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About Paul M. Shand

Dr. Paul M. Shand teaches physics courses at all levels. Most recently, he has taught Modern Physics, Modern Physics Laboratory, and Classical Mechanics. He has also recently taught General Physics I and General Physics II, which constitute the algebra-based introductory physics sequence. Dr. Shand has also recently developed and taught the course Physics of Modern Materials.
Dr. Shand does experimental research in the area of magnetic materials. He has studied the fundamental magnetic properties of such materials as rare-earth-based nanostructured materials, diluted magnetic semiconductors, manganites exhibiting colossal magnetoresistance, multilayered systems exhibiting giant magnetoresistance (GMR), and titanomagnetites. Currently, Dr. Shand is involved in studying the fundamental magnetic and electronic properties of bulk crystalline and nanostructured low-dimensional transition-metal dichalcogenide materials. Dr. Shand also continues to study the magnetic properties of rare-earth nanostructures.

Positions

Present Department Head, Physics, University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics
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Present Professor, Physics, University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics
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Grant Recipient, Deere & Company, University of Northern Iowa External Funding
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Honors and Awards

  • Honored as mentor of recipients of Mu Alpha Theta Award for “The Most Challenging, Thorough, and Creative Investigation of a Problem Involving Mathematics Accessible to a High School Student,” 2013
  • College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Departmental Programs, 2010
  • Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006
  • College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Departmental Programs, 1997
  • College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in General Education, 1997
  • Nominated for Associate Dean, College of Natural Sciences, 2006
  • Nominated for Regents’ Award for Faculty Excellence, 2006
  • Nominated for Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Departmental Programs, 2008
  • d for Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Departmental Programs, 2007
  • Nominated for Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Departmental Programs, 2005
  • Sigma Pi Sigma, Honor Society Membership

Courses

  • Conceptual Physics
  • Elements of Physics (no longer offered)
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics II
  • Physics I for Science & Engineering
  • Physics II for Science & Engineering
  • Physics III: Theory & Simulation
  • Modern Physics
  • Modern Physics Laboratory
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Computational Physics
  • Physics of Modern Materials
  • Applied Quantum Physics (no longer offered)
  • Physics Seminar
  • Magnetic Properties of Materials (Summer 2000, U. of Nebraska-Lincoln


Contact Information

University of Northern Iowa
Physics Building 215
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0150

Office: PHY 215
Phone: (319) 273-2425

Email:


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