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Physics Faculty

 

 justinbankert

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. B.J. Bateman

Dr. B.J. Bateman
Lecturer (Retired Professor) of Physics
Troy University
312 B McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
bbateman@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670 3572

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. Quratulann Ijaz

Dr. Quratulann Ijaz
Lecturer
Troy University
312 J McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
qijaz@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6555

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)

Dr. Govind Menon (Chair)
Director, School of Science and Technology
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics
Troy University
315 McCall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
gmenon@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3924
spectrum.troy.edu/gmenon/

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.

 

jrob

Justin Robinson
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Troy University
215-I McCall Hal (MSCX) 
Troy, AL 36082
jrobinson194259@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-TBD

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.

 

Dr. James Sanders

Dr. James Sanders
Assistant Professor of Physics
Troy University
312 McCall Hal (MSCX) 
Troy, AL 36082
jcsanders@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3571

 

 

msmith

Mr. Michael Smith
Adjunct lecturer of Physics
Troy University
114 Everett Hall
Dothan, AL 36303
msmith72589@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-983-6566

 

 

Dr. Eugene Omasta

Dr. Eugene Omasta
Professor Emeritus of Physics
gene.kathy@troycable.net