Officers 2018/2019

Yiqi Ni
I was born and raised in Hangzhou, China. While not in the lab scratching my head thinking about making atoms/molecules colder, I enjoy travel, nature, sports, listening to sick tunes and still thinking about making atoms/molecules colder.
Adam Trebach
Adam is a second year in the condensed matter division. He uses first principles calculation techniques to design new materials for clean energy generation. He adores his home aquarium and is a humongous fan of soup.
Stephanie O’Neil
Cookie/Pie Social Chair
Stephanie is a second-year graduate student studying astrophysics using simulations to model the evolution galaxies. In addition pretty space pictures, she is particularly fond of cookies and other exciting desserts.
Joe Smolsky
Cookie/Pie Social Chair
Joe is a second-year student in NuPaX. He did his undergraduate work at University of Nebraska at Omaha. His current research is in the development of a high-current proton driver for the IsoDAR neutrino experiment.
Zachary Vendeiro
Friday Social Chair
Zak works in the Center for Ultracold Atoms on laser cooling and cavity QED. His hobbies include wearing beanies in hot weather and using the word “dude” to address his cat. He also buys beer for the PGSC socials.
Michael DeMarco
Friday Social Chair
Football fan, hustler, band member, reclaimed wood collector and typography affectionado. Working at the crossroads of simplicity and intellectual purity to craft meaningful ideas that endure. I sometimes make random things with friends.
Enrique Mendez
Friday Social Chair
Enrique is from Las Vegas, Nevada. He went to undergrad at the University of Hawaii, and now works in the CUA on the Ytterbium Clock experiment in Vladan Vuletic’s group. Beyond physics, he enjoys making all sorts of arts and cooking.
Sameer Abraham
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Friday Social Chair
Sameer is a fourth year biophysics major from India. He likes to play squash and scuba dive.
Neel Kabadi
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Friday Social Chair and Open House Co-organiser
Neel Kabadi studies plasma physics and fusion energy as part of the High Energy Density Group. In his free time he enjoys cooking, eating, woodworking, and watching sports.
Dahlia Klein
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Faculty Breakfast Organizer and GSC Rep
Dahlia, a native of New Jersey, went to the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate studies. She now does research on the transport of novel magnetic 2D materials in the Jarillo-Herrero Group.
Alex Siegenfeld
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Born in New York City and raised in Connecticut, Alex Siegenfeld developed early interests in chemistry, physics, and math. As an undergraduate at MIT, he majored in physics and mathematics and conducted theoretical research on a variety of solid-state systems. Originally interested in combining chemical intuition with mathematical rigor to further the understanding of materials with exotic and useful properties, he spent his first year as a physics PhD student working on topological superconductors and Fermi liquid theory. He has since shifted his focus to applying concepts and methods from statistical physics to further the understanding of social and political phenomena. He is conducting research at the MIT Media Lab’s Laboratory for Social Machines and the New England Complex Systems Institute; his current projects include researching spatial variation in political polarization, and studying the mathematical properties of political representation in democratic voting systems.
Patrick Moran
Patrick is a third year student in LNS. He comes from the Philadelphia area, where he did his undergraduate studies at Temple University.
Shreya Vardhan
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Colloquium Lunch Organiser and PGSC Colloquium Rep
Shreya Vardhan is a second-year graduate student interested in quantum chaos, hydrodynamics, and the AdS/CFT correspondence. She enjoys going on long walks, discovering new ice cream places, reading and playing tennis.
Graeme Sutcliffe
Physics Athletic Chair
Graeme is from Vancouver, Canada. He grew up playing all sorts of sports, and has continued to do so at MIT.
Cyprian Lewandowski
Cyprian is from Poznań, Poland. He completed his undergradute studies at Imperial College London and currently is a graduate student in the Condensed Matter Theory group. You can usually bump into him in the morning hours at the Zesiger’s gym.