Group Members

Group Members

2017-2018

Dr. Marc N. Fiddler – Senior Research Associate

Marc Fiddler

Dr. Marc N. Fiddler is an Analytical Chemist that specializes in mass spectrometry and associated techniques. He has been engaged in various branches of research since 1995. He began as a postdoctoral associate at NCA&T in 2009 and later in 2011 as a Senior Research Associate at NCA&T  and has since also become an Adjunct Chemistry Professor. His research involves ultrasensitive detection techniques to measure and characterize atmospherically-relevant compounds and light-induced chemical processes. This work has expanded toward characterizing the optical properties of aerosols produced from biomass combustion. He is a Co-PI in this recently funded NSF project and led the NCA&T team in the Wintertime INvestigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity (WINTER) 2015 sampling campaign. He received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2009 from Purdue University and his B.S. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.

Graduate Students

Mr. Damon Smith – EES PhD Student

Damon Smith

Damon Smith is a PhD candidate in Energy & Environmental Systems Department at NCA&T. He has a MS in Physics from NCA&T, which focused on the measurement of the optical properties of soot particles produced from biomass burning. Upon graduation, he taught introductory physics at High Point University for two years. Current projects include construction and characterization of an indoor smog chamber and verifying results from previously used methods. Continued aerosol work will focus on soot aerosols from sub-Saharan Africa.

Mr. Jaime Green – EES PhD Student

Jaime Greene

Jaime Green joined our research group in the fall of 2014 at NC A&T. He intends to perform research based in the specialized area of Atmospheric Sciences applying the disciplines of chemistry and physics towards atmospheric chemistry. In doing this Jaime wishes to achieve the long term goal of being an active atmospheric scientist at the federal level or in private industry. His hobbies include Mountain biking, photography, computer modeling and figure design using Z-brush and Blender.

Jaime Green gained an interest in chemistry during his studies as an undergraduate at UC Davis. This interest inspired him further study in chemistry shortly after transitioning from active duty to reserve duty with the United States Army at Ft. Richardson, Alaska and moving to California. Jaime was admitted to Fresno State’s MS Chemistry program in 2011 and was introduced to atmospheric chemistry and gas kinetics during the collaborative work between Dr. Tyndall’s (National Center of Atmospheric Research) and Dr. Hasson’s (Fresno State) research groups. He completed his Masters Thesis - Examination of Isoprene Chemistry Under Varied Atmospheric Radical Concentration, in 2014. Jaime participated in the Wintertime INvestigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity (WINTER) 2015 sampling campaign and is currently perusing laboratory studies based on the data gathered during the campaign.

Emmanuel Sarpong- Physics MS Student

Attended: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. and received a BSc. Physics with specialization in Geophysics. 

Research Interest: Effects of aerosols on climate and Agriculture.

Undergraduate Researchers

Marquin Spann: Physics Undergraduate Sophomore

Haneen AbulFadl:  Undergraduate Electrical Engineering - GeoPaths program supported

Former Graduate Students

Mr. Samin Poudel- Physics MS Student -Phys MS 2017

Samin Poudel

Currently, I am a graduate student in MS in Physics department at NCAT working on a project to calculate optical properties of Biomass Burning Aerosols (scattering, absorption, extinction) using T- matrix theory and pursuing a career of researcher in Physics. He has undergraduate degree in Physics from Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Dr. Sujeeta Singh – EES PhD 2016

Sujeeta Singh

Sujeeta Singh received a PhD in Energy & Environmental Systems at NCA&T in 2016 where she studied aerosol-radiation interactions. Her focus is on the measurements of the optical properties of soot particles produced from biomass burning. She is especially interested in emissions from fuel types burned in SE Asia. She has a MS in Physics from NCA&T, which concerned the light monitoring system for HTCC detector of Hall B at Jefferson Laboratory.

 

Other Students Since 2009

Mr. Israel Begashaw – Physics MS, 2009, currently at Li-Core Biosciences

Mr. Getachew Tedela – Physics MS, currently a PhD student at JSNN

Dr. Anthony Cochran – EES PhD, 2012, currently a contractor for the DoD

Mr. Michael Collingswood – EES PhD (incomplete)

Mr. Damon Smith- MS-Physics (current PhD Student)

Former Graduate Students

Mr. Damon Smith - Physics MS 2014, currently teaching at High Point University

Mr. Israel Begashaw – Physics MS, 2009, currently at Li-Core Biosciences

Mr. Getachew Tedela – Physics MS, currently a PhD student at JSNN

Dr. Anthony Cochran – EES PhD, 2012, currently a contractor for the DoD

Mr. Michael Collingswood – EES PhD (incomplete)

Natnael Semmeneh MS 2006- PhD Vanderbilt University- Postdoc

Vivek  Komaiagiri, MS 2005- employed- Sensory Analytics LLC 

Kevin Wedderburn, MS 2004-

James Tucker Swindel -MS, 2003, PhD University of Georgia- Employed by DoD

Brian Hattaway, MS 2003, Admitted to PhD at UCONN

Tito Robinson MS 2000- Kodak (last known employment)

Ben McCarter, MS 1999- Corning, Indochina

Former Undergraduates since 2009

Khalil McMillan- Physics Senior

Tashell Dowdell Physics BS-May 2017

Ms. Zainab Ali – Physics BS Student

Mr. Mycah Edwards – Physics BS Student

Mr. Quincy Moffitt – Physics BS Student

Isabel Colon Bernal (BS, Chemistry, REU, Summer 2014)

Mark Auden (BS, Optical Engineering, REU, Summer 2014)

Percy Williams (BS, ASM, 2013-2014)

Marcus Vincent (BS, Physics, 2013-2014)

Chanelle Stigger (BS, Physics, 2014)

Krislyn Miner (BS, Physics, 2014)

Andrew Walker (BS, Physics, 2012)

Jasmyne Browne (BS, Chemistry, 2011-2012)

Megan Mills (BS, ASM, 2011)

Stefan Boskovic (BS, ASM, 2010-2012)

Charnae Rocker (BS, ASM, 2010)

Alta Bailey (BS, Physics, 2010)

Yabne'el Yisrael (BS, ASM, 2009)

Chris Ware (BS, Physics, 2009-2010) currently at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Charles Melvin (BS, Chemical Engineering, 2009-2010), currently at ExxonMobile

*ASM is Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, EES is Energy and Environmental Systems

Group Members 2016-2017

Group Members 2016-2017

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