Students, Graduated Current Affiliation Thesis or Dissertation Title


Sam Taylor
MS Atmospheric Science

Development and Evaluation of a Real-Time Mid-Infrared Photoacoustic Spectrometer for Measuring Silica and Other Mineral Dust Mass Concentrations

Pedro Nascimento
MS Mining Engineering
Mining Industry

Development of an Aerosol Testing Chamber for Mining Environments and Evaluation of New Silica Dust Mass Concentration Methods Using the NIOSH FTIR Standard Technique

Jayne Boehmler
MS Atmospheric Sciences
NASA Goddard Development of a multispectral albedometer and deployment on an unmanned aircraft for evaluating satellite retrieved surface reflectance over Nevada's Black Rock Desert 2018
Madhu Gyawali
Ph.D. Physics
  Spectral aerosol light scattering and absorption for laboratory and urban aerosol.  
Narayan Adhikari
Ph.D. Physics
  Thermal Infrared Radiative Forcing By Atmospheric Aerosol. 2014
Dambar Air
Ph.D. Physics
Marcela Loria, M.S. Atmospheric Sciences      
Yangang Liu, Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences Brookhaven National Laboratory, staff scientist    
Khadeejeh Hamasha, Ph.D. Physics Yarmouk University, professor of Physics    
Kristin Lewis, Ph.D. Physics Mother and guide for her two children. Development of a Dual Wavelength Photoacoustic Instrument for Measurement of Light Absorption and Scattering by Aerosol and Gases  
Carl Schmitt, M.S. Atmospheric Sciences National Center for Atmospheric Research    
Mark Turner, M.S. Atmospheric Sciences SAIC    
Carl Schmitt, B.S. Physics National Center for Atmospheric Research    
Quinn Sinnott, B.S. Physics, 2008   Solar Power  
Maurie Ratnayake, B.S. Physics, 2008  

Spectral Sun Photometery: It’s History, Purpose and Applications

Jeffrey Genso, Senior Thesis Physics, B.S. 2009


Wind Power Overview and Analysis for Northern Nevada
Ian J. Arnold, Senior Thesis Physics Undergrad 2010 Univ NV Reno Physics Grad. Student Instrument development, especially miniature photoacoustic, circuit board layout, labview programming, field work, welder, lathe and mill user. Paper.  
Shammah Chancellor, Senior Thesis Physics Undergrad, and Westfall Scholar Mentor 2010 U.S. Navy A computational model for characterizing the morphology of fractal-like agglomerates from 2 dimensional images.  
Ramona Atherton 2010, Senior Thesis Atmospheric Sciences Univ. of Utah Grad School, Atmospheric Sciences Fingerprinting Ambient Elemental Carbon to Determine Source Material  
Previous Undergrads/Grads working hourly on projects: Ivan Gibbs, Mike Ossofsky, Rob Abbott (1), Steve Nerad, Jane Niehaus Brooks, Rebecca Cole (2), TJ Ulrich (1) (1) Los Alamos National Lab.
(2) UC Santa Cruz grad student in Ecology.
Arnott, W. P., Hans M. Moosmüller, Robert E. Abbott, and Michael D. Ossofsky, 1995: Thermoacoustic enhancement of photoacoustic spectroscopy: Theory and measurements of the signal to noise ratio. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 66 , 4827-4833.