Adam Freund

afreu002@ucr.edu

FAVORITE SUPERHERO: Doc Savage
DEGREE TYPE: PhD
PROGRAM: Materials Science and Engineering
YEAR IN PROGRAM: 1st year
PROGRAM START DATE: September 2020

RESEARCH FOCUS:

 

DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH:

 

CURRENT GROUPS:

Mathaudhu Research Group

OTHER GROUPS/ORGS/CLUBS:

Materials Advantage

PRESENTATIONS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

(T for talk, P for Poster, A for Attendee)

  • TMS 2020 (A)

PAPERS:

(P for published, I for in review, D for draft)

Time-Resolved Shadowgraph Photography of Laser-Heated Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles in Water
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c026c7 (P)

Study of Shock Waves and Solitons in Bulk Superfluid He 4
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.99.144518 (P)

Density Functional Theory Modeling of Vortex Shedding in Superfluid He 4
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.094520 (P)

Ejection of Metal Particles into Superfluid 4He by Laser Ablation
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b06594 (P)

REASONS FOR GRAD SCHOOL:

Expanding my scientific understanding allows me to work on the cutting edge while advancing the field.

GRADUATE DEGREE:

M.S., Physical Chemistry, California State University, Northridge, 2020

GRADUATE RESEARCH:

  • Density Functional Theory Modeling of Superfluid Helium 4 (Thesis work)
  • Modeling of Laser Ablation Dynamics of Metals Immersed in Superfluid He 4

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE:

B.S., Biochemistry, California State University, Northridge, 2017

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH:

  • Hydrodynamics of High Speed Particles in Superfluid Helium 4

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate Student Researcher, UC Riverside (2020-Current)
  • Graduate Student Researcher, California State University, Northridge (2017-2020)
  • Teaching Assistant, California State University, Northridge (2018-2020)
  • Tutor, California State University, Northridge (2017-2019)
  • Q.C. Chemist, Burbank Plating Corporation (2014-2016)

REASONS FOR ENGINEERING:

I find that science and engineering are like playing music. It’s not difficult to learn how to play a song from another musician but it’s more challenging and fun to make your own.

CAREER ASPIRATIONS:

R&D, Fundamental Research, PI at a National Lab