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Brian E. Fick

Brian E. Fick

PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contact

906-487-3212
fick@mtu.edu

Professor, Physics

Where do the highest energy cosmic rays come from? Why do nanoscopic particles have such macroscopic energies? What kind of astrophysical or cosmological process can accelerate or create such particles? The phenomenon of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays is the single largest departure from thermal equilibrium of anything anyone has ever seen in . . .

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Petra H. Huentemeyer

Petra H. Huentemeyer

PhD, Particle Physics, University of Hamburg/DESY, Germany

Contact

906-487-1229
petra@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Physics

Dr. Huentemeyer's background is in astrophysics and elementary particle physics. She is currently interested in the study of gamma and cosmic rays to solve the century-old puzzle of the origin of galactic cosmic rays, first detected by the Austrian-American scientist Victor Hess in 1912.Where and how are cosmic rays produced and . . .

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Yoke Khin Yap

Yoke Khin Yap

PhD, Osaka University

Contact

906-487-2900
ykyap@mtu.edu

Professor, Physics

Professor Yap is interested in the fundamentals of synthesis, properties, and applications of functional materials, which include B-C-N nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, graphene, boron nitride nanotubes, boron nitride nanosheets, boron carbon-nitride and carbon nitride nanostructures, etc.); ZnO nanostructures; energy harvesting nanostructures; wide band-gap single crystals (AlN, GaN, BN); and quantum dots. He . . .