Bhubanjyoti Bhattacharya is a particle phenomenologist, whose recent work focuses on the physics of heavy and light quarks, the Higgs boson, as well as dark matter. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics at the erstwhile Presidency College in his hometown of Kolkata, India (2004), a master's degree in physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (2006), and a PhD in physics at the University of Chicago (2011). He spent a few years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Montreal in Canada, and then at Wayne State University in Detroit. Bhattacharya joined LTU's Department of Natural Sciences as an assistant professor in 2017. He teaches undergraduate physics courses to science and engineering majors.
When not playing with data or exploring theories beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, Bhattacharya enjoys volunteering with the local children's center in Detroit, taking road trips with his spouse, and hanging out on the couch with his greyhound.
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Bruce Pell received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Oakland University in 2010. He then completed his doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Arizona State University in 2016. He was a visiting assistant professor at St. Olaf College in Minnesota before coming to Lawrence Technological University in 2019.
His research interests lie at the interface of mathematics and biology. In the broadest sense, he uses data to guide the formulation of mathematical models (usually in the form of partial, ordinary or delay differential equations) to describe, understand or predict biological phenomena arising in ecology, epidemiology and immunology. Recently, he has been modeling the within-host dynamics of plant viruses under different nutrient treatments.
Nawal Azar has a PhD from Wayne State University in Learning Design and Technology, and an MBA from Davenport University. She completed her B.A. at Wayne state University in management. Azar has been at LTU since January 2009 as director of ESL. Her experience is in managing and felicitating the ESL Program successfully. She has experience teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar from beginning to high advanced levels. Her goal is to help students improve their English language skills and share their cultures with native-English speaking students on campus.
Giulia Lampis grew up in Sardinia (Italy) and has lived in several countries before coming to the United States. She is passionate about design and every form of art and music. Giulia finds the art scene in Detroit to be particularly inspiring and is passionate about the rebirth and growth of the city. She enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and Ethiopian food. More of her work can be seen at: www.giulia-lampis.com