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Message from the Chair

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, Chair

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