Committee Member Biographies

Anashe Bandari ( 01/20 - 12/20) 
College of William & Mary

Anashe BandariAnashe is a fifth-year physics graduate student at William & Mary doing research in experimental nuclear physics at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Prior to being Chair-Elect, she served as Secretary for FGSA and as an ex-officio member of the Committee on Careers and Professional Development. Outside of physics, she plays roller derby and loves trivia.


Delilah Gates (01/20 - 12/20) 
Harvard University

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LaNell Williams (01/20 - 12/23) 
Harvard University

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Arjun Aryal (01/20 - 12/21) 
University of New Mexico

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Raju Ghimire (01/19 - 12/20) 
Tribhuvan University

Raju GhimireRaju Prasad Ghimire is a graduate student of Nanoscience and Microsystem Engineering at the University of New Mexico. He holds a master’s degree in data science and electrical engineering from South Dakota State University (08/2015-08/2018), USA and graduate degree in physics from Tribhuvan University (01/2008-01/2011), Nepal. His research interest includes but not limited to ultra-conductor, composites, energy storage, semiconductor application, and renewable energy.


Kevin Nuckolls (01/19 - 12/21) 
Princeton University

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Duwage Perera (01/19 - 12/21) 
University of Maine

Duwage PereraDuwage Charitha Perera is a fourth year PhD student in Physical Chemistry at the University of Maine. She got her bachelor’s degree from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Her research area is quantum mechanical studies of catalysis using density functional theory (DFT). Being an Executive member in the Graduate School Government in University of Maine motivated her in engaging with FGSA and other outreach. FGSA is a great platform for both physics and chemistry graduate students. Apart from research she likes to travel and cook.


International Student Affairs Officer:
Phillipp Stammer (01/20 - 12/21)
Technical University of Berlin

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FGSA Ex-Officio Advisor to the APS Committee on Careers and Professional Development:
Xuan Chen (01/20 - 12/20)
University of Illinois - Chicago

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APS Student Representative to AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition:
Lesya Horyn (01/18 - 12/20) 
University of Chicago

Lesya HorynLesya Horyn is the FGSA delegate to the AAAS Science and Human Rights Council. She is a PhD student at the University of Chicago working on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN.