The University of New Mexico

An NSF Research Experience for

Undergraduates program in

Nanophotonics

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2012 Academic Year

 

 

 

 Lee Amaya
Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marek Osinski
Grad Student Mentor: John Plumley
Final Paper:
"Cadmium-Free Quantum Dot-BaSed Biosensing System for Matrix Metalloproteinases"

Gregory Ballou
Central NM Community College
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ganesh Balakrishnan
Grad Student Mentor: Emma Renteria
Final Paper:
"Growth and Characterization of AlInSb Metamorphic Buffers in GaAs Substrates for the Growth of MWIR Lasers"

Daniel Birdsell
Chemical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sang Han
Grad Student Mentor: Louis Tribby
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Final Paper:
"Metal Oxide Thin FIlm Synthesis and Characterization with Index Matching Application for Light Emitting Diodes"
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 Matthew Erdman
Electrical Engineering
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Luke Lester & Dr. Sayan Mukherjee
Grad Student Mentor: Andrew Aragon
Final Paper:
"Nanolithography for Concentrator Solar Cells"
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Tristan Garwood
Computer Science/Physics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sanjay Krishna &Dr. Gregory von Winckel
Final Paper:
"Electronic Structure and Defect Modeling of III-V(Sb) Superlattices with Hybrid DFT"

Michael Kopciuch
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marek Osinski
Grad Student Mentor: Leisha Armijo
Biochemistry
Final Paper:
"Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Use in Drug Delivery in Cystic Fibrosis"

 

 

 

 Arly Parent
Astrophysics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ravi Jain
Grad Student Mentor: Mike Klopfer
Final Paper:
"Synthesis of Metal-Coated Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Medical Applications"

Benjamin Sandoval
Electrical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Majeed Hayat
Grad Student Mentor: David Ramirez
Final Paper:
"Plasmonically Enhanced Nanopillar Single Photon Avalanche Diodes"


Michael Wabaunsee
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Feezell
Grad Student Mentors: Mohsen Nami & Ashwin Rishinaramangalam
Final Paper:
"Nanophotonic Quantum Well LEDs: Analysis of Light Extraction Efficiency in GaN-Based Coaxial Microwall Light Emitting Diodes"
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