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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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Graduate Students:
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Dylan Jeff

I am pursuing a PhD in Physics. I am a Honduran immigrant who moved to the United States when I was two years old. I am working with Professor Saiful Khondaker.

Keith Blackman

I am a graduate student in Physics. working with Professor Mihai Vaida understanding strong metal support interaction in precious metal / metal oxide supports.

Troie Journigan

Ms. Journigan is a final year PhD student in Physics with Professor Michael Chini.

Alex Augusto

Mr. Augusto is working towards his PhD in Physics.

Undergraduate Students:

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Luis Tomar

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 Kamiru-White

Kemah is a junior in Chemistry with Professor Jurca.

Gabriela Becerra

Gabriela Becerra is a junior in Physics.

Favian Gonzalez

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 Vazquez

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

Giuliana Delatore is a sophomore in Physics.

Nicolas Ramos

Nicolas is a sophomore in Physics.

Andres Periera Bonilla

Andres Periera Bonilla is a junior in Physics.

Terrick McNealy James

Terrick McNealy James is a senior in Physics.

Phillippe Andre

Phillippe Andre is a senior in MSE

Blaine Mauri-Newell

Blaine is a junior in MSE and was a process specialist at Alleima for many years before joining UCF.

Damani Jarrett

Damani is an undergraduate in Physics. He works with Professor Madhab Neupane.

Emily Martinez

Emily is a senior in MSE. She worked in Professor Vaidas lab, conducted an REU at the Vanderbilt NINSE and is preparing to graduate UCF in 2024!

High School Students (Partnership with Oak Ridge High School):

Nghia Dang

Nghia is a senior from Oak Ridge High School, Orlando. He is interning in Professor Banerjee's Lab. His current interest is in materials chemistry. He has been accepted into the Health Sciences track at UCF starting Fall 2024.

Amos Liberal

Amos Liberal is a junior from Oak Ridge High School. He is interning in Professor Saiful Khondaker's Lab. His current interests are in Physics of low dimensional solids like graphene.


Past Students and Alumni:

Christian Cabello

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 Tarrago

Ariel graduated in Mechanical Engineering in Spring 2022 and was hired as an Engineer in trainee with Battelle Corporation.

Izabela Freire

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.

Kamal Harrison

Kamal worked with Professor Saiful Khondaker. He is now a 1st year PHD student in Physics at UF, Gainesville.