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Undergraduate Catalog 2012

Faculty Details for Physics and Physics Education

Chair

L. Michael Hayden
B.A., United States Naval Academy, 1978; M.A., University of California, Davis, 1984; Ph.D. 1987

Associate Chair

Terrance Worchesky
B.S., Drexel University, 1976; M.S., Georgetown University, 1982; Ph.D., 1983

Professors

James Franson
B.S., Purdue University, 1970; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1977
Interests: Quantum optics
Raymond M. Hoff
A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1970; Ph.D., Simon Fraser University (Canada), 1975
Anthony M. Johnson
B.S., Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1975; Ph.D., City College of New York, 1981
Phillip J. Rous
B.S. University of Bristol, 1983; Ph.D. Imperial College, University of London, 1986
Interests: Theoretical physics, nanophysics and surfaces
Yanhua Shih
B.S., Northwestern University, 1981; M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 1984; Ph.D., 1987
Geoffrey P. Summers
Ph.D. Oxford University, 1969
Interests: Radiation effects, defect levels in semiconductors

Associate Professors

Markos Georganopoulos
B.Sc., University of Thessaloniki (Greece), 1989; M.S., Boston University, 1991; Ph.D., 1999
Ian M. George
B.Sc., The University of Birmingham (U.K.), 1984; Ph.D., University of Leicester, 1988
Theodosia Gougousi
B.S., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), 1990; M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1993; Ph.D., 1996
Mark J. Henriksen
B.S. University of California, Los Angeles, 1977; M.M. Catholic University, 2001; Ph.D. University of Maryland College Park, 1985
Interests: Astrophysics, X-ray astronomy
Ivan Kramer
B.S., City College of New York, 1961; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1967
J. Vanderlei Martins
B.S., University of São Paulo, 1991; M.S., 1994; Ph.D., 1999
Todd Pittman
B.S., Bucknell University, 1990; M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1992; Ph.D., 1996
Lynn C. Sparling
B.S., University of New Mexico, 1976; M.S., University of Wisconson, Madison, 1980; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1987
Interests: Atmospheric physics, dynamics, transport
Laszlo Takacs
M.S., Eotvos Lorand University (Hungary), 1974; Ph.D., 1978
T. Jane Turner
B.A., University of Leicester (U.K.), 1984; Ph.D., 1988

Assistant Professors

Zhibo Zhang
B.S., Nanjing University, China, 1998; M.S., Texas A&M University, 2004; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2008

Lecturers

Eric C. Anderson
B.S., Ohio University, 1984; M.S., The Ohio State University, 1986; Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1993
Lili Cui
B.S., Xuzhou Normal University (China), 2000; Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2006

Research Professor

Arlin Krueger
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1955; Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1984
L. Larrabee Strow
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1974; M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 1977; Ph.D., 1981

Research Associate Professors

David S. Davis
B.S., University of Alabama, 1981; M.S., University of Florida, 1983; Ph.D. University of Maryland College Park, 1994
Prasun Kundu
B.S., Calcutta Univeresity, 1974; M.S. INdia Institute of Technology, 1976; Ph.D. University of Rochester, 1981
Kevin J. McCann
B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1969; M.S., 1971; Ph.D., 1974
William S. Olson
A.B., Cornell University, 1978; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1987
Tamas Varnai
M.S. Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary, 1989; Ph.D., McGill University, 1996

Research Assistant Professors

Sergio De Souza-Machado
B.A., College of Wooster, 1988; M.S. University of Marland College Park, 1990; Ph.D.,University of Marland College Park, 1999

Professor Emeriti

Harvey S. Melfi
B.S., The Citadel, 1963; M.S. College of William and Mary, 1967; Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 1970
Robert L. Rasera
B.S., Wheaton College, 1960; Ph.D., Purdue University, 1965
Robert C. Reno
B.S., Manhatten College, 1965; M.S. Brandeis University, 1967; Ph.D. Brandesi University, 1970
Morton H. Rubin
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1964

Adjunct Professors

Chris Barnet
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1976; M.S., 1978; M.S., New Mexico State University, 1987; Ph.D., 1990
Belay Demoz
B.Sc., Asmara University (East Africa), 1984; M.Sc., University of Nevada, Reno, 1989; Ph.D., 1992
Michael Fitelson
B.S., City College of New York, 1961; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1968
Bryan Jacobs
B.S., Drexel University, 1989; M.S., The Johns Hopkins University, 1994; Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2003
Mike Krainak
B.S., The Catholic University of America, 1979; M.S., The Johns Hopkins university, 1984; Ph.D., 1989
Thorston Marcus
M.S., University of Bremen (Germany), 1992; Ph.D., 1995
Joe Sedlak
B.S., Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Harry Winsor