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PQI Graduate Student Profile: Michelle Tomczyk

Michelle Tomczyk is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pitt.

She works in the Levy lab where she studies quantum transport phenomena at the lanthanum aluminate and strontium titanate interface. She creates nanostructures at the interface using an innovative AFM lithography technique in order to study emergent phenomena like superconductivity and magnetism. This information can benefit classical as well as quantum computing.

Michelle won a travel award at the Science 2014 poster session for her poster on “Electron Pairing Without Superconductivity”.

PQI Graduate Student Profile: Tuguldur Odbadrakh

Tuguldur Odbadrakh is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Pitt.

He works in the Jordan group on the infrared signature of protonated water clusters as well as the superatom states of buckyballs.

Tuguldur was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2014/2015 for his work on "Many-Body Polarization via Quantum Drude Oscillators and Its Application to Excess Electron Systems".

PQI Graduate Student Profile: Gangqiang Liu

Gangqiang Liu is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pitt.

He works inthe Snoke lab where he focuses on semiconductor microcavity structures and Bose-Einstein condensation. He hopes that his research will lead to the development of new kinds of lasers. 

Gangqiang was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2014/2015 for his work on "Bose-Einstein Condensation and Superfluidity of Polaritons in a Ring Trap".

PQI Graduate Student Profile: Sanxi Yao

Sanxi Yao is a graduate student in the Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University.

He works in the Widom group and studies the phase transitions of boron carbide in order to gain insight on its properties that are currently not completely known.

Shanxi won a travel award at the Science 2014 poster session for his poster on the “Computational Studies of the Boron Carbide Structure”.

PQI Graduate Student Profile: Jingyun Ye

Jingyun Ye is a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at Pitt.

She works in the Johnson group where she does research on CO2 emission in order to gain insight on global warming and the greenhouse effect. She is essentially designing material that can capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into usable materials.

Jingyun won a travel award at the Science 2014 poster session for her poster on the “Design of Lewis Pairs-Functionalized Metal Organic Frameworks for CO2 Hydrogenation”.

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