Prof. Marry Mogge becomes AAPT President

Dr. Mary Mogge, Professor Emerita of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is currently the President Elect of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). She will become the President in January 2015.  

 

Martin Sanchez

Sanchez

Martin Sanchez prepares optical fiber for tapering in Dr. Ertan Salik's lab.

 

Martin Sanchez is a sophomore Physics and Astronomy major. Martin started working on fiber optic biosensors with Dr. Ertan Salik in the Spring of 2013. He has spent the entire summer in the lab. He was a co-author on two conference papers recently submitted.

My experience in Dr. Ertan Salik's laboratory has been absolutely wonderful. Working over the Summer of 2013 allowed me to contribute greatly to the biosensor research. Research in our lab is, I think, very important, as it has potential to save lives. Even in the 21st century, the world is still struggling with food safety problems. Therefore early detection of dangerous toxins and bacteria through fiber optic sensors is a very important and exciting field of research. Also, working in the lab provided me with invaluable skills. The lessons I learned and the friends I made, I will never forget.

 

Student Highlight

  • Yoo

    Ted Yoo

    We study percolation theory in the computation lab under the supervision of Dr. Alex Small. Percolation is one of the simplest phase transitions that can be studied in graph theory, yet is not well understood.
  • Sanchez

    Martin Sanchez

    My experience in Dr. Ertan Salik's laboratory has been absolutely wonderful. Working over the Summer of 2013 allowed me to contribute greatly to the biosensor research.
  • Hawkins

    Clint Hawkins

    Over the summer of 2011 I had the extremely fortunate opportunity to work with Dr. Josh Eisner of the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona.

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