I teach Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering, and I have a research background in Quantum Mechanics and Elementary Particles Physics. While doing my Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, I was lucky enough to be part of a top-rate research community including Nobel Prize winners. The research world still fascinates me, but I have found that I enjoy teaching even more. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing students get excited about black holes, quantum entanglement or subatomic particles, or visiting former UCR students doing their own Ph.D. research, for instance, at CERN in Geneva.
I have been at UCR since its inception in 2004. Since then I have fulfilled multiple roles, including Head of the Science department, Director of Education, and member of the Admissions Board. I have worked with colleagues from Utrecht University on teaching innovations, educational leadership and quality control management. I am very happy to work for a university that highly values the quality of teaching, and to work with students who are so curious and dedicated.
Membership of professional organizations
- American physical society