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Spotlight Ted Clarke

Dr. Ted Clarke

Title:  Assistant Professor of Physics

Length of Service at CBU:  Dr. Clarke began teaching at CBU in 2008.

Courses regularly taught:  PHYS 150 Physics I and lab, PHYS 251 Physics II and lab, PHYS 252 Physics III and lab, PHYS 340 Electromagnetic Fields, PHYS 430 Thermal Physics, PHYS 447 Quantum Mechanics I, and PHYS 448 Quantum Mechanics II.

Formal Education:  B.S. in Physics, M.S. in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics (in Mathematical Physics) from the University of Memphis.

Background information:  Dr. Clarke is a lifelong Memphian.  He was in the corporate world for many years having worked as a controls specialist and electrical designer.  He was also president of a private corporation for five year and built industrial control systems for companies worldwide.  He subsequently managed the controls manufacturing division of a local engineering firm.  In 2000, he enrolled at the University of Memphis to finish his degree in physics that he had started at CBU, having never lost his desire to do research and teach in math and science.  After obtaining his B.S. in physics in 2001, he completed a M.S. degree in 2003 under the direction of Dr. Narahari Achar and Dr. John Hanneken, both of the University of Memphis.  He defended his Ph.D. these in mathematical physics under the direction of Dr. Jerome Goldstein of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Memphis.  During his time as a student, Dr. Clarke has been actively involved in research and teaching.  He has coauthored several refereed publication in fractional calculus and mathematical physics.  He was an invited presented at the Royal Irish Academy of Science symposium on diffusion and relaxation in disordered fractal systems, Dublin, Ireland. 

Professional interests: asymptotic analysis, partial differential equations, and application of fractional calculus in physics.  Dr. Clarke enjoys bringing his knowledge of engineering and his love of science and mathematics to the students at CBU.

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