Department of Physics

Master's Degree Theses
This list is arranged based on the date of the defense


16. Somodi Rodica
 Thesis Title EVIDENCE FOR
Name of the Advisor Dr. Fazely
Committee Members  Dr. Fazely
Date of Defense  July 2001
Date of Graduation              December 2001
Current Position   

15. Naqvi Asif
 Thesis Title Test of the Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter
Name of the Advisor Dr. Fazely
Committee Members  Dr. Fazely
Date of Defense  June 2001
Date of Graduation              July 2001
Current Position   

14. Torrence Lashounda
 Thesis Title The BZW Method and the Electronic Properties of Zinc Selenide (ZnSe)
Name of the Advisor Dr Bagayoko,Dr Zhao
Committee Members  Dr. Bagayoko, Dr. Zhao  
Date of Defense  April 2001
Date of Graduation             May 2001
Current Position   Employed at SUBR

13. Luo Yixin
 Thesis Title Ab-initio Computation for the Electronic Structure of Wurtzite Aluminum Nitride
Name of the Advisor Dr Bagayoko , Dr Zhao
Committee Members  Dr. Bagayoko, Dr. Zhao  
Date of Defense  November 2000
Date of Graduation             December 2000
Current Position  Graduate School, Studying Computer Science at the Louisiana State University 

12. Jianjie Gong
 Thesis Title Computer Simulation Study of the Temperature Dependence of Defecting High-Temperature Superconductor 
Name of the Advisor Dr.J.D.Fan
Committee Members  Dr. Bagayoko, Dr.J.T.Wang, Dr. , Mr. Tashakkori 
Date of Defense  February 18,  1999
Date of Graduation             May 1999
Current Position  System Engineer, Ford,  Detroit

11. Xiaoyang Hu
 Thesis Title  Monte-Carlo of Coarsening in a Model of Submonolayer Epitaxy Growth 
Name of the Advisor Dr. P.M.Lam
Committee Members  Dr. Bagayoko, Dr.R.Fazely, Dr. Laurence Henry, Dr. D.S.Guo
Date of Defense  December 15,  1998
Date of Graduation May 1999
Current Position   Graduate School, Studying Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin

10. Tommy Q.T. Rockward
 Thesis Title                        Optimization Studies of Polymer Electrolyte Fule Cell Performance in the Presence of Reformate Gas in the Anode Feedstream 
Name of the Advisor Dr. Bagayoko, Dr. Yang (Co-adviser)
Committee Members Dr. Thomas Zawodzinski (research supervisor), Dr. Rambabu, Dr. R.Fazely
Date of Defense  December ,  1998
Date of Graduation  December 1998
Current Position  Reseacher, Los Alamos National Lab

9. Edward Patterson
 Thesis Title  An Investigation of the Magnetic and Electron Transport Propertiesin Ni3Al and 
Ni3Al (Boron doped) Thin Films
Name of the Advisor Dr. Laurence Henry
Committee Members Dr. Bagayoko, Dr. Yang, Dr. Bhattacharya
Date of Defense  November 6,  1998
Date of Graduation December 1998
Current Position

8. Lashondria Dixon
Thesis Title  An Investigation of the Relationship between Magnetic and Structural Properties in La(1-x)(Ca(x-y),Sr(y))(x)(MnO2)
Name of the Advisor Dr. Laurence Henry
Committee Members Dr. R. Bobba, Dr. P. K. Bhattachariya, W. Brown
Date of Defense July 23, 1998
Date of Graduation           July 1998
Current Position

7. Manford Chinkhota
Thesis Title                       Dielectrical Properties of Ferroelectrical/Piezoelectrical Thick Filmon Different Substartes
Name of the Advisor Dr. J. T. Wang
Committee Members Dr. J. D. Fan, Dr. D. Bagayoko, Dr. L. Henry, Dr. R. Bobba, Dr. Y. Malozovsky
Date of Defense July 20, 1998
 Date of Graduation  July 1998
Current Position High School Teacher, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

6. Isiaka Akanbi
Thesis Title Effects of randomness and spatially dependent relaxation on sandpilemodels
Name of the Advisor Dr. Pui-Man Lam
Committee Members Dr. J. D. Fan, Dr. D. S. Guo, Dr. A. R. Fazely
Date of Defense  July 17, 1998
Date of Graduation July 1998
Current Position  Engineer, Westing House

5.LaKindra Francis
Thesis Title  Electronic, Magnetic, and Structural Properties of Al18Fe 
Name of the Advisor Dr. Diola Bagayoko
Committee Members L. Henry, J.T. Wang, G. L. Zhao
Date of Defense July 9, 1998
 Date of Graduation July 1998
Current Position  Engineer, Locket Martin

4.Ke Yu
Thesis Title  The Effect of Monomer Evaporation in the Clarke-Vvedensky Model ofSubmonolayer Growth
Name of the Advisor Dr. Pui-Man Lam
Committee Members Dr. J.D. Fan, Dr. Ali R. Fazely, Dr. Diola Bagayoko
Date of Defense  July 6, 1998
 Date of Graduation  July 1998
Current Position  Programmer, Microsoft

3. Troy Williams
Thesis Title  Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of Ruthenium Dioxide
Name of the Advisor Dr. Diola Bagayoko 
Committee Members Dr. Willie Brown, Dr. P.M. Lam, Dr. Chia H. Yang
Date of Defense June 25, 1998
 Date of Graduation July 1998
Current Position Doing a Ph.D.  in Physics, LSU

2.Lan Zhou
Thesis Title  Calculation of Multiphoton Ionization with Inclusion of SpontaneousEmission
Name of the Advisor  Dong-Sheng Guo
Committee Members D. Bagayoko, A. Fazely, P.M. Lam
Date of Defense May 20, 1998
 Date of Graduation July 1998
Current Position Doing a Ph.D.  in Physics, LSU

1.Anthony Cochran
Thesis Title  Evidence for Neutrino Oscillations in the Muon Neutrino AppearanceChannel 
Via the N-12 Ground State in the Pion Decay-in-Flight Region
Name of the Advisor Dr. Ali R. Fazely
Committee Members Dr. Diola Bagayoko, Dr. J ames Mathews, Dr. Pui-Man Lam
Date of Defense April 30, 1998
Date of Graduation Spring 1998
Current Position Doing a Ph.D.  in Physics, Hampton University



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