Faculty & Staff


Paul K. Oxley

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Experimental atomic physics: Ion-atom collision studies, specifically experimental studies of charge transfer collisions with applications to astrophysical and fusion plasma research.  Laser spectroscopy of highly-excited atoms for tests of the theory of quantum electrodynamics.
Office: Haberlin 107 Phone: (508) 793-2473
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Shreyashi Chakdar


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University 
Fields: Theoretical Particle Physics, model building and phenomenology in physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM) including Dark matter, Neutrino, Cosmology, Astroparticle Physics and Effective field theories. 
Email: schakdar@holycross.edu
Office: Haberlin 108    Phone: 508-793-3977
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Ben Kain

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Fields: Theoretical particle physics and cosmology -- supersymmetric model building; cosmological inflation; dark matter; cosmological perturbations and the CMB. Theoretical atomic and molecular physics -- ultracold atom Bose-Einstein conendensation; superfluidity.
Office: Haberlin 004 Phone: (508) 793-2440
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Matthew B. Koss

Ph.D., Tufts University
Fields: Experimental condensed matter and materials physics — dendritic growth; kinetics and morphology of solidification; experimentation in "microgravity".
Office: Haberlin 014A Phone: (508) 793-2406
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Tomohiko Narita

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Fields: Experimental astrophysics — observations of low-mass X-ray binaries; development of X-ray satellite instrumentation.
Office: Haberlin 109 Phone: (508) 793-2503
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Timothy Roach

Ph.D., Yale University
Fields: Experimental atomic physics — laser manipulation of ultracold atoms; high-precision atomic spectroscopy.
Office: Haberlin106  Phone: (508) 793-3034
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Janine Shertzer

Distinguished Professor of Science
Ph.D., Brown University
Fields: Theoretical atomic and molecular physics — electron-atom and positron-atom collisions; exotic atoms; atoms in strong magnetic fields; finite element analysis
Office: Haberlin 206 Phone: (508) 793-2470
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Diane Jepson

Administrative Assistant
Office: Haberlin 104 Phone: 508-793-3381




 Klaida Kashuri

Lab Supervisor
Ph.D., Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Email: kkashuri@holycross.edu.
Office: Haberlin 222A Phone: 508-793-2485




Richard Miller

Office: Swords B6 Phone: 508-793-3383





Faculty Emeriti

Robert H. Garvey

Associate Professor Emeritus, Physics
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Fields: Theoretical atomic physics – energy levels of rare-earth ions in crystals; yield spectra of atmospheric gases; philosophical implications of technology.


De-Ping Yang

Professor, Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Experimental condensed matter physics — properties of magnetic materials; materials analysis using X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance; solid state physics and NMR theory