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The Department of Physics and Earth Science offers a strong curriculum in physics--the study of both the fundamental laws of nature and the theories and concepts that explain those laws--as well as courses in geology, meterology, and astronomy. Graduates pursue careers as physicists, astronomers, patent lawyers, and mechanical, acoustical, electrical, and nuclear engineers.
Collier Hall of Science offers excellent facilities and resources, including student research laboratories, a 24-hour reading room and reference library, a complete machine shop, an electronics laboratory for both linear and digital electronics, a fully instrumented laboratory for atomic and nuclear physics, a Mössbauer system, an X-ray diffraction system, a non-linear optics and laser research laboratory, and extensive computer facilities. A National Science Foundation grant provided funds for a unique electronic instrumentation network that facilitates the use of scientific instruments in teaching and research labs across the Moravian science division.
Student research is encouraged through independent study, the Honors program, and summer undergraduate research programs. Specialized courses may be taken through cross- registration at other Lehigh Valley colleges. The department has local chapters of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, and the Society of Physics Students.
Associate Professor of Physics; Chair of the Department of Physics and Earth Science
EDUCATION: B.S., Moravian College; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University
INTERESTS: Electricity and magnetism, physics for life sciences, and thermal physics. Dr. Krieble specializes in optical spectroscopy, fractal and disordered systems, and chaos.
Assistant Professor of Physics
EDUCATION: B.S., Kutztown University; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University
INTERESTS: Electronic structure calculations and modeling the interaction of atoms and molecules.
EDWARD A. ROEDER
Associate Professor of Physics
EDUCATION: B.S., Lafayette College; M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University
INTERESTS: Physical optics, solid-state physics, and methods of mathematical physics. Dr. Roeder serves as advisor to the College’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students.