APS Bridge Program

Graduate Profiles

Tommy Boykin II
University of Central Florida

Tommy graduated from University of Central Florida in 2019 with a PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. He published a paper in Nature Communications in 2019, and a paper in the Proceedings of SPIE in 2022. Tommy is currently employed at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

“The Bridge Program provided a space for students to share their experiences with each other. As a senior graduate student, I found it helpful to hear from newer students as well as to share my graduate school experiences with them.”

Tommy Boykin

Daniel Diaz
California State University-Long Beach

Daniel’s journey started through the Bridge program at California State University- Long Beach where he got a masters, then went on to the PhD program at Florida State University. Daniel graduated from Florida State University in 2020 with a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics. He is currently employed at University of California San Diego as a postdoctoral scholar. You can learn more about Daniel at his LinkedIn!

Daniel Diaz

Yamil Nieves Gonzalez
University of South Florida

Yamil graduated from University of South Florida in 2021 with a PhD in Quantum Optics. He is now employed at The Boeing Company - you can learn more about Yamil through his LinkedIn!

Yamil Nieves

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