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Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Cacey Bester

Assistant professor of physics (on leave 2018-2019)

Physics and Astronomy

Contact

  1. 215-898-7889: (215) 898-7889

Research interests: experimental soft condensed matter, granular flow, and sediment transport

Michael Brown

Morris L. Clothier Professor of Physics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8648
  2. Office: SC 119, Lab: SC 116

Research interests: Plasma physics, experiment (SSX), plasma turbulence, magnetic reconnection, solar physics, and fusion.

Michael Brown

David Cohen

Professor of Astronomy, Department Chair

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8587
  2. Office and Lab: SC 125 and 124

Research interests: Massive stars, stellar winds, X-ray astronomy, and exoplanets.

david cohen

Catherine Crouch

Professor of Physics (on leave 2018-19)

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8386
  2. Science Center Office: Science Center L39
  3. Research Laboratory: Science Center L04

Research interests: Protein-cell membrane interactions, nanoparticle physics, and physics education

Catherine Crouch

Benjamin Geller

Visiting Assistant Professor and NSE Division Education Resource Specialist

Physics & Astronomy

Biology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6287
  2. Science Center L38

Amy Graves

Professor of Physics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8257
  2. Office: SC 117A, Lab: SC 117

Research Interests: Computer simulations of soft matter systems.  We study the jamming phase transition between fluid and disordered solid.  We also simulate "active matter",  to understand transport and self-organized behavior in crowds of self-propelled particles. 

Eric Jensen

Professor of Astronomy; Faculty Coordinator, Environmental Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8249
  2. Office: SC 123, Lab: SC 122

Research interests: Extrasolar planets, planet formation, and young stars.

Wing-Ho Ko

Visiting Assistant Professor

Physics/Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8255
  2. Science Center L41

Adam Light

Visiting Assistant Professor

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6825
  2. SC Office: L40

Tristan Smith

Assistant Professor of Physics (on leave 2018-2019)

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8259
  2. Office: SC 127A, Lab: SC 127

Research interests: Early universe cosmology; tests of modified theories of gravity; analysis of the cosmic microwave background

Tristan Smith, Assistant Professor

Hillary Smith

Assistant Professor of Physics

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5521
  2. Science Center 121

Research Interests: materials physics, energy storage materials, phonon dynamics, scattering

Hilary Smith

Lecturers

Mary Ann Klassen

Senior Laboratory Lecturer

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8384
  2. Science Center L36

Adam Neat

Laboratory Lecturer

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6886
  2. Science Center L37

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Peter Collings

Morris L. Clothier Professor of Physics (Emeritus)

Emeritus Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7791
  2. Fax: (610) 328-7895
  3. Science Center Office & Lab, SC 118

Research interests: Soft condensed matter, liquid crystals, and molecular assembly.

Frank Moscatelli

Edward Hicks Magill Professor of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Emeritus)

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8256

Research interests: Biomedical imaging and spectroscopy; laser physics; atomic cooling and trapping.

Frank Moscatelli

Researchers

Manjit Kaur

Post Doc Research Fellow

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8258
  2. Science Center 116

Staff

Paul Jacobs

Instrument Technician

Physics and Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8248
Paul Jacobs

Carolyn Warfel

Administrative Assistant II

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8258
  2. Science Center 131

Steve Palmer

Machinist

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8251
  2. Science Center L62
Steven Palmer