Department of Physics & Astronomy

Chair: Joseph Barranco
Associate Chair: Adrienne Cool
Graduate Admissions: Jeff Greensite
Graduate Advisor: Susan Lea
Undergraduate Major Advisors: Maarten Golterman, Jeff Greensite, Kristan Jensen, Weining Man, Barbara Neuhauser, AKM Newaz
Advisor for Secondary School Teacher Preparation: Adrienne Cool


Faculty

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Joseph Barranco

Associate Professor
PhD Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
Office: TH 334
Phone: 415-338-2450
E-mail: barranco
Research: Astrophysical & geophysical fluid dynamics.
At SFSU since 2007.


John Brewer

Assistant Professor
PhD Astronomy, Yale University, 2016
Office: TBD
Phone: TBD
E-mail: TBD
Research: Exoplanetary science.
Starting in Fall 2019!


Zhigang Chen

Professor
PhD Physics, Bryn Mawr College, 1995
Office: TH 526
Phone: 415-338-3876
E-mail: zhigang
Research: Quantum optics & photonics.
At SFSU since 1998.
On leave Aug. 2017 - Aug. 2019


Kim Coble

Professor
PhD Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 1999
Office: SCI 387
Phone:
E-mail: kcoble
Research: Physics & astronomy education.
At SFSU since 2016.


Adrienne Cool

Professor
PhD Astronomy, Harvard University, 1994
Office: TH 416
Phone: 415-338-6450
E-mail: cool
Research: Galactic astronomy - globular clusters & binary stars.
At SFSU since 1996.


Maarten Golterman

Professor
PhD Physics, University of Amsterdam, 1986
Office: TH 525
Phone: 415-405-0903
E-mail: maarten
Research: Theoretical high-energy physics.
At SFSU since 2001.


Jeff Greensite

Professor
PhD Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1980
Office: TH 304
Phone: 415-338-1600
E-mail: greensit
Research: Theoretical high-energy physics.
At SFSU since 1984.


Kristan Jensen

Assistant Professor
PhD Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, 2010
Office: TH 305
Phone: 415-338-1969
E-mail: kristanj
Research: String theory & quantum field theory.
At SFSU since 2016.


Susan Lea

Professor
PhD Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, 1974
Office: TH 532
Phone: 415-338-1655
E-mail: slea
Research: Theoretical astrophysics.
At SFSU since 1980.


Weining Man

Associate Professor
PhD Physics, Princeton University, 2005
Office: SCI 386
Phone: 415-338-2731
E-mail: weining
Research: Quantum optics & photonics.
At SFSU since 2008.


Ron Marzke

Assoc. Dean of College of Science & Engineering
PhD Astronomy, Harvard University, 1994
Office: TH 323
Phone: 415-338-2955
E-mail: marzke
Research: Extragalactic astronomy.
At SFSU since 2000.


Barbara Neuhauser

Professor
PhD Physics, Stanford University, 1985
Office: TH 540
Phone: 415-338-1468
E-mail: barbjn
Research: Solid state physics & cryogenic electronics.
At SFSU since 1986.


AKM Newaz

Assistant Professor
PhD Physics, Stony Brook University, 2006
Office: TH 317
Phone: 415-338-2944
E-mail: akmnewaz
Research: Quantum materials & nanodevices.
At SFSU since 2014.


Charli Sakari

Assistant Professor
PhD Astronomy, University of Victoria, 2014
Office: TBD
Phone: TBD
E-mail: TBD
Research: Extragalactic astronomy, near-field cosmology, galactic archaeology.
Starting in Fall 2019!


Huizhong Xu

Associate Professor
PhD Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004
Office: TH 316
Phone:
E-mail: huizhong
Research: Nano-optics & biophysical imaging.
At SFSU since 2016.




Current Lecturers


Stephen Asztalos

Lecturer
PhD Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
E-mail: sasztalos



Salma Begum

Lecturer
PhD Physics, Kent State University, 2018
E-mail: salmab19




Jeanne Digel

Lecturer
PhD Physics, Northeastern University, 1993
E-mail: digelj




Jack Dillon

Jack Dillon

Lecturer
M.S. Physics, San Francisco State University, 2017
E-mail: jackdillon




Jessica Fielder

Lecturer
M.S. Physics, San Francisco State University, 2007
E-mail: jfielder




Violeta Grigorescu

Lecturer
M.S. Physics, San Francisco State University, 2015
E-mail: vgrigore




Arefa Hossain

Lecturer
M.S. Physics, University of British Columbia, 2005
E-mail: arefa16




Alexandra Liguori

Lecturer
PhD Physics, University of Trieste, 2010
E-mail: aliguori




Chris McCarthy

Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001
Office: TH 520
Phone: 415-338-1880
E-mail: chris
Research: Exoplanetary science.


Elaine Tennant

Lecturer
PhD Physics, New Mexico State University, 2012
E-mail: et1083






Afilliated Faculty


Ron Adler

Adjunct Professor
E-mail: adler





Mary Barsony

Adjunct Professor at SFSU, Senior Research Scientist at SETI
PhD Astronomy, California Institute of Technology
E-mail: mbarsony
Research: Galactic astronomy



Debra Fischer

Adjunct Professor at SFSU, Professor of Astronomy at Yale University
PhD Astronomy, University of California, Santa Cruz
E-mail: fischer



Fred Lipschultz

Adjunct Professor
Office: TH 106
Phone: 415-338-1468
E-mail: lipschul





Professors Emeriti


Roger Bland

Professor Emeritus
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
E-mail: bland
Research: Underwater acoustic physics.
At SFSU since 1979. Emeritus since 2009.


John Burke

E-mail: burke






Gerald Fisher

E-mail: fisher






Oliver Johns

E-mail: ojohns






Jim Lockhart

Professor Emeritus
PhD, Stanford University
E-mail: jmlock
Research: Experimental general relativity
At SFSU since 1983. Emeritus since 2011.


Jim Peters

E-mail: peters






Robert Rogers

E-mail: rrogers






Charles Shapiro

E-mail: shapiro






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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