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Dr. Alem Teklu
Associate Professor
Mebane Chair; Physics and Astronomy
Office: JC Long 210
Phone: 843.953.7187

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Alem Teklu

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- Fall 2017 Courses -

Course 1 (PHYS 112) - MWF 10:30-11:20, Harbor Walk West 110
Course 2 (PHYS 112L) - M 1:30-4:30, Harbor Walk West 111
Course 3 (PHYS 111L) - W 4:30-7:30, Harbor Walk West 104

- Spring 2017 Courses -

Course 1 (PHYS 350) - TR 9:25-10:40, J.C. Long 219
Course 2 (PHYS 370) - MWF 2:20-5:20, Harbor Walk West 209

- About Me -

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 StateUniversity (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 PhysicalAcoustics (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.

- Research -

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.

Students currently working in the Solid State Lab are:
Jacob Marke -- Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Bismuth Telluride
Gunther Martin -- Acousto-Optic Imaging of Biological Tissues
Matt Palumbo -- Studying the mechanical and electrical properties of Graphene
Canyon Barry -- Investigating the structure and mechanical properties of Graphene via nanoindentation and AFM
Collin Weiwadel -- Schlieren Imaging of Acoustic Field
James Taylor -- Characterization of the mechanical properties of Lithium Niobate