B.S. in Physics Duke University, 1979
M.S. in Physics Florida State University, 1985
Ph.D. in Physics (Condensed Matter Theory) Florida State University, 1986
Introductory Physics, Modern Physics, Electricity & Magnetism, Heat
& Thermodynamics, Mathematical Methods for Physics, Quantum
Mechanics, Introductory Astronomy, Physical Science (for non-majors), Liberal Arts Seminar
I am doing research on biofilm systems, where microorganisms grow attached to a surface. My students and I are performing experimental studies on (1) the growth kinetics of organisms in these systems using a variety bioreactors, (2) the morphological properties of the films as they develop, and (3) surface properties that inhibit biofilm growth. For the morphological studies, students help develop image analysis software. We are also developing theoretical models of biofilm growth using computer simulations.
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