Faculty & Staff


Prof. Paul AndersonPaul R. Anderson
Title: Professor
Office: Olin 308
Phone: (336) 758-4992
Email: anderson.wfu.edu
Fields: General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory, Cosmology
Prof Keith BoninKeith D. Bonin
Title: Professor
Office: Olin 310
Lab: Olin 200
Phone: (336) 758-4962
Lab phone: (336)-758-4601
Email: bonin@wfu.edu
Fields: Optical traps, Nanoscopic physics, Biophysics
Prof. Eric CarlsonEric D. Carlson
Title: Associate Professor
Office: Olin 306
Phone: (336) 758-4994
Email: ecarlson@wfu.edu
Fields: Particle physics, Astrophysics
David Carroll
Title: Professor
Office: Olin 214
Lab: Nano Center
Phone: (336) 758-5508
Lab phone: (336) 727-1804
Email: carroldl@wfu.edu
Fields: Nanostructures, Low-dimensional systems, Biotechnology, Microscopy
Associate Professor Sam ChoSamuel Cho
Title: Associate Professor and Shively Family Faculty Fellow
Office: Olin 301B and Manchester 227
Phone: (336) 758-3922
Email: choss@wfu.edu
Fields: Computational biophysics, Protein and RNA folding, Biomolecular assembly, Molecular machines, GPU-based programming
Professor Greg CookGreg Cook
Title: Associate Professor and ZSR Foundation Fellow
Office: Olin 304
Phone: (336) 758-4987
Email: cookgb@wfu.edu
Fields: Theoretical and computational general relativity; gravitational waves produced by black-hole and neutron-star binaries; high-accuracy modeling of black holes
Jack Dostal
Title: Associate Teaching Professor
Office: Olin 303B
Phone: (336) 758-4948
Email: dostalja@wfu.edu
Fields: Teaching methods, Physics of music
Professor Martin GutholdMartin Guthold
Title: Professor
Office: Olin 302
Lab: 202
Phone: (336) 758-4977
Lab phone: (336) 758-5518
Email: gutholdm@wfu.edu
Fields: Atomic force and fluorescence microscopy of biological samples, Mechanical properties of biological fibers and molecules
Asst. Prof. Bin HeBin He
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Olin 108
Phone: (336) 758-
Email: hebin@wfu.edu
Fields: Physics instruction
Prof Natalie HolzwarthNatalie A. W. Holzwarth
Title: Professor
Office: Olin 300
Phone: (336) 758-5510
Email: natalie@wfu.edu
Fields: Theoretical solid state physics, computer simulations of electronic and structural properties of solids
Professor Oana JurchescuOana D. Jurchescu
Title: Associate Professor of Physics and Associate Department Chair
Office: Olin 217
Lab: Olin 201
Phone: (336) 758-4407
Lab phone: (336) 758-5530
Email: jurchescu@wfu.edu
Fields: Experimental condensed matter physics, Organic and Flexible Electronics
Prof Daniel Kim-ShapiroDaniel B. Kim-Shapiro
Title: Professor and Harbert Family Distinguished Chair for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship and Physics Department Chair
Office: Olin 208
Lab: Olin 205
Phone: (336) 758-4993
Lab phone: (336) 758-4973
Email: shapiro@wfu.edu
Fields: Experimental and some computational biophysics, Nitric Oxide, Hemoglobin and other heme proteins, Blood flow, Sickle cell and other cardiovascular diseases
Jed C. Macosko
Title: Professor
Office: Olin 215
Lab: Olin 213
Phone: (336) 758-4981
Lab phone: (336) 758-3306
Email: macoskjc@wfu.edu
Fields: Mechanics of protein machines
Prof Rick MatthewsG. Eric Matthews
Title: Professor and Director of Academic and Instructional Technology
Office: Olin 108
Phone: (336) 758-5340
Email: matthews@wfu.edu
Fields: Condensed Matter Physics, Physics Education
Choudhary NitinChoudhary, Nitin
Title: Teacher-Scholar
Office: Olin 200
Lab: Olin 212
Phone: (336) 758-4601
Email: choudhan@wfu.edu
Fields: Currently Teaching: PHY110 (Introductory Physics), Research: Condensed Matter Physics, Biophysics
Fred Salsbury
Title: Professor
Office: Olin 301A
Phone: (336) 758-4975
Email: salsbufr@wfu.edu
Fields: Computational and theoretical biophysics, molecular physics, drug discovery
Prof Timo ThonhauserTimo Thonhauser
Title: Associate Professor
Office: Olin 303A
Phone: (336) 758-3991
Email: thonhauser@wfu.edu
Fields: Theoretical and computational condensed matter physics

Research Faculty

Dr. Swati BasuSwati Basu
Title: Research Associate Professor
Office: Olin 108C
Lab: 205
Phone: (336) 758-4988
Lab phone: (336) 758-4973
Email: basus@wfu.edu
Fields: Experimental biophysics
Professor George HolzwarthGeorge M. Holzwarth
Title: Research  Professor and Emeritus Professor
Office: Olin 300
Lab: 213
Phone: (336) 758-5533
Lab phone: (336) 758-3306
Email: gholz@wfu.edu
Fields: Experimental biophysics
Professor Bill KerrWilliam C. Kerr
Title: Research  Professor and Emeritus Professor
Office: Olin 216
Phone: (336) 758-5339
Email: wck@wfu.edu
Fields: Theoretical solid state and statistical physics, computer simulation studies of phase transitions, and soliton effects in condensed matter
Prof. Howard ShieldsHoward W. Shields
Title:  Emeritus Professor
Office: 216
Phone:  (336)-758-5519
Email: shields@wfu.edu
Fields: Solid state physics, biophysics, electron spin resonance studies in irradiated organic solids of biological interest, high temperature superconductors, structural phase changes
Prof Burak UcerK. Burak Üçer
Title: Research Associate Professor
Office: Olin 305D
Lab: 209
Phone: (336) 758-4989
Lab phone: (336) 758-5515
Email: ucerkb@wfu.edu
Fields: Ultrafast laser physics and spectroscopy, optical materials
Nadeem Wajih
Title: Research Assistant Professor
Office: Olin 207
Phone: (336) 758-4984
Email: wajihn@wfu.edu
Fields: Experimental biophysics
Richard T. Williams
Title: Reynolds Professor (retired)
Office: Olin 212
Lab: 209
Phone: (336) 758-5132
Lab phone: (336) 758-5515
Email: williams@wfu.edu
Fields: Optical properties of solids, time-resolved spectroscopy, light-emitters, scintillators, metamaterials

Adjunct Faculty

J. Daniel Bourland
Title: Professor of Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Engineering
Office: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Phone: (336) 713-6503
Email: bourland@wakehealth.edu
Fields: Radiation oncology and biomedical engineering
Adam HallAdam R. Hall
Title: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
Office: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Phone: (336) 716-5384
Email: arhall@wakehealth.edu
Fields: Basic and Applied Nanobiotechnology
Michael Munley
Title: Professor of Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Engineering
Office: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Phone: (336) 713-6538
Email: mmunley@wakehealth.edu
Fields: Radiosurgery; Lung Neoplasms; Brain Neoplasms; Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted; Trigeminal Neuralgia
Mark W. Roberson
Title: Adjunct Professor
Fields: Applied Physics

Research Associates

Debajit ChakrabortyDebajit Chakraborty
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher with Thonhauser group
Office: 303C
Email: chakrad@wfu.edu


Dr. Peter DiemerPeter J. Diemer
Title: Research Scientist with Jurchescu Laboratory
Lab: 201
Office: 206
Phone: (336) 758-7182
Email: diempj0@wfu.edu
Dr. Sergii GridinSergii Gridin
Title: Research Scientist with Williams Laboratory
Lab: 209
Phone: (336) 758-5515
Email: gridins@wfu.edu
Stephanie Jensen
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher with Thonhauser group
Office: 303C
Email: jensensj@wfu.edu


Eric Chapman
Title:  Instructional Resources Manager
Office:  Olin 110
Phone:  (336) 758-5532
Email: chapmaek@wfu.edu
Heather Chapman
Title:  Administrative Assistant
Office:  Olin 100
Phone:  (336) 758-3223
Email: chapmahn@wfu.edu
Corey Hewitt
Title: Research Scientist & Facilities Manager
Office: WFU Center for Nanotechnology
Phone: (336) 727-1804
Email: hewittca@wfu.edu
Kittye McBride
Title: Administrative Assistant
Office: Olin 100
Phone: (336) 758-5337
Email: mcbridek@wfu.edu
Bob  Morris
Title: Laboratory Technician
Office: Olin Machine Shop
Phone:  (336) 758-4555
Email: morrisrc@wfu.edu
Andreas Perlegas
Title: Research Technician with Kim-Shapiro Laboratory
Office: Olin 205
Phone: (336) 758-4973
Email: perlegas@wfu.edu
Joe Showalter
Title: Machine Shop Instructor
Office: Olin Machine Shop
Phone: (336) 758-4555
Email: joesgarage@triad.rr.com
Gloria Stickney
Title:  Business Manager
Office: Olin 305A
Phone:  (336) 758-4971
Email: stickngd@wfu.edu
Ching-Wan Yip
Title:  Instructional Technology Analyst
Office: Olin 305C
Phone:  (336) 758-4985
Email: yipcw@wfu.edu