Main Office: Fred F. Loock Engineering Center, S-236
Phone: (414) 277-7349
Fax: (414) 277-2878
The Physics and Chemistry Department contributes to the mission of MSOE in two distinctly different ways. The department offers a bachelor of science degree in the dynamic field of biomolecular engineering, and minors in physics and chemistry. In addition, the department meets the basic science education needs at MSOE by offering all required courses in physics, chemistry and biology.
The full range of up-to-date experimental facilities in the Physics and Chemistry Department produce a well-rounded laboratory experience for all students. Faculty challenge the curiosity and intellect of students by offering a variety of elective courses. The department strives to become a hub for the development and application of novel molecular and nano-engineering tools, including regulatory pathways and new materials and approaches that are the focus of applied and basic research in industry, academia and medicine.
Furthermore, the department provides education and expertise in the following areas:
- General and applied physics: focused on preparation for graduate school or personal enrichment by offering a variety of elective courses leading to a Minor in Physics.
- General, organic and biochemistry: focused on preparation for graduate work in science or medicine and leading to a Minor in Chemistry.
- Materials science: complements any engineering education through an in-depth study of new materials and how microscopic properties define macroscopic properties of materials.
- Optics and photonics: optical communication and the extension of electronics to the optical realm. This sequence has a special emphasis option in the Minor in Physics.
Dr. Matey G. Kaltchev
Dr. Gul Afshan, Dr. Matey G. Kaltchev, Jeffrey B. Korn, Dr. A. James Mallmann, Dr. Steven P. Mayer, Dr. Richard R Mett, Dr. Anne-Marie Nickel, Dr. Robert Olsson
Dr. Jung Lee, Dr. Nazieh Masoud, Dr. Vipin Paliwal, Dr. Faisal Shaikh, Dr. Wujie Zhang
Dr. Anne Alexander, Dr. Eryn Hassemer, Dr. Serdar Ozturk
Ruth A. Schwartz
Adjunct Associate Professors:
Dr. Timothy M. Herman, Dr. Usha Raut
Adjunct Assistant Professors:
Dr. Mitchell Colton, Dr. Sarah Hosseini, Dr. Lisa Jurgens, Dr. Maria Shteynbuk
Steven J. Augustine
Dr. James W. Dieball, Dr. Carol B. Diggelman, Dr. Ronald A. Kobiske, Brigita Kore-Kakulis, Janina Levy, Dr. Anders H. Schenstrom
Joyce M. Solochek
Technical Support Staff:
Paulo Antunes, De’Jorra Gilmore, Richard A. Wolter
Physics and Chemistry Department Electives
The department offers a variety of elective courses. The specific courses and the number of courses offered in any given quarter vary depending on enrollment and student interest.