Teaching and 


Dr. Carroll received his PhD. from Dr. Doering at Wesleyan University in Middletown CT. So were did Dr. Doering study?


Dr. Dale Doering studied with Dr. J. Thomas Dickinson (Washington State)

Dr. Dickinson studied with Dr. Jens Zorn (University of Michigan)

Dr. Zorn studied with Dr. Vernon W Hughes (Yale University)

Dr. Hughes studied with Dr. I.I. Rabi (Columbia University, Nobel 1944)

Dr. Rabi studied with Dr. Albert Potter Wills (Columbia University)

Dr. Wills studied with Dr. Arthur Gordon Webster (Clark University, founder of the APS)

Dr. Webster studied with Dr. Hermann von Helmholtz (Berlin)


So I guess you could say we are the great great ---great--- great great grandchildren of Dr. Helmholtz.  

(Isn't google amazing!)



And the next generation? There have been more than 100 students and postdocs to spend time in the Carroll Research Group. I will eventually list them all, but for now here are the advanced thesis holders from the group. I am very proud of them all.

PhD: Daniel Tekleab, Scott Webster, Richard Czerw, Jiwen Liu, Nicole Levi, Faith Coldren, Jerry Kielbasa, Wanyi Nie, Yuan Li, Corey Hewitt, Alex Taylor, Greg Smith, Wenxiao Huang, Junwei Xu, Chaochao Dun, David Montgomery

MA: A. Date, P. Iyer, S. Xing, W. Wang, D.  Weston, Jillian Berjke, Eric Peterson, Eric Henderson










Don't be ridiculous, of course I teach classes...

PHY 337/637 Analytical Mechanics

Variational principles of mechanics, classical symmetries, connections to continuous systems.


PHY 339/639 E&M I

PHY 340/640 E&M II

Classical electromagnetism, from Coulomb to Maxwell. Connections between the classical field and its quantum counterpart, Energy density, and momentum symmetries, gauges. 

PHY 656 Electron Imaging Science

PHY 657 Scanning Probes

The basic theory and practice of imaging and microscopy other than light. (656) an Introduction to electron imaging with hands-on experience using TEM and SEM instruments. (657) The theory and practice of STM, and AFM, again with a lab component for hands-on experiential learning.

PHY 655 Exotic Materials

PHY 658 Kinetics of Materials

Fast paced focused courses on the formation and properties of low dimensional materials structures. This course sequence is an excellent follow-on to a standard solid state physics class. 


PHY 392/692 Quantum Computing

An introduction to the foundations and hardware of Quantum Computers. (spring)

PHY 391/691 Research Seminar 

Intro to modern laboratory techniques such as XPS, Auger, analytical TEM, etc. Topics are chosen by the students each year. (fall)

Wake Forest


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