Alem Teklu

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


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- Fall 2018 Courses -

Course 1 (PHYS 101) - MWF 9:00-9:50, RITA 387
Course 2 (PHYS 112) - MWF 10:00-10:50,RITA 387
Course 3 (PHYS 112L) - M 1:00-4:00, RITA 365
Course 4 (PHYS 102L) - W 4:00-7:00, RITA 371



- Spring 2018 Courses -

Course 1 (PHYS 101) - MWF 9:30-10:20, HWWE 112
Course 2 (PHYS 102L) - R 3:40-6:40,HWWE 111
Course 3 (PHYS 272) - MWF 1:00-1:50, JC Long 219


- 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.

- Current Students -


Gunther Martin -- Mechanical Properties of 2D MoS2
Maxwell Rabe -- Mechanical Properties of 2D ReSe2

- Former Students -

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