Physical Science

Undergraduate Research

Faculty Mentors

  • James Chisholm
    Phone: 435-586-7806
    Office: SC 018
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/chisholm
    Research Interests: Theoretical cosmology, specifically early universe cosmology; with interests in inflation theory and the production of primordial black holes.  Optical and X-ray search for isolated black holes and the gravitational wave signature of black holes.
  • Mark Colberg
    Phone: 435-865-8331
    Office: SC 014
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/colberg
    Research Interests: Behavior of deep rocks in the Basin and Range through studies in the Snake Range in eastern Nevada.  Behavior of amphibole minerals in metamorphorphic rock.
  • Dru DeLaet
    Phone: 435-586-7911
    Office: SC 213
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/delaet
    Research Interests: Biocides and surfactant formulation.  Electrochemical production of bromine and catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide.
  • Robert Eves
    Phone: 435-586-1934
    Office: SC 309B
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/eves
    Research Interests: Low temperature geochemistry, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and research in southern Utah’s National Parks.
  • Bruce Howard
    Phone: 435-586-7930
    Office: SC 219
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/howard
    Research Interests: X-ray crystallography of biological macromolecules.
  • Paul Larson
    Phone: 435-865-8244
    Office: SC 108
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/larson_p
    Research Interests: Geography
  • Fred Lohrengel
    Phone: 435-586-7941
    Office: SC 015
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/lohrengel
    Research Interests: Geomorphology, Mesozoic sedimentology, and invertebrate paleontology.
  • Ty Redd
    Phone: 435-586-7904
    Office: SC 208
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/redd
    Research Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, molecular recognition, and host guest chemistry.
  • Hussein Samha
    Phone: 435-586-7909
    Office: SC 215
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/samha
    Research Interests: Aggregation of cyanine dyes on nanoparticles of clay and in bilayer vesicles of phospholipids.  Electron and charge transfer in organized media of cyanine dyes and inorganic complexes.
  • Brent Sorensen
    Phone: 435-586-7707
    Office: SC 019
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/sorensen
    Research Interests: Telescope making and telescope design.  Special relativity and cosmology.
  • Mackay Steffensen
    Phone: 435-865-8091
    Office: SC 212
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/steffensen
    Research Interests: Organic synthesis of molecules with unique architectures.  Dendrimer, macromolecular, and small molecule synthesis.
  • Kim H. Weaver
    Phone: 435-865-8047
    Office: SC 216
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/weaver
    Research Interests: Non-point source pollution and gas emissions from confined animal operations.
  • Renwu Zhang
    Phone: 435-586-7854
    Office: SC 217
    Website: http://suu.edu/faculty/zhang
    Research Interests: Positron annihilation spectroscopy, polymeric materials, and computer simulation for non-linear chemistry.