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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

Kristen Siaw

Assistant Teaching Professor

Dr. Siaw received her B.S in Biochemistry from Biola University and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 where her research was focused on inorganic materials synthesis of ZnO thin films. She combines her love of materials science with her biochemistry and inorganic chemistry academic backgrounds to encourage interdisciplinary learning, and applies her diverse scientific training to the field of biomimetic synthesis. Aside from loving to nurture and encourage the passions of future scientists and engineers, she enjoys baking, painting and playing with her two sons.  

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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. 

A native of Ukraine, Professor Svitelskiy speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and English. He enjoys fishing in ... more ➔

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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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