DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review
of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains
six levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, (3) Adjunct, (4) Adjunct
Research Co-Mentor, (5) Affiliate, and (6) Adjunct Teaching.
Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Adjunct Research
Co-Mentor members may serve as co-chair of a master's or doctoral committee. Full
or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one adjunct or affiliate
graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.
Teaching adjunct members may not serve on graduate committees.
JINGBIAO CUI, Professor, PhD (1993), University of Science and Technology of China 
DONALD R. FRANCESCHETTI, Professor, Ph.D. (1974), Princeton University 
ELIZABETH GIRE, Assistant Professor, PhD (2007), University of California, San Diego 
JOHN W. HANNEKEN, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (1979), Rice University 
M. SHAH JAHAN, Professor, Ph.D. (1977), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 
MOHAMED LARADJI, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (1993), McGill University 
SANJAY R. MISHRA, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (1996), The University of Missouri-Rolla 
PRABHAKAR PRADHAN. Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Indian Institute of Science 
FIROUZEH SABRI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2002), The University of Cambridge 
JOAN T. SCHMELZ, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (1987), The Pennsylvania State University 
LAM YU, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (2006), Rice University 
ROBERT R. MARCHINI, Professor, Ph.D. (1969), Clemson University 
SAMUEL BRADY, PhD (2010), Duke University 
ROBERT SAYRE, PhD (1973), State University of New York at Buffalo 
HAI H. TRIEU, PhD (1995), Case Western Reserve University 
GERRUTT VERSCHUUR, PhD (1965), Manchester University 
ADJUNCT TEACHING ONLY
ROBERT MULLINS, MS (1984), University of Alabama 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.