Eastern Michigan University
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Ernest Behringer


 240C Strong Hall

(734) 487-8799



Ph.D. Physics, Cornell University, 1994

M.S. Physics, Cornell University, 1989

B.S. Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1986

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Behringer joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Fall 1995. Originally trained in the field of surface science, he has since developed an interest in optics, optical spectroscopy, the influence of plant form on fitness, energy issues, and physics education. He works together with Professor Sharma to develop the Modern Optics Lab. He works with Professor Goldman in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor campus) to study semiconductor heterostructures. He also works with Professor LoDuca (in the Department of Geography and Geology) on the evolution of dasyclads. He has worked with pre-service elementary education students to develop web pages on the use of children's books to motivate science lessons.