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Sakir Ayik
Professor
Ph.D. (theoretical nuclear) Yale University, 1974
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Ayik@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 217 / Box 5051
931-372-3156
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Paula Engelhardt
Associate Professor
Physics PhD, North Carolina State University
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Engelhar@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 215 / Box 5051
931-372-3629
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Physics Education Research
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Mary Kidd
Assistant Professor
B.S. at Tennessee Technological University; Ph.D. at Duke University, experimental nuclear physics
contact info
mkidd@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 216 / Box 5051
931-372-3477
http://blogs.tntech.edu/physics/
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I got my PhD at 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!
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Raymond Kozub
Professor
Ph. D. (experimental nuclear physics) Michigan State University
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RKozub@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 227C / Box 5051
931-372-3479
http://web.blomand.net/~rkozub/
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Stephen Robinson
Chairperson
D. Phil., University of Sussex (UK)
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SJRobinson@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 227E / Box 5051
931-372-3480
http://iweb.tntech.edu/sjrobinson/
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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.
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Paul Semmes
Dean
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PSemmes@tntech.edu
Dean of Arts and Science Office
Henderson Hall (HEND) 208E / Box 5065
931-372-3118
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Chuck Pearson
Instructor
Ph.D. Ohio State University (Biophysics); B.S. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Physics)
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DPearson@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 220 / Box 5051
931-372-3785
http://www.chuck-pearson.org
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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.
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John Shriner
Professor
Ph. D., Duke University
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JShriner@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 412 / Box 5051
931-372-3481
http://iweb.tntech.edu/jshriner
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Mustafa Rajabali
Assistant Professor
PhD in Nuclear physics (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
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MRajabali@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 221 / Box 5051
931-372-3044
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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.
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Adam Holley
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - North Carolina State University and B.S. - Haverford College
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AHolley@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 222 / Box 5051
931-372-3145
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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.
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Staff

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Elizabeth Walker
Academic Support Associate 7
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EWalker@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 317 / Box 5051
931-372-3534
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Linda Kreis
Administrative Associate 3
contact info
LKreis@tntech.edu
Physics
Bruner Hall (BRUN) 227 / Box 5051
931-372-3483

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