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The Faculty


Paul R. Anderson

Keith D. Bonin

Eric Carlson

David Carroll

Forrest T Charnock

Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara. General relativity, quantum field theory, cosmology.

Ph.D., University of Maryland. Optical traps, nanoscopic physics, biophysics

Ph.D., Harvard. Particle physics and astrophysics.

Ph.D., Wesleyan University, Associate Professor. Nanostructures, low-dimensional systems, biotechnology, microscopy.

Ph.D., Wake Forest University

Greg Cook

Jacquelyn Fetrow

Martin Guthold

Natalie A. W. Holzwarth

William C. Kerr

Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Assistant Professor. General relativity, numerical relativity, black hole coalescence. Ph.D., Penn State. Reynolds Professor of Computational Biophysics. Studies pharmocologically important sites on proteins.  

Ph.D., University of Oregon. Biophysics, single molecule imaging and
manipulation; scanning probe imaging.

Ph.D., University of Chicago. Theoretical solid state physics, computer simulations of electronic and structural properties of solids.

Ph.D., Cornell University. Theoretical solid state and statistical physics, computer simulation studies of phase transitions, and soliton effects in condensed matter.

Daniel B. Kim-Shapiro

Jed C. Macosko

G. Eric Matthews

Fred Salsbury

Richard T. Williams

.Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. Biophysics, The use of spectroscopic techniques to study aggregation in biological systems, particularly sickle cell hemoglobin.


Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, Chemistry. Mechanics of protein machines.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Condensed matter physics, experiments and computer simulation of defects and clustering in insulators, high temperature superconductors


Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.
Theoretical and computational biophysics, density functional theory

Ph.D., Princeton University. Ultrafast optical and electron spectroscopy; laser processing of materials, atomic resolution surface microscopy, synchrotron radiation research, high temperature superconductors

Research Faculty

George M. Holzwarth
Research Professor
K. Burak Ucer
Research Associate Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University. Biophysics, polymer physics. Ph.D., U. RochesterUltrafast laser physics and spectroscopy, optical materials.

Adjunct Faculty

J. Daniel Bourland Peter Santago Tim Miller
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Radiation Oncology Ph.D., North Carolina State University. Adjunct Associate Professor. Medical physics, medical imaging, and tomography.

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Adjunct Assitant Professor. High energy physics, parallel computing systems.

Emeritus Faculty

Robert W. Brehme George M. Holzwarth Howard W. Shields George P. Williams  
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Professor emeritus. General relativity, field theory, quantum mechanics. Ph.D., Harvard University. Biophysics, polymer physics. Ph.D., Duke University. Solid state physics, biophysics, electron spin resonance studies in irradiated organic solids of biological interest, high temperature superconductors, structural phase changes. Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Solid state physics, defects in crystalline materials, ultrafast optical and electron spectroscopy, atomic resolution surface microscopy.  

Research Associates

Swati Basu, Research Assistant Professor, Biophysics

Ben Harrison, Research Associate, Photovoltaics and nanomaterials

Kyungkon Kim, Nanomaterials

Mick Knaggs, Computational Biophysics

Stacy Knutson, Computational Biophysics

Jiwen Liu, Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials

Michael Schmidt, Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials


Eric Chapman, Instructional Resources Manager.

Gale Burns, Secretary.

Bob Morris , Laboratory Technician.

Judy Swicegood , Administrative Coordinator.

Ching-Wan Yip , Instructional Technology Analyst.

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