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Brandon H. McNaughton >> Background

My academic career began by attending one semester at College of the Desert, which is located in Palm Desert, California. I then transferred to Bakersfield College (BC) for three semesters. While attending BC, I worked on two separate mathematical projects with Rebecca Head, which were presented at the 2000 and 2001 Southern California Section of the Math Association of America (MAA) conferences.

In the fall semester of 2001, I transferred to California State University Bakersfield (CSUB) where, in 2002, I received my B.S. in Physics. At CSUB, I worked with Jorge Talamantes on a computer simulation of a two-dimensional electron-electron interacting system, in an effort to determine if the system had a metal insulator transition. I also participated in research at The University of Toledo in the summer between my junior and senior year, where I worked with Alejandra Lukaszew on building a magneto-optic Kerr effect station to investigate ferromagnetic thin films. My work at The University of Toledo was funded through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provided by the National Science Foundation.

In addition, I also collaborated with Michael Rios on the topology of fractional calculus. We presented preliminary results of our studies at a Southern California MAA conference in 2002. Additionally, I have acquired 38 semester units in business classes from Vanguard University of Southern California.

Upon completion of my B.S. in physics (2002), I promptly crossed the continental divide and proceeded to Ann Arbor to obtain my PhD in the Applied Physics Program at the University of Michigan.

Outside of academia, my interests are travel, guitar/songwriting, fractional calculus, and various sporting activities. Also, I started a web site focusing on everyday applications of nanotechnology -

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