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phone: (208) 885-6380
Engineering Physics Rm 311
875 Perimeter Drive Stop 0903
Moscow, ID 83844-0903

Faculty

Jo Ellen Force
Jo Ellen Force
Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Physics
During the 2014-15 Academic Year Dr. Force is serving in a part time (40%) position as the Interim Chair of the Department of Physics, College of Science. She has over 16 years of experience at the University of Idaho as a department head in the College of Natural Resources, where she continues her teaching and research activities in the area of natural resources policy.
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Jason Barnes
Jason W. Barnes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Specialty: Astronomy/Planetary Science Research Areas: Saturn's moon Titan, Extrasolar planets, orbital dynamics, astrobiology, spacecraft and space exploration
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Gwen Barnes
Gwen Barnes
Research Assistant Professor
Gwen studies the physical processes that shape the surfaces of the Moon and Mars.
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Ms Bergman
Leah Bergman, Ph.D.
Professor
Research Interests: Optical and phonon dynamics of semiconductors and their nanostructures. Wide-bandgap novel-nanomaterials. UV-photoluminescence and Raman micro-spectroscopy. Optical and structural properties of nanomaterilas under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature.
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Christine Berven
Christine Berven, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Prof. Berven studies charge and thermal transport in reduced-dimensional submicron-scale devices. These systems are charactierized by finite- and quantum-size effects predominate
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Matthew Hedman
Matthew M. Hedman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Studies spectra, occultations and images of Saturn's rings, which provide insights into the dynamics of astrophysical disks and other dust-rich systems like the plume emerging from Saturn's moon Enceladus.
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Ruprect Machleidt
Ruprecht Machleidt, Ph.D.
Professor
Theoretical nuclear physics. Specialty: Theory of nuclear forces; meson theory, chiral effective field theory.
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David McIlroy
David N. McIlroy, Ph.D.
Professor
Research Area: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
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Jack McIver
John (Jack) McIver, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development & Professor
Dr. Jack McIver was appointed the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Idaho in 2008 and in this role he oversees, coordinates, and facilitates all U-Idaho research activities, including sponsored and internally funded research, center and institute research, interdisciplinary research programs, and research related to the university's land grant mission.
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Dr. You Qiang
You Qiang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
My recent research interests mainly include two areas: (1) Nanomagnetism of clusters and cluster-assembled materials for biomedical and environmental applications, and (2) Magneto-optical properties of ZnO based spintronic nanoclusters.
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Francesca Sammarruca
Francesca Sammarruca, Ph.D.
Professor
I am involved with a broad spectrum of studies aimed at improving our knowledge of nuclear matter and its extreme states in terms of density, asymmetry, and temperature. The nuclear matter properties I calculate have relevance for the physics of rare, short-lived nuclei as well as the nuclear physics of compact stars. With the Facility for Rare Isotope Beam (FRIB) recently approved for construction at Michigan State University, theoretical studies of neutron-rich systems, such as those I pursue, become especially important and timely.
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Marty Ytreberg
F. Marty Ytreberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Developing computational methods for proteins and using these approaches to understand the underlying biophysical mechanisms that define protein structure, function and evolution.
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