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Student Highlight - MS Physics graduate accepted in doctorate program in optics & photonics

NyabareGeofrey Nyabere obtained a Master of Science in Physics from Cleveland State University, specializing in optics and materials in the Fall 2023. While at CSU, he acquired comprehensive knowledge and skills of optics and its wide-ranging applications in materials science. A pivotal experience during my master's program was collaborating with Dr. Kiril Streletzky on a research project. His research focused on novel approaches for analyzing depolarized dynamic light scattering data in solutions of elongated particles in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Mike Hore from Macromolecular Science and Engineering at CWRU. This endeavor honed his research skills, deepened his understanding of experimental physics, and enhanced his data analysis capabilities and led to a manuscript which is about to be submitted for a peer review.

Currently, Geofrey is on a new academic endeavor, pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, specializing in optics and photonics. His primary focus is terahertz technology, a fascinating field with promising cutting-edge applications. Terahertz technology holds immense potential in various domains, including medical imaging for cancer diagnosis, high-speed telecommunications, and security screening. Fueled by curiosity and a passion for discovery, he is driven to leverage terahertz waves to develop innovative technologies that address critical challenges and advance scientific understanding. This journey expands his knowledge base and empowers him to contribute meaningfully to scientific and technological progress.