Physics Department Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Physics would like to formally welcome our newest hires, Assistant Professor Ahmad Hosseinizadeh and Lecturer Jeff Polak.

Our newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Ahmad Hosseinizadeh, originally joined the UWM Physics Department in 2011, starting as a postdoctoral research associate and continuing on as a scientist prior to joining the faculty. He received his doctoral degree in physics from Laval University in Canada in 2010 and earned his M.Sc. and BSc. degrees in physics respectively from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences and Bahonar University both in Iran. He is an active member of BioXFEL, which is a science and technology center supported by NSF and pursues the creation of integrated research and education to study biological molecules using X-ray Free Electron Lasers.

Our newest member of the academic staff, Jeff Polak, received his undergraduate degree from UW-Whitewater, followed by a Master’s degree from North Carolina State University where he worked with the Physics Education Research and Development group. For the past ten years, he worked as a Physics Instructor at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN. Jeff, who was born in Greenfield, WI, is excited to move back home after about fifteen years out of state. Jeff will be playing a major part in our undergraduate courses and lab offerings.

We look forward to working with both of them!