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PEOPLE

Prof. Vivek N. Prakash

Assistant Professor, 
Department of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Secondary Faculty in Biology (CAS), and Marine Biology and Ecology (RSMAS)

University of Miami, FL

Postdoc. Bioengineering, Stanford University, CA (2019)
Ph.D. Applied Physics, University of Twente, The Netherlands (2013)
 
E-mail:   vprakash   AT  miami.edu
 
Links:
Faculty profile page 
Full CV
Google scholar,  ORCIDPublonsTwitter

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Dr. Melissa Ruszczyk

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2022 - present)
Department of Physics, University of Miami 

Ph.D. Ocean Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (2022)  

E-mail:   mxr2870     AT    miami.edu

Links:     Google scholar, ORCID, CV

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Dr. Santhan Chandragiri

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2022 - present)
Department of Physics, University of Miami

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, India (2020)  

E-mail:   santhanchandragiri   AT   gmail.com


Links:     Google scholar, ORCID

Bikram D. Shrestha

Graduate Student  (2020 - present)
Department of Physics, University of Miami

M.S. Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2019)

E-mail:   bxs896   AT  miami.edu

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Shubham Sinha

Graduate Student  (2021 - present)
Department of Physics, University of Miami

B.S. - M.S. Physics, IISER Tirupati, India (2020)

E-mail:   sxs3556    AT  miami.edu 

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Patrick Kiel

Graduate Student (2022 - present)
Department of Marine Biology & Ecology, RSMAS, University of Miami
Honors:
-- NSF GRFP (2023)

co-advised by: Prof. Prannoy Suraneni (UM Civil Engineering)
                                 Dr. Ian Enochs (NOAA)


B.S. Marine Science & Biology, University of Miami (2020)

E-mail:   pkiel   AT    rsmas.miami.edu    
Website:    https://patrickkiel.com/

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Gopika Madhu

Graduate Student  (2022 - present)
Department of Physics, University of Miami

B.S. - M.S. Physics, IISER Pune, India (2022)

E-mail:   gxm950    AT  miami.edu  

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Inge Brijker

Undergraduate Student (2023 - present)
B.S. Oceanography and International Studies (class of 2025)
University of Miami

Honors:
-- Foote Fellow, University of Miami
-- Beyond the Books Scholarship, University of Miami

E-mail:   ihb8      AT  miami.edu 

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J'nesse Balkman

Undergraduate Student (2024 - present)
B.S. Marine Science & Biology (class of 2026)
University of Miami
Honors:

-- NSF REU Physics Student, University of Miami

E-mail:   jab820  AT   rsmas.miami.edu

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Katie Alvarez

Undergraduate Student (2024 - present)
B.S. Biology (class of 2024)
University of Miami

E-mail:   katiealvarez     AT   me.com

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Breelyn Cocke

Undergraduate Student (2024 - present)
B.S. Physics/Astrophysics and Mathematics (class of 2025)
Northern Arizona University, AZ
Honors:
-- NSF REU Physics Student, University of Miami


E-mail:   bnc262    AT   nau.edu

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Merritt Sherrer

Undergraduate Student (2023 - present)
B.S. Marine Science & Biochemistry (class of 2026)
University of Miami


E-mail:    mgs230      AT    miami.edu   

ALUMNI

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Leah Henseler

Undergraduate Student (2022 - present)

co-advised by:
Prof. Prannoy Suraneni (UM Civil Engineering)

B.S. Marine Affairs & Fine Art (class of 2024)

University of Miami


E-mail:     lmh248   AT   miami.edu 

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Johnnie Xia

Undergraduate Student (2023 - present)
B.S. Marine biology and ecology (class of 2024)
University of Miami

Honors:

-- Beyond the Books Scholarship, University of Miami

 

Next position: 

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Amaya N Crichton

Undergraduate Student (2021 - present)
B.S. Biology (class of 2023)
University of Miami
Honors:
-- Jenkins Scholar, University of Miami
-- Choose Development! Fellow,  Society of Developmental Biology


Next position: Industry

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Alexandra Redford

Undergraduate Student (2022 - present)
B.S. Marine Science & Physics (class of 2024)
University of Miami
Honors:
-- Presidential Scholar, University of Miami


Next position:

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Owen Brown

Undergraduate Student (2023 - present)
B.S. Marine Biology & Ecology (Class of 2024)
University of Miami

Next position: Graduate student at Oregon State University

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Ivan Levkovsky 

Undergraduate student (2023 – present)
B.S. Chemistry (class of 2024)
University of Miami
Co-advised by: Prof. Fuwu Zhang (UM Department of Chemistry)


Next position: Graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University

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Carolyn"Jack" Delli-Santi

Undergraduate Student (2022 - present)
B.S. Marine Science & Biology (class of 2023)
University of Miami
Honors:
-- Canes Achievement Award, University of Miami

Next position: Glass blower, GlassBaby, Seattle, WA

 

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Samantha Levine

Undergraduate Student (2021 - present)
B.S. Marine Science & Biology (class of 2023)
University of Miami
Honors:
-- Foote Fellow, University of Miami

Next position: Coral Restoration Intern, I.CARE, Islamorada, FL

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Christian D. Gibson

Undergraduate Student  (2021 - 2023)
B.S. Biomedical Engineering and Physics (class of 2023)
University of Miami
Honors:
-- Stamps Scholar, University of Miami
-- FGLSAMP Scholar, Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NSF funded undergraduate research program)


Next position: Graduate student at Duke University

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Nina Rose Couture

Undergraduate Student (2022 Summer)
B.S. Environmental Engineering (class of 2023)
University of Miami
Honors:
-- Presidents Scholar, University of Miami


Next position: 

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Valentina Restrepo

Undergraduate Student (2021 Summer)
B.S. Biomedical Engineering (class of 2022), University of Miami
Honors:
-- FGLSAMP Scholar, Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NSF funded undergraduate research program)

Next position: Industry

LAB PHOTOS

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8/2023 -- Sami's goodbye party, Frost Science Building, UM

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7/2023 -- Carolyn's goodbye party, Knight Physics Building, UM

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6/1/2023 -- Start of Summer 2023, Gifford Arboretum, UM 

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12/12/2022 -- Lab lunch at Bombay Darbar, Coconut Grove, FL 

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6/2/2022 -- Start of Summer 2022, In front of Knight Physics Building, UM 

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8/27/2021 -- Lab dinner at Titanic Brewery, Coral Gables, FL 

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