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Edward Flagg
Department of Physics and Astronomy


Group Leader

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Edward B. Flagg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 431 White Hall
Lab: B22 White Hall
Phone: 304-293-7411
Curriculum vitae

Graduate Students

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Raju KC (rm. 421;

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Fenton Clawson (

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Will Eshbaugh (

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Braden Warr (

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Undergraduate Students

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Parker Hewitt (physics)

Anthony Southmayd (mechanical / computer engineering)
Bariana Wimmer (physics)
James Wheeler (physics)
Sulaiman Al Ghadani (physics)
Caleb Lansdell (physics)

Former Graduate Students

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Disheng Chen, Ph.D., 2017.
Now a postdoc in the group of Prof. Weibo Gao at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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Cabot Zabriskie, MS 2015, physics.
Ph.D. in physics education research from WVU in 2019.
Data Science Fellow at Insight Data Science.

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Tristan Wilkinson, Ph.D., 2022.
Now an Image Science Engineer at L3 Harris in Rochester, NY

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Gary Lander, Ph.D., 2022.
Now a post-doctoral researcher at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, WV, and Pittsburgh, PA.

Former Undergraduate Students

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Cole Maurer, BS 2021, physics and math (minor: computer science). Ph.D. candidate at the University of New Mexico.

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Dillion Cottrill, BS 2021, physics and economics. M.S. candidate in physics at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Emma Martin, BS 2020, electrical engineering. Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering at UC Berkeley.

Samantha Isaac
Samantha Isaac, BS 2018, physics/math (minors: philosophy, computer science); Ph.D. candidate in physics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Cainan Nichols
Cainan Nichols, BS 2018, physics.
Master's in physics from Eastern Michigan University, 2020.
Principal Systems Engineer at Northrup Grumman; testing propulsion systems for aircraft carriers and submarines at the manufacturing site in San Francisco and onboard the ships.

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Samet Demircan, BS 2016, computer science/physics/math; (minors: statistics, astronomy); Ph.D. candidate in physics at SUNY Stony Brook.

Patrick Nelson photoPatrick Nelson, BS 2016, physics/math; 
Ph.D. in astrophysics from WVU, 2021.
WVU High Performance Computing IT staff.

Picture of Collin FloodCollin Flood, BS 2018, physics. Actuarial analyst for Homesite Insurance in Boston, MA. Currently a business intelligence engineer for Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.

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Sadie Chafin, BS 2022, physics (minors: computer science, women's and gender studies). 

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Jordan Stanley (physics)

Samuel Cyphert BS 2022, mechanical/aerospace engineering.
Joshua Cramlet, BS 2020, physics.
Eva Beeching, Summer REU student from Slippery Rock University
Kimberly Matsinger, Summer REU student from Slippery Rock University
Jaxon Lee, BS 2018, mathematics.
Kyle Krowpman, BS 2017, physics; Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University.
Jennifer Mangano, BS 2017, economics.