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Asja

Radja

CONTACT David Rittenhouse Laboratory Email: radja.asja@gmail.com
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INFORMATION 209 S. 33 St, Office 2N3B Website: http://asjaradja.weebly.com

EDUCATION University of Pennsylvania
PhD in Physics, Advisor: Alison Sweeney Expected graduation
GPA: 3.94/4.0 May 2019
M.S. in Physics May 2015

University of Texas at Dallas
Bachelor of Science in Physics and Biochemistry May 2013
Magna Cum Laude, Collegium V Honors
Natural Science and Mathematics Honors
GPA: 3.95/4.0

RESEARCH Graduate Student Researcher Summer 2014 - Present
EXPERIENCE Professor Alison Sweeney, University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Student Researcher Fall 2010 – Spring 2013
Professor Anton Malko, University of Texas at Dallas
Summer Undergraduate Student Researcher Summer 2012
Dr. Ralph James, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Summer Undergraduate Student Researcher Summer 2011
Professor Dolores Bozovic, University of California Los Angeles

PUBLICATIONS A. Radja, E.M. Horsley, M.O. Lavrentovich, and A.M. Sweeney, “Pollen patterns form from
modulated phases”, in review at Cell

M.O. Lavrentovich, E.M. Horsley, A. Radja, A.M. Sweeney and R.D. Kamien, “First-order
patterning transitions on a sphere as a route to cell morphology”, Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences 113 (2016) 5189.

G. Yang, A.E. Bolotnikov, P.M. Fochuk, O. Kopach, J. Frac, E. Belas, K.H. Kim, G.S. Camarada,
A. Hossain, Y. Cui, A.L. Adams, A. Radja, R. Pinder, and R.B. James, “Post-growth thermal
annealing study of CdZnTe for developing room-temperature X-ray and gamma-ray
detectors”, Journal of Crystal Growth 379 (2013) 16.

K. Roodenko, H.M. Nguyen, L. Caillard, A. Radja, P. Thissen, J.M. Gordon, Yu. N. Garstein, A.
V. Malko and Y.J. Chabal, “Anisotropic optical properties of thin-film thiacarbocyanine dye
aggregates”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (2013) 20186.

PRESENTATIONS Cell Wall Research Conference: Asilomar, California (June 2018)
POSTERS Poster: Pollen patterns form from modulated phases
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Colloquium: Philadelphia, PA (Oct 2017)
10min talk: Patterns on Pollen: a polysaccharide phase transition process
American Physical Society March Meeting: New Orleans, LA (March 2017)
10min talk: Patterns on Pollen: a polysaccharide phase transition process
Penn-KIST Joint Symposium: Philadelphia, PA (Dec 2016)
Poster: Patterns in Deep Time
American Physical Society March Meeting: Baltimore, MD (March 2016)
10min talk: Patterns for Fluid Management: The Origins of Microarchitectures
Shape Up 2015: Berlin, Germany (Sept 2015)
Poster: Patterns for Fluid Management: The Origins of Microarchitectures
Geometry and Physics of spatial random systems: Bad Herrenalb, Germany (Sept 2016)
Poster: Patterns for Fluid Management: The Origins of Microarchitectures
National Science Foundation Site Visit at the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of
Matter: Philadelphia, PA (April 2015)
Poster: Patterns for Fluid Management: The Origins of Microarchitectures
American Physical Society March Meeting: Boston, MA (Feb 2012)
10min talk: Ultrafast exciton energy transfer from giant nanocrystals to j-aggregate films
UCLA Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium: Los Angeles, CA (August 2011)
30min talk: An exploration of the Otolithic membrane’s structure and elasticity

TEACHING Laboratory Instructor: University of Pennsylvania
EXPERIENCE Physics 101: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Fall 2013, 2016
Physics 102: EM, Optics, Modern Spring 2016
Physics 051: Electromagnetism and Optics Spring 2016
Physics 150: Mechanics and Wave Motion Spring 2014, 2015
Physics 151: Electromagnetism and Radiation Spring 2014
Physics 170: Honors Physics 1 Fall 2016
Teaching Assistant: University of Pennsylvania
Physics 280: Physical Models of Biological Systems Fall 2013
Physics 101: Mechanics, Heat and Sound Spring 2015, 2018
Tutor: Private
High school Math and Sciences Spring 2014 – Fall 2016
Mechanics for Post-Bacs Fall 2015, Spring 2016
Teaching Assistant Trainer: University of Pennsylvania Summer 2016, 2017
Teaching Assistant: University of Texas at Dallas
Physics 2325: Mechanics Fall 2011, Spring 2012
Physics 2326: Electromagnetism and Waves Fall 2011
Peer-Led Tutor: University of Texas at Dallas
Physics 2325: Mechanics Fall 2009, 2010
Physics 2326: Electromagnetism and Waves Spring 2010, 2012

SCHOLARSHIPS Finalist in Wikipedia Science Competition (US) January 2018
HONORS Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Student May 2017
AWARDS Presidential Achievement Scholarship, UTD September 2012
Patty Henry Pinch Scholarship, UTD August 2012
Undergraduate Research Award, UTD August 2011
Academic Excellence Scholarship, UTD 2008-2013

OUTREACH Spark Mentor in Philadelphia, PA Spring 2015
MENTORING Lecturer at Swarthmore Catalyst Conference March 2015
Facilitator at NanoDay@Penn October 2015
High School Summer Lab Intern Mentor 2015,2016