Faculty and Staff - Department of Physics and Astronomy Skip Navigation

Faculty and Staff - Physics and Astronomy

Our faculty and staff are enthusiastic and accessible. Please reach out with any questions or interests you have in our department!

In the Media

Enrique Galvez, was recently featured in a segment on Scientific American about Quantum Entanglement. VIEW NOW

Faculty and Staff Listing

Joseph (Joe) Amato
Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Anthony (Tony) Aveni
Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology and Native American Studies
410 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-7214

Thomas Balonek
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
407 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-7767

Jeffrey (Jeff) Bary
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
409 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-7693

Patrick Crotty
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy
411 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-6617

Jack Dodd
Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Enrique (Kiko) Galvez
Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics and Astronomy
315 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-7205

Charles (Charlie) Holbrow
Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Diane Janney
Administrative Assistant
331 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-7226

Joshua (Josh) Jones
Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics
Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-6084

Jonathan Levine
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
132 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-6632

James (Jim) Lloyd
Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Shimon Malin
Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Abigail Mechtenberg
Assistant Professor of Physics and Environmental Studies
Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-6069

Rebecca Metzler
Assistant Professor
230 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-6025

Mary (Beth) Parks
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
130 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-7208

John Roller
Lecturer in Physics
Ho Science Center

Kenneth (Ken) Segall
Associate Professor of Physics; Chair, Physics & Astronomy Department
317 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-6597

Greggory (Todd) Springer
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
218 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-6184

Shannon Zachow
Teaching & Research Support Technician
115/116 Ho Science Center
P: 315-228-7654

Research Areas

This work is done under the direction of professors Thomas Balonek and Jeff Bary. It involves experimental research in a few areas:
  • Quasar variability
  • Astronomical techniques
  • Archaeoastronomy
  • Astrophysics

Atomic and Optical Physics
This work is done under the direction of Professor Enrique J. Galvez. It involves experimental research in a few areas:
  • Atomic physics with Rydberg atoms
  • Optical physics
  • Physics education
  • Photon quantum mechanics

Condensed Matter Physics
Professor Beth Parks studies condensed matter physics. Two major recent projects include:
  • Using terahertz spectroscopy to learn about the properties of single-molecule magnets
  • Studying the conductivity of carbon nanotubes.
Low Temperature/Solid State Physics
Professor Joseph C. Amato directs this research program aimed at studying the electrical resistance of thin films as a function of temperature and magnetic field. There are two components to this work:
  • Preparing thin film metallic samples and studying their superconducting properties.
  • Patterning the surface of the thin films.

Physics Education
Members of the department have been involved in the following educational projects:
  • Modernizing the introductory physics sequence
  • Creating new laboratories for the introductory physics courses
  • Designing new undergraduate experiments on photon quantum mechanics