Physics

Academic Department

People

Faculty Administrative Position

  • image

    Ilias Perakis, Department Chairperson 2015 -

    Ilias Perakis joined UAB in 2015 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) recognized “for contributions to the many-body theory of the coherent optical properties of semiconductors and metals.” He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 1997 and has been honored with a Faculty Research Participation Award at Oakridge National Laboratory.

    In 1995, Ilias joined the faculty of the Department of Physics at V...

  • image

    Yogesh Vohra, Associate Dean 2011 -

    Dr, Yogesh Vohra is a Professor and University Scholar in the Department of Physics at UAB. Dr. Vohra is the founding Director of the UAB Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration (CNMB) and also serves as an Associate Dean in the UAB college of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Dr. Vohra is a Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, United Kingdom. Dr. Vohra has a BS and MS degree from the University of Delhi and a PhD in physics from the University of Mumbai, India and conduc...

  • Faculty Position

  • placeholder image

    Andrei Stanishevsky, Professor (P) 2011 -

  • image

    Anna Rast, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    I am a native of Birmingham, AL, where I spent my childhood until moving to New York to study dance at the School of American Ballet through Scholarships from the Ford Foundation. I received my Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where I was the 2006 recipient of Samuel B. Barker Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies at the Master’s Level. In my graduate work, performed under an NIH-NIBIB fellowship, I combined theoretical, computational, and experimental techniques...

  • image

    Cheng-Chien Chen, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Cheng-Chien Chen joined UAB Physics as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Dr. Chen received his B.S. in Physics from the National Tsing Hua University in 2004 and Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University in 2011. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (2011-2012) and an Aneesur Rahman Postdoctoral Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory (2012-2015). Dr. Chen is currently an NSF EPSCoR RII Track-4 Research Fellow and an LRAC Awardee to use the NSF-funded Fro...

  • image

    Christopher Lawson, Professor (P) 2011 -

    Dr. Christopher Lawson is a full Professor of Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research specialty is optical sensing and nonlinear optics and he has published over 70 journal articles and 10 books or book chapters in these areas. Dr. Lawson has served as Principal Investigator (PI) for over $20M of research grants and PI or co-PI of $50M of research grant funding. In 2004 he established the NSF funded Center for Optical Sensors and Spectroscopies (COSS) at UAB and led t...

  • placeholder image

    Clayton Simien, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

  • placeholder image

    David Hilton, Associate Professor - Visiting (P) 2011 -

  • image

    David Shealy, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2015 -

  • placeholder image

    Dmitry Martyshkin, Assistant Professor - Research (P) 2011 -

  • image

    Ilias Perakis, Professor (P) 2015 -

    Ilias Perakis joined UAB in 2015 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) recognized “for contributions to the many-body theory of the coherent optical properties of semiconductors and metals.” He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 1997 and has been honored with a Faculty Research Participation Award at Oakridge National Laboratory.

    In 1995, Ilias joined the faculty of the Department of Physics at V...

  • placeholder image

    James Martin, Associate Professor - Emeritus (P) 2012 -

  • image

    Kannatassen Appavoo, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Appavoo joined UAB Physics as an Assistant Professor in 2016. He received his bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Mathematics at Berea College in 2008 and his PhD at Vanderbilt University in 2012. His dissertation research focused on the ultrafast dynamics of phase-change nanophotonics for sensing and optoelectronics applications. Dr. Appavoo was a Goldhaber Fellow at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2013, developing novel in situ optical techniques to probe ultrafast dynamics of energy n...

  • placeholder image

    Mary Zvanut, Professor (P) 2011 -

  • placeholder image

    Renato Camata, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

  • placeholder image

    Robert Mohr, Instructor (P) 2011 -

  • image

    Ryoichi Kawai, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

  • image

    Sergey Mirov, University Professor (P) 2011 -

    Dr. Mirov is an USSR-born naturalized American scholar serving as University Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He received the M.S. degree in electronic engineering, from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute – Technical University, in 1978, and the Ph.D degree in physics in 1983 from the P. N Lebedev Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He served as a staff research physicist, at P. N. Lebedev Physics Institute, and a principal research scientist...

  • image

    Shane Catledge, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

    I have lived in Birmingham for over 25 years and have come to think of it as one of the south's best kept secrets. Prior to living here I resided in Sacramento, California, where I earned my BS degree in physics (with a mathematics minor). As a graduate student in the materials science program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, my Ph.D. research was focused primarily on structure and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline diamond films made via chemical vapor deposition, although I al...

  • placeholder image

    Thomas Nordlund, Associate Professor - Emeritus (P) 2016 -

  • placeholder image

    Todd Devore, Instructor (P) 2011 -

  • placeholder image

    Vladimir Fedorov, Associate Professor - Research (P) 2011 -

  • image

    Wenli Bi, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

  • image

    Yogesh Vohra, Professor (P) 2011 -

    Dr, Yogesh Vohra is a Professor and University Scholar in the Department of Physics at UAB. Dr. Vohra is the founding Director of the UAB Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration (CNMB) and also serves as an Associate Dean in the UAB college of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Dr. Vohra is a Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, United Kingdom. Dr. Vohra has a BS and MS degree from the University of Delhi and a PhD in physics from the University of Mumbai, India and conduc...

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

  • image

    Vinoy Thomas, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

  • Non-faculty Academic Position

  • placeholder image

    Anca Lungu, Credentialed Course Instructor 2014 -

  • placeholder image

    Joseph Harrison, Credentialed Course Instructor 2017 -

  • placeholder image

    Perry Gerakines, Credentialed Course Instructor 2013 -

  • Organization Within