Faculty

  • Aliev, Fouad, PhD, Leningrad State University, 1975, Professor. Experimental solid-state physics; condensed mass physics; liquid crystals; porous medium dielectric spectroscopy; static dispersion techniques and light dynamics.

  • Altschuler, Daniel R., PhD, Brandeis University, 1975, Professor. Astronomy, extragalactic radio sources; active galactic nucleus.

  • Bhuiyan, Lutful B., PhD, University of London, 1977, Professor. Statistical mechanics; chemical-physics; electrolyte structure and thermodynamics; double electric layers; theory of liquids.

  • Blum, Lesser (Professor Emeritus), PhD, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1956, JS Guggenheim Fellow 1978; Emeritus. Fellow, American Physical Society, 1980-; J. HiIderbrand Award 2003; Professor. Mathematical physics; exact results for charged systems; exactly solved problems in statistical mechanics.

  • Feng, Xianping, PhD, La Trobe University, Australia, 2000, Associate Professor. Performed experiments on laser-matter interaction utilizing Nd:YAG short pulselasers; thin film deposition and research; Photoemission & laser characterization;Study/analyze hot and dense plasma generated by laser radiation or in plasma focus.

  • Fonseca, Luis, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, 1985, Professor. Solid-state physics; optical and electrical properties of crystalline and amorphous materials; nanostructured semiconductors: synthesis and opto -electronic properties.

  • Guinel, Maxime J-F., PhD, Washington State University, 2006, Assistant Professor. Faculty position between the Departments of Physics and Chemistry. Experimental Nanotechnology.

  • Katiyar, Ram S., PhD, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,1968, Professor. Raman and infrared spectroscopy; growth and characterization of ferroelectrics, transparent semiconductors, solid state ionics in thin film and nano-ctystalline forms for optoelectronic applications; Lattice dynamics of phonons.

  • Martínez, Antonio, PhD, American University, 1990, Professor. Condensed matter physics; epitaxial growth of metals and widebandgap semiconductors; transport properties; surface physics.

  • Morell, Gerardo, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, 1995. Professor. Novel nanostructured materials for technological applications.

  • Nieves, José F., PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1980, Professor. Theoretical particle physics.

  • Olmi, Luca, PhD, University of Florence, 1991, Assistant Professor. Radio astronomy, optical design, stars formation studies; astrochemistry.

  • Orbegoso, Víctor A., PhD, Education (Curriculum and Instruction), University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 2006, Assistant Professor, Academic Assistant and Lab Coordinator.

  • Palai, Ratnakar, PhD, University of Strathclyde, UK, 2004, Assistant Professor. Nanostructure Materials, “spintronic devices”.

  • Pantoja, Carmen, PhD, University of Oklahoma, 1995, Associate Professor. Astronomy; spectral analysis; galaxies; cosmology.

  • Ponce de León, Jaime, PhD, Central University of Venezuela, 1985, Professor. General relativity; cosmological heterogeneous models; Kaluza-Klein theory.

  • Selsby, Ronald G., PhD, Ohio State University, 1969, Professor. Chemical-physics; calculations of molecular ionization energies and electronic affinities.

  • Torruella, Alfredo J., PhD, Yale University, 1965, Professor. Quantum mechanics; nonlinear waves; computational fluid dynamics.

  • Ubriaco, Marcelo R., PhD, University of North Carolina, 1989, Professor. Quantum field theory; quantum group applications to quantum statistical mechanics.

  • Velev, Julian, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2002, Associate Professor. Condensed matter physics, (electronic structure and transport.