Mercer Physics Faculty and Staff
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SEB = Science and Engineering Building, home of the Department of Physics.
WSC = Willet Science Center.

Jose L Balduz, Jr, PhD Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Physics
, SEB 205, (478)301-2229
Teaching: Algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics, Quantum Theory and Relativity, Quantum Computation, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Mathematical Physics, Electromagnetic Theory, Cosmology.  Research:  Foundations of physics, especially quantum measurement and discrete spacetime as they relate to quantum gravity (graphs, hypergraphs, causal sets); elementary particles; chaotic motion.  Other:  Science fiction, especially Star Trek and Isaac Asimov, comics, cooking, eastern philosophy.
Chamaree De Silva, PhD University of Michigan, 2009
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, SEB 244, (478)301-2770
Teaching:  Algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics, Biophysics. Research: Experimental biophysics. Other:  

Glenn Harman, MS University of Tennessee, 1989.
Adjunct Instructor of Physics 
Teaching at Mercer: Introductory labs.
Other teaching: Mathematics and Physics, Central HS, Macon GA.

M. Russell Lee, MS/SpD in Science Education, West Georgia CSU, 1994/2007.
Adjunct Instructor of Physics
Teaching at Mercer: Introductory mechanics labs.
Other teaching: Chemistry and Physics, Science Dept Chair, Ola HS, Henry County.
Sheng-Chiang "John" Lee, PhD University of Maryland, 2004
Associate Professor of Physics, SEB 206, (478)301-2599
Teaching:  Algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics, Thermal Physics, Solid State Devices, Electromagnetic Theory, Scientific Computing. Research: Experimental condensed matter physics. Other:  

Matthew J Marone, PhD Clemson University, 1992
Associate Professor of Physics, SEB 243, (478)301-2597
Teaching: Algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics, Descriptive Astronomy, Ancient Chinese Science and Technology, application of physics to everyday life from a "how things work" point of view, upper level courses related to experimental techniques, computerized data acquisition and solid state devices. Research: Solid state physics, thermo-physical and electronic properties of novel electronic materials such as superconductors and thermo-electrics. Other: Sailing and Chinese Language.

Randall D Peters, PhD University of Tennessee, 1968
Professor of Physics Emeritus 
Research: (1) Studies of nonlinear physics, including chaos and complexity, esp. mesodynamic pendula, whose energies are intermediate between macroscopic and atomic systems. (2) Development of engineering systems based on the patented symmetric differential capacitive (SDC) sensor that gave birth to mesodynamics. Other: Soaring in high performance gliders, hunting and fishing.
Mani R. Pokharel, PhD Boston College, 2015
Physics Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator, SEB 207, (478)301-2897
Teaching:  Algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics. Research: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Other:  
William R. Sams, PhD University of North Carolina, expected 2016
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, SEB 209, (478)301-2747
Teaching:  Algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics. Research: Physics Education. Other:  
Anne M Sanders
Senior Secretary for Physics and Biology, WSC 216, (478)301-2705