Contact: peter.yunker(at)physics.gatech.edu Google Scholar Profile
Peter’s interests are biophysics, soft matter, and golden retrievers.
Office phone: 404-385-8642
Gabi Steinbach – Postdoc, Physics 2018-present
Gabi is excited to study bacterial communities, and likes to picture
them as the animated version of colloidal particles that she worked on
during her PhD in Germany. If research does not detain her in the lab,
she can be found on the dance floor or travelling the world on her bicycle.
Skanda Vivek – Postdoc, Physics, 2017-present
Contact: skanda.vivek(at)gmail.com Google Scholar Profile
Skanda did his PhD at Emory University with Eric Weeks in soft matter physics. There he used colloids as model systems to probe dimensionality aspects in liquids and glasses. Currently he is interested in using the tools of soft matter to understand living systems. Outside of physics, he is a classically trained south Indian (Carnatic) singer, plays guitar and enjoys the outdoors.
Shane Jacobeen – PHD Student, Physics, 2014-present
Shane started at GT after earning his B.S. in physics from Lebanon Valley College. Originally drawn to physics by a fascination with understanding how things work, he is currently interested in pursuing a career in industry. Outside of physics, his interests include working out, being outdoors, and exploring the south.
Ben is primarily interested in exploring the intersection of theory and experiment, and how we may use novel computational and manufacturing techniques to bring them closer together. Outside of research, he is a competitive powerlifter with the Georgia Tech Barbell Club and “enjoys” driving himself insane by correcting the many scientific misunderstandings he finds on the internet.
Jonathan is investigating the relationship between structure and mechanics in experiments. He hails from St. Louis and is thus a Cardinals fan. He is also an excellent (and very knowledgeable) baker.
David Yanni, PhD student, Physics, 2015-present
Colin is an undergraduate at Georgia Tech. He pursues physics as a means to explain and understand interesting phenomena. When not working, he enjoys hockey, climbing, video games and playing music.
Laura is a second year undergraduate who is primarily interested in the interaction between biofilm spatial structure and antibiotics. She wants to learn more about interdisciplinary approaches to pathogen-related problems.
Tanay is a 2nd year undergraduate. He chose to study physics to learn more about how the world works, and hopes to connect theory and experiments. He also enjoys sleeping, eating, and reading random scientific articles.
Alex is a first year undergraduate at Georgia Tech pursuing a major in Physics and minor in Mathematics. In his spare time Alex enjoys playing soccer, playing volleyball, and reading.
Matt is a first year undergraduate studying physics with a concentration in astrophysics. His free time is spent playing piano and volleyball.
Nathaniel Moore (Undergraduate alumnus, GT BS, Physics 2017) – Physics grad school at Georgia Tech
Brent Limyansky (Undergraduate alumnus, GT BS, Physics 2016) – Physics grad school at UC Santa Cruz.
Samuel (Edward) Finley-Price (Undergraduate alumnus, GT BS, Physics 2016) – optical systems engineering.
Elyes Graba (Undergraduate alumnus, GT BS, Physics 2017) – Machine Learning Engineer at AnswerRocket