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Don Figer, Director (CV)
Degree(s): PhD Astronomy, 1995, UCLA; MS Astronomy, 1992, University of Chicago; BA Physics, Math, Astronomy, 1989, Northwestern University
ridl.cfd.rit.edu/figerastro/index.html
Office: 17-3111



Greg Howland, Assistant Professor
Degree(s): PhD Physics, 2014, University of Rochester; BA Physics, 2007, Oberlin College
Office: 17-2159



Zoran Ninkov, Professor
Degree(s): PhD Astronomy, 1986, University of British Columbia, Canada; MS Physical Chemistry,
1980, Monash University, Australia; BS Physics, 1977, University of Western Australia
Phone: 585-475-7195
Office: 76-A240



Parsian K. Mohseni, Assistant Professor
Degree(s): PhD Engineering Physics, 2011, McMaster University, Canada; BEng Engineering Physics, 2005, McMaster University, Canada
Phone: 585-475-7262
Office: 17-2155



Stefan Preble, Professor
Degree(s): PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2007, Cornell University; BS Electrical Engineering,
2002, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Phone: 585-475-2625
Office: 17-2157



Michael Zemcov, Assistant Professor (CV)
Degree(s): PhD Physics, 2006, Cardiff University, United Kingdom; BS Physics, 2003, University of British Columbia, Canada
Phone: 585-475-2338
Office: 17-3179



Jing Zhang, Kate Gleason Assistant Professor
Degree(s): PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013, Lehigh University, China; BS Electronic Science and Technology, 2009, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Phone: 585-475-2173
Office: GLE/3035



Kristen Cain, Executive Assistant
Degree(s): BS Business Administration, 2021, Medaille College
Phone: 585-475-4106
Office: 17-3113



Mario Ciminelli, Packaging Engineer
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, 1984, Rochester Institute of Technology
Phone: 585-475-5619
Office: 17-3157



Thomas Palone, 1990, Reliability and Packaging Engineer
Degree(s): AAS Product and Machine Design, SUNY Alfred
Office: 17-3159



Justin Gallagher, Lab Engineer
Degree(s): BS/MS Astrophysical Sciences and Technology, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology



Michaela Cohen, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS/MS Physics, 2023, Rochester Institute of Technoogy



Victoria Butler, PhD Student, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BS Applied Physics, 2016, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute



Jacob Sharp, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, 2025, Rochester Institute of Technology



Teresa Symons, PhD Student, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): MS Computational Physics and Astronomy, 2017, University of Kansas; BS Space Physics, 2014, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



Alireza Abrand, PhD Student, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): MS Physics, 2014, Lund University, Sweden; BS Solid State Physics, 2010, University of Guilan, Iran



Bryan Melanson, PhD Student, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Materials Science and Engineering, 2018, University of Washington



Matthew van Niekerk, PhD Student, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Physics, Mathematics, 2017, Roberts Wesleyan College



Venkatesh Deenadayalan, PhD Student, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): MS Microelectronic Engineering, 2019, Rochester Inistute of Technology; BS Electronics and Communication, 2015, SRM University, India



Lazar Buntic, PhD Student, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BS Astrophysics, 2018, Penn State University



Dale Mercado, MS Student
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology



Benjamin Vaughan, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology



Evan Manfreda-Schulz, PhD Student, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology



Serena Tramm, PhD Student, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Bucknell University



Jess Sides, Capstone Research Student
Degree(s): BS Physics & Psychology, 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology



Cam Payne, Capstone Research Student
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology