We would like to acknowledge some of the past PDC officers for the their help and contributions.
Yan Shvartzshnaider is a visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Yan received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia. He is now working on privacy-preserving networked systems, such as Internet of Things and Fog computing. He is also interested in research commercialization, technology in general and the impossible!
Bernhard Buchholz graduated as Diplom-Physiker (similar to Master of Physics) at “Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg” in Germany. He did his PhD “Development, primary validation and field deployment of novel calibration-free laser hygrometer for research aircraft” in the department of engineering at “Technische Universität Darmstadt” in Germany. In Jan 2016, he joined the department of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University. Besides his academia interests in other areas where he graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics and as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics, he likes discussions, organizing, traveling, running, hiking and enjoying his life.
Vanisha Lakhina has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Lewis Sigler Institute of Integrative Genomics/Molecular Biology department since March, 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied how zebrafish olfactory sensory axons navigate to their correct location in the brain. Vanisha is currently examining the molecular mechanisms of long-term memory and axonal regeneration upon injury in worms. She loves dancing, hiking and food!
Francois Laforge is an Associate Research Chemist. He received his Ph.D. from Queens College, New York in 2007. He is now working in Prof. Rabitz lab doing experimental research on optimal coherent control of quantum systems. Beside science, Francois likes Nature, camping, running, tennis, soccer, amateur electronics, woodworking and riding his awesome Yamaha WR250R motorcycle.
Denys Bondar is an Associate Research Scholar at the Department of Chemistry. Denys received his Ph.D. from University of Waterloo, Canada in 2011. He is currently working on developing novel theoretical and computational frameworks for non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics. In his free time, Denys likes to do something such that he does nothing.
Chaevia Clendinen received my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. While exploring alternative careers, I remain at Princeton as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. I enjoy the outdoors, video games, and spending time with family.
Pascal Diévart is an Associate Research Scholar in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Lille (France) where he studied the kinetic aspects of diesel fuel combustion. He joined Princeton University in March 2010. He currently investigates experimentally and theoretically the combustion properties of bio-fuels and jet-fuels. He likes baking and the color green.