Contact Us:

Dr. Allan Greer
Professor and Chair

Office: Herak 314
Phone:(509) 313-6757
Fax:(509) 313-5718

Gonzaga University
Physics Department
AD Box 51
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-0051

Dr. Nicole Moore
Assistant Professor of Physics
Herak 313
(509) 313-5707

PhD, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
BS, Harvey Mudd College

Research Interests

My research is centered around interactions of highly focused laser beams with small (micron-sized) spherical objects. This work has both computational and experimental components. Among the first experimental projects to be undertaken are the construction of a simple optical tweezer, which is a device that catches and hold small objects with the forces exerted on it by the light of a highly focused laser and the modification of that tweezer to take measurements of the light scattered off the small object caught in it.