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Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Cacey Bester

Assistant Professor of Physics

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6825

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 124

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

david cohen

Catherine Crouch

Professor of Physics

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

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

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

Catherine Crouch

Ben Geller

Assistant Professor of Physics (Part Time)

Coordinator of NSE Educational Support Initiatives

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6287
  2. Science Center 122

Amy Graves

Walter Kemp Professor in the Natural Sciences and Professor of Physics

(on leave 2019-2020)

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

Contact

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

Research interests: Extrasolar planets and planet formation, particularly in binary star systems.

Wing-Ho Ko

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

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

Jesus (Jesse) Rivera

Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6414
  2. Science Center 125
Jesus (Jesse) Rivera

Deborah Schmidt

Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6416
  2. Science Center L38
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesday 10am-12pm 

    Thursday 3pm-5pm

Research interests: Radio astronomy, astrochemistry, circumstellar envelopes, planetary nebulae, the interstellar medium

Tristan Smith

Assistant Professor of Physics

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

Emeriti

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

Early Retiree - Physics & Astr

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8256

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

Frank Moscatelli

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
Carolyn Warfel

Steve Palmer

Machinist

Physics & Astronomy

Contact

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