Physics students will present at the 2011 American Physical Society Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Release date: December 27, 2010


Physics students Jeff McLeod and Michael Garman, both Goucher College Class of 2011, will present their collaborative materials physics and computational physics research respectively at the 2011 March Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS), March 21-25 in Dallas, Texas.  The March Meeting is the largest annual meeting of the physicists in the United States and features contributions from scientists all over the world.

Jeff McLeod will present  "Is Ball Milling an Innovative Technique for the Production of Zn from ZnO?" on his collaborative research project with physics professor Ali Bakshai, supported by the Summer Science Research Experience Program at Goucher College.  Professor Bakhshai's experimental materials physics research group studies innovative methods of materials synthesis and nano-composites via mechanochemical reactions induced by ball milling techniques. This method has been proven to be cost effective and environmental friendly.

Michael Garman will present "Thermal conductivity of a two-gap magnesium diboride superconductor in High Magnetic Field and Low Temperatures" on his collaborative research project with physics professor Sasha Dukan, supported by the National Science Foundation. Professor Dukan's theoretical and computational physics research group studies microscopic behavior of superconductors and related materials in high magnetic fields. Superconductivity is a technology of the future and Dr. Dukan's research possibly contributes to solutions  of the global energy challenge. 

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