Featured student: A son of Venezuelan immigrants, Mr. Christian Cabello obtained his BS in Physics in the Spring of 2023, working in Professor Michael Chini’s group. Christian is headed to the Institut Polytechnique de Paris for his PhD. Christian studied the non-linear optical properties of ultrathin materials such as 2D molybdenum disulfide and epitaxially grown zinc oxide films.
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Mr. Dylan Jeff
I am a Honduran immigrant who moved to the United States when I was two years old. I was raised by a single mother of three who instilled in me a great sense of grit and perseverance simply by enduring the hardships that come with such a situation. I have been pursuing higher education in physics, a subject which I always admired as a child for its depth and endless amounts of application. I’d like my background to serve as an example for those who feel they’ve been pigeonholed into being a certain person due to issues they have had in the past. Through effort and persistence, one can go beyond whatever labels are placed on them by others and find themselves to be worth more than what they are led to believe.
Mr. Keith Blackman
||Keith is a graduate student in Physics. He is working with Professor Mihai Vaida understanding strong metal support interaction in precious metal / metal oxide supports using Ultra-high Vacuum (UHV) techniques.
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Luis is a sophomore in MSE from Apopka, FL. He loves playing the trombone and walking his dogs. Luis is working with Professor Banerjee studying atomic layer deposition of powder catalysts.
Kemah is a junior in Chemistry with Professor Jurca.
Kamal is a junior in Physics working with Professor Khondaker
Gabriela Becerra is a junior in Physics.
Favian is a sophomore in Physics. He is a first generation college student whose parents are from Nicaragua. He is working with Professor Khondaker on testing new quantum materials.
Hector is a senior in Mechanical Engineering. Hector's parents are both teachers and taught him the importance of doing well in school. His interests lie in material science and its applications in technology.
Giuliana Delatore is a sophomore in Physics.
Nicolas is a sophomore in Physics.
Andres Periera Bonilla
Andres Periera Bonilla is a junior in Physics.
Past Students and Alumni:
Mr. Chrisitan Cabello obtained his BS in Physics in 2023. He worked with Professor Michael Chini. Christian is now pursuing his PhD at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.
Ariel graduated in Mechanical Engineering in Spring 2022 and was hired as an Engineer in trainee with Battelle Corporation.
Ms. Izabela Freire got her MS in Materials Science and Engineering at UCF. She was an intern with Professor Banerjee. She is currently a process engineer at Lockheed Martin.
Emily is a junior in MSE.