NoMag Team

 

The Spinlab team is made up of many talented and dedicated student researchers. These undergraduate students and recent graduates work on a diverse range of projects like film editing, programing, and fabrication to name a few. The students contribute their creativity and hard work to the lab while the lab provides valuable learning experiences and training for the students.

Team, October 2014, from left to right: Adolfo Ribeiro, Steve Tomlinson, Christina Daniel, Jon Cheng, Steffen Tai, Tong Mu, Emily Hawkins, David Ortega, Jon Bridgeman, Tim Pilegard, Ryan Marakas, Anthony Vong, Alex Grannan, Jon Aurnou .
After the first successful fill of the 80cm NoMag Tank.

Present Team

  • Jon Bridgeman (B.A. 2014, Environmental Science)
  • Jon Bridgeman is working on making outreach movies. His most recent movie, Effects of Rotation on Dye Droplets and Fluid Layers is a big hit. See his movies on the Spinlab youtube page.
  • Christina Daniel (Class of 2016, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Christina Daniel is working on NoMag design and fabrication along with Anthony Vong and Ryan Marakas.
  • Drew Levy (Class of 2017, Geophysics)
  • Drew worked with Alex Grannan to build a ring mount for laser light sheets. He will continue to work with Alex on Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) on the NoMag.
  • Ryan Marakas (Class of 2015, Physics)
  • Ryan Marakas is working on NoMag design and fabrication along with Anthony Vong and Christina Daniel.
  • Sam May (Class of 2016, Physics)
  • Sam May is working on an outreach project involving the heating curves of coffee and different types of milk.
  • Tong Mu (Class of 2016, Electrical Engineering)
  • Tong Mu is working on building and coding for data acquisition devices and coding the NoMag controls. She is also the Webmaster.
  • David Ortega (Class of 2015, Physics)
  • David Ortega is working on measuring fluid rotation rates at a given radius using Laser Doppler Velocimetry along with Tim Pilegard.
  • Tim Pilegard (B.S. 2014, Atmospheric Oceanic and Environmental Science)
  • Tim Pilegard is working on measuring fluid rotation rates at a given radius using Laser Doppler Velocimetry along with David Ortega.
  • Steve Tomlinson (Class of 2014, Geophysics and Planetary Science)
  • Steve Tomlinson is working on experiments and filming with Mike Lavell. See his footage on the SpinLab youtube page.
  • Anthony Vong (Class of 2016, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Anthony Vong is working on NoMag design and fabrication along with Ryan Marakas and Christina Daniel.

 

 

Spinlab Associates

  • Chirag Jariwala (B.S. 2014, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Chirag Jariwala worked on designing the Labview controls for the NoMag along with Steffen Tai.
  • Mike Lavell (B.S. 2014, Geophysics and Planetary Science)
  • Mike Lavell worked on experiments and filming with Steve Tomlinson. See his footage on the SpinLab youtube page.
  • Steffen Tai (B.S. 2014, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Steffen Tai worked on designing the Labview controls for the NoMag along with Chirag Jariwala. Steffen returned to UCLA in Fall 2014 for grad school. He is pursuing a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering.

 

 

Team, April 2014, from left to right: Jon Bridgeman, Tong Mu, Steve Tomlinson, Steffen Tai, Guillaume Fabre, Austin Chadwick, Ryan Marakas, Christina Daniel, Mike Lavell, Tim Pilegard, Adolfo Ribeiro.
The NoMag can be seen in the background.