Department of Physics and Astronomy honors its 2022 Outstanding Junior and Senior Students

The Department of Physics and Astronomy recognized two of its undergraduate students: Gabija Ziemyte with the Outstanding Junior Award and Richard Lai with the Outstanding Senior Award.

Gabija Ziemyte, Outstanding Junior Award

Double majoring in Physics and Mathematics, Gabija is a research assistant with Dr. Christopher Crawford’s “Robotic Mapping of Magnetic Fields in a Magnetically Shielded Environment.” Her additional honors include the 2020 Chellgren Fellow, 2021 Goldwater UK Nominee, 2021 and 2022 UK OUR Research Ambassador, 2021 REU, ODU/Jlab “Measurement and Modeling of Injection Locked Magnetron to the Stable Bandwidth,” and 2022 REU, University of Chicago.

Richard Lai, Outstanding Senior Award

Richard Lai graduated from UK in 2022 with a major in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. Working with Dr. Ambrose Seo, he researched the interface between pulsed laser-grown gold films and oxide films and solid-state electrolyte thin-films for future lithium metal battery applications. Richard was accepted for a Ph.D. program in Physics at the University of Tennessee.