Division of Physical Sciences Faculty

Welcome to the faculty directory for the Physical Sciences division. Use the links below to learn more about each faculty member’s educational background, areas of focus in instruction and research, and contact information.

Chemistry

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Peter C. Anderson, Associate Professor

DISC-452H
pca4@uw.edu

Research: computational modeling and design of proteins, peptides, and protein-ligand interactions

Daniel Jaffe, Professor

DISC-452E
djaffe@uw.edu

Research: ozone and particulate matter; impacts of wildfires on air quality; impacs from diesel powered and coal trains

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Hyung Kim, Associate Professor

UW2-316
hjkim3@uw.edu

Research: Enzymatic reactions of metalloproteins; Bioinorganic chemistry of key environmental processes; Functional characterization of heme proteins.

Charity Lovitt

Charity Lovitt, Associate Teaching Professor

UW2-330
lovittc@uw.edu

Research: computer modeling of organometallic reactions

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Lori Robins, Professor and Division Chair

DISC-452G
LRobins@uw.edu

Research: kinetic isotope effects and protein modifications to understand biological reactions

David Sommerfeld

David Sommerfeld, Associate Teaching Professor

UW2-345
dsommerf@uw.edu

Research: fate of trace, persistent chemicals in the environment; using chemistry to better understand artistic, anthropological, historical and archaeological artifacts and materials

Earth System Science

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Heather Galindo, Associate Teaching Professor

UWBB-107K
hgalindo@uw.edu

Research: combining techniques from oceanographic modeling, population genetics, and marine ecology to understand how populations of marine animals are connected to each other

Daniel Jaffe, Professor

DISC-452E
djaffe@uw.edu

Research: ozone and particulate matter; impacts of wildfires on air quality; impacs from diesel powered and coal trains

Eric Salathé, Associate Professor

DISC-352J
salathe@uw.edu

Research: regional climate change and the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems

Physics

Warren Buck

Warren W. Buck, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus

wbuck@uw.edu

Research: theoretical relativistic quantum mechanics, QCD, beyond standard model, theoretical model building, physics and art, physics and non-duality

Joey Shapiro Key, Associate Professor

UW2-343
joeykey@uw.edu

Research: astrophysical parameter estimation for gravitational wave signals across the gravitational wave frequency band

Alanna Pawlak, Assistant Teaching Professor

UW2-304
aspawlak@uw.edu

Research: focus on how students, faculty, and student teaching assistants (such as peer facilitators), engage with collaborative learning environments in physics

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Subramanian Ramachandran, Part-time Lecturer

UW1-391
aspawlak@uw.edu

Research: Condensed Matter, modeling gas-solid interaction

Paola Rodríguez Hildalgo, Associate Professor

UW2-235
paola@uw.edu

Research: focus on using spectroscopy to understand the universe

Eric Salathé, Associate Professor

DISC-352J
salathe@uw.edu

Research: regional climate change and the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems

Rachel Scherr, Assistant Professor

UW2-332
rescherr@uw.edu
Research: the seeds of sophisticated understanding in learners’ ideas; physics disciplinary culture and practices.