Associate Professor and Mebane Chair of Physics, Dept.of Physics and Astronomy
Office: 210 JC Long
Office Hours: MWF 4:00-5:00
- Fall 2015 Course Materials -Introductory Physics I (PHYS 101) - MWF 9:30-10:20, Harbor Walk West 112
Methods of Applied Physics (PHYS 272) - MWF 12:00-12:50, JC
Research Seminar (PHYS 419) - W 8:00-8:50, J.C. Long 219
- Research Intersts -My research interest is devoted to the study of new and novel nanomaterials using ultrasonics, such as Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS), Pulse-Echo (PE), magnetic (dHvA), and transport measurement techniques. My lab is in room 220 JC Long.
- Me -
I graduated from the University of Asmara with B. Sc. in physics. I received M. Sc. from Addis Ababa University (AAU) in 1988 specializing on the theory of superconductivity and the study of electron pairing mechanisms. My Ph. D. work was on the study of heavy fermion materials using the de-Haas van Alphen (dHvA) effect at very low temperatures and high magnetic fields in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University (LSU) and graduated with a Ph. D. in physics in 2000. For the next three years, I worked as a postdoctoral research associate and as a Research Scientist at the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) at The University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS working on Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) at low temperatures and high magnetic fields. I joined the department of Physics and Astronomy at the College of Charleston in 2003.
- Students Currently Working in the Solid State Lab -
Daniel Lavanant -- Using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy to Determine Elastci Constants of Ce-doped Cobalt Antimonides