Dr. Bert Popson

Dr. Bert Popson


Professor of Physics and Engineering
120 Christopher Hall
Campus Box 101
B.S. in Physics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S. in Physics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Physics, Clemson University
Courses taught
General studies: General Physics I and II
Electrical: Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics
Mechanical: Engineering Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Thermodynamics
Modern physics: Quantum Mechanics
Advanced lab: Engineering Measurements Lab
Class of 2015 Distinguished Faculty Award
Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Teacher Award
American Association of Physics Teachers Distinguished Service Award
Community service
Dual-Degree Engineering Representative
Department Assessment Coordinator
Judge at WV Junior Science Symposium
Judge at Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference
Faculty adviser to Engineering-Physics Society
Research interests
Magnetic resonance: Nuclear magnetic resonance, Hall effect, electron spin resonance
Impurities in solids: Effects on electrical conductivity, mechanical effects
Fluid mechanics: Wind tunnel, water flow
Cold materials: Helium dilution refrigeration, superconductivity, SQUIDs
Presentations to the American Association of Physics Teachers
A new experiment for measuring the Reynolds number (2015)
An improved acceleration of gravity experiment (2014)
A new fluid mechanics component to the advanced labs (2013)
Wesleyan's Carrier educational air conditioning system (2012)



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59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201
(304) 473-8000

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