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Dr. Recep Avci

ICAL Director


Earning his B.S. in Istanbul Univerity Dr. Recep Avci then went on to recieve his M.S. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chmpgn and then his Ph.D at the same university in 1978. Dr. Avci has over 100 published articles and two book chapters in a wide variety of subjects. His areas of expertise include the study of fundamental and applied aspects of bulk and bio-materials and of surfaces and interfaces using a wide variety of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. Recent interests include the role of metallurgy in the bio-deterioration of metals and alloys.

   Barnard Hall 339
   (406) 994-6164
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Dr. David Mogk

Research Scientist


Dr. David Mogk earned his B.S. at the University of Michigan in 1975 before later obtaining both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Washington. His research centers or specializes around the formation and evolution of the continental crust; Archean Geology; mid-crustal petrogenetic processes; mineral analysis and spectroscopy of mineral surfaces; and research on learning in the geosciences.

   Traphagen Hall 226 
   (406) 994-6916
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Nathaniel Rieders 

 Graduate Student Lab Worker


Nathaniel Reiders is a graduate and doctoral student in physics at Montana State University. Nathaniel Rieders assists in a varity of research and has volunteered in events such as MSU's Family Science Day.


Elif Roehm 

Facility Manager and Engineer 


Elif Roehm is a detail-oriented Engineer and Manager with experience within research and laboratory operations. Not only has she graduated with a B.S. at Montana State University but had also done so while working as a lab assistant for a variety of labs during the summer.

   Barnard Hall 339 
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Sara Maccagnano-Zacher 

Scientist and Interim Facility Manager


Sara began her scientific career using the ToF-SIMS instrument as an undergraduate physics student in ICAL at MSU. She obtained her BS in Physics at MSU-Bozeman in 2003, and her MS (2008) and PhD (2009) in Applied Physics and Engineering from Cornell University.


   Barnard Hall 339 
   (406) 994-4199