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: 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.
The NoMag can be seen in the background.