WVWC Faculty
Joseph E. Wiest

 

 

 


Department of Physics and Engineering
Campus Phone: (304) 473-8062
Campus Box: 101
Office Address: 122 Christopher Hall
E-mail Address: wiest@wvwc.edu
Home Phone: (304) 472-4427


Educational Biography
B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University
M.S. in Physics and Mathematics, University of Kentucky
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Kentucky
Courses Taught
Light and Atomic Physics, with lab
Nuclear Physics, with lab
Electro-Optics Laboratory
Senior Research Seminar
Liberal Arts Physics, with lab
Research Interests
The design and building of lasers; the interaction of lasers with atoms and molecules; Raman spectroscopy, nuclear spectroscopy; laser isotopic separation; applied physics; physics education.
Presentations to the American Association of Physics Teachers
  • Dynamics of the Iodine Molecule: Experiment and Theory
  • Raman Spectroscopy of Polymer Materials
  • Hyperfine Spectral Measurements of Rubidium
  • The External Grating Tunable Diode Laser
  • Lifetime Measurements of Nuclear Excited States
  • Experiments with a Nitrogen Laser
  • The Construction of a Carbon-Dioxide Laser
Grants
  • Three National Science Foundation Grants
  • NASA Space Grant
  • ACA Research Grant
  • Pew Foundation Grant
  • Faculty Innovation Grant
  • Corning Foundation Grant
Awards
  • Distinguished Service Award of AAPT
  • Outstanding Faculty Member in Appalachia
  • Elected to Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Honorary
Offices
  • Distinguished Awards Committee, AAPT
  • State Board, NASA WV Space Grant Consortium
  • Curriculum Council
  • Chair of Faculty Assembly



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