Physics and Astronomy (323) 343-2100


Radi A. Al-Jishi
Professor of Physics; Ph.D., MIT
Contact: (323) 343-2137
E-mail: raljish@calstatela.edu

Dr. Al-Jishi’s area of expertise is theoretical condensed-matter physics.


Konrad A. Aniol
Professor of Physics; Ph.D., Australian National University
Contact: (323) 343-2120
E-mail: kaniol@calstatela.edu

Dr. Aniol is an expert in experimental medium-energy nuclear physics and muon-catalyzed fusion.


Oscar O. Bernal
Associate Professor of Physics; Ph.D., UC Riverside
Contact: (323) 343-2138
E-mail: obernal@calstatela.edu

Dr. Bernal is an expert in experimental condensed matter and physics/nuclear magnetic resonance in strongly-correlated electron systems.


Martin Epstein
Professor of Physics; Ph.D., University of Maryland
Contact: (323) 343-2129

Dr. Epstein is the author of more than 50 publications about nuclear physics and medical physics. He is an expert in experimental medium energy nuclear physics, specializing in problems involving light nuclei. He has been co-principal director of a National Science Foundation grant since 1977. With Dr. William Taylor, he helped to establish Cal State L.A.’s first University Preparatory Program with Lincoln and Garfield High Schools, which now serves as a model program throughout Southern California.


Perry S. Ganas
Emeritus Professor of Physics; Ph.D., University of Sydney, Australia
Contact: (323) 343-2121
E-mail: pganas@calstatela.edu

Dr. Ganas is an expert in theoretical nuclear physics, nuclear shell model and atomic structure and scattering.


David T. Gregorich
Emeritus Professor of Physics; Ph.D., UC Riverside
Contact: (323) 343-2140
E-mail: dgregor@calstatela.edu

Dr. Gregorich’s areas of expertise are infrared astronomy and theoretical physics. He is the recipient of numerous grants, including a three-year NSF-grant with Milan Mijic and Stephan Gillam that established the state’s first astronomy REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) site at Cal State L.A.


Demetrius J. Margaziotis
Professor of Physics; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2123
E-mail: dmargaz@calstatela.edu

Dr. Margaziotis is an expert in experimental medium-energy nuclear physics few-nucleon problems. He is a co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant to research electron scattering on light nuclei. Dr. Margaziotis was a recipient of the 1976-77 Cal State L.A. Outstanding Professor Award, and the 2000- 2001 President’s Distinguished Professor Award.


Milan Mijic
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Contact: (323) 343-2119
E-mail: mmijic@calstatela.edu

Dr. Mijic is an expert in astronomy and cosmology.


Edward H. Rezayi
Professor of Physics; Ph.D., Stanford University
Contact: (323) 343-2130
E-mail: erezayi@calstatela.edu

Dr. Rezayi is an expert in condensed-matter theory and statistical mechanics. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to research the Quantum Hall Effect.


Jose Rodriguez
Associate Professor of Physics; Ph.D., University of Illinois
Contact: (323) 343-2100
E-mail: jrodrig@calstatela.edu

Dr. Rodriguez’s area of expertise is theoretical condensed matter physics.


William A. Taylor
Emeritus Professor of Physics; Ph.D., UC Riverside
Contact: (323) 343-3810
E-mail: wtaylor@calstatela.edu

Dr. Taylor’s areas of expertise are experimental solid-state physics, thermodynamic studies of metals and alloys, cryogenics and optical studies in solids. With Dr. Martin Epstein, he helped to establish Cal State L.A.’s first University Preparatory Program with Garfield and Lincoln High Schools, which now serves as a model program throughout Southern California. He was the recipient of the 2001-2002 Cal State L.A. Outstanding Professor Award.


Susan Terebey
Assistant Professor of Physics; Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Contact: (323) 343-2132
E-mail: sterebe@calstatela.edu

Dr. Terebey is a specialist in star and planet formation theory and observation, extrasolar planets, and interstellar medium.


John C. Woolum
Emeritus Professor of Physics; Ph.D., Cornell University
Contact: (323) 343-2116
E-mail: jwoolum@calstatela.edu

Dr. Woolum is an expert in neurobiology and circadian rhythms.


Guo-meng (Peter) Zhao
Assistant Professor of Physics; Ph.D., University of Zurich
Contact: (323) 343-2139
E-mail: gzhao@calstatela.edu

Dr. Zhao is an experimental condensed matter physicist and material scientist. His research areas include high-temperature superconductivity in copper-based perovskite oxides, electrical and magnetic properties in manganese-based oxides, isotope effects as well as electrical and magnetic properties in carbon manotubes.