People in CfD

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Don Figer, Director (CV)
Degree(s): PhD Astronomy, 1995, UCLA; MS Astronomy, 1992, U. Chicago;
BA Physics, Math, Astronomy, 1989, Northwestern U.
http://ridl.cfd.rit.edu/figerastro/index.html
Email: figer@cfd.rit.edu
Phone: 585-598-4731
Office: 17-3111



Zoran Ninkov, Professor
Degree(s): PhD Astronomy, 1986, University of British Columbia; MSC. Physical Chemistry,
1980, Monash University; BSC. Physics, 1977, University of Western Australia.
Email: ninkov@cis.rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-7195 (office)
Office: 76-A240



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



Michael Zemcov, Assistant Professor (CV)
Degree(s): PhD Physics, 2006, Cardiff University, United Kingdom; BS Physics, May 2003, University of British Columbia, Canada
Email: zemcov@cfd.rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-2338
Office: 17-3179 (office)



Parsian K. Mohseni, Assistant Professor
Degree(s): PhD Engineering Physics, 2011, McMaster University, Canada; B.Eng. Engineering Physics, 2005, McMaster University, Canada
Email: pkmohseni@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-7262
Office: 17-2155



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



Robyn Rosechandler, Senior Staff Assistant, Future Photon Initiative
Degree(s): BS Mass Communications, Dec 2013, Black Hills State University
Email: robyn.rosechandler@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-4106
Office: 17-3113



Bryce Tennant, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): MSEE Electrical Engineering focus Signal Processing, 2004, Rochester Institute of Technology; BSEE Electrical Engineering, 1997, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: bat3289@rit.edu
Office: 17-3153



Thomas Benedett, Senior Systems Engineer
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, 1984, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: thomas.benedett@precisionot.com
Office: 17-3150



Mario Ciminelli, Engineer
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, 1984, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: mjceen@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-5619
Office: 17-3157



Thomas Palone, Reliability and Packaging Engineer
Degree(s): AAS Product and Machine Design,SUNY Alfred
Email: twpmet@rit.edu
Office: 17-3159



Victoria Butler, PhD Student Researcher, Astrophysical Sciences
Degree(s): PhD Asrtophysical Science, May 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology, BS Applied Physics, May 2016, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Email: vlb9398@rit.edu



Dmitry Vorobiev, PhD, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BS Astrophysics, University of New Mexico.
Email: dxv2686@rit.edu



Anton Travinsky, PhD Student Researcher
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Israel, MS Electrical Engineering, WRTH Aachen University, Germany
Email: at4395@rit.edu



Jack Horowitz, MS Student Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, May 2013, Sonoma State University
Email: jh7110@rit.edu



James Parkus, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, May 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: jep7631@rit.edu



Christian Pape, Lab Assistant
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, May 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: cdp7997@rit.edu



Paul Thomas, Postdoctoral Fellow
Degree(s): PhD Microsystems Engineering, May 2015, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: pmtche@rit.edu
Office: 17-2115



John Serafini, Postdoctoral Fellow
Degree(s): PhD Physics, May 2016, University of Rochester; BS Biochemistry, May 2008, University of Rochester
Email: jrseen@rit.edu



Deon Van Gorsel, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Imaging Science, May 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: djv1882@rit.edu
Office: 17-2115



Thomas Wilhelm, PhD Student Researcher
Degree(s): Ph.D. Microsystems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: tsw6356@rit.edu



Mohadeseh Baboli, PhD Student Researcher
Degree(s): Ph.D. Microsystems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: mxa9934@rit.edu



Sanjna Lakshminarayanamurthy, MS Student Researcher
Degree(s): Microelectronic Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: sl4995@rit.edu



Christopher O'Connell, MS Student Researcher
Degree(s): Microelectronic Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: cxo9160@rit.edu



Ian Kecskes, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, Rochester Institute Of Technology
Email: ixk8812@rit.edu



Amy Florio, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Physics, Rochester Institute Of Technology
Email: axf8786@rit.edu



Katherine Seery, PhD Student Researcher, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BA Physics and mathematics, May 2014, Alfred University
Email: kes4610@rit.edu
Office: 76-A270



Kevan Donlon, PhD Student Researcher, Imaging Science
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2012, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Email: kad2634@rit.edu



Zihao Wang, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Opto-electronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Email: zw4491@rit.edu



Kate Oram, Imaging Science PhD Student
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2015, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Email: kxo3594@rit.edu



Matthew Hartensveld, PhD Student Researcher
Degree(s): BS/Ms Microelectronic Engineering/Material Science, 2018, Rochester Inistute of Technology
Email: kxo3594@rit.edu



Yu Kee Ooi, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BEng Computer Engineering, May 2011, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Email: Yu.Kee.Ooi@rit.edu



Cheng Liu, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Physics, June 2013, Wuhan University, China
Email: cl7007@rit.edu



Chi Nguyen, PhD Student Researcher, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Degree(s): BS Astronomy, 2015, University of Arizona
Email: chn2906@rit.edu



Jeffrey Steidle, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2014, State University of New York at Geneseo
Email: Jas2518@rit.edu



Michael Fanto, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2002, Utica College of Syracuse University
Email: Mlf9729@rit.edu



Vanessa Yan,Co-op Researcher
Degree(s): BS Computer Science, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: yxy8912@rit.edu



Matthew van Niekerk, PhD Student Researcher, Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): BS Physics and Mathematics, 2017, Roberts Wesleyan College
Email: mv7146@rit.edu



Keegan Evans, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: kje7565@rit.edu



Md Ibrahim Khalil, PhD Student Researcher
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, 2010, Islamic University of Technology, MS Optics and Photonics, 2014, Karlsruhe Institute of Techonology



Greg Howland, Postdoctoral Fellow, KGCOE PhD Microsystems Engineering
Degree(s): PhD Physics, 2014, University of Rochester; BA Physics, 2007, Oberlin College
Email: gaheen@rit.edu



Auralia Derhark, Student Researcher, Fast Forward Program
Degree(s): BS/MS Physics, 2026, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: ad5088@rit.edu



Ryan Kavanagh, Student Researcher, Fast Forward Program
Degree(s): BS Physics, 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: rdk6544@rit.edu



Sean Rogerson, Student Software Engineer
Degree(s): BS/MS Electrical Engineering, 2020
Email: smr2100@rit.edu



Austin Ford, Student Software Engineer
Degree(s): BS Game Design and Development, 2019
Email: axf4764@rit.edu



Andrew Min, Lab Programming Assistant
Degree(s): BS Game Design and Development, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: am9087@rit.edu



Scott Mann, Student Software Engineer
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: srm4126@rit.edu



Allison Crim, Student Software Engineer
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, December 2018, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: amc7957@rit.edu



Peter Miller, Student Software Engineer
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: pam3815@rit.edu



Anthony Copeland, Student Software Engineer
Degree(s): BS/MS Electrical Engineering, May 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: ajc6919@rit.edu



Reed Terdal, Student Software Engineer
Degree(s): Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, May 2022, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: rot2666@rit.edu



Thomas Cauvel, Student Software Engineer
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, May 2020, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: txc8280@rit.edu



Irfan Punekar, Co-Op Computer Engineer with Precision Optical
Degree(s): BS/MS Computer Engineering, 2021, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: irp5775@rit.edu



Jacob Watts-St. Germain, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: jpw2311@rit.edu



Megan McKendry, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: mlm6679@rit.edu



Eric Cooper, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: ewc1730@rit.edu



Paul Giovannetti, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: pjg7286@rit.edu



Anant Mehrotra, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, Spring 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: axm8734@rit.edu



Roberto Rico, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, Spring 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: rxr8886@rit.edu



Isaac Witlin, Undergraduate Researcher
Degree(s): BS Electrical Engineering, Spring 2019, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: ixw5380@rit.edu