REU Participants

Miguel Castro-Rivera

Mr. Miguel Castro-Rivera
Intern Major & College: Mechanical Engineering, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
PI: Darrell Schlom
PARADIM REU Mentor: Dr. Betul Pamuk
PARADIM REU Project Title: Understanding the structure of IV-VI semiconductors

Anthony Coleman Mr. Anthony Coleman
Intern Major & College: Physics Engineering, Chicago State University
PI: Darrell Schlom 
PARADIM REU Mentor: Dr. Hanjong Paik
PARADIM REU Project Title: MBE growth/system development and XRD characterization
Stephanie Eberly

Ms. Stephanie Eberly
Intern Major & College: Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University 
PI: Darrell Schlom
PARADIM REU Mentor: Dr. Luca Moreschini
PARADIM REU Project Title: Development and commissioning of a novel ARPES system

Stephanie Eberly was born in Ohio, but has been living in North Carolina for the past 13 years.  She is a rising junior in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University where she is part of Engineering Without Borders and serves on the executive board of Scholars Council.  She previously helped develop a DNA nanotechnology bio-sensing device designed to detect cancer under Dr. Carlos Castro in a lab at Ohio State University.  Currently, she works in the environmental engineering lab at NC State aiding research on the atmospheric evolution and impact of aerosols emitted from stationary combustion sources in India under Dr. Andy Grieshop.  Her interests within engineering are varied, but she knows she will be content as long as she is always gaining knowledge, being challenged, and helping others.  Her future plans include attending graduate school in the field of neuroengineering and one day conducting research of her own as a professor.  In her free time, Stephanie enjoys exploring the outdoors, playing soccer, doing art projects, and traveling.

Iryna Glushcenko

Ms. Iryna Glushchenko
Intern Major & College: Physics, Princeton University
PI: Darrell Schlom
PARADIM REU Mentor: Dr. Hanjong Paik
PARADIM REU Project Title: MBE growth/system development and XRD characterization

Iryna hails from Colorado Springs, CO, right beside the gorgeous Rockies. She is a rising junior at Princeton University pursuing a major in physics and a minor in computer science. Before coming to Princeton, she explored the effects of ferroelectric nanoparticles on liquid crystals and she is excited to expand this knowledge through this REU project. Her interests also include theoretical physics and her professional goal is to secure a position in academia. In her spare time, she plays piano, goes on long walks, and adores reading fantasy novels.

Cesar Lema

Mr. Cesar Lema
Intern Major & College: Physics and Mathematics, New York University
PI: Darrell Schlom
PARADIM REU Mentor: Mr. Don Werder 
PARADIM REU Project Title: Growing 2D Transition Metal Dichalogenide (2D-TMDC) Materials for PARADIM Users

Cesar Lema is from Brooklyn, NY. He is a first generation college student and will be a sophomore at NYU in the fall of
2018 as a Physics and Math major with a minor in Computer Science. His curiosity for the physical world and passion
for understanding the mechanism behind natural phenomena have fueled his pursuit of a career in Physics. Outside of
the physical perspective of the world, science fiction has elicited, in him, an interest in the subject of consciousness
and consequently nurtured an enthusiasm for Artificial Intelligence and other future technologies. As a way to unwind
he likes to cook all types of foods and pastries, with a strong Latin American influence, introduce himself to unintuitive
physics concepts, and explore the large array of food, art, technology and education NYC’s diverse culture has.

Marcus Marracci

Mr. Marcus Marracci
Intern Major & College: Chemistry, California State University Fullerton
PI: Darrell Schlom
PARADIM REU Mentors: Dr. Betul Pamuk, Mr. Don Werder 
PARADIM REU Project Title: Growing and Designing 2D Transition Metal Dichalogenide (2D-TMDC) Materials for PARADIM Users

Marcus was born in the Los Angeles area and has lived in Southern California his whole life. He was a Computer Science student before changing majors to Chemistry.  He found a combination of the two fields in Dr. Andrew Petit’s Theoretical Chemistry lab at CSUF, which uses DFT and other computational methods to map out mechanistic pathways of reactions. In his free time Marcus likes to write and record music, as well as read and spend time at California’s beaches.