Physics Faculty

Physics Faculty

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Louis F. J. Piper

Director; Director MSE & IMR, Associate Professor

Materials Science and Engineering; Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • X-ray Spectroscopy of Functional Metal Oxides
  • Li-ion Cathodes; photo-catalysts; Memristors; Semiconductors
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Bonggu Shim

Associate Professor

Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests

  • Experimental research on high intensity, ultrashort laser-matter interactions; (harmonic generation and laser filamentation)
  • Theoretical research on laser-matter interactions using numerical simulations; (nonlinear Schrodinger equation, carrier-resolved unidirectional pulse propagation equation, and nonlinear envelope equation)
  • Research on laser microfabrication of energy storage devices
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Masatsugu Suzuki

Professor; Director of Undergraduate Advising

Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests

  • Experimental solid state physics
  • properties of semimetals
  • graphite intercalation compounds
  • high-tc superconductors and low-dimensional magnetic systems
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