Alumni

2022 Graduates

Dmitry Chichinadze

Dmitry Chichinadze

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Advisor: Andrey Chubukov (FTPI)

Current Institution: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Daniel Schubring

Daniel Schubring

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Advisor: Mikhail (Misha) Shifman, FTPI

Current Institution: CUNY

Sarunas Verner

Sarunas Verner

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Advisor: Keith Olive, FTPI

Current Institution:

Hsiu-Chung Yeh

Hsiu-Chung Yeh

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution:

2021 Graduates

Yahor Savich

Yahor Savich

Advisors: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: Center for Systems Biology Dresden

Hanteng Wang

Hanteng Wang

Ph.D. Dissertation: Interplay between disorder and interactions: from non-Fermi liquid superconductivity to iterative quantum optimization

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

2020 Graduates

Yuting Wang

Yuting Wang

Ph.D. Dissertation: Finite Size Scaling Around One Dimensional Topological Quantum Phase Transitions

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: Wells Fargo

Xuzhe Ying with statue

Xuzhe Ying

Ph.D. Dissertation: Symmetry Protected Topological Metals and the Transport Signature

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Waterloo

2019 Graduates

Michael Sammon

Michael Sammon

Ph.D. Dissertation: Electronic Properties of Oxide and Semiconductor Heterostructures

Advisor: Boris Shklovskii (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Minnesota

Ruiqi Xing

Ruiqi Xing

Ph.D. Dissertation: Charge order, Magnetism and Superconductivity In Iron-Based Superconductors And Their Interplay

Advisor: Andrey Chubukov (FTPI)

Current Institution: Wells Fargo

Dr. Mengxing Ye

Mengxing Ye

Ph.D. Dissertation: Magnetism in Correlated Electron Systems

Advisor: Andrey Chubukov (FTPI)

Current Institution: KITP, University of California, Santa Barbara

2018 Graduates

Michael Janas

Michael Janas

Ph.D. Dissertation: Applications of Semiclassical Theory in Statistical and Quantum Mechanics

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Minnesota

2017 Graduates

Dr. Han Fu

Han Fu

Ph.D. Dissertation: Electron Transport in SrTiO3 Accumulation Layers and Semiconductor Nanocrystal Films

Advisor: Boris Shklovskii (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Chicago

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Sergey Monin

Ph.D. Dissertation: Abelian and non-Abelian String

Advisor: Mikhail Shifman (FTPI)

Current Institution: Impulse Company

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Jiaming Zheng

Ph.D. Dissertation: Dark Matter Models in Non-Supersymmetric SO(10) Unification Models

Advisor: Keith Olive (FTPI)

Current Institution: Shanghai Jiaotong University, INPAC

2016 Graduates

Jin Chen

Jin Chen

Ph.D. Dissertation: Topics in Two-dimensional Heterotic and Minimal Supersymmetric Sigma Models

Advisor: Arkady Vainshtein (FTPI)

Current Institution: Yau Mathematical Sciences Center

Marcos Garcia Garcia

Marcos Garcia Garcia

Ph.D. Dissertation: No-Scale Inflation

Advisor: Keith Olive (FTPI)

Current Institution: Instituto de Física of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Ivan Gordeli

Ivan Gordeli

Ph.D. Dissertation: Singlet Glueballs In Klebanov-Strassler Theory

Advisor: Arkady Vainshtein (FTPI)

Current Institution: EDHEC Business School

Tobias Gulden

Tobias Gulden

Ph.D. Dissertation: A Semiclassical Theory on Complex Manifolds with Applications in Statistical Physics and Quantum Mechanics

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: IST Austria

Alberto Hinojosa

Alberto Hinojosa

Ph.D. Dissertation: Sign-changing S-wave Symmetry in Iron-based Superconductors: Manifestations and Extensions

Advisor: Andrey Chubukov (FTPI)

Current Institution: Intel

Adam Peterson

Adam Peterson

Ph.D. Dissertation: Low energy dynamics of non-perturbative structures in high energy and condensed matter systems

Advisor: Mikhail Shifman (FTPI)

Current Institution: Berkeley Lab Center for Computation Sciences and Engineering

2015 Graduates

Xin Li

Xin Li

Ph.D. Dissertation: Phenomenology of Hadrons Containing Heavy Quarks

Advisor: Mikhail Voloshin (FTPI)

Current Institution: Morgan Stanley

2014 Graduates

Tianran Chen

Tianran Chen

Ph.D. Dissertation: Disorder Effects on Electron Transport in Nanocrystal Assemblies and Topological Insulators

Advisor: Boris Shklovskii (FTPI)

Current Institution: West Chester University

Michael Schecter

Michael Schecter

Ph.D. Dissertation: Dynamics of mobile impurities in one-dimensional quantum liquids

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: Allianz Life

2013 Graduates

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Thomas Dunn

Ph.D. Dissertation: Dynamics and performance optimization of spin-torque switching in magnetic tunnel junctions

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: Seagate Technology

2012 Graduates

Erik Aver

Erik Aver

Ph.D. Dissertation: Self-consistent helium abundance determinations using Markov Chain Monte Carlo

Advisor: Keith Olive (FTPI), Evan Skillman (MIfA)

Current Institution: Gonzaga University

Xiaoyi Cui

Xiaoyi Cui

Ph.D. Dissertation: Perturbative and non-perturbative aspects of heterotic sigma models

Advisor: Mikhail Shifman (FTPI)

Current Institution: Sun Yat-Sen University

Peter Koroteev

Peter Koroteev

Ph.D. Dissertation: On extended supersymmetry in two and four dimensions

Advisor: Arkady Vainshtein (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Feng Luo

Feng Luo

Ph.D. Dissertation: The effects of supersymmetric particle decays and annihilations on big-bang nucleosynthesis

Advisor: Keith Olive (FTPI)

Current Institution: Sun Yat-Sen University

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Serkay Olmez

Ph.D. Dissertation: Critical Vortices in 2+1 dimensions and stochastic background of gravitational waves from cosmic strings

Advisor: Mikhail Shifman (FTPI)

Current Institution: Seagate Technology

2011 Graduates

Matthew Loth

Matthew Loth

Ph.D. Dissertation: Large enhancement of capacitance driven by electrostatic image forces

Advisor: Boris Shklovskii (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Minnesota, School of Nursing

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Matthew Parker

Ph.D. Dissertation: Noise-induced large fluctuations in oscillatory population systems

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: Optum

Brian Skinner

Brian Skinner

Ph.D. Dissertation: Microscopic theory of supercapacitors

Advisor: Boris Shklovskii (FTPI)

Current Institution: Ohio State University

Graduates from 1996-2010

Name Graduated Advisor Current Affiliation Dissertation
Alexander Monin 2010 Mikhail Voloshin École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Effects of extra degrees of freedom on decay rate of metastable topological objects
Sergiy Dubynskiy 2009 Mikhail Voloshin Microsoft Strong dynamics near open heavy flavor thresholds, hadronic molecules and hadroquarkonium.
Oleksandr Levchenko 2009 Alex Kamenev University of Wisconsin, Madison Transport properties of low-dimensional mesoscopic conductors: interplay of disorder, interaction and fluctuation effects
Maribel Nunez Valdez 2009 Arkady Vainshtein Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main; Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Structural and Elastic Properties of Fe-Bearing Mg2SiO4 Polymorphs at High Pressures and Temperatures: A First-Principles Study
Tao Hu 2008 Boris Shklovskii Kroger How proteins search for their targets on DNA.
Pearl Sandick 2008 Keith Olive University of Utah Gut-less Supersymmetry
Robert Wellington 2008 Keith Olive Normandale Community College  
Dmitri Ryzhikh 2006 Mikhail Shifman Homesite Insurance  
Vladislav Elgart 2006 Alex Kamenev Brigham and Women's Hospital Rare Events and Phase Transitions in Reaction-Diffusion Systems
Jingshan Zhang 2006 Boris Shklovskii Zhejiang University Conductance of Water-filled Ion Channel and Nanopores
Seokcheon Lee 2005 Keith Olive Sungkyunkwan University Phenomena of Quintessence Models
Soo-hyeon Nam 2005 Mikhail Voloshin Korea University Radiative Correction, Mixing, and CP Violation in the B Meson System
Chushun Tian 2005 Anatoly Larkin ITP, Chinese Academy of Sciences Ehrenfest Time in Weak Anderson Localization and Dynamical Localization
Rui Zhang 2005 Boris Shklovskii Northeastern State University Self-assembly of Charged Macroions
Hassib Amini 2003 Arkady Vainshtein Seagate Technology Higgs Bosons in Minimal Supersymmetric Models with an Augmented Gauge Group
Xinrui Hou 2003 Mikhail Shifman Nankai University Topological Defects in Supersymmetric Field Theory
Victor Galitski 2002 Anatoly Larkin University of Maryland Fluctuation Phenomena in Superconductors at Low Temperatures
Toan Nguyen 2002 Boris Shklovskii Vietnam National University Correlation Theory of Charge Inversion
Alexei Kaminski 2001 Leonid Glazman Morgan Stanley Interaction Effects in Mesoscopic Electron Systems
Andrew Ferstl 2000 Keith Olive Winona State The Effect of CP-violating Factors on the Neutralino Cross Section
Boris Chibisov 1998 Mikhail Shifman Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Domain Walls in Supersymmetric Theories
Alexei Koulakov 1998 Boris Shklovskii Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Static and Dynamic Properties of Small Particles
Dave Dikeman 1997 Mikhail Shifman Lockheed Martin The Semileptonic Lifetime of the D Meson
Mikhail Fogler 1997 Boris Shklovskii University of California, San Diego Quantum Hall Effect In Weak Magnetic Fields
Jamal Jalilian-Marian 1997 Larry McLerran Baruch College What is Big in Small x Physics?
Alexander Rudin 1997 Leonid Glazman State Street Global Advisors Zero-bias Anomaly in Tunneling into the Two-dimensional Electron Liquid
Sean Scully 1997 Keith Olive James Madison University The origin and evolution of the light elements D and (3)He
Igor Aleiner 1996 Leonid Glazman Columbia University Classical and Semiclassical Effects in Low-dimensional Systems
Richard Madden 1996 Keith Olive   Branch Changing in String Cosmology