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Chandrasekhar, Venkat 
Professor
Tech F125
847-491-3444
email
Mesoscopic systems: hybrid superconductor, ferromagnet and normal metal systems; complex oxides, unconventional superconductivity; low-temperature scanning-force microscopy.
Mesoscopic Physics Page
Eric Dahl Dahl, Eric
Assistant Professor
Tech F419
847-467-1989
email
Experimental astroparticle physics, direct detection of particle dark matter, bubble chamber and other low-background detector development.
de Gouvêa, André
Associate Professor
Tech F426
847-467-6462
email
Electroweak interactions and physics beyond the standard model, neutrino oscillations and the origin of neutrino masses.
de Gouvêa Research Page
Dutta, Pulak
Professor
Tech F121
847-491-5465
email
Nanoscale order in soft materials, surfaces and interfaces, X-ray scattering studies of self-assembled molecular layers.
Dutta Research Page
Ellis, Donald
Professor, joint with
Chemistry
Tech F411
847-491-3665
email
Numerical calculation of material properties, including composite materials, electroceramics, and bioceramics.
Ellis Research Page
Faucher-Giguère, Claude-André
Assistant Professor
(Starting Fall 2014)
Tech F229
847-467-1338
email
 
Freeman, Arthur
Morrison Professor
Tech F275
847-491-3343
email
First-principles simulations of complex materials, including their structural, electronic, magnetic, optical and mechanical properties.
Garg, Anupam
Professor
Tech F327
847-491-3229
email
Spin tunneling and relaxation in molecular magnets, semiclassical limit for spin, quantum state manipulation.
Kristian Hahn Hahn, Kristian
Assistant Professor
Tech F141 847-491-2811 email Electroweak symmetry breaking; Higgs physics and searches for physics beyond the standard model.  Detector data acquisition and trigger.  Large-scale computing for physics analysis. 
Halperin, William
John Evans Professor
Tech F117
847-491-3686
email
Low-temperature physics, high-magnetic-field NMR studies of high-Tc super- conductors, fluid transport in porous media.
Low-Temperature Page  |  NMR Page
Kalogera, Vicky
E. O. Haven Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Dearborn 15
847-491-5669
email
Gravitational waves, X-ray emission from compact binary objects, coalescence of neutron-star binaries.
Kalogera Research Page
Ketterson, John
Fayerweather Professor,
joint with Electrical
Engineering
Tech FG19
847-491-5468
email
Nonlinear optics, excitons and plasmons; magnetism & superconductivity; cold-atom physics; laser tweezers.
Ketterson Research Page
Koch, Jens
Assistant Professor
Tech F332
847-467-2583
email
Quantum coherence in solid-state devices such as superconducting circuits, circuit quantum electrodynamics, quantum computation and quantum simulation with cQED lattices.
Koch research page
Lithwick, Yoram
Assistant Professor
Dearborn 11
847-467-0217
email
Planet formation, dynamics of planetary systems, accretion disks, MHD turbulence, cosmological halo formation, gamma-ray bursts.
Low, Ian
Assistant Professor, joint with Argonne National Laboratory
Tech F417 847-467-2618
email
Theoretical particle physics from within and beyond the standard model: theories of electroweak symmetry breaking; properties of the Higgs boson; aspects of dark matter.
Marko, John
Professor,
joint with BMBCB
Tech F319
847-467-7291
email
Applications of statistical mechanics and polymer physics to biophysical problems.
Marko Research Page
Meyer, David
Charles Deering McCormick Professor
Dearborn 6
847-491-4516
email
High signal-to-noise spectroscopy of interstellar and extragalactic absorption lines, small-scale structures in diffuse galactic clouds.
Meyer Research Page
Motter, Adilson
Anderson Professor
Tech F323
847-491-4611
email
Theory of complex systems, nonlinear phenomena, statistical physics.
Motter Research Page
Novak, Giles
Professor
Dearborn 9B
847-491-8645
email
Large-scale galactic magnetic fields, magnetic fields in the vicinity of low-mass protostars, gas turbulence in molecular clouds.
Novak Research Page

Odom, Brian
Assistant Professor
Tech F315
847-467-5452
email
Experiments on mK trapped molecular ions to investigate changing fundamental constants, parity violation in chiral matter, and quantum effects in chemical reactions below 1 K
Odom Research Page
Petriello, Frank Associate Professor Tech F421
847-467-2493
email
Perturbative QCD and its applications to collider physics; new phenomena at the TeV scale; new calculational techniques for quantum field theory. Petriello Research Page
Rasio, Frederic
Joseph Cummings Professor of Physics
Dearborn 22
847-491-7904
email
Evolution of dense star clusters, massive black hole formation, coalescing compact binaries, gravity waves, extrasolar planets.
Rasio Research Page
Sauls, James
Professor
Tech F331
847-491-8624
email
Theory of quantum fluids, strongly correlated metals, systems with disorder. Complex symmetry breaking in superfluids, heavy-fermion and high-Tc superconductors.
Sauls Research Page
Schellman, Heidi
Department Chair
and Professor
Tech F175
847-467-3036
email
Interactions of quarks and leptons, decay of weak vector bosons, high-intensity neutrino experiments, cosmological high-energy physics.
Schellman Research Page
Schmitt, Michael
Professor
Tech F113
847-467-6593
email
Electroweak boson production in hadron colliders, searches for new elementary particles and interactions, development of muon detectors.
Schmitt Research Page
Seth, Kamal
Professor
Tech F123
847-491-4050
email
Experimental study of exotic combinations of valence quarks and gluons, glueballs, and charmonium.
Seth Research Page
Stern, Nathaniel Assistant Professor Tech F317
847-467-0625
email
Experimental optical condensed matter physics, nanoscale photonics and magnetism, cavity QED with single atoms and photons, spin dynamics in the solid state. Stern Research Page
Ulmer, Melville
Professor
Dearborn 3B
847-491-5633
email
Development of X-ray mirrors and ultraviolet detectors, matter distribution in galactic clusters, transient hard X-ray sources.
Ulmer Research Page
Velasco, Mayda
Professor
Tech F119
847-467-7099
email
Matter-antimatter asymmetry, physics beyond the Standard Model, development of beam instrumentation, multi-TeV electron/positron and gamma/gamma colliders.
Velasco Research Page
Yusef-Zadeh, Farhad
Professor
Tech F115
847-491-8147
email
Massive black hole at the center of the Galaxy, Star formation in the Galactic nucleus, supernova remnant masers.

Joint Faculty

(primary appointment outside Physics & Astronomy)
Abrams, Daniel
Assistant Professor, joint with Applied Mathematics
Tech M444
847-491-5346
email
Abrams Research Page
Amaral, Luis
Professor, joint with Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tech E136
847-491-7850
email
Data-driven modeling of the emergence, evolution, and stability of complex social and biological systems.
Amaral Research Page
Bader, Samuel
Adjunct Professor, joint with Argonne National Laboratory
Bldg 223, Argonne
630-252-4960
email
Experimental studies of magnetic surfaces and films, ferromagnetic-superconducting multilayers, bio-inspired self-assembly of magnetic nanostructures.
  Bedzyk, Michael
Professor, joint with
Materials Science
Cook 1011A
847-491-3570
email
Atomic-scale X-ray studies of gas/solid, liquid/solid and solid/solid interfaces, ultrathin films, membranes, and nanoparticles.
Bedzyk Research Page
Boughezal, Radja
Adjunct Assistant Professor, joint with Argonne National Laboratory
Tech F224 & Bldg 362, Argonne
630-252-6965
email
Precision QCD predictions for collider observables; Higgs phenomenology; electroweak precision observables.
Heinonen, Olle
Adjunct Professor, joint with Argonne National Laboratory
Bldg. 212, C-218
Argonne
630-252-4877
email
Behavior of magnetization in nanoscale magnetic system, and also transport and resistive switching in metal/oxide metal nanostructure.
Huang, Yuping
Research Assistant Professor, joint with EECS
Tech M393
847-491-2726
email
 
Jacobsen, Chris
Professor, joint with Argonne National Laboratory
Tech F247
630-252-7960
email
X-ray microscopy studies of subcellular structure and chemistry.
Jacobsen Research Page
Kumar, Prem
A T & T Professor of Information Technology, joint with
Electrical Engineering
Tech M392
847-491-4128
email
Quantum communications and computing, nonlinear and quantum optics, fiber-optic communications, all-optical networks.
Kumar Research Page
Larson, Shane
Research Asociate Professor, Joint with Adler Planetarium
Tech F232
847-491-4305
email
Gravitational wave astrophysics, ultra-compact binaries, astrophysical tests of relativity.
Patashinski, Alexander
Adjunct Professor, joint with Chemistry
Tech K148
847-733-7951
email
Condensed matter, bulk and surface phenomena, phase and glass transitions, turbulence
Seideman, Tamar
Professor, joint with
Chemistry
Ryan 4016
847-467-4979
email
Molecular electronics, current-driven nanochemistry, interaction of matter with intense fields, photomanipulation of molecular modes.
Seideman Research Page
Shahriar, Selim
Professor, joint with Electrical Engineering
Tech M248
847-491-5306
email
Gravity wave detection, cooling and trapping of neutral atoms, quantum computing, optical communication, optical coherence tomography.
Shahriar Research Page
Solla, Sara
Professor, joint with
Physiology
Tech F423
847-467-5080
email
Statistical physics, theoretical neuroscience, learning theory, adaptive systems, nonlinear dynamics
Yuen, Horace
Professor, joint with
Electrical Engineering
Tech M320
847-491-7335
email
Theory of quantum optics and communication, the foundations of quantum physics, new quantum devices, quantum cryptography.

Lecturer Faculty

Brown, Deborah
Senior Lecturer
Tech F224
847-467-5789
e-mail
Dr. Brown is a lecturer in undergraduate physics, primarily Physics 135-1,2,3.
Rivers, Andrew
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
1918 Sheridan
e-mail
Dr. Rivers lectures in undergraduate physics and astronomy and also serves as a College Advisor.
Schmidt, Arthur
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Tech F226
847-491-7477
e-mail
Dr. Schmidt is Director of the Undergraduate Laboratories and also lectures, primarily in Physics 130-1,2,3.
Schmidt Personal Page
Smutko, Michael
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Dearborn 9A
847-491-4568
e-mail
Dr. Smutko is a lecturer in astrophysics and physics and also oversees the operation of the Dearborn Telescope.
Taylor, David
Lecturer
Tech F222
847-491-2053
e-mail
Dr. Taylor is a lecturer in undergraduate physics and coordinates the teaching assistants in the department.
Watkins, Byron
Lecturer
Tech F126
847-467-2170
e-mail
Dr. Watkins provides technical support for the advanced undergraduate laboratories.

Emeritus Faculty

Block, Martin
Professor Emeritus
email Phenomenology in elementary particle physics: ultra-high energy hadronic collisions, cosmic ray p-air collisions, ultra-high energy cosmic ray neutrino-isonucleon collisions, analytic solutions to perturbative QCD and mathematical physics.
Brown, Laurie
Professor Emeritus
Tech F146
email
Elementary particle theory.
Buchholz, David
Professor Emeritus
email Elementary particle physics, experimental investigation of QCD via high-energy proton-antiproton collisions.
Elementary Particle Physics Page
Oakes, Robert
Professor Emeritus
Tech F146A
847-491-5458
email
QCD supersymmetric and electroweak corrections to heavy-quark and Higgs meson production in electron-positron annihilation.
Rosen, Jerome
Professor Emeritus
Tech F122
847-491-5457
email
Experimental measurements of high-energy proton-antiproton collisions to examine the properties of quarks.
Segel, Ralph
Professor Emeritus
Tech F146B
847-491-5459
email
Experimental study of the spin structure of nucleons, heavy-ion physics.
Taam, Ron
Professor
Dearborn 10
847-491-7528
email
Hydrodynamics of gas flows, close binary-star systems, structure and evolution of accretion disks, X-ray bursts from neutron stars.
Theoretical Astrophysics Page
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September 20, 2013