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Faculty

Dr. Christopher Aubin Assistant Professor
caubin@fordham.edu
PhD Physics, Washington University in St. Louis
MA Physics, Washington University in St. Louis
BS Physics, University of Dallas

Before joining the faculty at Fordham, Dr. Aubin was a research scientist at Columbia University and the College of William and Mary.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Dr. Antonios Balassis  Assistant Professor
balassis@fordham.edu
PhD Physics, City University of New York
MA Physics, Queens College, CUNY
BSc Physics, University of Patras, Greece

Dr. Balassis joined the faculty in 2008. Prior to coming for Fordham, he was a postdoc at Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in Spain, and at Hunter College, CUNY. He is also a visiting researcher at the City University of New York's Hunter College.
Dr. Benjamin C. Crooker Associate Professor
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
crooker@fordham.edu
PhD Physics, Cornell University
MS Physics, Cornell University
BS Physics, University of Massachusetts

Dr. Crooker came to the Physics faculty in 1997 from Purdue University, where he was an Associate Professor. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Southern California. He also manages the Department's seismic observatory
Dr. Vassilios Fessatidis, Department Chair Professor
fessatidis@fordham.edu
PhD Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology
BA Physics, Queens College, CUNY
BA Math, Queens College, CUNY

Dr. Fessatidis joined the faculty in 1993 after completing postdoctoral work at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Dr. Quamrul Haider Professor
haider@fordham.edu
PhD Physics, Indiana University at Bloomington
MS Physics, University of Illinois - Chicago
MSc Physics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
BSc Physics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

Prior to joining the faculty in 1988, Dr. Haider was a research associate at Los Alamos (NM) and Lawrance Livermore (CA) National Laboratories.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Dr. STEPHEN HOLLER Assistant Professor
sholler@fordham.edu
PhD Applied Physics, Yale University

MPhil Applied Physics, Yale University

MS Applied Physics, Yale University
BS Physics, Polytechnic University

Dr. Holler joined the Fordham faculty in 2011. Prior to this he was as Senior Manager of Photonics R&D at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a position he obtained due to the acquisition of NovaWave Technologies, a small business focused on developing laser-based for environmental monitoring where he was Partner and Director of R&D. In addition, Dr. Holler was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM and a Senior Physicist, of Los Gatos Research in Mountain View, CA.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Mr. Hans Minnich Lecturer and Astronomer
haminnich@fordham.edu
MS Physics, Hunter College, CUNY
BA Physics, Lehman College, CUNY

Mr. Minnich has been part of the Fordham faculty since 1980 and manages the observatoinal astronomy facilities and labs for the department. He served in the United States Air Force as a Vietnamese linguist.
Dr. Gregory Recine Visiting Assistant Professor
grecine@fordham.edu
PhD Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology
MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, Manhattan College
BS Physics, Rennselear Polytechnic Institute

Before coming to Fordham in 2008, Dr. Recine held research positions at Stevens Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University and did postdoctoral work at the University of Virgina and NCSU. He is also a visiting researcher at NYU's Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Martin A. Sanzari Assistant Professor
Director, Engineering Physics Program
msanzari@fordham.edu
PhD Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology
MS Optical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Techonolgy
MS Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Techonolgy
BS Mechanical Engineering, Universiry of Rhode Island

Before joing the faculty in 1996 Dr. Sanzari was a Program Manager at Kearfott Guidance & Navigation Corp. He is also a Visiting Research Scientist at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY
Dr. Petr Shibayev Associate Professor
shibayev@fordham.edu
PhD Physics, University of Moscow, Russia
MS Physics, University of Moscow, Russia

Dr. Shibayev has been at Fordham since 2003. Before joining the faculty, he held positions as a Research Physicist at Copenhagen University (Denmark), Padova Univesity, Italy and North Texas University at Denton and was a Senior Scientist at Chiral Photonics.


Adjunct Faculty



Dr. Rejwan Ali Adjunct Assistant Professor (PhD, Texas Tech; MS Wichita State)
mali9@fordham.edu
Freeman Hall 307
(718) 817-5206

Dr. Ali's research has been in biophysics, both computational and experimental. Implementing Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation techniques in high performance computing platform, he is particularly interested in computing free energy by thermodynamic integration, docking modes and entropy of binding  and relevant thermodynamic parameters in ligand-protein complex system. Previously he performed  Monte Carlo simulation to reconstruct experimental  biomembrane relevant ternary phase diagram of lipids and cholesterol.
Dr. Taposh K. Gayen Adjunct Assistant Professor (PhD, University of Texas at Arlington)
tgayen@fordham.edu
Freeman Hall 307
(718) 817-5206

Dr. Gayen’s primary research interest is in the area of nanophotonics. He has authored and coauthored several papers in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of quantum dynamics of charge carriers, time-resolved photoluminescence, and coherence phenomena in low-dimensional quantum systems. He served as the technical and administrative coordinator of the Center for Nanoscale Photonics, funded by the US Army, at the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers in the City College of the CUNY.
Dr. Roger H. Richardson Adjunct Assistant Professor (PhD, Fordham University)
rrichardson@fordham.edu
Freeman Hall 307
(718) 817-5206

Dr. Richardson is a retired high school teacher.
Mr. Gilbert Singco Adjunct Assistant Professor (M.S., RPI; M.S., Urbana-Champaign)
gilbt@us.ibm.com
Freeman Hall 307
(914) 945-3292

Mr. Singco is a development engineer at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He worked for several years in nuclear core design and safety analysis at ABB. He was a research intern at Argonne National Laboratory-West in Idaho Falls and former staff member at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He now writes programming tools and data analysis utilities for IBM's next generation chip technologies.


Staff



Ms. Esther Morgan Executive Secretary
emorgan@fordham.edu
Freeman Hall 208
(718) 817-4175
Mr. John Connolly Laboratory Technician
jconnolly20@fordham.edu
Freeman Hall B05 - Instrument and Model Shop
(718) 817-4187

Contact Physics & Engineering Physics Department
Freeman Hall 208
Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458 - 5198
T: 718-817-4175
F: 718-817-4167
E: emorgan@fordham.edu

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