MS Physics Faculty Research Areas

Mishkat Bhattacharya, B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Physics: quantum optics, quantum information, optomechanics, precision measurement, non-classical state engineering, cold atoms and molecules, superconducting quantum computing

Manuela Campanelli, Laureate in Mathematics, University of Perugia (Italy); Ph.D., University of Bern (Switzerland)—Director, Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation; Professor, Mathematics: numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, black holes, gravitational waves

Moumita Das, BS, MS, Jadavpur University (India); Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science—Associate Professor, Physics: theoretical soft condensed matter, mechanical response of biological materials and living systems

Pratik P. Dholabhai, BS, MS, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India); MS, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington— Assistant Professor , Physics: computational condensed matter physics and materials science, materials by design, nanostructured materials, materials for energy technologies

Joshua Faber, BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Associate Professor, Mathematics: numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, dynamics

Scott Franklin, BA, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Texas—Director, Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation; Professor, Physics: granular materials, physics education research

Edwin Hach III, BS, MS, St . Bonaventure University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas—Assistant Professor, Physics: quantum theory, quantum optics, quantum information and computing

Dawn Hollenbeck, BS, University of California at Davis; MS, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas—Associate Professor, Physics: electromagnetic theory and optics, computational physics

Gregory A. Howland, BA, Oberlin College; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Physics: quantum photonic integrated circuits, high-dimensional quantum systems, quantum information, compressive sensing, few-photon imaging and ranging, fundamental tests of quantum mechanics

Seth Hubbard, BS, Drexel University; MS, Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Director, Nanopower Research Laboratory; Professor, Physics: next generation photovoltaic devices, nanomaterials, novel and wide bandgap semiconductors, semiconducting polymers and devices

Michael Kotlarchyk, BS, MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Head, School of Physics and Astronomy; Professor, Physics: radiation scattering techniques, laser light scattering, small-angle neutron and x-ray scattering, photon correlation spectroscopy, structure and interactions in complex fluids, nuclear magnetic resonance

Santosh Kurinec, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Delhi (India)—Professor, Microelectronic Engineering; electronic materials and devices, integrated circuit processing, quantum and nanoscale devices

Michael T.  Lam, BA, Colgate University; MS, Ph.D., Cornell University—Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy: pulsar timing arrays and gravitational waves, interstellar and intergalactic media, fast radio bursts and propagation effects, astronomical cyber-infrastructure

Carlos Lousto, MS, Universidad Nacional De La Plata (Argentina); Ph.D., Universidad De Buenos Aires (Argentina)—Professor, Mathematics: numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, black hole physics, perturbation theory

Casey Miller, BA, Wittenberg University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin—Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs; Associate Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science: thin film magnetism, spintronics, magnetocaloric effect

Parsian Mohseni, BS, Ph.D., McMaster University (Canada)—Assistant Professor, Microsystems Engineering: solid state physics, optoelectronics, materials characterization, nanoscale engineering and physical chemistry, synthesis paradigms for precise manipulation of material properties at the nanometer scale for next generation device technologies

Richard O’Shaughnessy, BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology— Assistant Professor, Mathematics: gravitational wave astronomy, numerical and general relativity

Shima Parsa, B.Sc., Iran University of Science and Technology (Iran); M.Sc., Tabriz University (Iran); Ph.D., Wesleyan University—Assistant Professor, Physics: soft matter, complex fluids, porous media, turbulence, transport, non-linear and chaotic dynamics

Michael S. Pierce, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, Ph.D., University of Washington—Program Director, Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Professor , Physics: experimental condensed matter physics, surface and interface science, x-ray diffraction, coherent scattering, surface microscopy, applications for basic energy science

Stefan Preble, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Cornell University—Professor , Microsystems Engineering: integrated photonic circuits and devices, quantum silicon photonics

Andrew Robinson, BSc, Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)—Director, Astrophysical Sciences & Technology Program; Professor, Physics and Astronomy: astronomy, active galactic nuclei, supermassive black holes, radio galaxies, high redshift quasars

George Thurston, AB, Oberlin College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Director, MS Physics Program; Professor, Physics: biological and chemical physics, experimental and theoretical studies of phase transitions, physical and chemical basis of protein condensation diseases, nuclear magnetic resonance, light, x-ray, and neutron scattering

John Whelan, BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara—Associate Professor, Mathematics: quantum physics, gravitational wave data analysis, astrophysical relativity

Michael D. Zemcov, BSc, University of British Columbia (Canada); Ph.D., Cardiff University (United Kingdom)— Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy: experimental and observational cosmology, including cosmological structure formation, extragalactic background radiation, cosmic microwave background, near infra-red to submillimeter instrumentation

Yosef Zlochower, BS, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh—Associate Professor, Mathematics: numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, black hole physics

Benjamin M. Zwickl, BS, Purdue University; MS, Ph.D., Yale University—Associate Professor, Physics: physics education research, STEM education and workforce connections, optics and optomechanics