Department of Physics

Dr. Brian Davies

Dr. DaviesAssistant Professor, Department of Physics
Office Location: Currens Hall 532
Phone Number: (309) 298-1307
E-mail: BM-Davies@wiu.edu
Personal Web Page: http://faculty.wiu.edu/BM-Davies/

Education

  • Ph.D. – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
  • M.S. – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976
  • B.A. – Reed College (Portland, Oregon), 1975

Courses

  • Astronomy 101 - Physics 101
  • General Physics I - Physics 124
  • General Physics II - Physics 125
  • Engineering Mechanics - Physics 312
  • Thermodynamics - Physics 354
  • Advanced Electronics - Physics 427
  • Applied Optics - Physics 428
  • Science in Context - Physics 482

Research Interests

My field of specialization is surface physics, and also the development of optical devices for optical communication networks. Combining some of the ideas from semiconductor physics and optics, it has been natural to look at the production of energy from photovoltaic devices.