Carleton College:



Melissa Eblen-Zayas

Associate Professor of Physics 
Chair of Physics & Astronomy 



B.A., magna cum laude (Physics), 1999 
Smith College, Northampton, MA 

Ph.D. in Physics, 2005 
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

Contact Information:

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

OfficeOlin 325 

Phone:   (507) 222-7838 (office)
FAX:     (507) 222-4384


TEACHING 2014-2015:

PHYS 228 Atomic and Nuclear Physics Labs
ENTS 262 Materials Science, Energy, and the Environment
PHYS 342 Contemporary experimental physics

Previous courses taught:
Physics 100 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Physics 131 Newtonian Mechanics
Physics 142 Matter and Interactions
Physics 228 Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Physics 235 Electricity and Magnetism
Physics 260 Materials Science
Physics 342 Contemporary Experimental Physics
Physics 343 Electronics
Physics 354 Solid State Physics


I am an experimental condensed matter physicist. My research interests lie in studying the electronic and magnetic properties of materials. For more information about what I do and student research opportunities, please visit my research page.


Brief CV

I occasionally blog about physics, teaching, and life as a faculty member at a liberal arts college at Confused at a higher level.

I am dedicated to the diversification of the physics community by increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities. Some relevant readings, links, and resources can be found here.

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