Marlann Patterson

Marlann Patterson, Ph.D.

Program Director / Professor

Phone 715-232-2560
Office 234 D Jarvis Hall-Science Wing

Brief Biography: Experienced Physics Professor, Researcher & Student Advocate, Materials Scientist & Nanotechnologist

Teaching Interests: Entry-level undergraduate courses: physics, physical science, materials science, general engineering; advanced undergraduate courses: modern physics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, solid state physics, plasma processing, X-Ray diffraction, phase transformations, process engineering analysis; interactive learning methods and technologies (studio classrooms, clickers, think/pair/share, team based learning); cognitive evaluation (concept inventories, real time assessments, etc.)

Research Interests: Spintronic nanoclusters including synthesis, layering, characterization (SEM, TEM, AFM, SQUID, AGFM, etc.); plasma processing, including etching, deposition, sputter deposition, gas phase aggregation, ion energy control, plasma source design; plasma waste treatment.

Professional Interests: PUI Teaching, UG Research, Program Leadership, Student Advising, Academic Community Building