Physics and Engineering Department

Teaching philosophy

  1. To impart knowledge to students (of all levels and at both undergrad and grad) by teaching them the scientific method
  2. To actively involve the students in current scientific and engineering research problems, by working closely with them, and by showing to them the gratification of team work
  3. To guide the students in becoming accomplished professionals in the field of electrical engineering, and the physics and applications of modern solid state devices
  4. To teach the students how to love research and the advancement of knowledge in their field
  5. To excite new students in excelling in the fields of Physics and Engineering
  6. To guide (and mentor) the students in pursuing graduate degrees
  7. To link senior level students with other research and development environments (industrial and academic) via collaboration, proposal submission and paper presentation and publication
  8. To participate with the advisees in international meetings and exchange new and exciting ideas 
  9. To network the advisees with “colleague-groups” from all over the world
  10. To lead the way and provide a paradigm of dedication and hard work in one’s field
  11. To help promote the department to the center action of the device-community, both nationally and internationally

Teaching Topics

  1. Engineering Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  2. Electromagnetic Theory and Techniques I
  3. Electromagnetic Theory and Techniques II
  4. Solid State Devices/Solid State Physics (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  5. The physics of “The Bipolar Transistor (Si, Ge and GaAs)”, Special Topic, 400 level
  6. The Physics of “The Field Effect Transistor (or Modern FET devices), Special Topic, 400 level
  7. The Physics of The Solar Cell (bulk and multi-layer solar cells), Special Topic, 400 level
  8. Quantum Semiconductor Devices, Special Topic, 400 level
  9. Integrated Electronic Circuits I
  10. Integrated Electronics II
  11. “PSPICE and MATLAB for Electronics” as part of Integrated Electronics I
  12. Semiconductor Device Modeling with SPICE
  13. Foundations of Superconductivity (with Superconducting Electronics: EE 484)
  14. Introduction to Physics I & II (Phys 120, 121, 140, 141)
  15. Physics Lab instruction
  16. Statics & Dynamics
  17. Engineering Mathematics & Mathematical Methods
  18. Power Electronics, Special Topic, 400 level
  19. Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes (484-level (senior) course for Physics and EE majors), Special Topic, 400 level
  20. Physics of Power Devices, Special Topic, 400 level
  21. Physics of Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors, Special Topic, 400 level
  22. Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics, Special Topic, 400 level
  23. Microwave Theory and Applications, Special Topic, 400 level
  24. Solid State Device and Tunneling, Special Topic, 400 level
  25. Tunneling Phenomena in N-S Structures, Special Topic, 400 level
  26. Physics of Quantum Well Solar Cells, Special Topic, 400 level
  27. Quantum Mechanics for Engineers, Special Topic, 400 level
  28. Solar Electricity (GE: Phys 114, new course)
  29. Elements of Solar System Dynamics (200-level, for science majors: new course), Special Topic
  30. Astronomy I – The Solar System (GE: Phys 101)
  31. Astronomy II  - Stellar Evolution (new course) (GE: Phys 201)
  32. The Conscious Universe (on modern astronomy and cosmology: beyond the solar system) (GE: Phys 109)
  33. Solar Electricity
  34. Photonic devices
  35. Nanotechnology: Physics of nano-systems (Phys 225)
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