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Dr. Alem Teklu
Professor of Physics
Office: RITA 331
Phone: 843.953.7187
Email: teklua@cofc.edu

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Alem Teklu

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Current Courses - Spring 2020

Modern Physics (PHYS 230) - TR 12:15-1:30, RITA 363
Experimental Physics (PHYS 370) - MWF 2:00-5:00, RITA 379
Senior Research (PHYS 420) - MWF 10:00-12:00, RITA 390
Senior Research (PHYS 420) - TR 2:00-5:00, RITA 390

Fall 2019

Introductory Physics I (PHYS 101) - MTWRF 12:00-1:45, RITA 387
Experimental Physics (PHYS 370) - MWF 2:00-5:00, RITA 387
Research Seminar (PHYS 390) - T: 3:00-5:00 pm; R 1:00-3:00 pm, RITA 390


- 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 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 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 focuses on the study of new and novel nanomaterials using transport measurement techniques, magnetic (dHvA), ultrasonics, and acousto-optic measurement techniques. My lab is in Rita Hollings Science Center room 390.

- Current Students -


Cameron Green -- Mechanical Properties of Graphene
Maxwell Rabe -- Mechanical Properties of 2D ReSe2

- Former Students -

George Riser -- Mechanical Properties of Graphene
Gunther Martin -- Mechanical Properties of 2D MoS2
Jason Flagg -- Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Graphene through Atomic Force Microscopy and Nanoindentation
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
Ryan Sullivan -- Characterizing the Physics of a DC Triboelectric Generator Using PTFE Tape and Nylon Fabric
Luther Meyer -- Triboelectric Power Generation
Allen Hill -- Imaging and Spectroscopic Analysis through Atomic Force Microscopy
Patrick Meyerink -- An Investigation of Power Output of Magnetostricitive Material Energy Harvesters with Varying Frequency Vibrations
Shea McSween -- Using Schlieren Optical Methods to Image Changes in the Refractive Index of Transparent Media
Stacy Varner -- Elastic Constants of Epoxy Using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy
Joseph Niehaus -- Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy in Gamma Brass and Doped Iron Antimony
Tim Faugl -- Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy in Thermoelectric Materials and Heavy Fermion Superconductors