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Physics and Engineering Technology Faculty and Staff
Physics and Engineering Technology Faculty and Staff
Nazafarin Fallahian, Ph.D., Health Physics
Office: HSC 150
Nazafarin Fallahian joined the department in Fall 2008. She earned a B.S. in Solid State Physics from University of Tehran, an M.S. in Physics from Alzahra University, and a Ph. D. in Health Physics from Idaho State University. Naz is an associate member of the Health Physics Society, she has been involved in teaching, research, management and administrative activities as well as radiation protection standards and regulations. Her interests include health physics, medical physics, optics and solid state physics. Naz teaches Physics and Health Physics Courses in Bloomsburg University.
Nathaniel Greene, Ph.D., Cosmic Ray
Nathaniel Greene earned a BS in physics from Antioch College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Boston University. His recent grant projects involve alternative energy heating systems. Other interests include cosmic-ray physics, physics of everyday phenomena, physics education, and electrostatics. Ned teaches General Physics II, Mechanics, Science of Sound, and Contemporary Physics courses.
John Huckans, Ph.D., Physics
John Huckans joined the department in fall 2009. He earned a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Cornell University, an MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Physics from the University of Maryland. His research interests include Bose-Einstein condensation, optical properties of specialized coatings for photovoltaic cells to increase energy conversion efficiencies. He is looking for students interested in helping to build an ultra-cold atomic physics laboratory here at Bloomsburg.
Ghassan Ibrahim, Ph.D., EET
Office: HSC G13
Ghassan Ibrahim earned a BS in Electronics from University of London, and a PhD in Engineering from N.C. State University at Raleigh. Ghassan joined the department in 2004. His interests include communication systems, RF communication, and digital signal processing. Ghassan teaches circuit analysis, manufacturing processes, communication systems, RF effects & measurements, and digital signal processing. He is the advisor for the Engineering Technology Club.
Nada Jevtic, Ph.D., Astronomy and Astrophysics
Office: HSC 151
Nada Jevtic earned a BS in applied physics from Beograd University, a MA from Yale University in Applied Physics and Engineering and a PhD in physics from the University of Connecticut. Her interests include fusion related first-wall phenomena, low-level low-background counting, nonlinear dynamics and variable-star astrophysical data analysis. Nada teaches the Science of Sound, Introduction to Physical Science, and Physics Labs.
Karen Neese, Department Secretary
Office: HSC G05
Karen Neese earned a BA from Millersville University. She grew up in the Bloomsburg area and began working for the Physics & ET department in March 2007. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8AM – 12 noon and 1PM – 4:30PM.
Biswajit Ray, Ph.D., EET
Office: HSC G11
Biswajit Ray received his B.E. from University of Calcutta, India, M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and Ph.D. from University of Toledo, Ohio, all in Electrical Engineering. He joined BU in 2000 and is currently a professor of Electronics Engineering Technology (EET). Ray is the program coordinator for EET. He teaches in the areas of electronics, power, and control, and is active in research and industrial consulting in the field of power electronics.
David Simpson, Ph.D., Nuclear Physics/Health Physics
Office: HSC G72
David Simpson is the coordinator of the Health Physics program. He received his BS from Northwestern University, a MS and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois. His interests include medical application of nuclear physics and nuclear safety. Dave teaches Radiation Physics, Energy: Sources & Environmental Effects, Applied Physics for HP, and Radiation Biology. He is the advisor for the Society of Physics Students. (SPS)
Peter Stine, Astrophysics, Electronics
Office: HSC G03
Peter Stine, Chairperson earned his BA degree from Wesleyan University and a PhD in astronomy from Penn State. His research interests include radio astronomy, observations of young stars, and starburst galaxies. He teaches courses in astronomy, electronics, and physical science.
Ju Xin, Ph.D., Optics
Office: HSC G12
Ju Xin received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stockholm University, Stockholm Sweden. He eared his BS degree in Physics from Shanxi University of China, MS in Computer Science from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Ju Xin's research areas include Laser spectroscopy, molecular dynamics, and chemical physics. He teaches Optics, Electricity & Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Physical science, and Energy. He enjoys camping, hiking, music & movies, and everything that brings a laugh or two.
Office: HSC G71
Fan Jiang earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Nebraska. His research area is software controlled radio. He teaches Electronics classes and General Physics.
Office: HSC G37
Gene Steinruck earned an MS in Physics from Bucknell University. Known locally as "Mr. Physics", Gene has capped a successful high school teaching career with college teaching with a specialty in physics pedagogy. He teaches Principles of Physical Science.
Margaret Wismer, Ph.D., Electronics
Office: HSC 152
Margaret Wismer joined the department in Fall 2010. Her area of expertise is electrical engineering. She teaches electronics courses.