Summer 2017

Principal Investigator

David Hanneke
Assistant Professor of Physics
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Amherst College

Curriculum vitae (pdf)

Current members


Dr. Ryan Carollo
Postdoctoral Associate


Alex Frenett
Class of 2018


Christian Pluchar
Class of 2018


Claire Carlin
Class of 2020


Dawit Wachelo
Class of 2020

If you're interested in joining this list, feel free to contact Prof. Hanneke. Amherst students can get involved even in their first year.

Honors thesis students


Alex Frenett
Class of 2018


Christian Pluchar
Class of 2018


David Lane
Class of 2017
Developing a Quantum Toolbox: Experiments with a Single-Atom Harmonic Oscillator and Prospects for Probing Molecular Ions (pdf)

Ned Kleiner
Class of 2016
Quantum Control of Be+ Ions (pdf)

Jiajun Shi
Class of 2015E
Radiofrequency Synthesis System for Laser Modulation (pdf)

Phyo Aung Kyaw
Class of 2014
Constructing an Ultra-High Vacuum Chamber and a Radio Frequency Helical Resonator for Trapping Ions (pdf)

Chu Cheyenne Teng
Class of 2014E
Frequency Control and Stabilization of a Laser System (pdf)

Shenglan Qiao
Class of 2013
Constructing a Linear Paul Trap System for Measuring the Time-variation of the Electron–Proton Mass Ratio (pdf)

Celia Ou
Class of 2013
Third Harmonic Conversion (pdf)

Other former members


Jacob Gendelman
Class of 2020


Marissa Radensky
Class of 2019


Lauren Weiss
Class of 2018


Trevor Wright
Class of 2018


Jack Zhao
Hampshire College
Class of 2017


Sung Joo Choi
Class of 2016


Phong Hoang
Class of 2018E


Wonjae Lee
Class of 2016


Dvij Bajpai
Class of 2015


Dan Kang
Class of 2015


Owen Marschall
Class of 2015


Zuzu McIlvain-Cellier
Class of 2015


Julian Ricardo
Class of 2015


Shah Saad Alam
Class of 2014


Steven Santos
Class of 2013


Ben Scheetz
Class of 2012