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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

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Michael O. Thompson

Associate Professor

Cornell Material Science & Engineering

mot1@cornell.edu

Professor Michael Thompson received his B.S. in Applied Physics from CalTech in 1979 and M.S./Ph.D degrees in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell. For the past 35 years, his group's research has focused on the behavior of semiconductor materials under pulsed and CW laser exposure. He is coauthor on more than 350 papers and over 20 patents.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

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Aine Connolly

Ph.D. Candidate

B.A. Physics,

Vassar College 2017

ac2733@cornell.edu

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Duncan Sutherland

Ph.D. Candidate (Co: van Dover)

M.S. Adv. Mat. Analysis & Char,

University of Oregon 2016

drs378@cornell.edu

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Ming-Chiang Chang

Ph.D. Student

M.S. Material Science & Engineering,

Northwestern University 2017

mc2663@cornell.edu

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Katie Gann

Ph.D. Student

M.S. Material Science,

Colorado School of Mines 2019

krg66@cornell.edu

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Cameron Gorsak

Ph.D. Student (Co: Nair)

M.Ed, B.S Physics

University of Notre Dame 2021, 2019

cag284@cornell.edu

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Elynn Jensen

M.S. Student

B.S. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,

Univ. of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign 2021

ej227@cornell.edu

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Tse-Wei (Ruby) Pan

M.S. Student

B.S. Material Science & Engineering,

National Tsing Hua University 2020

tp288@cornell.edu

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Joanne Tsai

M.S. Student

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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Zezette Pflaum

Undergraduate Student

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering,

Cornell University 2022 (expected)

ztp4@cornell.edu

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Tia Vu

Undergraduate Student

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering,

Cornell University 2023 (expected)

jjx6@cornell.edu

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Sophia Chen

Undergraduate Student

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering,

Cornell University 2023 (expected)

sc2329@cornell.edu

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Jerry Xu

Undergraduate Student

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering,

Cornell University 2024 (expected)

jjx6@cornell.edu