In 2012-2013, the Department of Physics
has continued its growth which has begun in
2009. The number of majors increased from 34 to 81
since 2009. We have larger freshmen class again in Fall
2013 (44 new students). Physics is among the few departments
with its majors holding the highest Math and
Reading SAT scores at SHU.
2012-2013 was Dr. Anthony Troha’s first year as the
Faculty Associate in the Physics Department. As the
Physics Laboratory Coordinator he is the key personnel
responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the
introductory and the advanced physics laboratories. The
department has benefited significantly from having a
very efficient dedicated laboratory coordinator. In 2012,
we worked with Paul Fisher form SHU-TLTC for the
installation of the LCD projectors for our advanced
laboratories and electronics laboratories.
In 2012-2013, the faculty of the Department of Physics
has exhibited a productive scholarship output. A total of
four peer-reviewed articles and has been published or
accepted and two book chapters were accepted for publication
in respected scientific publisher, Springer. The
faculty presented 7 papers and delivered two invited lectures.
There were eight student research presentations in
local, national, and international conferences and two
student fellowship awards: one from NJSGC and another
form American Physical Society. The Physics
Faculty applied for 8 research grants in the total amount
of $500,000 and received a $236,000 in external grants
funding. “International 3rd Graduate Summer Institutes
on Complex Plasmas summer school organized at Seton
Hall University held July 31 – August 8, 2012 in South
Orange, New Jersey.
I am looking forward to another great year.
Mehmet A Sahiner,