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Active Faculty

Matt Barrios, Ph.D. | Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Florida State University (2011)
Field of Research: Cryogenic Engineering

Denys Bondar, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Waterloo (2010)
Field of Research:  Quantum Science and Technology

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

Matthew Escarra, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University (2011)
Field of Research: Photonic Materials and Devices

Kimberly L. Foster, Ph.D. | Professor and Dean of School of Science and Engineering
Ph.D., Cornell University (1999)
Field of Research: Biomedical Micro Devices, Interdisciplinary Research, Microsensors

Ryan T. Glasser, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Louisiana State University (2009)
Field of Research: Quantum Information and Nonlinear Optics

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. | Professor | Department Chair
Ph.D., Harvard University (1996)
Field of Research: Quantum Chaos and Quantum Information

Michael Naguib, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Drexel University (2014)
Field of Research: Novel Energy Materials

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. | Professor
Ph.D., Toronto (1975)
Field of Research: Mathematical Physics

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. | Senior Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Tulane University (2004)
Field of Research: Experimental Solid State Physics

Khazhgery "Jerry" Shakov, Ph.D. | Senior Professor of Practice | Assistant Department Chair
Ph.D., Tulane University (2004)
Field of Research: Quantum Control & Physics Instruction

Nick Sparks, Ph.D. | Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Tulane University (2017)
Field of Research: Mathematical Physics

Jianwei Sun, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Tulane University (2010)
Field of Research: Condensed Matter and Materials Theory and Computation/Density Functional Theory

Diyar Talbayev, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stony Brook University (2004)
Field of Research: Femtosecond & Terahertz Spectroscopy

Frank Tipler, Ph.D. | Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland (1976)
Field of Research: Relativity & Cosmology

Jiang Wei, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington-Seattle (2010)
Field of Research: Nanodevice Physics

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. | 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. | Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University (1963)
Field of Research: Experimental Solid State Physics

Norman Horwitz | Senior Professor of Practice Emeritus
BME, University of Pittsburgh
Field of Research: Industrial Engineering

James H. McGuire, Ph.D. | Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., Northeastern (1969)
Field of Research: Theoretical Atomic Physics & Physics Instruction

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. | Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of New Orleans (2013)
Field of Research: Functional Nanostructured Materials

Ulrike Diebold, Ph.D. | Research Professor
Ph.D., Technische Universitaet Wien (1990)
Field of Research: Surface Science

Zhiqiang Mao Ph.D. | Research Professor
Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China (1992)
Field of Research: Quantum Materials

John P. Perdew, Ph.D. | Research Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University (1971)
Field of Research: Solid State Theory/Density Functional Theory

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