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G. Albert Popson, Jr.

Department Chair, Professor

B.S., M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. Clemson University

Areas of Instruction: General Physics, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Engineering Mechanism, Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, and Mechanics of Materials

office: Christopher 101


phone: 8070

Research Interests:
Magnetic resonance: Nuclear magnetic resonance, Hall effect, electron spin resonance
Impurities in solids: Effects on electrical conductivity, mechanical effects
Fluid mechanics: Wind tunnel, water flow
Cold materials: Helium dilution refrigeration, superconductivity, SQUIDs

Class of 2015 Distinguished Faculty Award
Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Teacher Award
American Association of Physics Teachers Distinguished Service Award

Community Service:
Dual-Degree Engineering Representative
Department Assessment Coordinator
Judge at WV Junior Science Symposium
Judge at Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference
Faculty adviser to Engineering-Physics Society

Presentations to the American Association of Physics Teachers:

A new experiment for measuring the Reynolds number (2015)

An improved acceleration of gravity experiment (2014)

A new fluid mechanics component to the advanced labs (2013)

Wesleyan’s Carrier educational air conditioning system (2012)