Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy: People


Administrative Faculty & Staff

Position Name Phone Office Email
Department Chair Anderson-Huang, Lawrence x4906 MH2025 lawrence.anderson
Associate Chair Amar, Jacques x2259 MH5006 jamar
Director of Ritter Observatory Bjorkman, Jon x8535 RO1020 jon.bjorkman
Director of Ritter Planetarium Cushing, Michael x2637 RO1050 michael.cushing
Administrative Assistant Obee, Lynda x2241 MH2019 Lynda.obee
Graduate Advisor Cheng, Song x4788 MH5008 scheng
Graduate Admissions Officer Chandar, Rupali x4957 RO2050 rupali.chandar
Undergraduate Advisor Lee, Scott x4779 MH3003 sal
Business Services Officer McLaughlin, Lindsay x4623
MH2023 lindsay.mclaughlin3


Name Phone Office Email Field
Amar, Jacques x2259 MH 5006 jacques.amar Condensed Matter Theory
Anderson-Huang, Lawrence x4906 MH 2025 lawrence.anderson Department Chair
Bjorkman, Jon x8535 RO 1020 jon.bjorkman Astrophysics/Stellar Disks and Winds (theory)
Director of Ritter Observatory
Bjorkman, Karen x7846
WO 2246
RO 201
karen.bjorkman Astrophysics/Circumstellar Disks/Polarimetry
Dean, College of NSM
Bornak, Jillian x4901 MH 5013 Jillian.Bornak Lecturer
Chandar, Rupali x4957 RO 2050 rupali.chandar Astrophysics/Extragalactic
Cheng, Song x4788 MH 5008 song.cheng Atomic Physics (exp)
Graduate Advisor
Collins, Robert x2195
MH 5019
R1 2100
robert.collins NEG Endowed Chair
Cushing, Michael x2637 RO 1050 michael.cushing Astrophysics/Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs
Director - Ritter Planetarium
Deng, Xunming x4782 MH 5002 xunming.deng Condensed Matter (exp)
Ellingson, Randy x2648
MH 3007
R1 2100
randy.ellingson Condensed Matter (exp)
Federman, Steven x2652 RO 1030 steven.federman Astrophysics/Interstellar Chemistry
Gao, Bo x4628 MH 4021 bo.gao Theoretical Physics
Heben, Michael x3870
MH 3005
R1 2100E
michael.heben PVIC Endowed Chair
Karpov, Victor x4622 MH 5012 victor.karpov Theoretical Physics
Khare, Sanjay x2292 MH 5010 sanjay.khare Condensed Matter Theory
Kvale, Thomas x2980
MH 4023
RH 1830-G
thomas.kvale Atomic Physics (exp)
Director of OUR
Lee, Scott x4779 MH 3003 scott.lee Biophysics (exp)
Megeath, S. Thomas x7812 RO 2040 s.megeath Astrophysics/Star Formation/Infrared
Palmer, James x3145 MH 4015 james.palmer Health Physics/Biomechanics
Podraza, Nikolas x3708 R1 2100E nikolas.podraza Photovoltaics
Shan, Kathy x2226 MH 4008 kathy.shan Lecturer
Smith, JD x8528 RO 300A jd.smith Astrophysics/Infrared/Extragalactic
Yan, Yanfa x5335
MH 4002
R1 2100D
yanfa.yan Ohio Research Scholar Chair

Department Staff

Name Phone Office Email Title
Adiga, Nirupama x3846 R1 Bldg. nirupama.adiga Lab. Tech. Asst.
Brown, Mike x2981
MH 2020
RO 033
michael.brown1 Physics & Observatory Technician
Obee, Lynda x2241 MH 2019 Lynda.obee Administrative Assistant
McLaughlin, Lindsay x4623
MH 2023 lindsay.mclaughlin3 Business Services Officer
Irving, Rick x2589 MH 2010 richard.irving Beowulf Specialist & Dept. EIT
Salupo, Carl x3838 R1 Bldg. carl.salupo Research Lab Technician
Ambalanath, Shan x4717 MH 2020 ambalanath.shan  Electronics Technician
Kahle, Terry x6280 R1 Bldg. terence.kahle Research Lab Technician
Lingohr, Bob x2623 MH 106 robert.lingohr Instrument Maker
Mak, Alex x4641 RO 31 alexander.mak Associate Planetarium Director

Post-Doctoral Research Associates

Name Phone Office Email Field
Attygalle, Dinesh x2147 MH 4004 dinesh.attygalle2 Photovoltaics
Chen, Changyong x4904 MH 5007 changyong.chen Photovoltaics
Crocker, Alison x2309 RO 105 alison.crocker Astronomy
Davidson, James x2050 RO 4000A jdavid Astronomy
Fischer, Will x7871 RO 4050 william.fischer Astronomy
Kwon, Do Hyoung X4729 MH 5007 dkwon Photovoltaics
Paudel, Naba Raj x3830 R1 Bldg. naba.paudel Photovoltaics
Pellegrini, Eric x2309 RO 105 eric.pellegrini Astronomy
Schneider, Adam x2309 RO 105 Astronomy
Vasko, Anthony x2147 MH 4004 anthony.vasko Photovoltaics

Graduate Student Directory

Name Phone Office Email Field
Adhikari, Dipendra x2533 MH 2014 Dipendra.Adhikari Photovoltaics
AL-Bayati, Ahmed x4729 MH 2024 ahmed.albayati Renewable energy
Almutawah, Zahrah x4729 MH 2024 zahrah.almutawah  
Aryal, Puruswottam   MH 1006 puruswottam.aryal Photovoltaics
Bastola, Ebin x2533 MH 2024 Ebin.Bastla Physics
Bhandari, Khagendra x3915 R1 khagendra.bhandari Photovoltaics
Bogue, Jonathan N x2533 MH 2014 Jonathan.Bogue Medical Physics
Booker, Joseph x2533 RO 4000 jbooker5 Astrophysics
Bratcher, Allison x2533 RO 4050 allison.bratcher Astrophysics
Brown, Justin x4729 MH 2024 justin.brown Physics
Cimaroli, Alexander   R1 alexander.cimaroli Photovoltaics
Daine, Robert x2533 MH 2014 robert.daine Photovoltaics
Deady, Michelle x4644 RO 4010 michelle.deady Astrophysics
Franzer, Nicholas x2533 MH 2014 Nicholas.Franzer Photovoltaics
Gerhartz, Cody x8588 RO 0290 cody.gerhartz Astronomy
Ghimire, Kiran x2533 MH 2014 kiran.ghimire Photovoltaics
Greco, Jennifer   RO 4000 Jennifer.Greco Astrophysics
Grice, Corey   R1 corey.grice Photovoltaics
Ha, Eric   R1 eric.ha Photovoltaics (MSPP)
Haneef, Hamna   R1 hamna.haneef Photovoltaics (MSPP)
Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin   RO 3020 kevin.hardegreeullman  Astrophysics
Haugen, Neale x3915 R1 neale.haugen Photovoltaics
High, Elizabeth   R1 elizabeth.high Photovoltaics (MSPP)
Heidarian Boroujeni, Negar     negar,heidarianboroujeni  Photovoltaics
Ibdah, Abedl-Rahman x4797 MH 4019 abedl-rahman.ibdah Physics
Johns, Paula   RO 4050 paula.johns Astrophysics
Maxwell, Junda x3915 R1 maxwell.junda Photovoltaics
Karki-Gautam, Laxmi x3844 R1 laxmi.karkigautam Condensed Matter
Karnath, Nicole   RO 3010  Nicole.Karnath Astrophysics
Khanal, Rajendra x3844 R1 rkhanal Photovoltaics
Koirala, Prakash   R1 pkoiral Photovoltaics
Krantz, Patrick   R1 patrick.krantz Photovoltaics (MSPP)
Lai, Shao-Yu x4729 RO 4040 ShaoYu.Lai Astrophysics
Li, Ming x4797 MH 4019 ming.li3 Atomic Physics
Liu, Zhi   MH 2014 zhi.liu Condensed Matter Theory
Liyanage, Geethika Kaushalya x4729 MH 2024 Geethika.Liyanage Photovoltaics
Matthews, Anthony   R1 anthony.matthews Photovoltaics (MSPP)
Mazur, Brian   RO 4020 Brian.Mazur Astrophysics 
Mulia, Alex x2598 RO 3050 alexander.mulia Astronomy
Niraula, Dipesh x2533 MH 2014 Dipesh.Niraula Physics
Oswald, Wayne Lawrence x2533 RO 4000 Wayne.Oswald Astrophysics
Oudat, Osama x4729 MH 2024 Physics
  MH 2014   Tilak.Poudel Photovoltaics
  MH 5005   Nitun.Poddar Condensed Matter Theory
Pradhan, Puja x2533 MH 2014 puja.pradhan Photovoltaics 
Rice, Johnathan x2533 MH 2014 johnathan.rice Astronomy
Roland, Paul   R1 paul.roland Photovoltaics
Sapkota, Dhurba x2533  MH 2014 DhurbaRaj.Sapkota  
Shrestha, Niraj x4729 MH 2024 Niraj.Shrestha Physics
Shahram, Hamed   MH 1006 hamed.shahram Physics
Shi, Tingting   R1 tingting.shi Photovoltaics
Siebert, Mark   HSC mark.siebert Medical Physics
Simanton, Lesley x4643 RO 3010 lesley.simanton Astronomy
Song, Zhaoning   R1 Photovoltaics
Starkey, Carl x4645 RO 4020 carl.starkey Astronomy
Subedi, Indra    MH 2014 Indra.Subedi Photovoltaics
Tan, Xinxuan x3844 R1 xinxuan.tan Photovoltaics
Tanny, Sean   HSC sean.tanny Medical Physics
Togi, Aditya x4644 RO 4010 aditya.togi Astronomy
 Tompkins, Brandon x3844 R1 tompkins.brandon Photovoltaics
Trucks, Jesica   RO 3020 jesica.trucks Astrophysics
Uprety, Prakash x4729 MH 2024 Photovoltaics
Warrell, Gregory x2533 MH2014 gregory.warrell Medical Physics
Watthage, Suneth   MH2024 Suneth.watthage Photovoltaics
Xiao, Chuanxiao   R1 chuanxiao.xiao Photovoltaics (MSPP)
Xie, Yao   R1 yao.xie Photovoltaics
Yu, Yue   MH2014 yue.yu Photovoltaics
Zakri, Wafa x4729 MH 2024 Wafa.Zakri Physics
Peymon Zereshki   MH 2014 Peymon Zereshki Photovoltaics

Emeritus and Adjunct Faculty

Name Title Phone Office Email
Bagley, Brian Professor of Physics Emeritus x4633 MH4027A bgb
Bohn, Randy Professor of Physics Emeritus x2407 MH4027A randy.bohn
Bopp, Bernard Professor of Astronomy Emeritus     bernard.bopp
Compaan, Alvin Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus x4787 MH4017 alvin.compaan
Curtis, Larry Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus x2341 MH4027A larry.curtis
Deck, Robert Professor of Physics Emeritus x2653 MH4027A rdeck
Dennis, Michael Adjunct Associate Professor (Medical Physics) x4301 Radiology michael.dennis2
Dobelbower, Ralph Adjunct Professor (Medical Physics)     ralph.dobelbower
Ellis, David Professor of Physics Emeritus x4634 MH4027A david.ellis
Feldmeier, John Adjunct Professor (Medical Physics)     john.feldmeier
Irving, Richard Adjunct Professor (Physics) x2589 MH2010 rirving
James, Philip Distinguished Professor of Astronomy Emeritus      
Morrison, Nancy Professor of Astronomy and Planetarium Director Emerita     nancy.morrison
Parsai, Ishmael Adjunct Professor (Medical Physics) x4541 Oncology e.parsai
Schectman, Richard Professor of Physics Emeritus     rschect
Simon, H. John Professor of Physics Emeritus     jsimon
Theodosiou, Constantine Professor of Physics Emeritus     cet
Williamson, Jr., W. Research Professor of Physics Emeritus      
Witt, Adolf Distinguished Professor of Astronomy Emeritus x2709 RO2020 adolf.witt

Visiting & Research Professors

Name Phone Office Email
Hill, Scott x5162 MH5010 scott.hill
Phillips, Adam x3884 R1 adam.phillips
Shim, Yunsic x4902 MH5011 yunsic.shim
Williams, Reva-Kay x2658 MH5004 reva.williams
Yin, Wanjian x3911 R1 Bldg. wanjian.yin


Phone Extensions
xYYYY = 419-530-YYYY
MH = McMaster Hall, RO=Ritter Observatory, R1 = Research and Technology Complex 1

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Last Updated: 8/23/15