My appointment at WWU is split between three academic units: Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, and the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC). I teach classes in all three!

Aside from the core courses that I teach, I am interested in developing curriculum at the interface of materials, chemistry, and physics, and have developed two of the three courses created for Western's interdisciplinary minor in Materials Science.


Courses taught at WWU since Fall 2008:


Physics 419 (Professional Writing for Physicists)

Physics 225 (Modern Physics 2)

Physics 224 (Modern Physics 1)

Physics 190 (Physics Interest Seminar)

Physics 114 (General Physics 1)

Physics 115 (General Physics 2)

Physics Lab supervision


Chemistry 461 (Physical Chemistry)

Chemistry 436 (Instrumental Analysis Lab)

Chemistry 464 (Physical Chemistry Lab)

Chemistry 122 (General Chemistry Lab).

Chemistry 123 (General Chemistry Lab).


Materials Science 330 (Materials Chemistry and Physics 2)

Materials Science 220 (Materials Chemistry and Physics 1)

Materials Science 397C (Intro Materials Physics)













Page last updated 6.12.17


Huy and Erin head to graduate school!

Huy selected as the 2017 Physics Outstanding Graduate and the CSE Presidential Scholar!

Erin, Jo'Elen and Huy give talks at the 2017 APS March Meeting.

Janelle is awarded the 2017 Paul J. Olscamp Research Award.

Carly's work published in Smart Materials and Structures.

Janelle is named Director of AMSEC (Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center) for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The Leger lab welcomes Joshua, MacKenzie, Ariel, Karissa, Kyle and Marcus to the group!