Kyle Bushick

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: University of Michigan
  • Field of Study: Materials Science
  • Academic Advisor: Emmanouil Kioupakis
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2018

Summary of Research

I use first principles calculations to characterize and understand the electronic and optical properties of functional materials. In particular I am interested in understanding the role of phonon mediated quantum processes (such as indirect absorption) as well as Auger recombination.

Publications

K. Bushick, K.A. Mengle, N. Sanders, and E. Kioupakis, "Band structure and carrier effective masses of boron arsenide: effects of quasiparticle and spin-orbit coupling corrections", Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 022101 (2019).

Bushick, K.; Chae, S.; Deng, Z.; Heron, J.; Kioupakis, E. Boron Arsenide Heterostructures: Lattice-Matched Heterointerfaces, and Strain Effects on Band Alignments and Mobility
arXiv:1909.01449

Song, B., Chen, K., Bushick, K., Mengle, K. A., Tian, F., Gamage, G. A., Ren, Z., Kioupakis, E., Chen, G. Optical properties of cubic boron arsenide. arXiv:1911.04914

Awards

2019
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (Declined).
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (Declined).

2018
Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) Fellowship.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University.
Hilliard Award for Research and Design (Northwestern): This award recognizes outstanding achievement in research or design by a graduating MSE major. The criteria for the award include the quality, originality, and importance of the research and/or design solution.

2017
Tau Beta Pi Record Scholarship.
Outstanding MatSci Junior Award (Northwestern): This award recognizes the materials science and engineering junior who best demonstrates achievement of excellence, through leadership, scholarship, service, and/or outstanding research accomplishment.

2016
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Illinois Gamma Chapter, Inducted.
Outstanding MatSci Sophomore Award (Northwestern): This award recognizes the materials science and engineering sophomore who best demonstrates achievement of excellence, through leadership, scholarship, service, and/or outstanding research accomplishment.

2014
Murphy Institute Scholar at Northwestern University: The Murphy Institute enables a group of McCormick's best undergraduates to engage in self-directed activities of interest to them, with support from faculty advisers, 2014-2018.
National Merit Scholarship.