Prof. Rogers does condensed matter physics experiments dealing with thin film materials, small electronic and optical devices fabricated with optical and electron-beam lithography, reduced dimensional systems, and the physics of fluctuations and noise in very small systems. Present areas of concentration include the study of gallium nitride nanowires, gallium nitride nanowire electromechanical resonator devices, and the properties of surface-localized and bulk 3-dimensional dipolar rotor systems. The work has strong overlap with materials physics and materials science and engineering. His group often collaborates with colleagues at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He has a history of working with industrial collaborators.
condensed matter physics of thin films, reduced-dimensional and nano-scale systems and devices
PHYS 1230 - Light and Color for Nonscientists
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
Discusses light, color, vision, and perception. Covers reflection, refraction, lenses, and applications to photography and other methods of light sensing. Other topics include lasers and holography. Course is geared toward nonscience majors. Department enforced prereq., high school algebra or equivalent. Should not be taken by students with a math MAPS deficiency.
PHYS 2210 - Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 1
Theoretical Newtonian mechanics, including position and velocity dependent forces, oscillation, stability, non-inertial frames and gravitation from extended bodies. Ordinary differential equations, vector algebra, curvilinear coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier series will be introduced in the context of the mechanics.
PHYS 3210 - Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 2
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian treatment of theoretical mechanics, including coupled oscillations, waves in continuous media, central force motion, rigid body motion and fluid dynamics. The calculus of variations, linear algebra, tensor algebra, vector calculus, and partial differential equations will be introduced in the context of the mechanics.