MEET THE SCIENTISTS

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Chris Leighton
Chris Leighton is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He works on the electronic and magnetic properties of a wide variety of materials.
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Daniel Lathrop
Daniel Lathrop is Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His research focuses on turbulent fluid flows, geomagnetism, and experiments on superfluid helium. Dr. Lathrop received a B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987, and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991. He served at Yale University as a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer, and as Assistant Professor at Emory University. He joined the University of Maryland in 1997, the year he received a Presidential Early Career Award from the NSF.

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Jeremy Levy
Jeremy Levy is a Distinguished Professor of condensed matter physics at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute. He works on oxide materials, nanoelectronics, and quantum computation and simulation.

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Pavel Lukashev
I received M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the Case Western Reserve University in 2003 and 2007 respectively. I received B.S. in Physics from the Yerevan State University in 1996. I worked as a postdoctoral research associate from 2006 to 2014 in University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Since 2014, I am an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Northern Iowa. My area of expertise is computational and theoretical condensed matter physics and materials science.