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  • New article by grad student Akram Touil and Prof. Deffner

    “Information Scrambling versus Decoherence—Two Competing Sinks for Entropy” Akram Touil and Sebastian Deffner A thermodynamic description of quantum scrambling for open quantum system...
    Posted: January 15, 2021 10:11 AM
  • Ataca group highlighted in UMBC news and Phys.org

    Two recent papers published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces from Dr. Ataca's group have been highlighted in UMBC news and phys.org. The first publication, written by graduate student...
    Posted: December 17, 2020 3:43 PM
  • Congratulations to our Winter 2020 Masters & PhD Graduates!

    Atmospheric Physics PhD: Lipi Mukherjee* Mentor: Dr. Pengwang Zhai "Radiative Properties of Oceanic Particles" Chamara Rajapakshe* Mentor: Dr. Zhibo Zhang "Interactions of Radiation with...
    Posted: December 16, 2020 2:28 PM
  • New article by grad student Daniel Wines and Dr. Ataca

    “Influence of Cr-substitution on the structural, magnetic, electron transport, and mechanical properties of Fe3-xCrxGe Heusler alloys” Rabin Mahat, Shambh KC, Daniel Wines, Sudhir Regmia, Upama...
    Posted: October 30, 2020 1:56 PM
  • New article in Nat Commun by grad student Adam Leah Harvey

    “Powerful extragalactic jets dissipate their kinetic energy far from the central black hole” Harvey, A.L.W., Georganopoulos, M. & Meyer, E.T. Adam Leah W. Harvey, Markos Georganopoulos,...
    Posted: October 29, 2020 8:49 AM
  • Dr. Zhang’s group wins $1.4M for interdisciplinary project

    Recently, Dr. Zhibo Zhang’s ACROS group and his collaborators in the Department of Information Systems and NASA Goddard Space Flight center won a $1.4M interdisciplinary research project from...
    Posted: October 28, 2020 12:09 PM
  • Congratulations to our new PhD Candidates!

    Congratulations to our grad students who have advanced into PhD Candidacy over the past year: Neranga Prasadi Kaluappuwa Hannadige Mentor: Dr. Pengwang Zhai Vijin Kizhake Veetil Mentor:...
    Posted: October 26, 2020 9:31 AM
  • Recent PhD recipient Jaron Kropp publishes paper in ACS AMI

    Dr. Jaron Kropp is the lead author in a new collaborative paper published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Jaron’s PhD dissertation was supervised jointly by Profs Gougousi and Ataca who...
    Posted: October 19, 2020 2:54 PM
  • New article by grad student Daniel Wines & Dr. Ataca in JCP

    “A first-principles Quantum Monte Carlo study of two-dimensional (2D) GaSe” Daniel Wines, Kayahan Saritas, Can Ataca STEAM Lab members Daniel Wines and Dr. Ataca and collaborator Dr. Kayahan...
    Posted: October 19, 2020 2:23 PM
  • New article by grad student Daniel Wines and Dr. Ataca

    “Engineering the Electronic, Thermoelectric, and Excitonic Properties of Two-Dimensional Group-III Nitrides through Alloying for Optoelectronic Devices (B1–xAlxN, Al1–xGaxN, and Ga1–xInxN)”...
    Posted: October 7, 2020 11:40 AM