Faculty Directory

Kenneth A Augustyn

Adjunct Professor, Physics

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Research Interests

  • Biological Mentality
  • Physics of Living Organisms

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

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

Petra H. Huentemeyer

Associate Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Gamma-Ray Emission
  • High-Energy Cosmic Rays

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

Alex B. Kostinski

Professor, Physics

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

Specialties

  • Atmospheric Physics

Miguel Levy

Professor, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Nonreciprocal Phenomena

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

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

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

Raymond A. Shaw

Professor, Physics

Director, Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. Program

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Digital Holography
  • Nucleation
  • Turbulence

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

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.