Department Directory

Faculty

Dr. Ataur Chowdhury

Dr. Ataur Chowdhury

Associate Professor, Physics Academic Advisor

118 Reichardt Bldg

Special Interests/Research: Condensed Matter physics, nanotechnology

Dr. Mark Conde

Dr. Mark Conde

Associate Professor, Physics Academic Advisor

706F Elvey Bldg

Special Interests/Research: Auroral processes and space weather

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Dr. Peter A. Delamere

Dr. Peter A. Delamere

Professor, Physics Academic Advisor

108 Reichardt Bldg

Special Interests/Research: Comparative magnetospheric physics with emphasis on the numerical simulation of space plasmas using hybrid (kinetic ion, fluid electron) and multi-fluid techniques

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Dr. Michael Hull

Dr. Michael Hull

Assistant Professor of Physics, Physics Academic Advisor

120 Reichardt Bldg

Special Interests/Research: Patterns and variability in student reasoning, particularly in relation to emotional state and views about the nature of physics knowledge and learning

Dr. David Newman (Retired from teaching 2022)

Dr. David Newman (Retired from teaching 2022)

Professor

112 Reichardt Bldg

Special Interests/Research: Complex systems, turbulence, nonlinear dynamics and fusion plasma physics

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Dr. Chung-Sang Ng

Dr. Chung-Sang Ng

Associate Professor, Physics Academic Advisor

706E Elvey Building

Special Interests/Research: Theoretical and computational plasma physics, with applications in space and fusion plasmas

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Dr. Martin Truffer

Dr. Martin Truffer

Professor, Physics Academic Advisor

Department Chair

401 Elvey Bldg

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Dr. Renate Wackerbauer

Dr. Renate Wackerbauer

Professor, Physics Academic Advisor

106 Reichardt Bldg

Special Interests/Research: Complex temporal and spatiotemporal dynamics, Stochastic dynamical systems, Nonlinear time series analysis and Modeling of biological systems: coupled (biological) oscillators/circadian rhythms/neuron dynamics

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Dr. Wang Xu

Dr. Wang Xu

Term Assistant Professor

110 Reichardt Bldg

Special interests/Research: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Compton light source and its application. (Future: Arctic Physics and its application)

Dr. Hui Zhang

Dr. Hui Zhang

Professor, Physics Academic Advisor

708D Elvey Bldg

Special Interests/Research: Space Plasma Physics, Magnetospheric Physics, Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interaction

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Staff

Liya Billa

Liya Billa

Office Manager/Graduate Student Coordinator

102 Reichardt Bldg

Zak Tourville

Zak Tourville

Laboratory Supervisor

114 Reichardt Bldg

Special Interests/Research:  Predictability of Arctic Sea Ice extent. Science education and communication.


Affiliate, Associate, and Emeritus Faculty

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  • Dr. Uma Bhatt (Associate)/UAF Atmospheric Science
  • Dr. Greg A. Breed (Associate)/UAF Biology, IAB
  • Dr. William Bristow (Associate)/UAF Electrical Engrg
  • Dr. Devon Brown (Associate)/UAF Biology and IAB
  • Dr. Benjamin Carreras (Affiliate)
  • Dr. Richard Collins (Associate)/UAF Atmospheric Sciences
  • Dr. Pat Doak (Associate)/UAF Biology, IAB
  • Dr. Jeff Freymueller (Associate)/UAF Geosciences and GI
  • Dr. Don Hampton (Associate)/Geophysical Institute
  • Dr. Jean-Noel Leboeuf (Affiliate)
  • Mr. Thomas Logan (Associate)/UAF Alaska Satellite Facility
  • Dr. Dirk Lummerzheim (Associate)/Geophysical Institute
  • Dr. Thomas Marsik (Associate)/Bristol Bay Campus
  • Dr. Erin Pettit (Associate)/UAF Geosciences
  • Dr. Daniel J. Solie (Associate)/UAF
  • Dr. Raul Sanchez (Affiliate)
  • Dr. John D. Sahr (Affiliate)
  • Dr. William Simpson (Associate)/Chemistry
  • Dr. Curt Szuberla (Associate)/Geophysical Institute
  • Dr. Carl Tape (Associate)/UAF Geosciences and GI
  • Dr. Tom Weingartner (Associate)/Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Dr. Hyunju Connor (Affiliate) Astrophysical at NASA

 

  • John Craven, Professor of Physics
  • Charles Deehr, Professor of Physics
  • Thomas Hallinan, Professor of Geophysics
  • William Harrison, Professor of Physics
  • John Morack, Professor of Physics
  • Hans Nielsen, Professor of Physics
  • Dr. John Olson, Professor of Physics
  • Antonius Otto, Professor of Physics
  • Channon Price, Professor of Physics
  • Fred Rees, Professor of Physics
  • Juan Roederer, Professor of Physics
  • Davis Sentman, Professor of Physics (deceased)
  • Glenn Shaw, Professor of Physics
  • Knut Stamnes, Professor of Physics
  • Daniel Swift, Professor of Physics
  • Brenton Watkins, Professor of Physics
  • Gunter Weller, Professor of Geophysics
  • Gerd Wendler, Professor of Geophysics

Selected Faculty Publications

 

 
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