Regular Faculty

Professor Alec Schramm

Alec Schramm, Chair

Ezra Frederick Scattergood Professor, Physics
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
Alec Schramm is a theoretical nuclear and particle physicist whose recent work has dealt with the low-x regime of quantum chromodynamics and the evolution and thermal fluctuation of skyrmions.
Professor Dennis Eggleston

Dennis Eggleston

Professor, Physics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., UCLA
Dennis Eggleston performs experimental research on plasmas, the charged gases sometimes referred to as the fourth state of matter.
Professor Janet Scheel

Janet Scheel

Professor, Physics
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana; M.A., M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Caltech
Janet Scheel's research deals with pattern formation and turbulence. The particular system she studies is Rayleigh-Benard convection.
Professor Daniel Snowden-Ifft

Daniel Snowden-Ifft

Professor, Physics
B.A., Swarthmore College M.A., Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Daniel Snowden-Ifft has been searching for dark matter for the past 20 years.
Professor Sabrina Stierwalt

Sabrina Stierwalt

Assistant Professor, Physics
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Cornell University
Sabrina Stierwalt observes galaxies beyond our own to understand how those galaxies form and evolve and ultimately our own cosmic origins. Read her Oxy Story profile.

On Special Appointment

Professor Gabriel Freiman

Gabriel Freiman

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Physics and Computer Science
M.S. in Engineering, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (France); M.S.in Applied Physics, University of Paris 6 (France); Ph.D., Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Gabriel Freiman's research deals with physico-chemistry of surfaces/interfaces. His research work focus towards fluids interaction with solid 2D materials (metals, oxides, carbon nanostructures) at the nanometer scale. He is also interested by its applications (microfluidic sensors, MEMS sensors, photovoltaic conversion, batteries).

Jean-Luc Gauvreau

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Physics
B.S. Universite Laval, Ste-Foy, Quebec, Canada; PhD. University of Maryland College Park

Igor Umanskiy

Laboratory Coordinator
M.S., Saratov State University, Russia; Ph.D., Saratov State University, Russia

In Memoriam


George Schmiedeshoff

George Schmiedeshoff, longtime professor of physics at Oxy and an experimental condensed matter physicist, passed away July 16, 2019 from pancreatic cancer. He was 63 years old. George joined...