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David Lee

David Lee

Professor of Physics
Chair, Department of Physics
3-2 Engineering Program Coordinator

Following a 12-year career directing research and development efforts in the materials science industry (thermophysical properties of metastable materials, non-linear acoustics, novel functional inorganic materials, fuel cell and battery technology, metallic glasses, etc.), Dr. Lee accepted a calling to teach undergraduate physics—even as he maintains his research interests and activities in material science.

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Kristen Siaw

Assistant Teaching Professor

Professor Siaw teaches our service General Physics course and teaches all our introductory level physics labs. She also teaches PHY 261 & 262, Introductory Materials Science and its lab. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 and her research involved biomolecule-directed synthesis of zinc oxide thin films and their characterization. She was also Professor Lee’s student many moons ago.

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Oleksiy Svitelskiy

Oleksiy Svitelskiy

Associate Professor of Physics

A condensed matter physicist by training, Dr. Svitelskiy's research includes the propagation of acoustic waves through ferroelectric materials, as well as optical interferometry using NEMS sensors for mass spectrometry. He has also studied the elastic constant of materials in high magnetic fields and low temperatures. 

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Tout Wang

Tout Wang

Assistant Professor of Physics

Dr. Wang's research is in the area of experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics, in particular exploring the quantum behavior of the building blocks of matter at nano-Kelvin temperatures. He completed his dissertation work at the MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms under the supervision of Nobel laureate Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle. Prior to joining the Gordon faculty, Dr. Wang was responsible for scientific engagement at M Squared ... more ➔

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