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2017-18 Handbook for Physics and Astronomy Graduate Students

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The Graduate Faculty and Their Research

Graduate catalog list of Physics and Astronomy faculty members may be found here.

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Andrei, Eva Y.

Ph.D. Rutgers, 1980.
Experimental condensed matter physics.

Andrei, Natan

Ph.D. Princeton, 1979.
Theoretical elementary particle/condensed matter physics.

Baker, Andrew

            Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2000.

            Observational astrophysics.

Banks, Thomas

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973.
Theoretical elementary particle physics.

Bartynski, Robert

Chair of the Department
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1986.
Experimental surface science physics.

Batson, Philip Edward

Ph.D. Cornell, 1976
Experimental surface science physics.

Bhanot, Gyan V.

            Ph.D. Cornell, 1979

            Systems Biology, Cancer and Population Genetics

Blumberg, Gersh

Ph.D. Estonian Academy of Sciences, 1987
Experimental condensed matter physics.

Brooks, Alyson M.

Ph.D. Washington, 2008.
Computational astrophysics.

Buckley, Matthew

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2008.
Theoretical particle astrophysics.

Case, David A.

Ph.D. Harvard, 1977.
Theoretical chemistry of biomolecules.

Chakalian, Jak

Claud Lovelace Endowed Chair in Experimental Physics
Ph.D. Univeristy of British Columbia, 2002.
Experimental condensed matter physics.

Chandra, Premala

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988.
Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Cheong, Sang-Wook,

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1989.
Experimental condensed matter physics and material science

Chou, John Paul

Ph.D. Harvard, 2008.
Experimental high-energy physics.

Cizewski, Jolie A.

Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1978.
Experimental nuclear physics.

Cohen, Morrel

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1952.
Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Coleman, Piers

Ph.D. Princeton, 1984.
Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Croft, Mark

Ph.D. Rochester, 1977.
Experimental condensed matter physics.

Diaconescu, Duiliu-Emanuel

Ph.D. Rutgers, 1998.
Theoretical particle physics.

Etkina, Eugenia

            Ph.D. Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, 1997

            Physics and Astronomy Education Research.

Falkowski, Paul G.

Ph.D. British Columbia (Canada), 1975.
Biogeochemical cycles; evolution; astrobiology.

Feldman, Leonard

            Ph.D. Rutgers, 1967.

            Experimental condensed matter physics.

Friedan, Daniel

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1980.
Theoretical elementary particle physics.


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1983.
Experimental surface science

Gawiser, Eric

            Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1999.

            Observational astrophysics, cosmology.

Gershenson, Michael E.

Ph.D. Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Moscow, 1982.
Experimental condensed-matter physics.

Gershtein, Yuri

Ph.D. Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, 1996
Experimental particle physics.

Gilman, Ronald

Associate Chair, Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1985.
Experimental nuclear physics.

Goldin, Gerald

            Ph.D. Princeton, 1969.

            Mathematical physics and quantum theory, Mathematical learning.

Goldstein, Sheldon

Ph.D. Yeshiva, 1973.
Statistical mechanics, mathematical physics, Foundations of quantum mechanics.

Gustafsson, Torgny

D.Sc., Chalmers University of Technology, 1973.
Experimental surface physics.

Halkiadakis, Eva

Ph.D. Rutgers, 2001.
Experimental elementary particle physics

Haule, Kristjan

Ph.D. Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2002.
Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Hinch, B. Jane

Ph.D. Cambridge, 1987
Surface studies using atomic and molecular scattering

Hughes, John

Ph.D. Columbia, 1984.

Jha, Saurabh

            Ph.D. Harvard, 2002.

            Observational cosmology.

Keeton, Charles

Ph.D. Harvard, 1998
Theoretical and observational astrophysics.

Khiabanian, Hossein

Ph.D. Brown, 2007
Computational biology and cancer genomics.

Kiryukhin, Valery

Ph.D. Princeton, 1977.
Experimental condensed matter physics.

Kloet, Willem M.

Ph.D. Utrecht (Netherlands), 1973.
Theoretical nuclear physics.

Kojima, Haruo

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1972.
Experimental condensed matter physics.

Koller, Noémie B. (Emeritus)

Ph.D. Columbia, 1958.
Experimental nuclear physics.

Kotliar, B. Gabriel

Ph.D. Princeton, 1983.
Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Lath, Amitabh

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994.
Experimental high-energy physics.

Lebowitz, Joel

George William Hill Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Ph.D. Syracuse, 1956.
Statistical mechanics of equilibrium and non equilibrium systems, mathematical physics.

Lee, Sang-Hyuk

Ph.D. New York University, 2007.
Single-molecule biophysics / biophotonics.

Lukyanov, Sergei

Ph.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (Moscow), 1989.
Quantum field theory and statistical mechanics.

Matilsky, Terry A.

Ph.D. Princeton, 1971.
Experimental astrophysics.

Moore, Gregory

Ph.D. Harvard, 1985.
Theoretical high-energy physics.

Morozov, Alexandre

Ph.D. University of Washington, 2003

Murnick, Daniel E.

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966.
Experimental nuclear and atomic physics.

Neuberger, Herbert

Ph.D. Tel Aviv, 1979.
Theoretical elementary particle physics.

Noronha-Hostler, Jacquelyn

Ph.D. Goethe, 2010.
Theoretical nuclear physics at high energies.

Oh, Seongshik (Sean)

            Ph.D. Illinois, 2003.

            Experimental condensed matter physics.

Olson, Wilma K.

Ph.D. Stanford, 1971.

Pixley, Jedediah

Ph.D. Rice, 2014.
Artificial quantum and topological matter with strongly correlated electrons.

Podzorov, Vitaly

            Ph.D. Rutgers, 2002.

            Experimental condensed matter physics.

Pryor, Carlton

Ph.D. Harvard, 1982.
Experimental astrophysics.

Rabe, Karin

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987.
Theoretical condensed matter and surface physics.

Ransome, Ronald

Area Dean, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1981.
Experimental nuclear physics.

Salur, Sevil

Ph.D. Yale, 2006.
Expeimental Nuclear Physics.

Schnetzer, Stephen R.

Undergraduate Coordinator and Associate Chair
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1981.
Experimental elementary particle physics.

Sellwood, Jeremy

Ph.D. Manchester Univ.(U.K.), 1977.
Theoretical Astrophysics.

Sengupta, Anirvan

Ph.D. Bombay (India), 1994

Shapiro, Joel

Ph.D. Cornell, 1967.
Theoretical elementary particle physics and computer-aided Physics tutorials.

Shih, David

Ph.D. Princeton, 2006.
Theoretical elementary particle physics.

Shinbrot, Troy

Ph.D. Maryland, 1992.
Computational bioengineering; biomedical imaging.

Soffer, Avraham

Ph.D. Tel Aviv, 1984.
Theory of partial differential evolution equations; Schrodinger operators and scattering theory; general mathematical physics

Somalwar, Sunil

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1988.
Experimental elementary particle physics.

Somerville, Rachel

George A. and Margaret M. Downsbrough Chair in Astrophysics
Ph.D. university of California, Santa Cruz, 1997.
Theoretical astrophysics

Thomas, Scott

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1993.
Theoretical elementary particle physics.

Vanderbilt, David

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981.
Theoretical condensed matter and surface physics.

Wu, Weida

Ph.D. Princeton, 2004.
Experimental condensed matter physics.

Yuzbashyan, Emil

Ph.D. Princeton, 2004
Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Zamick, Larry

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961.
Theoretical nuclear physics.

Zimmermann, Frank M.

Ph.D. Cornell, 1995.
Experimental surface science physics

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