The faculty of the Physics Department is comprised of a team of learned and respected professors and lecturers. The faculty is heavily involved with research projects and student groups.
Dermot Coffey, chair and associate professor, does research in theoretical solid state physics.
Michael DeMarco, professor, does experimental solid state research involving the Mossbauer effect on superconductors. Dr. Demarco has published several papers with Buff State undergrads (see Undergraduate Students section below).
David Ettestad, associate professor, does research in chaos theory and also statistical mechanics theory. He also helps to coordinate the High Performance Computer Laboratory (HIPERC).
Daniel MacIsaac, associate professor, studies the factors that influence the development of effective physics teachers. Dan also coordinates the M.S.Ed. (Physics) graduate programs for physics teachers.
Ram Rai, associate professor, conducts experimental research on electronic and magnetic materials. He is particularly interested in thin films of complex oxides, and their investigation using different experimental techniques, including optical spectroscopy, resistivity, and dielectric measurements. Rai's webpage: http://faculty.buffalostate.edu/rairc/index.htm
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