Faculty and Staff


  • Chen, Changfeng, Ph.D., Peking University, 1987. Condensed matter theory
  • Cornelius, Andrew, Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, 1996. High pressure condensed matter experiment
  • Farley, John, W., Ph.D., Columbia University, 1977. Laser spectroscopy of molecular ions
  • Kwong, Victor, H.S., Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1977. Atomic processes in plasmas
  • Lepp, Stephen, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1984. Atomic and molecular theory
  • Pang, Tao, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1989. Condensed matter theory
  • Pravica, Michael, Ph.D., Harvard, 1998. Condensed matter experiment
  • Proga, Daniel, Ph.D., Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, 1996. Theoretical astrophysics
  • Rhee, George, Ph.D. (Astronomy), University of Leiden, 1989. Extragalactic astronomy
  • Selser, James, C., Ph.D. (Applied Science), U.C. Davis, 1975. Static and dynamic light scattering from macromolecular systems
  • Shelton, David, P., Ph.D., University of Manitoba, 1979. Nonlinear optical properties of atoms and molecules
  • Zhang, Bing, Ph.D., Peking University, 1997. High energy astrophysics
  • Zhao, Yusheng, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 1992. High pressure physics
  • Zygelman, Bernard, Ph.D., CUNY, 1983. Atomic and molecular thoery

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

  • Martin, Rebecca, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK, 2009. Theoretical astrophysics
  • Steffen, Jason, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, 2006
  • Zhu, Qiang, Ph.D., Stoney Brook University, 2013. High pressure physics
  • Zhu, Zhaohuan, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2011. Theoretical astrophysics

Research Professor

  • Kim, Eunja, Ph.D., Jeonbuk National University, 1996. Condensed matter physics
  • Kumar, Ravhi, Ph.D., Anna University, Chennai, 2000. High pressure physics
  • Lavina, Barbara, Ph.D., University of Padova, 2001. Geosciences
  • Wang, Liping, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1999. Geology

Assistant Professor in Residence

  • Jeffery, David, Ph.D., McMaster University, 1988. Theoretical astrophysics

Adjunct Professor

  • Nagamine, Kentaro, Phd., Princeton University, 2001. Cosmology, galaxy formation, and numerical simulation
  • Perry, Dale, L., Ph.D., Houston, 1974. Material science
  • Shaffer, David, D., Ph.D., Caltech, 1974. Radio astronomy and very long baseline interferometry

Professor Emeritus

  • Cloud, Stanley, D., Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1968. Application of electromagnetic fields to soil science
  • Smith, Diane Pyper, Ph.D. (Astronomy), U.C. Santa Cruz, 1968. Stellar photometry and spectroscopy
  • Weistrop, Donna, E., Ph.D., Caltech, 1971. Extragalactic astronomy
  • Zane, Leonard, I., Ph.D., Duke University, 1970.

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Lei, Wei-Hua


  • Ellison, Paul, Research design engineer
  • Michel-Parsons, Gail, B.S., UNLV 1994. Accounting. Addministrative Assistant IV -- Office manager
  • Nietling, Jay, B.S., UNLV 1985. Computer science
  • O'Donnell, Bill, M.S., UNLV, 1995. Electrical engineering