Dr. Justin Bankert studied the affect of circumbinary accretion disks on the evolution of central compact binary systems at Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his PhD in the summer of 2017. After completing a two year visiting professorship at Angelo State University, he joined the department of Chemistry and Physics at Troy University in the Fall of 2019. Research interests include: Astrophysics, Blackholes, Magnetohydrodynamics, General Relativity, and Computational Physics.
Dr. Bateman did his graduate work at Texas A&M in cosmic radiation. While at Troy he worked four Summers at Argonne National Lab. He participated in the NASA Jove project, doing research at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Al with the space plasma group. He is currently involved in full time teaching.
Dr. Ijaz received her PhD in Engineering Physics from the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University in Dec 2011. She has been studying gamma-ray spectroscopy resulting from nuclei at high spin states.
Dr. Govind Menon (Chair)
Director, School of Science and Technology
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics
315 McCall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
My primary field of research is in the area of General Relativity. I am currently trying to understand the nature of the central engine that produces jets in supermassive black holes.
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
215-I McCall Hal (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
Justin is currently completing his PhD in astronomy at Georgia State University, and joined the department Chemistry and Physics at Troy University in the fall of 2021. His work involves measuring properties of galaxies hosting an actively feeding supermassive black hole. His research interests include active galactic nucleus host galaxies, extragalactic distance determinations, galaxy mass determinations, relationships between galaxies and supermassive black holes, and supermassive black hole mass measurement.
Mr. Michael Smith
Adjunct lecturer of Physics
114 Everett Hall
Dothan, AL 36303
Dr. Eugene Omasta
Professor Emeritus of Physics