Dissertations

Present-2016

Year Name Adviser Ph.D. Thesis Title
2022 Orlando Olivas-Gomez Simon-Robertson Constraining the γ-Process Using HECTOR
2022 August Gula Wiescher An Alternative 3α Process: The 2H(α,γ) 6Li(α,γ) 10B(α,d) 12C Reaction in Primordial Stars
2022 Chris Seymour Couder Commissioning of the St. George Recoil Separator and Measurement of the 14N(α,γ)18F Reaction in Inverse Kinematics
2022 John Wilkinson Peaslee Novel Nuclear Reactions for Medical and Environmental Applications
2021 Daniel Burdette Brodeur Precision Tests of the Standard Model Using Nuclear β Decay at the Nuclear Science Laboratory
2021 Samuel Henderson Ahn Studies of Nuclear Structure Via B(E2) Measurements in ⁷Be and ⁸Li
2021 Sean McGuinness Peaslee A Heavy-Ion Approach to Radiomedicine
2021 Luis Morales Couder Study of the 20Ne (α, γ)24Mg Reaction in Inverse Kinematics with the St. George Recoil Separator
2021 Nirupama Sensharma Garg Wobbling Motion in Nuclei: Transverse, Longitudinal and Chiral
2021 Bryant Vande Kolk Wiescher Cross Section Measurements of 10B(p,α)7Be
2020 Erika Holmbeck Beers/Surman The Looking-Glass and Beyond: Using Observations and Modeling of Stellar Actinide Abundances as a Window into r-Process Events
2020 Kevin Howard Garg Structure Effects on the Giant Monopole Resonance and Determinations of the Nuclear Incompressibility
2020 Qian Liu Wiescher Measurement of Alpha Capture Reactions on 10,11B
2020 Craig Reingold Simon Indirect Measurements of Neutron Induced Radiative Capture Cross Sections on Rare Earth Elements
2020 Trevor Sprouse Surman New Techniques for the Analysis of Astrophysical Nucleosynthesis
2020 Patricia Huestis Couder/LaVerne Exploration of Radiation Effects on Boehmite and Gibbsite
2020 Jacob Long Brodeur Precision Half-Life Measurements of 13N, 25Al, and 29P for Testing the Standard Model
2020 Michael Skulski Collon Development of 129I AMS at the Nuclear Science Laboratory for Meausrements of the Great Lake Region
2020 Sabrina Strauss Aprahamian Conversion Electrons in 154,156Gd
2020 Tyler Anderson Collon Measurement of 36Cl Production Cross Sections for Nuclear Astrophysics
2020 Kevin Siegl Aprahamian Impact of Precise β-Decay Information on Trapped Ion β-Delayed Neutron Spectroscopy
2019 Yingying Chen Wiescher Study of High Energy Levels of 26Mg through the  (d,p) Reaction and Its Implications for the Neutron Source in Nuclear Astrophysics
2019 Matthew Hall Bardayan Identifying Long-Sought 18F(p,α)15O Resonances Affecting ɣ–Ray Emission from 18F in Novae
2019 James Kelly Brodeur Precision measurements and development of a spectrometer to determine atomic masses of high impact for the astrophysical r-process
2019 Michael Moran Couder/Wiescher Verification of Recoil Separator Properties through Direct Reaction Measurements
2019 Adrian Valverde Brodeur Precision measurements to test the Standard Model and for Nuclear Astrophysics
2018 Edward Lamere Couder Proton Induced Reactions on Molybdenum: Implications for Medical 99mTc Production
2018 Anna McCoy Caprio Ab Initio Multi-Irrep Symplectic No-Core Configuration Interaction Calculations
2017 Chrysovalantis Constantinou Caprio Natural Orbitals for the No-Core Configuration Interaction Approach
2017 Clark Casarella Aprahamian Lifetime Measurements and the Feasibility of Vibrational Phonon Configurations in Deformed Rare-Earth Nuclei
2017 Mallory Smith Aprahamian Chasing triaxiality: probing the structure of the A ~ 110 region via lifetime measurements in 109RU and 109TC with fast timing
2017 Weichuan Li Caprio/Frauendorf Algebraic Collective Model and its Application to Core Quasiparticle Coupling
2016 Xiao Fang Wiescher Measurement and extrapolation of total cross sections of 12C + 16O fusion at stellar energies
2016 Alexander Long Wiescher An indirect study of the astrophysical 34Ar(3He, p)37K reaction and it’s impact on type-1 x-ray burst light curves
2016 Wenting Lu Collon The development of 93Zr-93Nb isobar separation technique for future 93Zr AMS measurement
2016 Stephanie Lyons Wiescher 20Ne(p, y)21Na cross section study with the 5U accelerator
2016 Karen Ostdiek Collon Measurement of the Half-Life of 60FE for Stellar and Early Solar System Models Using the Direct Decay of 60m CO and Accelerator Mass Spectrometry