Physics Department Faculty & Staff

Tenure-Track Faculty |  Faculty Lecturers  |  Faculty EmeritusVisiting Faculty  | Part-time Faculty | Staff  |

 

 

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Tenure-Track Faculty

 

 
 

Dr. James L. Garner

Professor of Physics and Chair

 
 

Ph.D. Theoretical Solid State Physics, Ohio State University  

 

E-mail: jgarner@unf.edu
Phone:  (904) 620-2729
Office:  Building 50, Room 2600

 

 

 

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Dr. Thomas Pekarek  

Terry Presidential Professor of Physics
 
 

Ph. D. Experimental Solid State Physics, Purdue University

Director: Helium Liquefier Facility

 

E-mail:  tpekarek@unf.edu
Phone:  (904) 620-1939
Office:  Building 50, Room 1524

 

 

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Dr. Lev Gasparov

Terry Presidential Professor of Physics
 
 

Ph.D. Experimental Solid State Physics,

Institute for Solid State Physics, Moscow 

 

E-mail: lgasprov@unf.edu
Phone:  (904) 620-1933
Office:  Building 50, Room 1520

Faculty Bio page

 

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Dr. Jane MacGibbon

Associate Professor of Physics

 
 

Ph. D. Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Cambridge

Astronomy Club Advisor
  

E-mail:  jmacgibb@unf.edu
Phone:  (904) 620-1923
Office:  Building 50, Room 1518

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Dr. Daniel Arenas

Assistant Professor of Physics

 
 

Ph. D. Experimental Solid State Physics, University of Florida

Pre-Medical Physics Advisor


E-mail:  djarenas@unf.edu 
Phone:  (904) 620-1168
Office:  Building 50, Room 1534


 

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Dr. Daniel Santavicca

Assistant Professor of Physics

 
 

Ph. D. Experimental Solid State Physics, Yale University

 

E-mail: daniel.santavicca@unf.edu

Phone: (904) 620-5209

Office: Building 50, Room 1502

Faculty Bio page


 

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Dr. Chris Kelso

Assistant Professor of Physics
 
 

Ph.D. Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Chicago

Society of Physics Students Advisor

 

Email: ckelso@unf.edu

Phone: (904) 620-2155

Office: Building 50, Room 1516

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Dr. Maitri Warusawithana

Assistant Professor of Physics
 
 

Ph.D. Experimental Solid State Physics, University of Illinois

 

Email: maitriw@unf.edu 

Phone: (904) 620-2155

Office: Building 50, Room 1516

 

 

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Faculty Lecturers

 
 
 

 

Dr. John Anderson

Senior Lecturer in Physics

 

 

Ph.D. Biophysics, Harvard University

Director, Science and Culture Initiative

Astronomy Club Advisor 

Director, Teaching Apprenticeship Program

 

E-mail: jeanders@unf.edu
Phone:  (904) 620-3988
Office:  Building 50, Room 1508

 

 

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Dr. Nirmal Patel

Senior Lecturer in Physics

   
 

Ph.D. Experimental Solid State Physics, Patel University (India)

Director, SEM Facility

 

E-mail:  npatel@unf.edu
Phone:  (904) 620-1670
Office:  Building 50, Room 1534

 

 
 

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Dr. Barry Albright

Lecturer in Earth Sciences 
 

 

Ph.D. Geology 1997, University of California, Riverside

 

E-mail:  lalbrigh@unf.edu
Phone:  (904) 620-2238
Office:  Building 50, Room 2810  

 

 

 

 

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Faculty Emeritus

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Dennis L. Gay (Emeritus)

Associate Professor of Physics
 

 

Ph.D. Experimental and Computational Nuclear Physics,

Florida State University

 

E-mail:  dgay@unf.edu
Phone:  (904) 620-1941
Office:  Building 50, Room 1532

 

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Visiting Faculty

 

 

Dr. Sampyo Hong

E-mail: s.hong@unf.edu  

Phone: (904) 620-2235

Office: Building 50, Room 2808

Ph.D. Theoretical Solid State Physics, Kansas State University

   
 

Dr. Jeff Hoskins

E-mail: jdvhoskins@unf.edu  

Phone: (904) 620-1965

Office: Building 50, Room 2820

Ph.D. Experimental Solid State Physics, University of Florida

   
  Mr. Jim Montgomery

E-mail: j.montgomery.138251@unf.edu  

Phone: (904) 620-1389

Office: Building 50, Room 2816
M.S. Experimental Optics, University of Central Florida

   
 

 

Part-time Faculty

 

 

Dr. Karl Pezdirtz  

E-mail: k.pezdirtz.144793@unf.edu  

Phone: (904) 620-2729

Office: Building 4, Room 2102

Ph.D. Experimental Solid State Physics, SUNY

   
 

Mr. Ron Nelson

Phone: (904) 620-5207

Office: Building 4, Room 2118

 

   

 

 

 

 

Staff

 
 

 

 

 

  

Dr. Phil Davis

 
 
 

Ph.D. Experimental Physical Chemistry, Rice University

Physics Lab Manager and Industrial Professor

 

E-mail:  pdavis@unf.edu  

Phone:  (904) 620-1957

Office:  Building 50, Room 2818

 

 

 

 

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Ms. Sandy Bernreuter

Physics Office Manager

 
 

 

E-mail:  sbernreu@unf.edu  

Phone:  (904) 620-2729

Office:  Building 50, Room 2600

 

 

 

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