Faculty

Department Chair

Marcelo Camperi

Dean Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences

(415) 422-5939

Marcelo F. Camperi is the former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He studied physics at the Universidad Nacional de la Plata, in Argentina.…

Full-Time Faculty

Brandon R. Brown pursued doctoral training in superconductivity and low-temperature physics, with postdoctoral work in science communication. Once at…
Professor Camblong's research has been centered on miscellaneous topics in quantum field theory, gravitational physics, and many-body theory. His…

Marcelo Camperi

Dean Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences

(415) 422-5939

Marcelo F. Camperi is the former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He studied physics at the Universidad Nacional de la Plata, in Argentina.…

Seth M. Foreman

Associate Professor

(415) 422-4510

I am excited about using high-precision control of light to create and control extremely brief pulses of electrons! My main tools are ultrafast…

Xiaosheng Huang

Associate Professor

(415) 422-6281

My research interests are in observational cosmology. Fourteen years after the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe (Nobel Prize…

Milka Nikolic

Associate Professor

(415) 422-4947

Milka Nikolic's research focuses primarily on developing spectroscopy methods for plasma etching and cleaning technologies. She is interested in both…

Aparna Venkatesan

Professor, Co-Director of the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence

(415) 422-6152

Aparna Venkatesan is a cosmologist working on studies of “first-light” sources in the universe. She also works actively in cultural astronomy and…

Part-Time Faculty

Marija Djordjevic is a geophysicist with a MS in geophysics from the University of Houston. She utilizes a non-judgmental approach to teaching and…
Kathryn Kooistra is an adjunct professor in the physics department and her primary interest is in astronomy. She grew up in New Jersey and moved out…
Aaron White is an adjunct professor focusing on science education and outreach, with specialties in physics and astronomy. He’s worked as a science…

Minhua Zhu

Adjunct Professor


Faculty Emeritus