Professor of Physics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Although born and raised in New York City, Bruno deHarak has spent the majority of
his adult life living in Georgia and Kentucky. Bruno spent several years working before
beginning his graduate education. This "pre-graduate" experience included a stint
in the Marine Corps, and positions as an electronics technician and systems programmer
with Lockheed Martin, and as a database administrator with Yorkshire Global Restaurants.
He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Kentucky in 2007 for research
on "Helium (e,2e) coplanar and out-of-plane experiments." Most recently, Bruno has
been a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky, where the main focus of
his research was the study of laser-assisted electron-impact ionization.
At Illinois Wesleyan University, Bruno is conducting a range of laser-based research
projects. In addition to physics majors, Bruno wants to recruit students from a variety
of majors (especially educational studies) to perform research with him. Believing
that many people who study science are not given the opportunity to apply it to real
world situations, Bruno is interested in increasing the "applied" content of the courses
he teaches. More details are available at Bruno's website.
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