Department of Physics and Material Science

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


JINGBIAO CUI, Professor, PhD (1993), University of Science and Technology of China [2021]

JOHN W. HANNEKEN, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (1979), Rice University [2020]

M. SHAH JAHAN, Professor, Ph.D. (1977), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa [2023]

MOHAMED LARADJI, Professor, Ph.D. (1993), McGill University [2029]

SANJAY R. MISHRA, Professor, Ph.D. (1996), The University of Missouri-Rolla [2022]

CHENHUI PENG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2018), Kent State University [2025]

FIROUZEH SABRI, Associate Professor, PhD (2002), The University of Cambridge [2025]

FRANCISCO MULLER SANCHEZ, PhD (2008), University of Munich [2025]

XIAO SHEN, Associate Professor, PhD (2009), Stony Brooks University [2029]

THANG HOANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), University of Cincinnati [2023]

SHAWN POLLARD, Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), SUNY Stony Brook [2026]

BENJAMIN WALTER KELLER, Assistant Professor, PhD (2017), McMaster University [2028]


HAI TRIEU, PhD (1995), Case Western Reserve University 



STEPHEN ALLISON, PhD (1979), University of Virginia [2023]

MARK MORRISON, PhD (2005), University of Tennessee, Knoxville [2025]

JON MOSELEY, PhD (1992), University of Alabama at Birmingham [2023]

BRENT HOFFMEISTER, PhD (1996), Washington University in St. Louis [2023]

MATTHEW BALLO, MD (1995), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine [2024]

CHENHUI PENG, PhD (2017), Kent State University [2025]

BEN WALTERS, MS (2014), University of Tennessee [2026]

ANSHU PRADHAN, PhD (2004), University of Delaware [2027]


NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets for Full and External only.