Many-Body Nuclear Dynamics Group: Who's who?


Prof. Romualdo deSouza
Provost Professor
Bio Sketch
Publication List
Curriculum Vitae 812-855-3767
A "young" yahoo with several interests including: correlations in nuclei (cluster aggregation, structure, and emission); fission (ternary fission, fission properties of the sub-actinides); the nuclear equation-of-state (phase transitions in small systems); reaction dynamics. He likes to build detectors and electronics too! Hobbies include running and IU basketball.

Dr. Sylvie Hudan
Assistant Scientist
Publication List
Curriculum Vitae
E-mail 812-855-8212
Sylvie joined the group in Jan. 2002. She comes to us from France, specifically Universite de Caen/GANIL where she completed a Ph.D. in nuclear physics.

Prof. Vic Viola
Professor Emeritus
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Curriculum Vitae


Recently retired, Vic is widely known (and respected) not only for the science he has done (e.g. Viola fission systematics) but also for making the science we do understandable to the broader scientific community as well as general public.  Loves to ski too!

Research Associates

Dr. Tyler Werke E-mail 812-855-2949
Tyler obtained his PhD in chemistry from Texas A&M University in August of 2016. He joined our group in the spring of 2017.

Graduate Students

James Johnstone E-mail 812-855-4201
James joined the group in the Summer of 2017 as a first year graduate student. He received his B.S. in chemistry and physics from Abilene Christian University.

Justin Vadas E-mail 812-855-4201
Justin joined the group in the Fall of 2013 as a first year graduate student. He received his B.A. in Physics and Chemistry from Earlham College. He is currently working with a CsI detector array used to measure light charged particles emitted in fusion reactions.

Undergraduate Students

Jacob Huston E-mail 812-855-4201
Jacob joined the group in the Spring of 2015 as a freshman after attending S117.

Aubrey Whiteman E-mail 812-856-0474
Aubrey joined the group in the Fall of 2017 as a freshman. She is our master of the wire winder.

Experimental laboratories

Room 03 (CEEM): 812-855-8397
Room 11 (CEEM): 812-855-2915
Room C232 (CHEM): 812-856-0474
Room A160 (CHEM): 812-856-0474

Former "Graduates" and Postdocs of the Group

Dr. Blake Wiggins Radiochemist
BWX Technologies, Inc.
Lynchburg, VA
Zarya deSouza Undergraduate
Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
Dr. Varinderjit Singh Assistant Professor
IKG Punjab Technical University, India
Dr. Tracy Steinbach Physicist
Northrop Grumman Corporation,
Rolling Meadows, IL
Dr. Davinder Siwal Post-doctoral fellow
Panjab University, India
Jon Schmidt Graduate Student (Med School)
Indiana University, IN
Dr. Eric Richardson Research analyst/programmer
St Lawrence University, NY
Andrew Liao Tournament coordinator
American Junior Golf Association, Braselton, GA
Joe Krupa Student
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Kyle Brown Post-doctoral fellow
Zachary Gosser Associate Technician
Mike Rudolph Director of Assessment and Planning
for the School of Pharmacy
Marshall University, WV
Dr. Alan McIntosh Assistant Research Scientist
Cyclotron Institute, TAMU, TX
Brice Floyd DuPont Pioneer

Dr. Damien Mercier Post-doctoral fellow
RIKEN, Japan
Dr. Carl Metelko Support Scientist
Rutherford Appleton National Laboratory, UK
Dr. Matt Hodek Engineer/Lecturer
Dr. Nickie Peters Reactor Svcs Project Specialist
University of Missouri, MO
Dr. Tomasz Paduszynski

Dr. Pete Sprunger Physical Scientist
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC
Annabeth Ryder Senior Engineer
Owens Corning, Columbus, OH
Prof. Ricardo Yanez Faculty
Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile


Dr. Hushan Xu Research Faculty
Institute of Modern Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China
E-mail 86-931-827-7689
Prof. Anne Caraley Assistant Professor of Physics
SUNY-Oswego, NY
E-mail 315-312-2681
Dr. Thomas Lefort Assistant Professor
Université de Caen, France
E-mail +33 2 31 45 24 12
Dr. Todd Bredeweg Staff Scientist
Los Alamos Natl. Laboratory, NM
Dr. Ruben Alfaro-Molina Staff Scientist
UNAM, Mexico
E-mail +52 562250270
Dr. Yves Larochelle Ph.D. Student
Université Laval, Dept. Philosophy, QC, Canada
Dr. Earl Cornell Staff Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA
Dr. Yunian Lou Computer System Engineer
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA
Dr. Todd Hamilton Associate Professor
Georgetown College, KY
E-mail (502) 863-7080
Dr. Brian Davin INAir Aviation Services Company
Indianapolis, IN
Shaolin Chen Software Engineer
Baxter Healthcare, Chicago, IL
Dr. Dan Fox Database Manager/Programmer
Michigan House of Representatives
Lansing, MI

Recent Collaborators

Florida State University I. Wiedenhoever, L.T. Baby, and V. Tripathi

Vanderbilt University V.E. Oberacker and S. Umar

Indiana UniversityC. Horowitz

Washington University R.J. Charity and L.G. Sobotka

Michigan State University W.G. Lynch and M.B Tsang

Western Michigan University M. Famiano

GANIL, Caen, France A. Chbihi

GSI, Darmstadt, Germany C. Schwarz and W. Trautmann

Former Collaborators

Prof. Luc Beaulieu Professor
Université Laval, QC, Canada
E-mail 418-525-4444 x15315
Dr. Kris Kwiatkowski Staff Scientist
Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM