Ph. D. Recipients, Last Ten Years
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Toledo

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Last Name First Name Ph.D. Received Dissertation Title Adviser Employment as of December 2007
Cantor Bruce 2000 May Martian Dust Storms: 1999 Mars Orbiter Camera Observations P. B. James Malin Space Science Systems (San Diego, CA)
Smith Tracy 2000 August The Photoluminescence of Interstellar Dust and Laboratory Dust Analogs A. N. Witt Space Science Institute-Columbus (Columbus, OH)
Zsargó János 2000 December Constraints for Models of CH+ Production and Non-Thermal Chemistry in Diffuse Interstellar Clouds S. R. Federman Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, U. of Pittsburgh
Knauth David 2001 December An Ultra-High Resolution Survey of the Interstellar 7Li-to-6Li Ratio in the Solar Neighborhood S. R. Federman Research Associate, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern U.
Pan Kaike 2002 December Cloud Structure and Physical Conditions in Star-Forming Regions from Optical Observations S. R. Federman Deputy crew leader, Apache Point Obs. (Sloan Digital Sky Survey II)
Mihaylov Ivaylo 2003 December Monte Carlo Radiaton Hydrodynamics in the Winds of Massive Stars J. Bjorkman U. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Vijh Uma 2005 August Photoluminescence by Interstellar Dust A. N. Witt Research Assistant Professor, U. Toledo
Wisniewski John 2005 December The Effect of Age and Metallicity on Be Circumstellar Disk Formation K. S. Bjorkman Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Bonev Boncho 2005 December Towards a Chemical Taxonomy of Comets: Infrared Spectroscopic Methods for Quantitative Measurements of Cometary Water P. B. James & M. J. Mumma Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
2006 December
Properties of Water Ice Clouds over Major Martian Volcanoes Observed by MOC P. B. James

Horne David 2007 May A Method to Obtain Thermal Spectra of Martian Dust Storms over Cold Polar Surfaces L. S. Anderson
P. B. James
Postdoctoral Fellow, U. Missouri St. Louis

Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Last Name First Name Ph.D. Received Dissertation Title Adviser Employment as of December 2007
Piryatinski Andrei 1997 December Nonlinear Absorption and Luminescence in Organic Molecular Crystals R. T. Deck & N. Iwamoto Center for Nonlinear Studies/T-12, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Mirkov Mirko 1998 May Design and Analysis of Optical Waveguide Elements in Planar Geometry B. G. Bagley & R. T. Deck Cynosure, Inc. (Westford, MA)
Sala Anca 1998 May Propagation and Switching of Light In Rectangular Waveguiding Structures R. T. Deck & B. G. Bagley Chair of Engineering, Baker College, Flint MI
Matulioniene Rasa 1999 August Angular Momentum Algebra for Symbolic Expansions in Atomic Structure Theory D. G. Ellis EMC Corp. (Hopkinton, MA)
Sikorski Yuri 2000 August Design, Fabrication and Analysis of Integrated Optical Waveguide Devices B. G. Bagley & R. T. Deck Assistant Prof. of Applied Physics, Kettering U.
Shvidky Oleksandr 2002 December Dynamics of a Plane Barrier Discharge C. E. Theodosiou Staff Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, U. of Rochester
Anisimov Igor 2003 May Photonic Integrated Circuits: Trimming, Tuning and Characterization B. G. Bagley & R. T. Deck Staff Scientist, Wright-Patterson Research Lab.
Andaloro Richard 2003 May Refractometry Using Beam Profile Reshaping with Surface Waves and its Applications to Bioassay R. T. Deck & H. J. Simon Assistant Prof. of Physics, Urbana Univ., Urbana OH
Polomarov Oleg 2005 May Fast Kinetic Modelling of Low Pressure Inductively-Coupled Discharges C. E. Theodosiou Research Associate, U. of Texas, Austin
Hodges Gregory 2005 December* Measurements of Total Cross Sections of the n = 2 Excitation of Helium from the Impact of 10-25 keV Protons T. J. Kvale Visiting Prof., U. of Findlay
Chen Guangzhou 2005 August Analysis and Design of Planar Waveguide Elements for Use in Filters and Sensors B. G. Bagley & R. T. Deck Senior system engineer, LinkQuest Inc., San Diego, CA
Sosov Yuriy 2006 May Legendre Polynomial Expansion of the Electron Boltzmann Equation Applied to the Discharge in Argon C. E. Theodosiou Merck & Co. Inc. Pharmaceuticals
*Ph. D. with medical physics option

Biological Physics & Medical Physics
Last Name First Name Ph.D. Received Dissertation Title Adviser Employment as of December 2007
Szabo Attila 1997 June Spectroscopic and Calorimetric Investigation of [(bipy)Pt(en)]2+ and Dauomycin-induced Conformational Transitions in DNA S. A. Lee Programmer Analyst, Crutchfield Corp (Charlottesville, VA)
Li Jun 2004 December* Analysis of Dose Characteristics from Beveled Applicators in Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) Using Monte Carlo Simulation, Wellhofer Measurement and Film Dosimetry E. I. Parsai & S. A. Lee Assistant Prof., Medical Physics, Medical U. of S. Carolina
*Ph. D. with medical physics option

Condensed Matter/Materials Physics
Last Name First Name Ph.D. Received Dissertation Title Adviser Employment as of December 2007
Grecu Dan 1999 August Photoluminescence Study of Cu-doped CdTe and Related Stability Issues for CdS/CdTe Solar-Cell Devices A. D. Compaan
Shvydka Diana 2002 May Physical Characterization of CdTe/CdS Photovoltaics: Defects, Fields, and Micrononuniformities A. D. Compaan Postdoctoral Research Assoc. Radiation Oncology, U. Toledo Medical Center
Matulionis Ilvydas 2002 May Superstrate and Substrate Type CdTe Solar Cells and Monolithic Integration of Photovoltaic Modules A. D. Compaan MV Systems, Golden, CO
Povolny Henry 2003 May Amorphous and Microcrystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Devices Deposited by Hot Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition X. Deng Lam Research, Fremont CA
Yu Jianguo 2003 August Multiscale Simulations of Thin-Film Growth J. G. Amar Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Mat. Sci. and Eng., University of Florida
Chen Yu-Sheng 2004 May Transferability of Electronic Structure of Four Energetic Materials by using Single Crystal and High Resolution X-ray Diffraction Experiments A. Pinkerton (UT, Chem.) Research Associate, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Lab.
Liu XiangXin 2005 December Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) and Photoluminescence Studies of CdTe Material A. D. Compaan Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physics & Astr., University of Toledo
Drayton Jennifer 2005 December Studies of rf sputtered ZnTe:N and CdS for photovoltaic applications A. D. Compaan Primestar Solar, Longmont Co.
Du Wenhui 2005 December Study of p-Type and Intrinsic Materials for Amorphous Silicon Based Solar Cells X. Deng Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physics & Astr., University of Toledo
Podraza Nikolas 2008 May Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry of the Growth and Phase Evolution of Thin Film Hydrogenated Silicon-Germanium Alloys R. W. Collins Research Assistant Professor, Materials Research Institute, Penn State

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