Group Members

Past Members

  • Yuqi Zhu
    Postdoc, RAY, 2021-2023
    Current Position: Postdoc, Stanford University Postdoc, Stanford, Gratta Group

    Current Position:

  • Sophia Getz
    Undergraduate, RAY
  • John Gunderson
    Undergraduate, COSINE-100
  • Jay Hyun Jo
    Postdoc, DM-Ice, DUNE, 2015 - 2022
    Current Position: Research Scientist at BNL
  • William Thompson
    Graduate Student, DM-Ice/COSINE-100, Ph.D. 2022
    Current Position: Postdoc at Harvard University

    Thesis: Searching for Dark Matter with COSINE-100

  • Huaijin (Jean) Wang
    Undergraduate student, HAYSTAC, BS 2022
    Current Position: Gaduate student at Stanford University
  • Estella Barbosa de Souza
    Graduate Student, DM-Ice/COSINE-100, Ph.D. in 2020

    Current Position: Consultant at Boston Consulting Group

  • Kelly Backes
    Graduate Student, HAYSTAC, Ph.D. in 2021

    Current Position: MITRE Corporation

    Thesis: A Quantum Enhanced Search for Dark Matter Axions

  • Caitlin Gainey
    Undergraduate, CUORE/CUPID

    Current Position: Undergraduate at Yale University

  • Gabe Hoshino
    Undergraduate, HAYSTAC/Single Photon, CUORE/CUPID, B.S. 2021

    Current Position: Graduate Student at University of Chicago 

  • Daniel Heimsoth
    Undergraduate, COSINE-100, B.S. 2020
  • Neal Ma
    Undergraduate, CUORE/CUPID, 2019 - 2020
    Current Position: Current Position: Undergraduate at Yale University
  • Liz Ruddy
    Undergraduate, COSINE-100, B.S. 2020

    Current Position: Graduate Student at University of Colorado Boulder

  • Danielle Speller
    Postdoc, CUORE & HAYSTAC 2017 - 2020

    Current Position: Pofessor at Johns Hopkins

  • Andrew Zheng
    Undergraduate, RAY

    Current Position: Undergraduate at Yale University

  • Byron Daniel
    Undergraduate Student, CUORE, B.S. 2019
    Current Position: Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon
  • Christopher Davis
    Graduate Student, CUORE, Ph.D. in 2019

    Current Position: Senior Data Scientist at CarMax

  • Katherine Melbourne
    Undergraduate Student, CUORE, B.S. 2019
    Current Position: Associate Systems Engineer at Ball Aerospace
  • Cady van Assendelft
    Undergraduate Student, HAYSTAC, B.S. 2019
    Current Position: Graduate Student, Stanford University
  • Jeremy Cushman
    Graduate Student at Yale, PhD in 2018

    Thesis: A search for tellurium-130 neutrinoless double-beta decay with CUORE

  • Surya Dutta
    Undergraduate, CUORE, B.S. 2018
    Current Position: Data Science Fellow at Census Bureau, (UC Berkeley, Physics PhD Program from 2019) Current Position:


  • Tom Wise
    Research Scientist, CUORE, DM-Ice, PROSPECT
    Current Position: Retired in 2018 Current Position:

    Current Position:

  • Lauren Chambers
    Undergraduate, DM-Ice, B.S. 2017

    Current Position: Research and Instrumentation Analyst, Space Telescope Science Institute

  • Kyungeun Lim
    Postdoc, CUORE, COSINE, 2013 - 2017
    Current Position: Senior Lead Data Scientist, NBCUniversal Current Position:

  • Ivy Wanta
    Undergraduate, CUORE, B.S. 2017

    Current Position:

  • Nikita Dutta
    Undergraduate, DM-Ice, B.S. 2016
    Current Position: Graduate Student Princeton University
  • Ke Han
    Scientist while at Yale, 2014 - 2016
    Current Position: Associate Professor Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Walter Pettus
    PhD in 2015, Postdoc 2015 - 2016, DM-Ice

    Thesis: Cosmogenic Activation in NaI Detectors for Dark Matter Searches 

  • Zack Pierpoint
    PhD 2010 - 2016, DM-Ice
  • Field Rogers
    Undergraduate & Post Graduate, DM-Ice 2015 - 2016
    Current Position: PhD Student, MIT Physics
  • Tomas Albergo
    Undergrad Research, CUORE, Spring 2015
  • Antonia Hubbard
    PhD in 2015, DM-Ice
    Current Position: Post Doc, Northwestern, Figueroa Group
    Thesis: Muon-Induced Backgrounds in the DM-Ice17 NaI(Tl) Dark Matter Detector

  • Matthew Kauer
    Postdoc 2012-2015
    Current Position: Research Scientist, UW-Madison on IceCube
  • Bethany Reilly
    PhD in 2014, DM-Ice
    Current Position: Lecturer, UW-Fox Valley

    Thesis: Background Simulation and Verification for DM-Ice

  • Benedikt Riedel
    PhD in 2014, IceCube
    Current Position: Postdoc, University of Alberta

    Thesis: Modeling and Understanding Supernova Signals in the IceCube Neutrino Observatory

  • Aleks Cianciara
    Undergraduate Student, DM-Ice, 2013
    Current Position: Undergraduate Student University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Chris Hilgenberg
    Undergraduate Student, DM-Ice, 2013
    Current Position: PhD Student, Physics Colorado State