Kristi Harris

  • Program Years: 2006-2010
  • Academic Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Field of Study: Theoretical Solid State Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Philip Rous
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2007)
  • Degree(s):
    M.S. Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2006
    B.S. Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2001
    B.B.A. International Business, James Madison University, 1994

Current Status

  • Status: Analyst, Department of Defense
  • Research Area: Theoretical Solid State Physics


"Dual-use chromophores for photorefractive and irreversible photochromic applications," Kristi D. Harris, Rajani Ayachitula, Shane J. Strutz, L. Michael Hayden, and Robert J. Twieg, Applied Optics 40, 17 (2001).


Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow, 2006 - 2010;
Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2006;
Invited Participant, Technology & Innovation Day, GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, June 2006;
Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, inducted May 2001;
Department of Physics Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, 2001, UMBC;
Highest Honors (summa cum laude), UMBC, May 2001 graduation;
Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, inducted December 2000;
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, inducted May 2000.