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 8.7.18


Jo'Elen heads to graduate school at the University of Montreal!

MacKenzie wins the Kaiser-Borsari Women in Materials Science award AND the CSE Women in Science scholarship!

Sarah/MacKenzie and Jo'Elen give posters at the 2018 APS Northwest Section Meeting.

Janelle gives invited talks at the 2017 ACS National Meeting in Washington D.C. and the SSF conference on Photonics and Electronics in Lund, Sweden.

Rachel's work published in Journal of Applied Physics and Jo'Elen's work is accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

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