Faculty – Physical
Randy Bartels - Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer EngineeringPh.D., University of Michigan970-491-1464 / firstname.lastname@example.orgThe research that we do in our group is highly multidisciplinary, drawing on optics, chemistry, biological, and engineering principles. Our group is working to unravel fundamental questions concerning the interaction of femtosecond light pulses with molecules to induce coherent motion in specific degrees of freedom of the molecules.
Elliot Bernstein - ProfessorPh.D., California Institute of Technology970-491-6347 / email@example.comConformation and potential energy surfaces of isolated and solvated non-rigid molecules, nucleation, growth, and structure of van der Waals clusters in the gas phase, energy dynamics and chemical reaction in van der Waals clusters, spectroscopy of reactive intermediates, metal oxide cluster catalysis
Kristen Buchanan - Assistant Professor, PhysicsPh.D., University of Alberta970-491-5424 / firstname.lastname@example.orgMy research explores lateral confinement and coupling effects in nanomagnets through both experimental investigations and numerical modeling. In addition to being an exciting subject of study from a fundamental perspective, nanomagnets are also important for the advancement of technology, for example, in spintronics devices, storage media, and for medical applications. My present work focuses on the magnetization reversal and spin excitations of patterned magnetic elements.
Ellen Fisher - Professor, Department ChairPh.D., University of Utah970-491-5250 / email@example.comPlasma chemistry, reactivity of radicals with surfaces using LIF and molecular beam techniques. Plasma polymerization deposition and etching of materials. Characterization of plasma synthesized thin films.
Branka Ladanyi - ProfessorPh.D., Yale University970-491-5196 / firstname.lastname@example.orgStatistical mechanics, structure and dynamics of molecular fluids and solids. Theoretical and computational studies of surfactant self-assembly, nanoconfined and supercritical fluids, liquid interfaces, solvation dynamics, light scattering and nonlinear optical phenomena.
Nancy Levinger - Professor and University Distinguished Teaching ScholarPh.D., University of Colorado970-491-1331 / email@example.comDynamics of molecules and chemistry in the condensed phase, especially molecular assemblies, molecules at liquid interfaces and in confined environments by ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, NMR, and neutron scattering.
Gary Maciel - Professor EmeritusPh.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology970-491-6480 / firstname.lastname@example.orgMultinuclear NMR studies of structural and intermolecular effects, studies of solid polymers, plant materials and organic geochemicals, NMR as a bridge between the solid state, and liquid solutions, NMR studies of surfaces, NMR studies of fibers, ceramics and conductors, materials imaging, NMR application to the study of fundamental behavior of pollutants in soil/groundwater systems.
Carmen Menoni - Professor in Electrical and Computer EngineeringPh.D., Colorado State University970-491-8659 / email@example.comProf. Menoni’s research bridges from material to optical sciences. She is engaged in the growth and characterization of high bandgap oxide materials for the engineering of interference coatings for high power lasers. She is also actively involved in using bright coherent beams of light of wavelengths between 10-50 nm for optics applications such as imaging and ablation.
Anthony Rappe - ProfessorPh.D., California Institute of Technology970-491-6292 / firstname.lastname@example.orgTheoretical characterization of reaction mechanisms in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, new electronic structure techniques, development of force fields or model potentials for chemical reactivity studies.
Alan Van Orden - Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Berkeley970-491-6286 / email@example.comBioanalytical chemistry, single molecule detection and spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, optical and scanning probe microscopy, optical biosensors for pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry.