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Faculty

This section provides some background information and contact information for people associated with the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics. For information on faculty members, affiliated faculty members, departmental staff, or advisory board members, please use these links or select from the links listed on the left.

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Active Faculty


Matt Barrios, Ph.D.

Matt Barrios, Ph.D.Professor of Practice

Ph.D., Florida State University (2011)
Field of Research: Cryogenic Engineering
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Denys Bondar, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Waterloo (2010)
Field of Research:  Quantum Science and Technology
Douglas B. Chrisey, Ph.D.

Douglas B. Chrisey, Ph.D.
Professor, Jung Chair of Materials Engineering (GRADUATE MATERIALS ADVISOR)

Ph.D., University of Virginia (1987)
Field of Research: Materials Engineering
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Matthew Escarra, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Princeton University (2011)
Field of Research: Photonic Materials and Devices
Ryan Glasser

Ryan T. Glasser, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Louisiana State University (2009)
Field of Research: Quantum Information and Nonlinear Optics
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Jessica Graber, Ph.D.Senior Professor of Practice

Ph.D., Tulane University (2004)
Field of Research: Quantum Simulation and Quantum Computing
Lev Kaplan, Ph.D.

Lev Kaplan, Ph.D.
Professor (Department Chair)

Ph.D., Harvard University (1996)
Field of Research: Quantum Chaos and Quantum Information
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Michael Naguib, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Drexel University (2014)
Field of Research: Novel Energy Materials
Guy V. Norton, Ph.D.

Guy V. Norton, Ph.D.
SENIOR Professor of Practice (Assistant Department Chair)

Ph.D., Tulane University (1990)
Field of Research: Theoretical Acoustic Scattering
Wayne F. Reed, Ph.D.

Wayne F. Reed, Ph.D.
Professor (Undergraduate PHYSICS Advisor), Murchison-Mallory Professor of Physics

Ph.D., Clarkson (1984)
Field of Research: Polymer Physics & Biophysics
George Rosensteel, Ph.D.

George Rosensteel, Ph.D.Professor

Ph.D., Toronto (1975)
Field of Research: Mathematical Physics
Michelle Hewlett Sanchez

Michelle Hewlett Sanchez, Ph.D.
SENIOR Professor of Practice/Director for K-12 STEM Outreach

Ph.D., Stanford University (2011)
Field of Research: K-12 STEM Education
Timothy M. Schuler, Ph.D.

Timothy M. Schuler, Ph.D.SENIOR Professor of Practice

Ph.D., Tulane University (2004)
Field of Research: Experimental Solid State Physics
Khazhgery Jerry Shakov, Ph.D.

Khazhgery "Jerry" Shakov, Ph.D.
Senior Professor of Practice (Assistant Department Chair)

Ph.D., Tulane University (2004)
Field of Research: Quantum Control & Physics Instruction
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Nick Sparks, Ph.D.Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Tulane University (2017)
Field of Research: Mathematical Physics
Jianwei Sun

Jianwei Sun, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Tulane University (2010)
Field of Research: Condensed Matter and Materials Theory and Computation/Density Functional Theory
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Diyar Talbayev, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Ph.D., Stony Brook University (2004)
Field of Research: Femtosecond & Terahertz Spectroscopy
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Frank Tipler, Ph.D.Professor,

Ph.D., University of Maryland (1976)
Field of Research: Relativity & Cosmology
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Jiang Wei, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Washington-Seattle (2010)
Field of Research: Nanodevice Physics
Fred Wietfeldt, Ph.D.

Fred Wietfeldt, Ph.D.Professor (GRADUATE PHYSICS ADVISOR)

Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley (1994)
Field of Research: Experimental Nuclear Physics

Emeritus Faculty

Nicholas J. Altiero, Ph.D.

Nicholas J. Altiero, Ph.D.
Professor EMERITUS, Dean Emeritus (School of Science and Engineering)

Ph.D., University of Michigan (1974)
Field of Research: Computational Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, and Biomechanics
David L. Ederer, Ph.D.

David L. Ederer, Ph.D.Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Cornell University (1963)
Field of Research: Experimental Solid State Physics
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Norman HorwitzSENIOR Professor of Practice EMERITUS

BME, University of Pittsburgh
Field of Research: Industrial Engineering
James H. McGuire, Ph.D.

James H. McGuire, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Northeastern (1969)
Field of Research: Theoretical Atomic Physics & Physics Instruction
Robert D. Purrington, Ph.D.

Robert D. Purrington, Ph.D.Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Texas A&M (1966)
Field of Research: Nuclear Physics & History of Physics

Remote Faculty

Shiva Adireddy, Ph.D.

Shiva Adireddy, Ph.D.Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of New Orleans (2013)
Field of Research: Functional Nanostructured Materials
Ulrike Diebold, Ph.D.

Ulrike Diebold, Ph.D.Research Professor

Ph.D., Technische Universitaet Wien (1990)
Field of Research: Surface Science
John P. Perdew, Ph.D.

John P. Perdew, Ph.D.Research Professor

Ph.D., Cornell University (1971)
Field of Research: Solid State Theory/Density Functional Theory
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Adrienn Ruzsinszky, Ph.D.Assistant research Professor

Ph.D., Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2004)
Field of Research: Solid State Theory/Density Functional Theory

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