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Faculty & Staff

The physics department faculty teach or manage all of the Loyola physics courses. Areas of interest and expertise cover a wide variety of physics subfields. If you are interested in the physics curriculum or working on a research project, feel free to contact any faculty member to discuss what is available in the department.

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Barry Dalrymple Laboratory Manager
Professor Derry
Gregory N. Derry Professor Emeritus
B.S., Union College
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Areas of Interest: experimental condensed matter physics, experimental surface physics, ultrahigh vacuum electron spectroscopy, history and philosophy of physics
Professor Erdas
Andrea Erdas Department Chair, Professor
B.A., University of Cagliari, Italy
M.A. and Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Interest: neutrino physics, quantum field theory, Casimir effect
Professor Ganem
Joseph W. Ganem Professor

B.S., University of Rochester
M.S., University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., Washington University (St. Louis)
Areas of Interest: condensed matter physics, laser spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance

Reverend Haig
Rev. Frank R. Haig, S.J. Professor Emeritus
B.A., S.T.B., S.T.L., Woodstock College
Ph.L., Bellarmine College
Ph.D., Catholic University of America
Areas of Interest: theoretical physics, nuclear structure, elementary particle physics, cosmology
Professor Heyer
Inge Heyer Teaching Professor

B.A., Smith College
M.S., University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Areas of Interest: Astronomy, physical science education

Department Chair and Professor, Dr.Jones
Randall S. Jones Associate Professor
B.S., Brown University
Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of Interest: computational physics, oceanography
Gary Kapilevich, lecturer of physics
Gary Kapilevich Assistant Teaching Professor
B.S., Rutgers University
Ph.D., City University of New York
Areas of Interest: Quantum field theory, quantum chromodynamics (QCD), color glass condensate
Professor Lowe
Mary L. Lowe Professor
A.B., Harvard University
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest: fluid dynamics, biophysics, physics of medicine, robots in the introductory labs, student projects
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Helene F. Perry Associate Professor Emerita
A.B., Sweet Briar College
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Interest: experimental particle physics, optical physics, physics education research
Bahram Roughani Associate Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences, Professor
B.S., Indiana State University
M.A., Indiana State University
M.S., University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Areas of Interest: nanotechnology, experimental condensed matter
Grace Yong
Grace Yong Assistant Teaching Professor
B.S. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. and Ph.D.  Wayne State University
Areas of Interest: Metamaterial superconductors, Manganite Perovskite films