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Dr. Alem Teklu
Professor of Physics
Office: RITA 331
Phone: 843.953.7187

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Alem Teklu

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- 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), AFM, SEM, XRD, ultrasonics, and acousto-optic measurement techniques. My lab is in Rita Hollings Science Center room 390.

- Current Students -

Noah Kern -- AFM and Nanoindentation of 2D Dichalcogenides
Erin Santanello -- X-ray diffraction of reduced graphene oxide samples
Logan Carabo -- Mechanical Properties of chitosan doped with Ag nanoparticles using ultrasound
Joe Tidwell -- Mechanical Properties of dichalchogenides

- Former Students -

Hunter Skinner -- Ultrasound imaging of composite materials
Cameron Green -- Mechanical Properties of Graphene
Maxwell Rabe -- Mechanical Properties of 2D ReSe2
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