Department of Physics

Dr. Jim Rabchuk

Dr. Radchuk in classroom.Professor, Department of Physics
Pre-Engineering/Architecture Coordinator
Office Location: Currens Hall 316A
Phone Number: (309) 298-2577
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Research Interests

Hydrodynamic Stability. Mixing layer receptivity - the process by which free-stream acoustic disturbances are converted into incipient instabilities in mixing layers, shear layers and wakes; Flowing thin films and their stability characteristic s.

Magnetoelasticity: Analytical and computational studies of magnoelastic materials in connection with their use in non-contact torque sensing.

EM simulations: Simulations of electric and magnetic fields and finding equilibrium points of said fields. Applications in lecture demo's and in trapping ions for quantum computing.

Selected Publications