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Faculty Profiles

Physics Department Faculty contact and bio information

Dr. Chris Varney
Position: Department Chair, Associate Professor

Dr. Christopher N. Varney, Department of Physics Chair and Associate Professor, has published more than a dozen scholarly articles on such topics as quantum magnetism, ultra-cold atomic gases, topological insulators, and quantum spin liquids.

Khagendra Bhattarai
Dr. Khagendra Bhattarai
Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Physics
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 102

Dr. Khagendra Bhattarai has received a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the University of South Florida. He has more than 15 years of undergraduate teaching experience. His research interests include Optics, Photonics, and Metamaterials and he has co-authored nine peer-reviewed journal articles.

Prayaga, Chandra
Dr. Chandra Sekhar Prayaga
Position: Professor
  • Department: Physics
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 005

Dr. Chandra Prayaga, who has 35-plus years teaching experience, has helped raise more than $3 million in funding for research and projects involving UWF faculty and students.

Dr. Laszlo Ujj
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Physics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 141

Dr. Laszlo Ujj earned a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Szeged, Hungary. He has over 25 years of college teaching experience with some at the graduate level. Before joining UWF in 2001, he worked as a research scientist at the University of Arizona for nine years.

Wade, Aaron
Dr. Aaron Wade
Position: Associate Professor

Dr. Aaron Wade received a Ph.D. in Physics from Florida State University, where he wrote his dissertation on “Quantum Cascade Lasers in High Magnetic Fields.”

Adjunct Faculty

Physics department Adjunct Faculty contact information.

Dr. Merhdad Adibzadeh

Dr. Hikmat BC

Ross Dickinson

Daniel Garber

Dr. Alla Krivosheyeva

Dr. Otto Richter

Dr. Mitra Hashemi Shabestari

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: Physics