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Office hours have been updated for Spring 2021.

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Name Contact Details Office Hours Research Interests
Bill, Andreas
Department Chair; Professor
P: 562.985.8616
O: HSCI-220a
Book Appointment with Chair
by appointment condensed matter theory, computational physics
Gredig, Thomas
P: 562.985.4922
O: HSCI-272d
Mon 3:00pm-4:00pm;
Wed 3:00pm-4:00pm;
or before class
condensed matter experiments
Gu, Jiyeong
Undergraduate Advisor; Professor
P: 562.985.4848
O: HSCI-264
Appointment with Undergraduate Advisor through Beach Connect
Tue 10:00am-11:00am;
Wed 1:00pm-2:00pm
condensed matter experiments
Hintzen, Paul
Professor (FERP)
P: 562.985.8619
O: HSCI-244
Wed 12:00pm-3:00pm;
or by appointment
Jaikumar, Prashanth
Graduate Advisor; Associate Chair; Professor
P: 562.985.5592
O: HSCI-272e
Book Appointment with Graduate Advisor
Fri 1:30pm-2:30pm theoretical nuclear physics, astrophysics, computational physics
Klähn, Thomas
Assistant Professor
P: 562.985.2717
O: HSCI-258
PHYS 310:
Mon 2:30pm-3:00pm;
Wed 2:30pm-3:00pm;
after class or by appointment

PHYS 434/534:
Mon 6:15pm-6:45pm;
Wed  6:15pm-6:45pm;
after class or by appointment
astrophysics, many particle theory, in-medium quantum chromodynamics
Klotz, Alex
Assistant Professor
P: 562.985.8700
O: HSCI-252
Thu 12:15pm-1:15pm biophysics, soft materials, complex fluids
Kwon, Chuhee
P: 562.985.5967
O: HSCI-266
PHYS 254:
Mon 9:30am-10:30am;
Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm

PHYS 255:
Mon 9:30am-10:30am;
Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm

PHYS 380:
Tue 10:00am-11:00am

PHYS 480/580:
Tue 10:00am-11:00am
condensed matter experiments
Ojeda-Aristizabal, Claudia
Society of Physics Student Advisor; Assistant Professor
P: 562.985.4923
O: HSCI-248
Fri 1:30pm-2:30pm condensed matter experiments
Papp, Zoltan
P: 562.985.4900
O: HSCI-272c
Mon 4:45pm-5:15pm;
after class or by appointment
few body theory, quantum theory, computational physics
Peterson, Michael
Associate Professor
P: 562.985.2734
O: HSCI-272b
after class or by appointment condensed matter theory, computational physics
Pickett, Galen
P: 562.985.4934
O: HSCI-260
Mon 10:00am-10:50am;
Wed 10:00am-10:50am;
Fri 10:00am-10:50am;
or by appointment
condensed matter theory, computational physics
Rajpoot, Subhash
P: 562.985.4847
O: HSCI-242
Mon 1:00pm-2:00pm, 3:15pm-4:00pm;
Wed 1:00pm-2:00pm, 3:15pm-4:00pm;
or by appointment
field theory, elementary particle interactions


Name Contact Details Office Hours Research Interests
Asbell, Jessica E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-254
Mon 2:30pm-3:30pm;
Wed 2:30pm-3:30pm;
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm
Beck, Kathryn E: Sat 10:00am-11:00am;
or by appointment
Casalino, Meredith E: Mon 5:00pm-6:00pm;
or by appointment
Chuang, Kuan-Wen E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-270
Mon 3:15pm-4:30pm;
Tue 9:15a-10:30am;
Wed 9:00am-9:50am;
Thu 9:15am-10:30am, 2:40pm-3:30pm;
or by appointment
high energy astrophysics
de la Cruz, Victor E: Mon 11:30am-12:30pm;
Tue 9:30am-10:30am;
Thu 11:30am-12:30pm;
or by appointment
experimental physics and materials science
Eisenberg, David
Teacher in Residence
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-268
Mon 5:00pm-6:00pm;
or by appointment
Eleby, Johnae E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-268
Mon 11:00am-1:00pm  
Geier, Montserrat E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-268
PHYS 100A:
Mon 11:00am-12:15pm

ASTR 100:
Tue 11:00am-12:15pm

PHYS 100B:
Wed 11:00am-12:15pm

PHYS 152:
Thu 11:00am-12:15pm
Gutierrez, Diego E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-256
Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm;
Tue 5:00pm-6:00pm;
Thu 12:15pm-1:15pm
Mafi, Mariyeh E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-256
PHYS 112 Sec 09 LAB:
Tue 10:00am-10:40am

PHYS 151 Sec 06 LAB:
Tue 1:00pm-1:40pm

PHYS 151 Sec 07 LAB:
Tue 2:00pm-2:40pm

PHYS 151 Sec 24 LAB:
Thu 10:00am-10:40am
Nishino, Hitoshi E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-240
Mon 4:00pm – 5:00pm high energy physics, particle physics, field theory
Woodhouse, Robert E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-272a
Tue 11:00am-12:00pm
Wed 2:00pm-3:00pm
Ziolkowski, Rod E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-256
Mon 1:00pm-2:00pm;
30 minutes before and after lab;
or by appointment

Special Appointments

Name Contact Details Office Hours
Duong, Khue
Science Librarian
P: 562.985.2641
O: Library-418
Henriques, Laura
Professor - Science Education & Physics
P: 562.985.1408
O: HSCI-214
Usufzy, Mary
SPS President
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-276


Name Position Contact Details
Dignadice, Lisa Administrative Assistant E:
P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-220
Coombs, Korin Administrative Coordinator E:
P: 562.985.7026
O: HSCI-220
Conlon, Jay Instructional Support/Issue Room Technician E:
P: 562.985.4853
O: HSCI-234
McLaughlin, Mark Instructional Support/Issue Room Technician E:
P: 562.985.4853
O: HSCI-234
Student Assistants Student Assistants P: 562.985.7925
O: HSCI-220

Teaching Associates and Graduate Assistants

Name Contact Details Office Hours
Arzate, Cristien E: Wed 11:00am-12:00pm
Ashas, Mohamad E: PHYS 254:
Mon 4:00pm-5:00pm

PHSC 112 Sec 04:
Thu 10:00am-11:00am

PHSC 112 Sec 06:
Thu 11:00am-12:00pm

PHSC 112 Sec 08:
Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm
Barfield, Patrick E: Thu 5:00pm-6:20pm
Bergner, Derek E: PHYS 100A:
Tue 1:00pm-2:00pm

ASTR 100L:
Tue 2:00pm-3:00pm

Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm
Blackshire, Dion E: PHYS 522 GA:
Thu 3:00pm-4:00pm

PHYS 112 Sec 07:
Tue 3:00pm-4:00pm

PHYS 100B Sec 13:
Wed 2:00pm-3:00pm

PHYS 151 Sec 15:
Wed 7:00pm-8:00pm
Brulc, Angelic E: Wed 11:00am-12:00pm;
or by appointment
Cassar, Nicholas E: Tue 2:00pm-2:40pm;
Thu 2:00pm-2:40pm
Chica, Hugo   Tue 4:00pm-5:00pm;
Thu 4:00pm-5:00pm
Fischer, Paul E: Tue 1:00pm-2:00pm
Ford, Colin E: PHYS 151 Sec 13:
Tue 11:00am-11:40 am

PHYS 151 Sec 17:
Tue 11:50am-12:30pm
Garcia, Edgar E: ASTR 100L Sec 04:
Mon 1:00pm-2:00pm

ASTR 100L Sec 07:
Tue 1:00pm-2:00pm

ASTR 100L Sec 11:
Wed 1:00pm-2:00pm

Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm
Gomez, Angel E: PHYS 100A:
Tue 12:30pm-1:30pm;
Thu 12:30pm-1:30pm

Mon 2:00pm-3:00pm
Halls, Spencer E: Sat 10:00am-12:00pm;
or by appointment
Juan, Lydia E: ASTR 100L Sec 03:
Mon 4:00pm-5:00pm

ASTR 100L Sec 05:
Tue 4:00pm-5:00pm
Karzai, Emran E: Mon 12:00pm-12:40pm;
Tue 12:00pm-12:40pm;
Wed 12:00pm-12:40pm
Lima, Carlos E: PHYS 151 Sec 09 LAB:
Mon 10:00am-11:00am

PHYS 151 Sec 10 LAB:
Mon 11:00am-12:00pm

PHYS 151 Sec 01/02 GA:
Wed 11:00am-12:00pm
Lozano, Nicholas E: Tue 9:00am-10:30am
Luna, Cristopher E: Mon 1:00pm-2:00pm;
Tue 10:00am-11:00am;
Wed 2:45pm-3:45pm
Minaker, Zachary E: Mon 1:00pm-2:00pm
Fri 5:00pm-6:00pm
Modjtahedzadeh, Kam E: Tue 10:00am-11:00am

PHYS 151 Sec 4:
Tue 11:00am-12:00pm

Tue 12:00pm-1:00pm
Molina, Everardo E: Tue 9:00am-12:00pm

PHYS 152 GA:
Fri 10:00am
Omidwar, Amir E: Mon 6:00pm-6:45pm;
Wed 6:00pm-6:45pm
Park, Luke E: Wed 1:00pm-1:40pm
Ragotskie, Joshua E: PHYS 152 GA:
Wed 2:00pm-3:00pm

PHYS 100A Sec 01:
Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm

PHYS 152 Sec 02:
Fri 9:30-10:30am

PHYS 100A Sec 02:
Fri 10:30am-11:30am

PHYS 100A Sec 03:
Fri 12:30pm-1:30pm
Rincon, Adriana E: PHYS 100B GA:
Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm

PHYS 152 GA:
Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm

PHYS 151 Sec 11:
Tue 4:30pm-5:30pm

PHYS 151 Sec 14:
Wed 4:30pm-5:30pm

PHYS 151 Sec 19:
Thu 3:00pm-4:00pm
Roberts, Michael E: Thu 11:00am-12:00pm
Smallwood, Seann E: PHYS 151 Sec 21:
Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm

PHYS 151 Sec 22:
Fri 4:45pm-5:30pm
Tandy, Laura E: Mon 12:30pm-2:00pm
Towne, Ryan E: Tue 10:00am-12:00pm

Tue 12:00pm-1:00pm
Tran, Vinh E: Fri 10:00am-11:00am
Zafra, Alejandro E: PHYS 151 Sec 08:
Mon 1:00pm-1:50pm

PHYS 151 Sec 12:
Tue 1:00pm-1:50pm

Emeriti and Former Faculty

  • Yohannes Abate
  • Zahur Anwar
  • R.D. Ayers
  • Mladen Barbic
  • Christian Bracher
  • Lowell Eliason
  • Simon George
  • M. Gross
  • Zvonimir Hlousek
  • C.Y. Hu
  • Pat Kenealy
  • Larry S. Lerner
  • Alfred Leung
  • Ken Luke
  • Jack Munsee
  • Seeman Salem
  • Bruce Scott
  • K.Y. Shen
  • Cramer W. Shultz
  • Edwin L. Woollett
  • A.F. Yano

Former Lecturers and Staff

  • Sandy Dana
  • Michael Frey
  • Kim Gordon
  • Irene Howard
  • George Kuck
  • Eric Muckley
  • Deepak Sharma
  • Jasmina Stankovic
  • Slobodan (Bob) Stankovic
  • Hiroki Sunahata
  • Hooshang Tahsiri
  • Mark Tang