Undergraduate Honours Theses at the Physics Department


  • Sara Hesse, "Imaging and Analysis of Porous Silicon as an Infrared Filter", 2022. [bibtex]
  • Jared Wogan, "PyOGRe: A Python Object-Oriented General Relativity Package", 2022. [bibtex]
  • Alicia Savelli, "Exploring the Possibility of Faster-Than-Light Travel", 2022. [bibtex]
  • Yude Zeng, "Entropy Stabilized Oxides with Four and Five Magnetic Cations", 2022. [bibtex]


  • Lily Wang, "Cryostat Ramping Control for Resistivity Measurements", 2021. [bibtex]
  • Matthew Olson, "Using Monte Carlo Simulation to Mimic Cosmic Ray Damage", 2021. [bibtex]
  • Connor Wilson, "Metal-Insulator Transition in Ge:Ga", 2021. [bibtex]


  • Serena Zenobi, "Spin Manipulation Through Photoexcitation", 2020. [bibtex]
  • Colin Tower, "Crystal Growth and Photoconductivity of Cs$_2$AgBiBr$_6$", 2020. [bibtex]
  • Tim Vaillancourt, "Scattering of Electrons in Quantum wires with Asymmetric Spin-Orbit Coupling", 2020. [bibtex]
  • Gurpreet Birdi, "Modelling Transmission of Simple Binary Oxides", 2020. [bibtex]
  • Cassidy Sinclair, "Learning Modules for First Year Physics", 2020. [bibtex]
  • Kraig Helmeczi, "Complete Colouring and Enhanced Identification of Knots", 2020. [bibtex]


  • Kyle Ophelders, "Finding Exact Solutions to the N-dimensional Euler Fluid Equations Under Various Conditions", 2019. [bibtex]
  • Paul Respicio, "Optical Properties of Chalcogenide Misfit Compounds", 2019. [bibtex]
  • Abby Jenkins, "Effect of Cobalt Concentration on Ordering and Reflectance of BCNO Ceramics", 2019. [bibtex]
  • Mike Cosco, "Collosal Permittivity in NITO", 2019. [bibtex]


  • Zack Cronkwright, "Effects of Current Oscillations on the Production of Porous Silicon", 2018. [bibtex]
  • Alicia Martin, "Monte Carlo Simulation of an Elekta Agility LinearAccelerator Treatment Head at 6MV", 2018. [bibtex]
  • Daniel Alhaj, "The Effect of Sample Porosity on the Reflectance of (Nb+In) Co-doped Rutile", 2018. [bibtex]
  • Roman Procyk, "Toward the Solution of the Density Classification Problem with Multi-State Cellular Automata", 2018. [bibtex]
  • Jeremy Dion, "Properties and Synthesis of Cu$_x$As$_2$Te$_3$", 2018. [bibtex]
  • Bill Truong, "Nonuniform Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov States in One-Dimensional Paramagnetically Limited Superconductors", 2018. [bibtex]
  • Douglas Hicks, "Automation of the measurement taking process for transmission and reflectance of samples", 2018. [bibtex]


  • Alex Schnurr, "Small Angle Diffraction: Mapping Skeletal Muscle Actin Filaments", 2017. [bibtex]
  • Ashley Mazurkiewitz, "An X-ray Reflectivity Study of Organosilanes on Silicon Wafers", 2017. [bibtex]
  • Jesse Lock, "Temperature Dependent Measurement of the Dielectric Function in the Microwave Frequency Range", 2017. [bibtex]
  • Derek Vaillancourt, "Evaluation of an Outward Parallel Plate Cell for Measurements of the Relative Permittivity between 12 Hz and 8 GHz", 2017. [bibtex]
  • Paul Walker, "Current Oscillations in the Production of Porous Silicon Cutoff Filters", 2017. [bibtex]


  • Jordan Fazio, "On Conserved Quantities for orbits in Schwarzschild Spacetime", 2016. [bibtex]
  • David Wachmann, "Monte Carlo Simulation of Liquid and Amorphous Metals: A Theoretical Study on Three Two-Body Potential Energy Models", 2016. [bibtex]
  • Zack Sutherland, "Resistivity Dependence on Indium Concentration in (In+Nb)-doped Rutile", 2016. [bibtex]


  • Alex Ross, "On Conserved Quantities in the Schwarzschild Spacetime", 2015. [bibtex]
  • Thomas Beniac, "Porous Silicon as an Optical Filter in the Infrared Range", 2015. [bibtex]


  • Vincent Pascuzzi, "Conserved Integrals of Central Force Motion", 2014. [bibtex]
  • Gillian Thomas, "Photon Entanglement in Undergraduate Experiments", 2014. [bibtex]


  • Rick Southwick, "Single Crystal Raman Scattering", 2013. [bibtex]
  • Warren De la Cruz, "Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy and Dielectric Characterization of Ba3Zn1+yNb2O9", 2013. [bibtex]
  • Brady Nooren, "AC Magnetic Susceptometer", 2013. [bibtex]
  • Paul Kovacs, "A Study of Ferromagnetic Signals in SrTiO3 Nanoparticles", 2013. [bibtex]
  • Darren Hicks, "Quasiparticle Excitations near Domain Walls in Chiral P-wave Superconductors", 2013. [bibtex]
  • Tyler Meadows, "Conserved Quantities and Symetries in Central Force Potential", 2013. [bibtex]


  • Patrick McConnell, "Quantum Mechanics in the Undergraduate Laboratory", 2012. [bibtex]
  • Nathan Eddy, "Conserved Quantities in the Kepler Problem", 2012. [bibtex]
  • Nichole Dwyer, "Long Wave Pass Far IR Filters Using Macroporous Silicon", 2012. [bibtex]


  • Robert Milicevic, "CHX Interaction with Lipid Membrane", 2011. [bibtex]
  • Kevin Caslin, "Synthesis and Properties of CuFe1-xMgxO2", 2011. [bibtex]
  • Susan Yee, "Ferromagnetism on the unpolished surfaces of single crystal metal oxide substrates", 2011. [bibtex]
  • Bradley Van Oosten, "Membrane Physics of Chlorhexidine and Simian Immunodeficiency Virus in DMPC: A Molecular Dynamic Study", 2011. [bibtex]
  • Michelle Przedborski, "Wolff Cluster Algorithm Monte Carlo study of the XY-model on Menger Sponge", 2011. [bibtex]
  • Joel McCartney, "Isotope Effect on Magnesium Diboride: A Two-Band Superconductor", 2011. [bibtex]


  • Michelle Przedborski, "Monte Carlo study of the classical XY-model on Sierpinski pyramid with fractal dimension D=2", 2010. [bibtex]


  • Jory Korobanik, "Synthesis and Characterization of FeSe", 2009. [bibtex]
  • Jason Manson, "Temperature Varied, Mid-Infrared Reflectance of Sb1.94Cr0.06Te3", 2009. [bibtex]


  • Allison Piluso, "Growth and Characterization of Li0.9Mo6O17", 2008. [bibtex]
  • Andrew Henry, "Magnetic Properties of Pure and Reduced Strontium Titanate", 2008. [bibtex]
  • Ivana Komljenovic, "Using 2H NMR to Elucidate a Mechanism of Cell Lysis by Chlorhexidine", 2008. [bibtex]
  • Stuart Bell, "Improving quality of ceramic SrRuO3 for posed laser deposition", 2008. [bibtex]
  • Mike Potalivo, "Crystal Growth and Characterization of CuxTiSe2", 2008. [bibtex]
  • John Mantha, "Design and Construction of a Pulse Programmer for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Incorporating a Flexible Control Mechanism Over a Wide Range of Time Scales and an Interactive User Control of the Timing Parameters", 2008. [bibtex]


  • Lee Rozema, "Room Temperature Optical Properties of Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors Sb1.97V0.03Te3 and Sb1.94Cr0.06Te3", 2007. [bibtex]
  • Andrae Blanchard, "U(1) Chiral Field Theory Coupled to Gravity", 2007. [bibtex]
  • Patrick Reuvekamp, "Single Crystals and Epitaxial Thin Films of Sodium Cobalt Oxides", 2007. [bibtex]
  • Andrew Davis, "Light-Dark FTIR Absorbance Difference Spectroscopy for the Study of Photosystem I", 2007. [bibtex]


  • Panteha Razavi, "Growth of LiTi2O4 Single crystal by Electrolysis Method", 2006. [bibtex]
  • Andrew Stewart, "Investigation of Spherically Symmetric Solutions of Gravity Coupled to a U (1) Chiral Field", 2006. [bibtex]
  • Rachel Faust, "Characterization of SrRuO3 thin films grown by laser ablation above 400oC", 2006. [bibtex]


  • Gary Fekete, "Structural and Magnetic Characterization of SrRu1-x TixO3.", 2004. [bibtex]
  • Mike Chamberlain, "Using Dynamic Light Scathering to Size Lipid + Drug Aggregates in Solution", 2004. [bibtex]


  • Giles Holland, "Investigation of artifacts in recording and digital frequency analysis of ultrasonic rat calls", 2003. [bibtex]


  • Rob Klassen, "Far-infrared measurements of the exchange-enhanced paramagnet YCo2", 2002. [bibtex]
  • Scott Oldewening, "Penetration depth of a magnetic field in granular superconductors", 2002. [bibtex]
  • Allan Olley, "Investigation of statistical error and bias in pure quantum Monte Carlo simulations of Be", 2002. [bibtex]
  • Tyler Kerr, "Exact solutions of linear and non-linear Maxwell field equations in two spatial dimensions", 2002. [bibtex]
  • John Kamendy, "The effect of a flow-induces shear force on the molecular alignment in traditional bicelle mixtures characterized by 2H NMR", 2002. [bibtex]


  • Michael Janzen, "Raman Scattering Program", 2001. [bibtex]


  • Bradley L. Holland, "A study of the phase transition in the planar spin model on square lattices using Monte Carlo simulations", 2000. [bibtex]


  • Anna-Liesa Lapinski, "2H NMR characterization of the behaviour of DHPC-D22 in traditional 'bicelle' mixtures", 1999. [bibtex]
  • Aaron D. Slepkov, "Far-infrared polarized reflectance measurements of the vacancy-doped perovskite Sm0.95TiO3", 1999. [bibtex]


  • Graeme Wardlaw, "Optical properties of MBe13 compounds (M=U, Yb, La) from the mid-infra-red to the UV", 1998. [bibtex]
  • Claudio P. Sanniti, "Doping copper niobium oxygen CuNb1-xAxO3", 1998. [bibtex]
  • Timothy G. Taylor, "Ultrasonic study of the P-T phase diagrams of the CsNiCl3 crystal", 1998. [bibtex]
  • Anne Armstrong, "Chain and plane model for the high-Tc superconductor YBCO and the effect of disorder", 1998. [bibtex]
  • Adan Brown, "Holographic notch filter multi-channel Raman spectrometer for single crystal measurements", 1998. [bibtex]
  • Henning Rust, "Characterization of DMPC/DHPC mixtures by 31P and 2H solid-state NMR", 1998. [bibtex]


  • Paul Comi, "Computer simulations of galactic collision and structure", 1997. [bibtex]
  • Sarkis Yaghoubzadeh, "Czochralski's pulling- and Verneuil's plasma-torch technique of crystal growth", 1997. [bibtex]
  • Gordon Murdoch, "Monte-Carlo study of frustrated XY-model on a penrose lattice", 1997. [bibtex]
  • Christopher Braun, "Reflectance measurements of amorphous ZrxNi100-x alloys using a new NIR/NIV/UV system", 1997. [bibtex]
  • Mylo Hildebrand, "Optical filtering and far-infrared reflectance measurements of SMTIO3", 1997. [bibtex]
  • Robert Graham, "Monte-Carlo study of the planar spin model on a Sierpinski gasket", 1997. [bibtex]


  • Melissa Castle, "Calculation of the oxygen isotope effect for high-Tc cuprate superconductors based on the interlayer pair tunneling model", 1996. [bibtex]
  • Marko Scholze, "Reflectance measurements using a new far-infrared set-up", 1996. [bibtex]
  • Thomas Kieliba, "Interfacing a polarizing type interferometer", 1996. [bibtex]
  • Curtis Bausmer, "Dependence of molecular order in model membranes on the position of the double-bond: a deuterium NMR study", 1996. [bibtex]
  • Louise Pereira, "Top-seeded solution growth", 1996. [bibtex]


  • Michael Aitken, "Computer simulation deviations from expected BCS behavior of the temperature dependence of the London penetration depth in s-wave superconductors", 1995. [bibtex]
  • Stephanie Recker, "Specific heat of UNi2Si2 (temperature range 80K-290K)", 1995. [bibtex]


  • Scott Goodchild, "Ultrasonic ranging in the undergraduate laboratory", 1994. [bibtex]
  • Bill Reid, "Monte-Carlo study of 2-d quasicrystals", 1994. [bibtex]
  • Launy Paul and Pierre Russell, "Constructing a scanning tunneling microscope", 1994. [bibtex]
  • A. Kaufmann, "Dimensionality of diffusion in lipid-water dispersions measured by pulsed field gradient NMR", 1994. [bibtex]
  • Wolfgang Volz, "Thin-film high-Tc superconductors", 1994. [bibtex]


  • Baldev Ahluwalia, "Measuring diffusion by pulsed-field-gradient NMR", 1993. [bibtex]
  • Fulvio Boseglav, "Monte-Carlo calculations of thermodynamic properties of fcc metals", 1993. [bibtex]
  • Matthew Walsh, "Enhancements to the existing NMR data acquisition system", 1993. [bibtex]