Physics and Engineering Physics Summer Research Colloquium

Article By Erin T. Thigpen

Physics and Engineering Physics Summer Research ColloquiumOn Friday, August 29, the Physics and Engineering Physics Department held a Summer Research Colloquium to celebrate all of the exciting work going on in the department. The event featured twenty-seven researchers who presented their summer findings in the form of a talk or a poster. Research was presented from both on-campus and off-campus laboratories. Topics ranged from neutron science and many-body physics to new types of energy storage and high performance transistors. The colloquium was held in the LBC and had excellent attendance by students, staff, and faculty.

At the reception following the colloquium, attendees voted for best talk and poster presentations. Postdoctoral Researcher Jin Hu was awarded first place for his talk “Effect of Quantum Confinement on Electron-phonon Interaction in Atomatically Thin Nb3SiTe6,” and Ph.D. student Adam Ollanik was voted runner-up for his presentation “Splitting the Solar Spectrum via Dielectric Resonator Nanoantennas.” For posters, junior Alyssa Chuang took first place for her poster “Electrochemical Intercalation into Layered Materials,” and sophomore Tiffany Lou was awarded runner-up for her presentation “Controlled Fabrication of Perovskite Nanocrystals for Printed Electronic Applications via Inkjet Printing.” All winners received gift cards to Barnes & Noble.

The Physics and Engineering Physics Summer Research Colloquium is an excellent forum for Tulane researchers - undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs - to share their research with the Tulane physical science community. This year’s colloquium was a wonderful success, and the department is very excited to have even more participation next year.

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