Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy: People

Below is the directory of all of our faculty, staff, and graduate students and their contact information. For information about our location, mailing address, and directions, please see the department contact information.

Administrative Faculty & Staff

Position Name Phone Office Email
Department Chair Khare, Sanjay x4906
Associate Chair Chandar, Rupali x4957 RO2050 rupali.chandar
Director of Ritter Observatory Bjorkman, Jon x8535 RO1020 jon.bjorkman
Director of Ritter Planetarium Cushing, Michael x2637 RO1060 michael.cushing
Administrative Assistant Obee, Lynda x2241 MH2019 Lynda.obee
Graduate Advisor Cheng, Song x4788 MH 4015 song.cheng
Graduate Admissions Officer Smith, JD x8528 RO300A jd.smith
Undergraduate Advisor Lee, Scott x4779 MH3003 scott.lee
Fiscal Specialist 1
Burkholder, Lori x4623 MH 2023 Lori.Burkholder


Name Phone Office Email Field
Amar, Jacques x2259 MH5006 jacques.amar Condensed Matter Theory
Bjorkman, Jon x8535 RO1020 jon.bjorkman Astrophysics/Stellar Disks and Winds (theory)/Director of Ritter
Bjorkman, Karen x7846
karen.bjorkman Astrophysics/Circumstellar Disks/Polarimetry/Dean
Bornak, Jillian x2226 MH 4008 Jillian.Bornak Lecturer
Chandar, Rupali x4957 RO2050 rupali.chandar Astrophysics/Extragalactic
Cheng, Song x4788 MH 4015 song.cheng Atomic Physics (exp)/Graduate Advisor
Collins, Robert x2195
R1 210
robert.collins NEG Endowed Chair
Cushing, Michael x2637 RO1060 michael.cushing Astrophysics
Low-Mass Stars
and Brown Dwarfs
Director of Ritter Planetarium
Deng, Xunming x4782 MH5002 xunming.deng Condensed Matter (exp)
Ellingson, Randy x2648
R1 210
randy.ellingson Condensed Matter (exp)
Gao, Bo x4628 MH4021 bo.gao Theoretical Physics
Heben, Michael x3870
R1 210
michael.heben PVIC Endowed Chair
Karpov, Victor x4622 MH5012 victor.karpov Theoretical Physics
Khare, Sanjay x4906
sanjay.khare Department Chair/Condensed Matter Theory
Lee, Scott x4779 MH3003 scott.lee Biophysics (exp)
Medling, Anne x2659 RO 1050 Anne.Medling Astrophysics
Megeath, S. Thomas x7812 RO2040 s.megeath Astrophysics
Star Formation
Podraza, Nikolas x3708 R1 2100E nikolas.podraza Condensed Matter
Ray, Aniruddha x4787 MH 4017 Aniruddha.Ray Biophysics
Shan, Kathy x5334 MH 4025 kathy.shan Lecturer
Smith, JD x8528 RO300A jd.smith Astrophysics
Visbal, Eli x4957 RO 2050 Elijah.Visbal Theorectical Astrophysics
Yan, Yanfa x5335
R1 2100D
yanfa.yan Ohio Research Scholar Chair

Department Staff

Name Phone Office Email Title
Ambalanath, Shan x4717 MH2020 ambalanath.shan Electronics Technician
Brown, Mike x2981
michael.brown1 Physics & Observatory Technician
Burkholder, Lori x4623 MH 2023 Lori.Burkholder Business Services Officer
Mak, Alex x4641 RO31 alexander.mak Associate Planetarium Director
Obee, Lynda x2241 MH2019 Lynda.obee Administrative Assistant
Salupo, Carl x3838 R1 Bldg. carl.salupo Research Lab Technician

Post-Doctoral Research Associates

Name Phone Office Email Field
Bi, Enbing x2241 R1 Physics
Du, Maria x4904 MH 5007 Ningyi.Du Physics
Lamarche, Cody x4643 RO 3010 cody.lamarche Astronomy
Li, Dengbing 419-320-8831 R1 2100P Physics
Mok, Angus x2241 RO 3020 king.mok Astronomy
Nath, Peuli x2241 MH 5015 peuli.nath Physics
Pokhrel, Riwaj x4643 RO 3010 riwaj.pokhrel Astronomy
Pradhan, Puja   R1 puja.pradhan Photovoltaics
Ramanujam, Balaji x2241 R1 balaji.ramanujam Physics
Song, Zhaoning x3785 R1 2100D Photovoltaics
Sperling, Nicholas x2147 MH 4004 nicholas.sperling Medical Physics
Subedi, Indra   R1 Indra.Subedi Photovoltaics
Wang, Xiaoming x2241 R1 Physics
Wu, Zhifang x2241 R1 zhifang.wu Physics

Graduate Students Directory

Name Phone Office Email Field
Adhikari, Dipendra x3708 R1 Dipendra.Adhikari Photovoltaics
Adhikari, Vijaya x4903 MH 5009 Vijaya.Adhikari Physics
Agostino, James x2241 MH 2014 James.Agostino Astronomy
Akbari, Fatemeh x4797 MH 4019 Fatemeh.Akbari Physics
AL-Bayati, Ahmed x4903 MH 5009 Ahmed.Albayati Renewable energy
Alfadhily, Fadhil x3870 R1 Fadhil.Alfadhily Physics
Almutawah, Zahrah x4729 MH2024 zahrah.almutawah Physics
Amoah, Sylvester x4729 MH 2024 Sylvester.Amoah Physics
Arora, Vidheesha x7774 MH 1006 Vidheesha.Arora Bio-Eng
Awni, Rasha x3918 R1 Rasha.Awni Physics
Bastola, Ebin x3874 R1 Ebin.Bastola Physics
Beiler, Samuel x2241 MH 2014 Samuel.Beiler Astronomy
Bista, Sandip x2654 MH 5015 Sandip.Bista Physics
Bogue, Jonathan N x2147 MH 4004 Jonathan.Bogue Medical Physics
Chen, Lei x2533 MH 2014 Lei.Chen Physics
Davis, Matthew x2637 R1 Matthew.Davis Photovoltaics
Dehal, Prem x4729 MH 2024 Prem.Dehal Physics
Du, Ningy x4904 MH 5007 Ningy.Du Physics
Dulal, Prabin x2241 MH 2014 Prabin.Dulal Condense Matter
Dumre, Bishal x4904 MH 5007 BishalBabu.Dumre Physics
Feathers,Colton x2241 MH 2014 Colton.Feathers Astronomy
Federman,Samuel x2533 RO 3050 Samuel.Federman Astrophysics
Fodor, Antoniu x2533 RO 4020 Antoniu.Fodor Physics
Friedl, Jared x2241 MH 2014 Jared.Friedl Condense Matter
Frye, Bailey x2241 MH 2014 Bailey.Frye Condensed Matter
Ghimire, Kiran x2533 MH 2014 Kiran.Ghimire Photovoltaics
Greco, Jennifer x2050 RO 4000 Jennifer.Greco Astrophysics
Grice, Corey x3531 R1 corey.grice Photovoltaics
Gullingsrud, Allison x7871 RO 4050 allison.bratcher Astrophysics
Habel, Nolan x4644 RO 4010 Nolan.Habel Astrophysics
Hamadna, Sameer x2533 MH 2014 Sameer.Hamadna Physics
Heckel, Kyle x4729 MH 2014 Kyle.Heckel Physics
Hosseinian, Ramez x2637 R1 Ramez.Hosseinian Photovoltaics
Itapu, Srikanth x8288 NE2010 Srikanth.Itapu Magnetic Semiconductor thin films
Jamarkattel, Manoj x7774 MH 1006 Manoj.Jamarkattel Physics
Jayswal,Niva x7774 MH 1006 Niva.Jayswal Physics
Johnston, Victor x4645 RO 4020 Victor.Johnston Astronomy
Kaluarachchi, Prabodika x2241 MH 2014 Prabodika.Kaluarachchi Condensed Matter
Kandel, Shreedhar x4903 MH 5009 Shreedhar.Kandel Physics
Katakumbura, Nadeesha x2241 MH 2014 Nadeesha.Katakumbura Condensed Matter
Khatri, Indiras x5336 MH 5005 Indiras.Khatri Physics
Lai, Shao-Yu (Thomas) x4644 RO 4010 ShaoYu.Lai Astrophysics
Li, Chongwen x3531 R1 Chongwen.Li Photovoltaics
Liyanage, Geethika Kaushalya x4729 MH 2024 Geethika.Liyanage Photovoltaics
Mainali, Madan x4797 MH 4019 madan.mainali Medical Physics
Mcelvany, Chad x2241 MH 2014 Chad.Mcelvany MSPP
Mishra, Ashish x2533 RO 3050 Ashish.Mishra Physics
Oswald, Wayne Lawrence x2050 RO 4000 Wayne.Oswald Astrophysics
Oudat, Osama x4797 MH 4019 Osama.Oudat Physics
Patmiou, Maria x7774 MH 1006 Maria.Patmiou Physics
Pokhrel, Dipendra x2533 MH 2014 Dipendra.Pokhrel Astronomy
Poudel, Tilak x7774 MH 1006 Tilak.Poudel Photovoltaics
Quader, Gazi x2533 MH 2014 Abdul.Quader Astronomy
Rajakaruna, Prabhani x2533 RO 4040 Prabhani.Rajakaruna Astronomy
Razooqi, Mohammed x2241 MH 2014 Mohammed.Razooqi Physics
Rijal, Suman x2533 MH 2014 Rijal.Suman Physics
Salari, Elahheh x4797 MH 4019 Elahheh.Salari Medical Physics
Sapkota, Dhurba x3843 MH 4004 DhurbaRaj.Sapkota Photovoltaics
Shrestha, Bishal x2241 MH 2014 Bishal.Shrestha Condensed Matter
Shrestha, Niraj x4729 MH 2024 Niraj.Shrestha Physics
Subedi, Biwas x2654 MH 5015 Biwas.Subedi Physics
Subedi, Kamala x7774 MH 1006 Kamala.KhanalSubedi Photovoltaics
Taghizadehghahremanloo, Somayeh x7774 MH 1006 Somayeh.Taghizadehghahremanloo Physics
Tamanna, Daisy (Mariam) x4904 MH 5007 Mariam.Tamanna Physics
Tumusange, Marie x7774 MH 1006 Marie.Tumusange Physics
Uprety, Prakash x4729 MH 2024 Prakash.Uprety Photovoltaics
Xie, Kanru x2533 MH2014 Kanru.Xie Medical Physics
Zakri, Wafa x4729 MH 2024 Wafa.Zakri Physics

Emeritus and Adjunct Faculty

Name Phone Office Email Title
Anderson-Huang, Lawrence x5332 MH3005 lawrence.anderson Professor of Astronomy Emeritus
Bagley, Brian x4633 MH4027A bgb Professor of Physics Emeritus
Bohn, Randy x2407 MH4027A randy.bohn Professor of Physics Emeritus
Bopp, Bernard     bernard.bopp Professor of Astronomy Emeritus
Compaan, Alvin x4787 MH4017 alvin.compaan Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus
Curtis, Larry x2341 MH4027A larry.curtis Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus
Deck, Robert x2653 MH4027A rdeck Professor of Physics Emeritus
Ellis, David x4634 MH4027A david.ellis Professor of Physics Emeritus
Federman, Steven x2652 RO 1030 steven.federman Astrophysics/Interstellar Chemistry
Irving, Rick x2589 MH2010 richard.irving Atomic Physics (exp)
James, Philip       Distinguished Professor of Astronomy Emeritus
Kvale, Thomas x2980
thomas.kvale Professor of Physics Emeritus
Morrison, Nancy x2241   nancy.morrison Professor of Astronomy and Planetarium Director Emerita
Palmer, James x5339 MH4027 james.palmer Professor of Physics Emeritus
Parsai, Ishmael 419.383.4541 UMC 0237 e.parsai Adjunct Professor (Medical Physics)
Schectman, Richard x2241   rschect Professor of Physics Emeritus
Shvydka, Diana 419.383.5328 RHC 0005K diana.shvydka Adjunct Assistant Professor (Medical Physics)
Simon, H. John x2241   jsimon Professor of Physics Emeritus
Theodosiou, Constantine x2241   cet Professor of Physics Emeritus
Williamson, Jr., W. x2241     Professor of Physics Emeritus
Witt, Adolf x2709 RO2020 adolf.witt Distinguished Professor of Astronomy Emeritus


Name Phone Office Email Title
Guan, Lei x3918 R1 1125 Lei.Guan Visiting Scholar
Hanna, Baher x6117 MH4010 baher.hanna Lecturer
Koirala, Prakash X3809 R1 prakash.koirala Research Professor
Medling, Scott x6117 MH 4010 Scott.Medling Research Professor
Meng, Weiwei x3918 R1 2000C Weiwei.Meng Visiting Scholar
Ojha, Madhusudan x4902 MH 5011 Madhusudan.Ojha Visiting Professor
Phillips, Adam x3884 R1 adam.phillips Research Professor
Shim, Yunsic x4902 MH 5011 yunsic.shim Research Professor
Zhao, Dewei x3918 R1 2100D Dewei.Zhao Research Professor


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

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Last Updated: 8/3/20