Arya Afshari, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Muhammad is interested in exploring different field theoretic models with the current NISQ era quantum machines. He is also currently working on exploring AdS-CFT correspondence in the lattice setting. Previously he worked on gauge theoretic formulation of gravity in two dimension and explored dynamical triangulation of gravity in four spacetime dimensions.

Jesse Bluem

Jesse Bluem, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Jesse Bluem's research interests have been focused on X-ray astronomy and feedback processes in the Galaxy, as well as working with HaloSat, a CubeSat built at and operated by the university. He is currently working on an X-ray study of the spectra and distribution of material in the Galactic halo using data from HaloSat.

Matthew Finley

Matthew G. Finley, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Matthew Finley is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Miles Research Lab. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2021, where he developed novel techniques for 3D range geometry compression. Finley's research interests include applied signal processing, digital image processing, and system optimization.


Kenneth Heitritter, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Kenneth Heitritter is interested in research that explores different approaches to the quantization of gravitational phenomena and their corresponding phenomenology. Currently, he works with Professor Vincent Rodgers on a project which extends projective structures in two-dimensional quantum gravity to a setting of four-dimensional spacetime.

Christopher Macias

Christopher Macias, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Christopher's research areas include; Experimental Particle Physics: Neutrino Oscillations, Instrumentation Development for Particle Physics: Scintillation Properties of Liquid Argon, and Integrated Systems, Detector Readout, Data Acquisition.

Daniel McGinnis

Daniel McGinnis, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Daniel's research area is observational space physics and he studies the formation and evolution of the solar wind.

Matthew Millard

Matthew Millard, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Matthew's research has focused on studying the 3D morphology and dust properties of the remnants of supernova explosions at X-ray and infrared wavelengths.


Peter Montag, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Tharnier OPuel

Tharnier Puel De Oliveira, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Scholar

Dr. Tharnier O. Puel's interests are in Theoretical Solid State Physics. He studied low-temperature physics in the subject of topological properties of matter. In the last years, he contributed to advances in non-equilibrium spin systems at zero temperature. Currently, he started his studies in optical transduction using cavities QED, at the University of Iowa.

Rhyan Sawyer

Rhyan Sawyer, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Sapna Shekhar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Han-Wen Shen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Han-Wen is interested in conducting space physics research with satellite and ground-based observations. His current research focuses on exploring the plasma dynamics around the Lunar environment.


Joe Sink, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Joe Sink is working with Dr. Craig Pryor and is interested in modeling the electronic properties of novel Solid-State devices using theoretical models such as Tight-Binding and DFT. His current research is directed towards understanding the unique properties of wurtzite and zinc blende nanowire heterostructures.