# Alumni

## 2021 Graduates

### 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

### Yiming Wu

Ph.D. Dissertation: Superconductivity at a quantum critical point: A theoretical approach to the understanding of unconventional superconductors in strongly correlated systems.

Advisor: Andrey Chubukov (FTPI)

Current Institution: Stanford University

## 2020 Graduates

### 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

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

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Waterloo

## 2019 Graduates

### Michael Sammon

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

Advisor: Boris Shklovskii (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Minnesota

### 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

### 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

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

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Minnesota

## 2017 Graduates

### Han Fu

Ph.D. Dissertation: Electron Transport in SrTiO_{3} Accumulation Layers and Semiconductor Nanocrystal Films

Advisor: Boris Shklovskii (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Chicago

### Sergey Monin

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

Advisor: Mikhail Shifman (FTPI)

Current Institution: Impulse Company

### 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

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

Ph.D. Dissertation: No-Scale Inflation

Advisor: Keith Olive (FTPI)

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

### Ivan Gordeli

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

Advisor: Arkady Vainshtein (FTPI)

Current Institution: EDHEC Business School

### 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

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

Advisor: Andrey Chubukov (FTPI)

Current Institution: Intel

### 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

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

Advisor: Mikhail Voloshin (FTPI)

Current Institution: Morgan Stanley

## 2014 Graduates

### 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

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

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: Allianz Life

## 2013 Graduates

### 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

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

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

Advisor: Mikhail Shifman (FTPI)

Current Institution: Sun Yat-Sen University

### 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

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

### 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

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

Advisor: Boris Shklovskii (FTPI)

Current Institution: University of Minnesota, School of Nursing

### Matthew Parker

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

Advisor: Alex Kamenev (FTPI)

Current Institution: Optum

### 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 |
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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 |