer, Northrop-Grumman; Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Channing Huntington - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Dr. Leon Webster
  • Dr. Laura Spencer - Product Development Engineer at Federal Mogul in Plymouth, Michigan
  • Dr. Franklin Dollar - Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine
  • Dr. Andrea Bianchini - Society of Jesus, Chicago and Detroit Province
  • Dr. Naji Husseini
  • Dr. Michael McDonald - Naval Center for Space Technology, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Aaron Rury - Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Robert Wilson


  • Dr. Carolyn Phillips - Rahman Posdoctoral Fellowship at Argonne National Lab.
  • Dr. Mark Haynes - Postdoc at the University of Southern California
  • Dr. Robert Wilson - Postdoctoral fellowship from George E. Hewitt Foundation for Medical Research, Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine
  • Dr. Katherine Smirl Truex - Postdoc at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.
  • Dr. Bo Sun
  • Dr. Forrest Doss - Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Dr. Paivo K. Kinnunen - R&D at Life Magnetics, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dr. Meng Zhang - Characterization Scientist, Philips Lighting, San Jose, CA
  • Dr. Shanna Shaked - Life Cycle Assessment, Ithaca, NY
  • Dr. Nefertiti Patrick Jackson - Biotechnology Professional, Howard University, Washington D.C.


  • Dr. Ozgun Suzer - Argonne National Labs
  • Dr. Jeffrey Herbstman - Postdoc at The University of Michigan
  • Dr. Xiaojing (Jane) Wang - Postdoc, Northwestern, University Medical School, Department of Medical Social Sciences
  • Dr. Vladimir A. Stoica - Research Scientist at The University of Michigan
  • Dr. Malavika Chandra - Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Eric Harding - Staff Scientist, Sandia National Laboratory
  • Dr. Guan Huang - R&D Engineer at Philips Lumileds, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Dr. Peter Muhoro - Director, Energy Research and Strategy, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. , Austin, TX
  • Dr. John Valenzuela - Research Scientist, Michigan Technical Research Institute

2000-2009 Applied Physics Alumni


  • Dr. Craig Michael Tenney - Research Scientist, Sandia National Lab., New Mexico
  • Dr. Christopher Kelly - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell University
  • Dr. Kevin Haworth - Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
  • Dr. Jasper Kok - National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Dr. Carolyn Kuranz - Assistant Research Scientist, AOSS Department, The University of Michigan
  • Dr. Peter Diehr - Visiting Scholar, The University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering: Mechanosynthesis
  • Dr. Moussa Ngom - Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Dr. Mitaire Ojaruega - AAAS-EEA Science and Technology Fellow, Washington D.C.
  • Dr. Arthur McClelland - Staff scientist at Harvard University's Center for Nanoscale Systems
  • Dr. Abigail Mechtenberg Faculty at Colgate University
  • Dr. Divine Kumah - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale University
  • Dr. Erik D. Kim - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stanford University
  • Dr. Brenton Knuffman - NIST, Washington D.C
  • Dr. Justin Edmondson - Astrophysicist, The University of Michigan
  • Dr. Ganesh Narayanasamy - Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky


  • Dr. Mariano Trigo - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stanford University
  • Dr. Rodney Agayan - Postdoc, Columbia University
  • Dr. Andrew Stickrath - Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Rahul Mhaskar - Postdoctoral Research Associate, NIST, Boulder, CO
  • Dr. J. Bianca Jackson - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
  • Dr. Shawn Grannell - Research Scientist, Eldon Engineering, Dexter Michigan
  • Dr. Catherine Herne - Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Colgate University
  • Dr. Kevin Landmark - Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Stephen Reed - Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Louise Hecker - Founder, CSO, Regenerative Solutions, LLC, University of Alabama


  • Dr. Brandon McNaughton - Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Life Magnetics Ann Arbor, Asst. Research Scientist UM
  • Dr. Tara Cubel-Liebisch - Postoctoral Research Associate, NIST, Boulder, CO
  • Dr. Joel McDonald - Global R&D Manager - Li-ion Battery Solutions Group at Dow Corning, Saginaw MI
  • Dr. Yi-Juinn Chien - Semiconductors Professional (Taiwan)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Carroll - Physicist, TU Delft University of Technology


  • Dr. Zetian Mi - Assistant Professor, McGill University
  • Dr. Louis Deslauriers - Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
  • Dr. Don Ahmasi Harris - Senior Research Scientist, BAE Systems, Washington D.C.
  • Dr. Benny Perez Rodriguez - Northrop Grumman Corp, CA
  • Dr. Cheng Zhong
  • Dr. Alex Manasson - Wave Band Corp., California


  • Dr. Abishai Daniel - Engineer, Intel Corp.
  • Dr. Jared Wahlstrand - Senior Research Associate, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Titaina Potdevin - Evaluation Coordinator at the Transport Accident Commission, WorkSafe, Heath Services Group Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr. Karthik Vishwanath - Research Associate, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
  • Dr. Juraj Topolancik - Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Dr. Codrin Cionca - Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Jeff Anker - Assistant Professor, Clemson University
  • Dr. Jevne Micheau Cunningham - Micheau Intelligencia, LTD., Technical Venture Capital Consulting, Seattle, Wa
  • Dr. Adrian Cavalieri - Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik Deutschland/Germany


  • Dr. Adrienne Stiff-Roberts - Assoc. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
  • Dr. Kim M. Lewis - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Associate Head of Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy, Associate Professor of Physics
  • Dr. Jason Deibel - Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Wright State University, Dayton OH
  • Dr. Mira Franke - Adjunct Professor of Physics at William Paterson University,Science Advisor (Volunteer) at Safe Yards Montclair,Science Policy Analyst at Free Agent
  • Dr. Mon Myaing - Statistical Research Assistant II, Seattle Children's Research
  • Dr. Jason Smerdon - Assistant Research Professor Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Dr. Alisa I. Walz-Flannigan - Clinical Medical Physicist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
  • Dr. Kyoungsik Kim - Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University
  • Dr. Kathryn Clay - Executive Director, Clean American Transportation Alliance (CATA)


  • Dr. Jiming Bao - Assistant Professor, ECE, University of Houston
  • Dr. Jochen Kruecker - Principle Research Member, Phillips Research North America
  • Dr. Paul Van Rompay - Laser Micromachining Engineer, Clark MXR, Inc., Dexter, MI
  • Dr. Scott Peltier - Assistant Research Scientist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Office of Vice President for Research, and Assistant Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineering, Unif. Of Michigan


  • Dr. Oliver Kripfgans - Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Christopher Search - Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Delia Cabrera DeBuc - Research Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, McKnight Vision Research Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Dr. Peter Cabauy - CEO, City Labs, Miami Florida
  • Dr. Catalin Florea - Research Physicist, Sotera Defense Solutions, Maryland
  • Dr. Takashi Buma - Assistant Professor, Union College, Philadelphia, PA


  • Dr. Alranzo (Boh) Ruffin - Research Associate at Corning, Inc.
  • Dr. Maureen Mellody - Program Officer, National Academise of Science, Washington D.C.
  • Dr. Sanjay Krishna - Associat Professor, ECE Department and Associate Director: Center for High Tech Materials, The University of New Mexico
  • Dr. Gregory Garrett - Research Scientist, Argonne National Labs, Argonne IL


  • Dr. Peter Muhoro - Chief Strategy Officer, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Austin, Tx
  • Dr. Jayson Cohen - Patent Attorney, Associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, NY
  • Dr. Christopher Fischer - Assistant Professor, Kansas University
  • Dr. Jeff Guest - Research Scientist, Argonne National Lab., Chicago IL
  • Dr. Yi He - Sr. Manager, Flash Memory Device Engineering, San Francisco, CA
  • Dr. Erik Zeek - Scientist, Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM
  • Dr. Yifei Zhang - Principle Scientist Design at Broadcom, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Dr. Brooke Stutzman - Assistant Professor of Physics, United States Coast Guard Academy

1991-1999 Applied Physics Alumni


  • Dr. Hongtao Jiang - Senior Principle Scientist, Broadcom Corp, Irvine CA
  • Dr. Amos Kuditcher - Professor of Physics, University of Ghana
  • Dr. Hai-Wen Wang
  • Dr. Guy Williams - Chief Engineer, IRCM & EOIR Business Area Northrop Grumman Corp., Chicago IL
  • Dr. Nicolas Bonadeo - Head of Applied Physics, Tenaris R&D, Argentina
  • Dr. Eric Monson - Research Scientist, Duke University, Physics Department
  • Dr. Dmitri Litinov - Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Houston TX


  • Dr. Joanne Wellman - JPL, Pasadena CA
  • Dr. Robert Wagner - Law School
  • Dr. Jian He


  • Dr. Tracy Abbott - Morse, Intel , Portland OR
  • Dr. Rob Goodwin
  • Dr. Chandra Raman - Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Steven Rosenblum - Manager, Lasers & Light Management at Corning Incorporated


  • Dr. Beth Weinberg - Principal Scientist, Technical Services Division at Manufacturing Techniques, Inc. (MTEQ), Washington, DC
  • Dr. John E. Foster - Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Qi-Ze Shu - Scientist, Light Connect, Newark, CA
  • Dr. Steve Smith - Associate Professor Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Department, Program Director Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Department
  • Dr. Vinod Subramaniam - Professor of Biophysical Engineering at MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Dr. Chuck Taylor - Scientist, K Space, Ann Arbor Michigan
  • Dr. Kaiyan Zhang - Dir. Adv. Tech at K Lab Corporation, New York, New York
  • Dr. Brandon Barnett - Director of Business Innovation, Intel, Portland OR
  • Dr. Steven J. Kane - Reveo, Hawthorne NY
  • Dr. Donnell Walton - Applications Engineer at Corning Incorporated


  • Dr. Lei Zhao - Motorola; Albuquerque NM
  • Dr. Eric A. Arons - Senior Research Scientist, SRI International, Corona CA


  • Dr. Xinbing Liu - Scientist, Panasonic, Boston, MA
  • Dr. Steven W. Brown - NIST, Gaithersburg MD
  • Dr. Mark Johnson - Senior R & D Manager, Synopsys


  • Dr. Mark S. Amman - Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab
  • Dr. Alan L. Lenef - Osram Sylvania
  • Dr. Ping Xie - Solarfun Power Holdings Co. , Ltd., President of the China Division


  • Dr. Steven T. Cundiff - Professor of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dr. Weijian Sha - SDL, San Jose CA
  • Dr. Chris W. Snyder
  • Dr. Feng An - CE-CERT, UCR, Riverside CA


  • Dr. Lizhong Liu - Asst. Prof, SUNY Upstate Med. Univ.
  • Dr. Yi Chen - AT&T Bell Labs, NJ
  • Dr. Hong Yan - Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure), University of South Carolina