Graduate Students

  • The Institute for Shock Physics provides unique learning and research opportunities to graduate students in multidisciplinary research activities, combining expertise from different academic disciplines (physics, chemistry, materials science, geo/planetary science and mechanical engineering).
  • Through the Shock Wave Academic Partnership (SWAP), graduate students from three institutions (Washington State University, Caltech, and Princeton University), conduct their research in the Institute for Shock Physics.

Sohan Ahmed

Education:

M.S., Chemistry (2019), Wright State University

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D, Material Chemistry.

Chemistry, Washington State University

Contact Information:

Email: sohan.ahmed@wsu.edu

Phone: (509) 335-5585

Shahram Askari

Education:

B.S., Mechanical Engineering (2015), Yazd University

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University

Contact Information:

Email:shahram.askari@wsu.edu

Phone: (509) 335-7054

Lauren Barmore

Education:

B.A., Physics (2017), Northwestern University

M.S., Physics (2020), Washington State University

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D., Physics

Physics, Washington State University

Contact Information:

Email:lauren.barmore@wsu.edu

John Freiberg

Education:

B.A., Physics (2019), Oberlin College

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D., Physics,

Physics, Washington State University

Contact Information:

Email:john.freiberg@wsu.edu

Phone: (509) 335-7040

Vatsa Gandhi

Education:

B.S., Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (2018), University of Texas at Austin

M.S., Aeronautical Engineering (2019), Caltech

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering

Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech

Sirus Han

Education:

B.S., Geochemistry/English (2013), Caltech

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D., Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

Department of Geosciences, Princeton University

Alex Howard

Education:

B.S., Materials Engineering (2017), Iowa State University

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering,

Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University

Contact Information:

Email:alex.howard@wsu.edu

Phone: (509) 335-1936

Barry Lawlor

Education:

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, UC San Diego

Anticipated Degree:  Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech

Heather Moon

Education:

Ph.D., Math (2013), Washington State University

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D, Physics;

Physics, Washington State University

Contact Information:

Email:heather.moon@wsu.edu

Phone: (509) 335-7045

on the campus of Washington State University, Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Ian Ocampo

Education:

B.S., Geochemistry (2019), Sonoma State University

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D., Geophysics,

Department of Geosciences, Princeton University

Brittany Thiessen

Education:

B.S., Chemistry (2017), University of South Florida

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University

Contact Information:

Email:brittany.thiessen@wsu.edu

Phone: (509) 335-1831

Bingsen Wang

Education:

M.S., Mechanical Engineering (2020), Case Western Reserve University

Anticipated Degree: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University

Contact Information:

Email:bingsen.wang@wsu.edu