Loyola University Maryland

Department of Physics

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.

Professor Erdas  Andrea Erdas
Department Chair, Associate 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
aerdas@loyola.edu, 410-617-2606, KH 214
Professor Ganem Joseph W. Ganem
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
ganem@loyola.edu, 410-617-2048, KH 212a

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
broughani@loyola.edu , 410-617-2562, DS 145

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
rsj@loyola.edu, 410-617-2706, KH 212d
Professor Lowe Mary L. Lowe
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
mlowe@loyola.edu, 410-617-2709, KH 212b
Professor Derry Gregory N. Derry
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
gderry@loyola.edu, 410-617-2662, KH 212e
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
fhaig@loyola.edu, 410-617-2574, KH 212c
Professor Perry 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
hperry@loyola.edu, 410-617-2521, KH 216
 Professor Gehrman Charles Gehrman
Part-time Affiliate Instructor
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Master's Equivalent
cagehrman@loyola.edu, 410-617-5604, KH 216
 Professor Heyer Inge Heyer
Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Smith College
M.S., University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Areas of interest: Astronomy, physical science education
www.ingeheyer.com , 410-617-2732, KH 216
castillo  Erika Castillo
Affiliate Instructor
B.S. and M.S University of Florida
Areas of interest: K-12 Science Education
eacastillo@loyola.edu   410-617-5648,  KH 216
 abate Joseph Abate
Affiliate Professor
B.A. Physics  Rutgers University
Ph.D University of Rochester
Areas of interest: High Powered lasers and interactions with light
jaabate@loyola.edu   410-617-2226  KH 205
richmond  Eliezer Richmond
Affiliate Professor
B.S.E.E University of Pennsylvania
M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D University of California, Berkeley 
Areas of interest: Computational Physics, Density Functional Theory, Thin Film Growth Kinetics, Surface and Interface Properties, Photoelectron, Spectroscopy
erichmond@loyola.edu  410-617-2459  KH 205
  Barry Dalrymple
Laboratory Manager
410-617-2572, KH 205