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Professor Calvin W. Johnson

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Some possible research projects for students


CURRENT


 Ph.D students

* Stephanie Lauber, San Diego State University (Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science), in progress


* Raul Herrara, UC San Diego in progress

* Jordan Fox, San Diego State University (Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science), starting Fall 2016.

* Ryan Zbikowski, San Diego State University (Joint Doctoral Program in Computational Science), starting Fall 2016.

 M.S. students


Undergraduate students

*  Dillon Adams, in progress.

* Miguel Godinez, in progress.


PAST

 Postdocs


     Dr. Plamen Krastev, 2008 - 2011. PhD: University of Idaho. Current position: Computational Scientist, Research Computing Group, Harvard University. 

         Dr. Edgar Teran,  2003 to 2006.  PhD: Vanderbilt University. Current position:
Associate Scientist, PROS (prosrm.com).


Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, October 1999-August 2002 (at Louisiana State University). PhD: University of Heidelberg. Current position: Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Pakistan.

 Ph.D students


Micah Schuster, "Systematic investigation of operators in nuclear systems," June 2015. Micah carried out part of his research summers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, working with Sofia Quaglioni.  Current position: Postdoctoral scientist, Oak Ridge National Lab.


Hai Ah Nam. Dissertation: "Ab initio nuclear shell model calculations of some light nuclei with a three-nucleon force," April, 2010.  Hai Ah carried out part of her research summers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, working with W. Erich Ormand.  Current position: Staff scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Dr. Ionel Stetcu, Louisiana State University. Dissertation: ?Toward a Global Microscopic Theory for Nuclear Structure: Mean Field plus Random Phase Approximation vs. Shell Model.? Current position: Staff member, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Lab

 M.S. students


Daniel Mickelsen, "Investigation of nucleon-nucleon scattering," June 2015. Current position: Graduate studies, UC Irvine.

Micah Schuster, "Benchmarking approximations for the electronic structure of atoms," March 2011.  Micah is now in SDSU's Computational Science Ph.D program.

Dennis Monday. ?Analytic approximations in calculations of solar neutrino oscillators?  (November 2004).  Dennis went on to a job at Lockheed Martin.

 Physics undergraduates


Kevin O'Mara (Outstanding physics graduate 2016), "Improved angular momentum projection for Hartree-Fock," (May 2016).


Grizelda Kersteen "Numerical convergence of a many-body system" 2011.

Derek Padilla, Comparison of secular models for nuclear level densities 2007.


   Rick Navarro. "Time-dependent nucleosynthesis reaction networks" (May 2005)

Van Nguyen (AWIS scholar, McNair scholar, MARC scholar). "Time-integrated supernova neutrino flux from a nearby cluster" May 2005. After spending a summer working at Los Alamos National Lab, Van went to Columbia University fully supported by an NSF Fellowship.

Finn O?Shea. ?The parity non-conserving potential? (December 2004)


Frank Vachlin. Thesis: ?Computational analysis of solitons and quasi-solitons throughstability analysis? ( 2004).


W. Tyler Watkins. Thesis: ?Square well binding energy in relativistic quantum mechanics? (2003).