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MEET THE TEAM

The Computational Research Access NEtwork (CRANE) team is comprised of computational physicists and chemists from across the nation who were brought together by a collective passion for teaching and mentorship. Their expertise spans a diverse range of topics, from modeling molecular dynamics to understanding fluid flow in astrophysical plasmas. Although the seminar was initially conceived as a training program for undergraduate researchers in plasma physics, the teaching team has expanded the curriculum to cover computational methods used in their own fields of expertise. 

Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

(He/him/his)

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Graduate Student

UC Irvine

Theoretical Plasma Physics

Tae Baxter

(He/him/his)

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Postdoc

UC San Diego

Computational Astronomy

Evan Gonzalez

(He/him/his)

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Research scientist

Livermore National Lab

Computational Physics

Dwaipayan (DD)

(He/him/his)

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Research Scientist

University of Tennessee

Computational Material Science

Hannah Hasson

(She/her/hers)

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Postdoc

Sandia National Labs

Experimental Plasma Physics

Alyssa Hayes

(She/her/hers)

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Graduate Student

University of Tennessee

Nuclear Engineering

Landry Horimbere

(He/him/his)

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Graduate Student

University of Maryland

Experimental Plasma Physics

Shailaja Humane

(She/her/hers)

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Graduate Student

University of Michigan

Theoretical Plasma Physics

Matt Ketkaroonkul

(He/them/theirs)

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Undergraduate Student

University of Washington

Computational Plasma Physics

Kasper Moczulski

(He/him/his)

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Graduate Student

University of Rochester

Computational Plasma Physics

Sara Negussie

(She/her/hers)

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Post Masters

Los Alamos Nat'l Lab

Computational Plasma Physics

Ricky Oropeza

(He/him/his)

Graduate Student

Ohio State University

Computational Plasma Physics

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Eli Parke

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Research scientist

TAE Technologies

Experimental Plasma Physics

Nathan Ryan

(He/them/theirs)

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Masters student

U Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nuclear Engineering

Joshua Tanner

(He/him/his)

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Theoretical Plasma Physics

Imani West-Abdallah

(She/them/theirs)

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Graduate Student

University of Rochester

Experimental Plasma Physics

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