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Faculty & Staff

Heidi Fencl

Heidi Fencl

Professor
LS 465

Research Interests

Dr. Fencl's research interests are in physics education. She is especially interested in gender norms in self-efficacy and problem solving, and how such norms affect the science classroom experience.

Education

Ph.D. in Physics (The Ohio State University); M.S. (University of Nebraska)

William Dirienzo

William Dirienzo

Associate Professor - Chair of Physics

Mahmoud Hammouri

Mahmoud Hammouri

Assistant Professor
LS 448

Research Interests

Prof. Hammouri's research interests are in the area of computational material physics. I study electronic, magnetic, and transport behaviors of different structures for photovoltaic, rechargeable ion batteries, and organic/inorganic semiconductors applications.

Education

Ph.D. in Physics (New Mexico State University);... Read more »

Brian Welsch

Brian Welsch

Associate Professor
LS 435

Prof. Welsch studies the Sun, in particular: the magnetic structure of solar magnetic fields, such as sunspots; physical processes at work in solar flares and eruptions; and the effects of solar activity on Earth. He is also interested in plasma physics, astrophysics, and geophysics more generally.

 

Education

B.S. Physics 1994, College of William &... Read more »