The Killian Research Group

Current Group Members

Professor Thomas Killian

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Email: killian@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-2927
Office: 201/336 Brockman Hall

Joshua Hill

Graduate Student
Physics and Astronomy, Applied Physics

jchill@rice.edu
713-348-3126
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Joe Whalen

Joe Whalen

Graduate Student
Physics and Astronomy

jwhalen@rice.edu
713-348-3126

Soumya Kanungo

Graduate Student
Physics and Astronomy

soumya.k.kanungo@rice.edu
713-348-3126

Grant Gorman

Graduate Student
Physics and Astronomy

grant.gorman@rice.edu
713-348-3126

Yi Lu

Graduate Student
Physics and Astronomy

Yi.Lu@rice.edu
713-348-3126

MacKenzie Warrens

Graduate Student
Physics and Astronomy

mkw9@rice.edu
713-348-3126

Brent Kruzel

Graduate Student
Physics and Astronomy

brent.f.kruzel@rice.edu
713-348-3126

Currently looking for new students

Graduate Student
Physics and Astronomy

you@rice.edu
713-348-3126


Former Group Members

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Trevor Strickler - 2018-2016, Algorithm Engineer, Mantis Vision, Salt Lake City
Hong Gao - 2006-2008, Research Staff, National Time Service Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, China
Ying-Cheng Chen - 2002-2004, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Atomic & Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Ashok Vudayagiri - 2001-2002, Associate Professor of Physics at University of Hyderabad, India

Graduate Students:

Roger Ding - PhD 2019, Sandia National Laboratories
James Aman - PhD 2019, Chief Technology Officer at Topl
Beta Sharkfin - Lab Goldfish, Honorary Graduate Student 2015-18
Thomas Langin - PhD 2018, Postdoc, Yale University, DeMille Group
Francisco Camargo - Ph.D 2017, Sr. Product Development EngineerAdvanced Micro Devices (AMD), Austin, Texas
Brian DeSalvo - PhD 2015, Asst. Prof. of Physics, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana
Patrick McQuillen - Ph.D 2015, Physics Instructor, Arapahoe Community College, Denver, Colorado
Mi Yan - PhD 2013, Senior Data Scientist (Fuels, Lubricants, Chemical & Corporate), ExxonMobil IT, Houston, Texas
Ying Huang - M.S 2013
Jose Castro - PhD 2011, Chief Scientist, Ad Astra Rocket Company, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Dan Stark - PhD 2011, Sensors, Control, and Automation Technology Lead and Project Manager at Halliburton, Houston, Texas
Pascal Mickelson - PhD 2010, Principal Scientist at Aquanis, Inc., East Greenwich, Rhode Island personal page
Natali Martinez de Escobar - PhD 2010, Halliburton, Houston
Priya Gupta - PhD 2007, Data Scientist, Amazon, San Francisco, CA
Clayton Simien - PhD 2007, Asst. Prof. of Physics, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Sampad Laha - PhD 2006, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, Houston
Sarah Nagel - PhD 2007, Instructor at Henderson Collegiate, Henderson, North Carolina
Aaron Saenz - MS 2005, Global Partner Program Operations Manager at Blue Prism, Austin, TX

Undergraduate Students:

Priyansh Lunia - Rice Undergraduate, BS expected 2021
Mirriam Matney - Rice Undergraduate, BS 2020, pursuing PhD at Univ. of Notre Dame.
William Huie - Rice Undergraduate, BS 2020, pursuing PhD at UIUC.
Alex Wikner - Rice Undergraduate, summer 2017
Kyle Chow - Rice Undergraduate, summer 2016
Ilian Plompen - Eindhoven University of Technology, visiting researcher Fall 2016.
Nikola Maksimovic - Summer 2017, pursuing PhD at UC Boulder.
Weixuan Guo - Peking University, visiting researcher Fall 2107.
Zhitao Chen - Rice Undergraduate until 2017, pursuing PhD at UCSB.
Michael Viray -RQI Summer 2014, Univ. of Virginia
Aslak Poulsen -Summer 2013, Copenhagen
Noah Morrison -Summer 2013, Univ. of Texas
Kelli Humbird -RQI Summer 2013, pursuing PhD at Rice
Kevin Gilmore -RQI Summer 2012, pursuing PhD at UC Boulder
Pakorn Wongwaitayakornkul - BS 2014, pursuing PhD at Cal Tech
Wenmiao (Wendy) Liu - BS 2013, employed at CGG
Xizheng Ma - BS 2013, pursuing PhD at UC Boulder
T. J. Sarkar - BS 2013, pursuing PhD at Stanford
Charles Zha - BS 2013, PhD at Princeton
Ben Lewis - Rice undrgraduate
Mike Peron - Rice BS 2012
James Aman - Rice BS 2011, PhD at Rice
Rupak Chakraborty - Summer 2009, PhD at MIT
James Katz
Chin-wei (Vic) Hu
Irina Patrikeeva - BS 2013
Aaron Dunn - 2007-2008
Aditya Shashi - 2005-2008
Andrew Traverso - 2005-2008
Kris Zarling - 2005-2007
Khalilah Moore - RQI Summer 2006
Josh Dorr - RQI Summer 2005
Scott McIssac - 2005-2006
Meaghan Paceley - RQI Summer 2005
Ian Stevenson - 2004-2005
Temple Keller - 2003-2004
Olen Rambow - Summer 2002
Yara Mejia - RQI Summer 2002


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