Physics

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Sakir Ayik

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Professor

Physics
Ayik@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 217
Box 5051
931-372-3156

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Ph.D. (theoretical nuclear) Yale University, 1974
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No further information available.

Paula Engelhardt

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Associate Professor

Physics
Engelhar@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 215
Box 5051
931-372-3629

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Physics PhD, North Carolina State University
Physics Education Research

Mary Kidd

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Associate Professor

Physics
mkidd@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 216
Box 5051
931-372-3477
http://blogs.tntech.edu/physics/

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B.S. at Tennessee Technological University; Ph.D. at Duke University, experimental nuclear physics
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I received my PhD from Duke University in 2010 while studying double-beta decay of 150Nd. I was a postdoctoral associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory until 2012. I am a Tennessee native, and have been involved in low background underground physics since 2006. I am also a certified miner! I run the TTU Physics facebook group, twitter account, and blog. If you have any items of interest you'd like me to share, please send me an email or stop by!

Raymond Kozub

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Professor

Physics
RKozub@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 227C
Box 5051
931-372-3479
http://web.blomand.net/~rkozub/

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Ph. D. (experimental nuclear physics) Michigan State University
No further information available.

Stephen Robinson

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Chairperson

Physics
SJRobinson@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 227E
Box 5051
931-372-3480
http://iweb.tntech.edu/sjrobinson/

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D. Phil., University of Sussex (UK)
I am a Professor in, and Chair of, the TTU Department of Physics. I have a passion for teaching and do research in how to better help students learn physics. A lot of this work takes the form of developing new, activity-based, curricula for introductory physics courses. When I'm not doing this I like to watch soccer on TV and also do some DIY around my house and yard.

Paul Semmes

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Dean

Dean of Arts and Science Office
PSemmes@tntech.edu
Henderson Hall (HEND) 208E
Box 5065
931-372-3118

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No further information available.

Chuck Pearson

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Instructor

Physics
DPearson@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 220
Box 5051
931-372-3785
http://www.chuck-pearson.org

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Ph.D. Ohio State University (Biophysics); B.S. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Physics)
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Teaching specialist in algebra-based physics. Scientific interests (latent) in modeling of protein-protein interaction and photosynthetic electron transport; educational interests in utilization of open educational resources and learning management solutions; other interests include higher education policy wonkery, popular music criticism, various kinds of quiz bowl and poor-mouthing Ohio State football all the way through a national championship.

John Shriner

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Professor

Physics
JShriner@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 412
Box 5051
931-372-3481
http://iweb.tntech.edu/jshriner

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Ph. D., Duke University
No further information available.

Mustafa Rajabali

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Assistant Professor

Physics
MRajabali@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 221
Box 5051
931-372-3044

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PhD in Nuclear physics (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
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I teach physics and conduct research in nuclear structure physics and interdisciplinary science with the application of radiation detection methods in geology and environmental sciences. When I am not working, I have fun with my wife and child. We like to cook, ride our bikes and go for hikes.

Adam Holley

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Assistant Professor

Physics
AHolley@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 222
Box 5051
931-372-3145

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Ph.D. - North Carolina State University and B.S. - Haverford College
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Some things that I'm really excited about: Being a professor at TTU! Also, pretty much any opportunity to understand something new. I'm equally keen on giving students a sense of how exciting it can be to see and do things which have never been seen or done before-- especially in the context of science! For me it would be particularly thrilling to uncover new information about how the world functions at its most basic level, which is why my research focus is experimental fundamental physics. I perform many of these experiments using neutrons, especially "ultracold" neutrons which are perhaps the most tangible form of a fundamental particle that you'll ever encounter. My strategies for getting my mind unstuck from its ruts include practicing Aikido, horseback riding, playing the guitar, and most definitely long runs.

Staff

Elizabeth Walker

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Academic Support Associate 7

Physics
EWalker@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 317
Box 5051
931-372-3534

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Linda Kreis

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Administrative Associate 3

Physics
LKreis@tntech.edu
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 227
Box 5051
931-372-3483

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Emeritus Faculty

David Murdock, Professor Emeritus of Physics

John Wells, Professor Emeritus of Physics

Marvin Tidwell, Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics

Fred Culp, Professor and Chair Emeritus of Physics