New Academic Leadership Effective July 1, 2016

Henry White, the Dean of the College of Science has announced that Dr. Ben Bromley will serve as the next Chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and Dr. Jordan Gerton will serve as Associate Chair, effective July 1st. Both are very excited to take on these new roles and help usher in the next phase of growth in the department.


Ben Bromley

Dr. Bromley, received his Masters in Physics at the University of Vermont and his Ph.D. in Physics from Dartmouth University. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Harvard University. He began at the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah in August 1998. He has won multiple awards throughout his career, including "Best Undergraduate Seminar Presentation" in 2010, 2014, and 2016. His research focuses on theoretical astrophysics, and on the formation of structure in the Universe.

 


Jordan Gerton

Dr. Gerton, a biophysicist, received both his Masters and his Ph.D. in Physics from Rice University. After a series of fellowships at Rice University, and the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Gerton joined the faculty at the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah in 2004. The core of his research focuses on nano-optics and molecular biophysics, as well as educational focus on classroom issues such as teaching assignments, and teaching methods. In addition to his role in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Dr. Gerton is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Bioengineering Department, as well as the Director of the Center for Science and Math Education (CSME).

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