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Chemical & Petroleum Engineering (Dept. 3295)

1000 E. University Ave

Megan S. Candelaria - Coordinator

Office: 221 Physical Science

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-290-0058

Email: MegDiane@uwyo.edu

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Andrew J. Yost

Physics

Background:
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I am a good ole southern boy through and through. I first fell in love with science when I was seven years old and started reading my sister’s high school chemistry book. I found my passion when I took a physics class in high school and immediately decided to pursue my PhD in physics. I finished my undergrad degree in 2011 and moved to Wyoming in 2012 to pursue my PhD where I got interested in scanning tunneling microscopy. I did a summer internship at Argonne National Laboratory in 2013 and have been involved with UHV research ever since. My wife and I had a baby girl in October 2013 and she has definitely been my greatest accomplishment thus far.

Degree Sought and Department:
PhD Condensed Matter Physics, Physics and Astronomy Dept.

Education:
B.S. Physics and Mathematics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2011
M.S. Physics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 2014

Current Research:
My current research centers around Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) and scanning tunneling microscopy studies. I am specifically interested in the spatial evolution of energy bands across interfaces of materials in semiconductors. My research includes studies pertaining to organic molecules on graphene, novel graphene fabrication techniques, quantum dot sensitized solar cells, dye sensitized solar cells, and perovskite structured semiconductors and their applications in solar cell devices. I am also very interested in xray UHV experiments which I am in the process of pursuing at Argonne National Laboratory.

Favorite Quote:
“NO! Not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!”
~ Gingerbread Man, Shrek


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Chemical & Petroleum Engineering (Dept. 3295)

1000 E. University Ave

Megan S. Candelaria - Coordinator

Office: 221 Physical Science

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-290-0058

Email: MegDiane@uwyo.edu

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