Paul Rugheimer, Ph.D
Assistant Teaching Professor
A Bozeman native and Montana State University alumni, Paul has worked in a variety of industries including Nintendo of America, and The Boeing Company, before returning to graduate school to finish his advanced degree in Physics. Paul Received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, in May of 2004.
Paul currently works as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics and has taught a variety of courses in the department since 2008, including the Analog Circuits course (Physics 261), Electricity and Magnetism (Physics II), Newtonian Mechanics (Physics I), and Holography (Physics 305RN).
Paul maintains an active research role in Dr. Idzerda's thin films and interfaces laboratory. He designed and constructed the lab's latest growth system, a Pulsed Laser Deposition system which combines film growth with a Nd:YAG laser. Prior to that, he designed and constructed the lab's magneto-resistance (MR) measurement system. Additionally, he particpates in synchrotron x-ray characterization and analysis of the samples grown in the lab.