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Dr. Christopher Aubin Assistant Professor
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 in 2010, Dr. Aubin was a research scientist at Columbia University and the College of William and Mary.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Dr. Antonios Balassis  Assistant Professor
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
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
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
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
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)
Dr. Oleksiy Roslyak Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Physics, The City College, CUNY
Ph.D. Mathematics, Donetsk National University, Ukraine
M.S. Electrical Engineering and Radio Physics, Donetsk National University, Ukraine

Dr. Roslyak joined Fordham Physics faculty in 2014. Prior to this, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies T-4 Division. He held Research Associate position at Hunter College, CUNY and also did postdoctoral work at University of California, Irvine.
In addition, Dr. Roslyak was an engineer at Donetsk Institute for Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine and worked as a research engineer in the field of high temperature superconductors at Institute of Physics in Warsaw, Poland.
Dr. Martin A. Sanzari Assistant Professor
Director, Engineering Physics Program
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 Professor
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)
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)
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.
Mr. Hans Minnich Lecturer and Astronomer
MS Physics, Hunter College, CUNY
BA Physics, Lehman College, CUNY

Mr. Minnich has been part of the Fordham faculty since 1980 and manages the observational astronomy facilities and labs for the department. He served in the United States Air Force as a Vietnamese linguist.
Dr. Roger H. Richardson Adjunct Assistant Professor (PhD, Fordham University)
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)
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.


Ms. Esther Morgan Executive Secretary
Freeman Hall 208
(718) 817-4175
Mr. John Connolly Laboratory Technician
Freeman Hall B05 - Instrument and Model Shop
(718) 817-4187
Contact Physics & Engineering Physics Department
Freeman Hall 208
Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458 - 5198
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