Students in FSD Lab

Graduate Students working on routing Few Cycle Laser pulses into a vacuum chamber

Since joining MSE department in the Fall of 2019, Chowdhury group has expanded considerably:

Graduate Students

  • Michael Tripepi (Physics, expected PhD defense, April 2022)
  • Simin Zhang (MSE)
  • Justin Twardowski (MSE)
  • Ryan Siebenaller (MSE)
  • Emma Deangelis (MSE)
  • Liam Clink (Physics)
  • Milo Eder (Physics)
  • (Mohamed) Yaseen Noor (MSE)
  • Conrad Kuz (Physics)
  • Md. Adnan (ECE, co-advisor)
  • Gulsum Kilic (MSE/MS student)

    Justin Twardowski

  • Conrad Kuz

    Emma DeAngelis

    Simin Zhang, winner of OSU Presidential Fellowship 2022

    Milo Eder

Michael Tripepi

Mohamed Yaseen




Liam Clink with The TRAPS system (ultrafast scanning tunneling microscope)

Undergraduate Students (Current)

  • Hayden Beatty
  • Blaise Sherlock


Dr. Kyle R. P. Kafka (2016) “Laser-Induced Damage with
Femtosecond Pulses”. Currently Staff Scientist at Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY.

Dr. Drake Austin (2017) “Semiconductor Surface Modification using Mid-Infrared, Femtosecond Laser Pulses”, Currently contractor scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Dr. Kevin Werner (2019), Currently Laser Scientist at BAE systems

Dr. Noah Talisa (2020) Scientist at Applied Physics Lab, John’s Hopkins University (Jan 2021).

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Dr. Aamir Mushtaq
  • Dr. Hantian Gao (Currently Scientist at Applied Materials, Boston, MA)

    Dr. Hantian Gao

Dr. Aamir Mushtaq

  • Dr. Joseph (Joey) Smith (Currently Assistant Professor of Physics, Marietta College, OH)

    Dr. Joseph Smith

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Nour Al-Hissi

Dr. Nour Hissi




Visiting Scholar (Past)

Undergraduate Students (Past)Evan wins DE Outstanding Scholar Award 2014

  • Evan Lang ’16 (Laser and Optical Engineer @ Leidos, working at AFRL Albuquerque)
  • Anthony Zingale (Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Milchberg group at Maryland)
  • Brittany Hoffman (Senior Laser Engineer, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY)
  • Taryn KaufmanTaryn Kaufman (Laser Engineer, Boeing)
  • Aakash Patel (Raytheon)
  • marshall scottMarshall Scott (Thorlabs)
  • Ryan Richards (Naval Surface Warfare Center)


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