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Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street, Troy, New York 12180-3590 USA

(518) 276-6310
Fax: (518) 276-6680

Department Faculty

Rensselaer’s faculty members are a collaborative community working in an atmosphere of increasing interdisciplinarity. They take pride in their dedication to teaching — demonstrating a commitment to excellence that always has been a hallmark of Rensselaer’s teacher-scholars.

All phone numbers are (518) 276 and the extension number.

Brown, Ethan Ph.D. Assistant Professor Ext. 6331
Chakrapani, Vidhya Ph.D. Assistant Professor, primary appointment with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Ext. 4402
García, Angel E. Ph.D. Professor; Senior Constellation Chaired Professor in Biocomputation and Bioinformatics Ext. 4206
Giedt, Joel Ph.D. Associate Professor Ext. 6455
Jackson, Shirley Ann Ph.D. President; Professor Ext. 6212
Korniss, György Ph.D. Professor Ext. 2555
Lewis, Kim Ph.D. Associate Professor Ext. 3978
Lin, Shawn-Yu Ph.D. Professor Ext. 2978
Lu, Toh-Ming Ph.D. R.P. Baker Distinguished Professor of Physics Ext. 2979
Meunier, Vincent Ph.D. Department Head; Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation Professor of Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship Ext. 6886
Newberg, Heidi Jo Ph.D. Professor Ext. 2652
Persans, Peter D. Ph.D. Professor; Department Associate Head Ext. 2934
Roberge, Wayne G. Ph.D. Professor Ext. 6454
Schroeder, John Ph.D. Professor Ext. 8408
Shur, Michael S. Ph.D. Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts ’48 Professor of Solid State Electronics (primary appointment with ECSE) Ext. 2201
Stoler, Paul Ph.D. Professor Ext. 8388
Terrones, Humberto Ph.D. Rayleigh Endowed Chair; Professor Ext. 2932
Wang, Gwo-Ching Ph.D. Travelstead Institute Chair; Professor Ext. 8387
Washington, Morris A. Ph.D. Professor of Practice Ext. 3064
Wertz, Esther, Ph.D Assistant Professor Ext. 2674
Wetzel, Christian M. Ph.D. Professor; Associate Dean of Science for Research and Graduate Programs Ext. 3755
Whittet, Douglas C.B. Ph.D. Professor; Director, New York Center for Astrobiology Ext. 8413
Wilke, Ingrid Ph.D. Associate Professor Ext. 6318
Yamaguchi, Masashi Ph.D. Associate Professor Ext. 3092
Zhang, Shengbai Ph.D. Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Senior Constellation Professor of Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship Ext. 6127

Research Appointments

Research Scientists

Herce, Henry D. Ph.D.
Sun, Yiyang Ph.D.

Visiting Scientist
Nayak, Saroj

Research Appointments

Carlin, Jeffrey
Derszy, Noemi
Kharche, Nareev
Kuang, Ping
Lu, Zonghuan
Lucking, Michael
Piro, Marie-Cecile
Qian, Guoguang
Raeliarijaona, Aldo
Xie, Weiyu
West, Damien
Yang, Yunbo

Adjunct Faculty

Ciolek, Glenn
Dwyer, Scott
Kim, Yong Sung
Rapson, Valerie
Trinkala, Michael

Supervisor, Studio Classrooms:
Dwyer, S. Ph.D., Ext. 8414

Coordinators of Public Observing:
Cassidy, J., Ext. 6310
Morton, D., Ext. 6310

Emeritus Professors

Adams, Gary S., Ph.D.
Brown, E., Ph.D.
Giaever, I., Ph.D.
Hayes, Tim, Ph.D.
Leung, C.M., Ph.D.
Levinger, J., Ph.D.
Medicus, H., Ph.D.
Meltzer, A.S., Ph.D.
Min, Kongki, Ph.D.
Nettel, S.J., Ph.D.
Salinger, G., Ph.D.
Winhold, E.J., Ph.D.
Yergin, P., Ph.D.

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