Physics Career Day 2018

Physics Career Day 2018

Dear students and postdocs,

On behalf of the University of Chicago Physics Department, I would like to invite you to our 2nd Annual Physics Career Day on Friday, January 12, 2018. Our goal is for you to learn about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities open to you by hearing from our physics alumni with a variety of career paths and different levels of experience.

Late afternoon will be dedicated to round-table conversations with graduate students and postdocs. Evening will feature a panel of alumni. The panel discussion is targeted towards undergraduate students majoring in physics, but any graduate students and postdocs are welcome to join. After the panel, students will have a round table discussion with our panelists (one table for one alumnus).

See further information below. If you will be attending this event, please add your name and status (e.g. undergraduate, graduate and postdoc) and check the box at by Friday, January 5th.

Warm regards,
Young-Kee Kim
Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor
Chair, the Department of Physics

Date & Time: Friday, January 12, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: KPTC 206, KPTC 106


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Reception (KPTC 3rd floor) with Unveiling of National Medal Plaques
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Conversations with graduate students and postdocs (KPTC 206)
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner with physics majors, graduate students and postdocs (KPTC 206)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Panel presentation and Q/A with physics majors (Maria Goeppert-Mayer Lecture Hall — KPTC 106)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Round table discussions with physics majors: 4 tables and 4 alumni (KPTC 206) — Desserts will be provided

Alumni who will come to this event

Julian Freed-Brown

Julian is a Senior Researcher at Oscar Health Insurance in New York City. Julian received his PhD in Physics from UChicago in 2015. He studied a variety of problems in theoretical soft matter physics—mechanics of ice shelves, viscous fingering instabilities, and splashing—and wrote his dissertation on properties of the coffee ring effect. After graduating, Julian began working at Oscar, a technology-focused health insurance startup. Julian currently leads provider research and is trying to figure out who doctors are, what they do, whether they’re good, and how much to pay them.

Tianheng (Harry) Han

Tianheng Han joined Allstate in 2016 as a data scientist. Working on a team, he performs statistical analysis and builds predictive models to study sales performance of agencies. With a partnership outside Allstate’s Data Science Department, his new ideas are tested, improved, and implemented. Tianheng received his B.S. in Physics in 2006 from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Ph.D. in Physics in 2012 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining Allstate, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory for four years.

Milica Medved

Milica Medved, PhD DABMP obtained her Bachelor’s in theoretical physics at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) in 1995, and her PhD in experimental physics at the University of Chicago in 2000. She is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Department of Radiology, where she also serves as the Operations Director at the MRI Research Center. She is a Certified Medical Physicist with 20 years of experience in clinical MRI research, primarily in cancer MR imaging, focusing on quantitative MRI methods in DWI, DCE-MRI, and water/fat spectroscopic imaging.

Satomi Shiraishi

Satomi Shiraishi is currently a clinical medical physics fellow in Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She received her B.S. in physics in 2007 and Ph.D. in 2013, both from University of Chicago, working on high-energy physics analysis and accelerator physics projects. As a medical physics fellow, Satomi is undergoing comprehensive training in various cancer treatment modalities using accelerators and radioactive seeds as well as researching ways to improve quality of radiation treatment.