TESLa Team

Peter Hamlington

Assistant Professor and Vogel Faculty Fellow, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009
  • M.S. Aerospace Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005
  • B.A. Physics, University of Chicago, 2004

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Adam Jirasek

Senior Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Aeronautical Engineering, The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH Stockholm, 2006
  • M.S. Czech Technical University, Prague, 1996

Doctoral Students

Jason Christopher

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2018
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 2009
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, 2007

Ryan Darragh

Ph.D. Student, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2018
  • B.S. Physics and Mathematics, Kenyon College, 2014

Olga Doronina

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Coloradoi, Boulder, anticipated 2020
  • M.S Applied Mathematics and Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT, Phystech), 2014
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics and Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT, Phystech), 2012

Steven Isaacs

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, anticipated 2018
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2010

Caelan Lapointe

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2019
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Union College, 2011

Kat Smith

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2017
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2015
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, San Francisco State University, 2012

Colin Towery

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2017
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2017
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011

Sam Whitman

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2020
  • B.A. Physics, Carleton College, 2011

Scott Wieland

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2017
  • B.S. Physics, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Nick Wimer

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2018
  • M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2018
  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, 2013
  • A.B. Engineering Physics (minor: Art History), Dartmouth College, 2012

Masters Students

Siddharth Nigam

M.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, anticipated 2018
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Dual Major International Affairs (Minor: Applied Mathematics), University of New Hampshire, 2016, Summa Cum Laude

Undergraduate Students

Owen Brown

Allison Leonard

Shelby Mason


Collaborators

Greg Chini

Werner J.A. Dahm

Katherine Dykes

Baylor Fox-Kemper

Mehdi Ghoreyshi

Ian Grooms

Benjamin Hamlington

Sean Haney

Matthias Ihme

Keith Julien

Nikki Lovenduski

Andrew Lofthouse

Elaine Oran

Alexei Poludnenko

Greg Rieker

Joerg Schumacher

Javier Urzay

Luke Van Roekel


Former Members of TESLa

Spencer Alexander

Davis Benz

Joel Berger

Clarissa Briner

Sean Collins

Sean Harrison

David Iglesias

Ryan King

Christine Martini

Monique McClain

Trevor Roberts

Prateek Shrestha