Faculty and Staff Directory

Sherry Anderson

Sherry Anderson

Office Assistant

906-487-2086
sjanders@mtu.edu
Fisher 118

Kenneth A Augustyn

Adjunct Professor, Physics

Cell: 1-734-478-7445
kaaugust@mtu.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuroscience
  • Imaging Radar
  • Signal Processing
  • Target Recognition
  • Quantum Sensors

Research Interests

  • Biological Mentality
  • Physics of Living Organisms

Anirban Bandyopadhyay

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics

Donald R. Beck

Professor, Physics

906-487-2019
donald@mtu.edu
Fisher 113

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Theoretical Atomic Physics
  • Theoretical Molecular Physics

Katrina Black

Lecturer, Physics

keblack@mtu.edu
Fisher 121

Jacek Borysow

Professor, Physics

906-370-5715
jborysow@mtu.edu
Fisher 103

Specialties

  • Nonlinear Raman Spectroscopy

Will H. Cantrell

Professor, Physics

Director, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Director, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Specialties

  • Atmospheric Science

David Ciochetto

Research Engineer, Physics

231-412-0693
dscioche@mtu.edu
Fisher Hall 236, GLRC 218, DOW 105, DOW 205

Teaching Statement

  • I am interested in teaching students and faculty about topics aligned with my interests to advance the state of the science.

Specialties

  • Applied Fluid Physics
  • Measurements of Turbulence
  • Oceanography
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Laboratory Experiments and Oceanographic Field Work
  • High Frequency Sound Interaction with Plankton
  • Gas Chromatography and TRACER studies
  • Matlab Coding
  • Data Analysis
  • Database Web Design and more

Ramy El-Ganainy

Assistant Professor, Physics

ganainy@mtu.edu
Fisher 116

Specialties

  • Nonlinear effects in optical nano-wires
  • Optical solitons in soft-matter
  • Parity-time symmetry in optics
  • QED effects inside photonic structures

Brian E. Fick

Professor, Physics

906-487-3212
fick@mtu.edu
DOW 302

Specialties

  • Experimental Astro-Particle Physics

Ulrich Hansmann

Adjunct Professor, Physics

405-325-2386
uhansmann@ou.edu

Specialties

  • Protein folding problem
  • Simulation of complex systems
  • Global optimization techniques

Haiying He

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics

219-464-6138
haiying.he@valpo.edu

Specialties

  • Electronic structure calculations
  • Low dimensional materials
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Molecular electronics

Siegfried Hoefinger

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics

Petra H. Huentemeyer

Associate Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Gamma-Ray Emission
  • High-Energy Cosmic Rays

Amir A. Jalali

Adjunct Associate Professor, Physics

Cell: 231-486-1107
ajalalir@mtu.edu

John A. Jaszczak

Professor, Physics

Affiliated Professor: Materials Science and Engineering, and Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Adjunct Curator, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

906-487-2255
jaszczak@mtu.edu
Fisher 102

Teaching Interests

  • Nanotechnology Education

Research Interests

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Theory and modeling of single-electron transport devices
  • Modeling and simulation of properties of interfaces and interface materials
  • Atomistic computational physics of surface phases and surface dynamics
  • Crystal growth
  • Mineralogy of natural graphite

Anil Kandalam

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics

Sashi P. Karna

Adjunct Professor, Physics

906-487-2086
skarna@mtu.edu

Specialties

  • Physical Chemistry

Alex B. Kostinski

Professor, Physics

906-487-2580
kostinsk@mtu.edu
Fisher 104

Specialties

  • Atmospheric Physics
Faculty Photo Fisher Hall

Andrea S. Lappi

Department Coordinator

906-487-1179
alappi@mtu.edu
Fisher 107

Miguel Levy

Professor, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Nonreciprocal Phenomena

Jiang Lu

Research Scientist, Physics

jiangl@mtu.edu
Fisher 203

Claudio Mazzoleni

Associate Professor, Physics

906-487-1226
cmazzoleni@mtu.edu
Fisher 109

Specialties

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Aerosol properties (optical, physical and morphological) and effects on clouds and climate
  • Instrument development and environmental optics

Michael R. Meyer

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Senior Lecturer, Physics

906-487-1708
mrmeyer@mtu.edu
JVRP Library 219

Christopher T. Middlebrook

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Affiliated Associate Professor, Physics

906-487-1622
ctmiddle@mtu.edu
EERC 628

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Infrared detectors
  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Radiometry

Massimo Moraldi

Adjunct Professor, Physics

Peter D. Moran

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-3095
pdmoran@mtu.edu
M & M Building 409

Teaching Interests

  • Electronic and Photonic Materials
  • Diffraction (Physics and Applications)
  • Experimental Design

Research Interests

  • Heteroepitaxial growth on compliant substrates
  • Fabrication, characterization, and properties of nanoscale layered structures
  • Integration of dissimilar materials through wafer bonding
  • The relationship between structural, optical, and electronic properties of heterostructures
  • Quantitative x-ray diffraction analysis
  • Materials Science curriculum development at all educational levels
  • The relationship between information and atoms

Issei Nakamura

Assistant Professor, Physics

906-487-2019
inakamur@mtu.edu
Fisher 110

Areas of Expertise

  • Soft-matter theory and simulation

Research Interests

  • Self-assembly of macromolecules
  • Ion solvation in liquids
  • Dielectric response of molecules under external electrostatic fields
  • Electrochemistry related to energy storage
  • Computer simulations for macromolecular systems
  • Radiation biology
  • Biological physics

Robert J. Nemiroff

Professor, Physics

Research Interests

  • Gamma-ray bursts
  • Gravitational lensing
  • Smartphones as science sensors
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitation

David F. Nitz

Professor, Physics

906-487-2274
dfnitz@mtu.edu
DOW 303

Specialties

  • Experimental Particle Astrophysics
Jesse J. Nordeng

Jesse J. Nordeng

Master Machinist

906-487-2234
jjnorden@mtu.edu
Fisher B018

Ravindra Pandey

Professor, Physics

Department Chair, Physics

Fellow of American Physical Society

906-487-2086
pandey@mtu.edu
Fisher 108

Specialties

  • Modeling of Materials

Ranjit Pati

Professor, Physics

906-487-3193
patir@mtu.edu
Fisher 218

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Modeling Molecular Electronics Devices

Warren F. Perger

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Theoretical atomic physics
  • Electrophysics

Bruce Rafert

Adjunct Professor, Physics

Nabanita Saikia

Nabanita Saikia

Postdoctoral Research Associate

nsaikia@mtu.edu
Fisher Hall 120

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Bionano-interface
  • Computational Drug Delivery
  • Density Functional Theory (DFT)
  • Atomistic Simulations

Max Seel

Professor, Physics

906-487-2086
seel@mtu.edu
Rekhi 311

Elena Semouchkina

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Affiliated Associate Professor, Physics

906-487-2869
esemouch@mtu.edu
EERC 711

Areas of Interest

  • Computational electromagnetic analysis
  • Computer-aided design and development of microwave and photonic devices
  • Dielectric metamaterials and photonic crystals
  • Electromagnetic cloaking
  • High-contrast materials integration
  • Materials and device characterization at microwaves

Raymond A. Shaw

Professor, Physics

Director, Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. Program

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Cloud Physics
  • Nucleation
  • Turbulence
  • Digital Holography
Wil Slough

Wil Slough

Lab Coordinator

Instructor

906-487-2273
wjslough@mtu.edu
Fisher 221

Aleksey Smirnov

Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Affiliated Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Graduate Program Director, Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-2365
asmirnov@mtu.edu
Dow 425

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • The long-term evolution of the Earth's magnetic field (especially in relation to the geodynamo mechanisms and the early history of the field) and its geological and geodynamical implications
  • Geodynamics and global plate tectonics (eg., large igneous province formation and true polar wander)
  • Magnetism of rocks, minerals, and synthetic materials
  • Environmental magnetism (eg., biomineralization and the relationships between physical, chemical and magnetic properties of minerals)
  • Development of new techniques and instruments for paleomagnetic and rock magnetic research

Jae Yong Suh

Assistant Professor, Physics

906-487-2272
jsuh@mtu.edu
Fisher 110

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Light-matter interactions and quantum optics on nanoscale platforms (i.e. nanostructures)
  • Coherent and nonlinear processes in metal or semiconductor nanocavities
  • Time-resolved laser spectroscopy and nanofabrications

Bryan H. Suits

Professor, Physics

906-487-2093
suits@mtu.edu
Fisher 105

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Condensed Matter Experiment (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)
  • NMR and NQR Engineering (Materials Detection)

Robert S. Weidman

Associate Professor, Physics

906-487-2126
weidman@mtu.edu
Fisher 106
Doug Wilken

Doug Wilken

Lab Associate

wilken@mtu.edu
Fisher 022A/124B

Yoke Khin Yap

Professor, Physics

Director, Engineering Physics Ph.D. Program

Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-2900
ykyap@mtu.edu
Fisher 219

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Solid-State Physics
  • Optics
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Nanotechnology)
  • Electromagnetism

Research Interests

  • Controlled synthesis of 0D, 1D, and 2D nanomaterials (Nanotubes, Nanowires, layered Materials, Quantum Dots, etc..).
  • Exploration of new functional nanomaterials, heterojunctions, nano-hybrids, and nano-systems.
  • Creative use of nanomaterials and nano-systems in advanced electronics, quantum switching, energy harvesting, and chemical and biomedical applications.

Nazmiye Bihter Yapici

Postdoctoral Associate, Physics

nbakca@mtu.edu
Fisher 124A

Links of Interest

Proficiencies

  • Project Management
  • Product Development & Commercialization
  • Analytical Testing
  • Assay Design & Assay Development
  • Instrumentation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Lab Experience
  • GLP
  • Validation
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Leadership
  • Multi step synthesis
  • Grant & Proposal Writing

Dongyan Zhang

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics

906-487-2086
dozhang@mtu.edu

Specialties

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Bio-nanotechnology