Faculty

 

George Rutherford's photo George Ruherford
  Associate Professor

 Office: Moulton 308A
 Office Phone: (309) 438-2934
 e-mail: ghr@phy.ilstu.edu

 

 


TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Advanced laboratory and other applied topics such as statics and electronics
  • Project-based learning, especially innovative ideas that support entrepreneurial education.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Nonlinear dynamics, especially in mechanical systems (the chaotic waterwheel).
  • Mott electron polarimeters and the use of electron spin in atomic, molecular, and optical physics.
  • Understanding the way students understand and learn measurement concepts, especially length, area, and volume.