Faculty

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Dr. Kunal K. Das

Professor of Physics
B.A. Franklin & Marshall, M.A.
Ph.D. SUNY, Stony Brook

Office: 420 Boehm Science Building
Telephone: 610-683-4441
Fax: 610-683-1352 
E-mail: das@kutztown.edu 
Website: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/das/index.shtml

Research: Theoretical studies at the interface of mesoscopic condensed matter physics and the physics of ultracold atoms. Quantum transport in nanoscale circuits and atomic waveguides. Stochastic analysis of physical and biophysical models.

Regularly Taught Courses:

  • PHY212 – Modern I
  • PHY 327 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

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Dr. Sudarshan Fernando

Professor of Physics
B.Sc. University of Colombo (Sri Lanka),
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Office: 417 Boehm Science Building
Telephone: 610-683-1351
Fax: 610-683-1352
E-mail: fernando@kutztown.edu

Research: M/Superstring theory and supergravity and their algebraic structures, AdS/CFT duality in various dimensions, quasi- conformal realizations of noncompact groups and supergroups, higher-spin field theories

Regularly Taught Courses:

  • PHY 100 – Physics I
  • PHY 102 – Physics II
  • PHY 214 – Modern II
  • PHY 245 – Mathematical Physics I
  • PHY 316 – Electromagnetism I
  • PHY 360 - Quantum Mechanics I

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Dr. Erin Kraal

Associate Professor of Physical Sciences
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

Office: 306A Grim-Knedler Science Building
Telephone: 484-646-5859
Fax: 610-683-1352
E-mail: kraal@kutztown.edu 
Website: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/kraal/

Research: Quantitative Planetary Surface processes

Regularly Taught Courses:

  • AST 16 - Core to the Cosmos: Contributions of Women to Astronomy
  • AST 30 - Mission to The Planets
  • AST140 - Planetary Science
  • AST 205 - Planetary Surface Processes

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Prof. Eric M. Laub

Instructor of Physics & Astronomy
B.S. & M.S. Lehigh University

Office: 115 Boehm Science Building
Telephone: 610-683-4115
Fax: 610-683-1352
E-mail: elaub@kutztown.edu

Research: Computer-based Data Acquisition and Automation

Regularly Taught Courses:

  • EGR 130 - Engineering Mechanics
  • EGR 330 – Fluid Mechanics
  • PHY 315 – Advanced Physics Laboratory
  • PHY 340 - Computational Physics

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Dr. Paul V. Quinn Sr.

Associate Professor of Physics
B.A. Drew University
M.S. & Ph.D Lehigh University

Office: 306B Grim-Knedler Science Building
Telephone: 610-683-4839
Fax: 610-683-1352
E-mail: quinn@kutztown.edu

Research: Statistical Physics, Granular Materials

Regularly Taught Courses:

  • EGR 230 - Strength of Materials
  • PHY 20 - Introduction to Physics
  • PHY 312 – Classical Mechanics
  • PHY 345 - Mathematical Physics II
  • PHY 380 - Senior Seminar in Physics

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Dr. Phillip Reed

Professor of Physics & Astronomy
B.S. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
M.S. & Ph.D. Lehigh University

Office: 306C Grim-Knedler Science Building
Telephone: 610-683-4438
Fax: 610-683-1352
E-mail: preed@kutztown.edu 
Website: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/preed/

Research: Astrophysics, Interacting Binary Stars, Ultraviolet Spectroscopy, Differential Photometry

Regularly Taught Courses:

  • AST 20 - Introductory Astronomy
  • AST 42 - Stars, Galaxies, and Black Holes
  • AST 142 - Stellar & Galactic Astronomy
  • AST 240 - The Planetarium
  • AST 242 - Exoplanets

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Dr. Justin L. Smoyer

Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics & Engineering
B.S. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Office: 419 Boehm Science Building
Telephone: 484-646-4193
Fax: 610-683-1352
E-mail: jsmoyer@kutztown.edu

Research: Nanoscale thermal energy transport utilizing frequency-domain thermoreflectance experimental analysis.  Efficiency of silicon photo-voltaic solar cells. 

Regularly Taught Courses:

  • EGR 121 - Engineering Drawing and Design
  • PHY 220 – Electronics
  • PHY 230 – Optics
  • PHY 290 – Introduction to Nanotechnology
  • PHY 350 – Instrumentation in Physics