Phil Segre, PhD
Lecturer in Physics, Oxford College, 2010-Present

Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1993
BS, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1985

Before Oxford, I was...

Asst. Professor of Physics, Emory University, (Sep. 2004-Aug. 2009).
I taught numerous Physics Introductory and upper level Physics courses as well as ran a research program focused on Fluid Dynamics.

Scientist at NASA, (2000-2004)
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Al.
I was part of a space science team planning, conducting, and overseeing experiments on biological crystal growth and polymer dynamics aboard both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. The preparatory work for these studies always involved ground based experiments in which I worked alongside, and mentored, many younger students in experimental physics.

Post Doctoral Scientist (1993-2000)
University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Exxon Corporation (NJ), Harvard University (Mass).
I was a research scientist in groups conducting experiments on fluid dynamics, optics, and material science. The work was always in small team settings and I was responsible for overseeing the involvement of numerous (> 15) young students on research projects in experimental physics.

Courses Taught

At Oxford College

PHYS141 - Introductory Physics with Lab, part I.

PHYS142 - Introductory Physics with Lab, part II.

ASTR116 - Introduction to Astronomy with Lab

At Emory University

PHYS141/151: Introductory Physics with Laboratory, part I.

PHYS142/152: Introductory Physics with Laboratory, part II

PHYS432: Principles of Optics with Laboratory

PHYS544: Advanced Laboratory.

PHYS597R: Directed Research.

PHYS797R: Advanced Research.

Selected Honors

• Top 25% ranked Teacher, Emory Department of Physics, 2006-2009

• Science Achievement Award, NASA, 2004.

• Certificate of Appreciation, Exxon Corporate Research, 1997.

• Invited speaker: Colloids in External Fields Conference, Germany, 2004

.• Invited speaker: Nano-Particles Conference., Orlando, Fl., 2004

.• Invited speaker: American Physical Society annual meeting. Minneapolis, 1999, and Los Angeles, 2000

.• Certificate of Appreciation, Exxon Corporate Research, 1997.

Selected Publications

• P.N. Segre, B. Kocher, K. Edmond, J. E. Davidheiser and J. Brody, An Optical Method for Determining the Thermal Diffusivity in Transparent Liquids and Solids, to appear Am. J. Physics (2010).

• A.E. Bailey et al., Spinodal Decomposition in a Model Colloid-Polymer Mixture in Microgravity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 205701 (2007)

• R. Grugel, L. Cotton, P. Segre, J. Ogle, G. Funkhouser, F. Parris, D. Gillies, F.Hua, and A. Anilkumar, The In-Space Soldering Investigation (ISSI): Melting and Solidifcation Experiments Aboard the International Space Station, 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, Jan. 9-12, (2006)

.• S. Manley et al., Time-Dependent Strength of Colloidal Gels, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 048302 (2005).

• S. Manley, L. Cipelletti, V. Trappe, A. E. Bailey, R. J. Christianson, U. Gasser,V. Prasad, P. N. Segre, M. P. Doherty, S. Sankaran, A. L. Jankovsky, B. Shiley,J. Bowen, J. Eggers, C. Kurta, T. Lorik, and D. A. Weitz, Limits to Gelation in Colloidal Aggregation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 108302 (2004).

.• P.N. Segre and J.P. McClymer, Fluctuations, Stratifcation and Stability in aLiquid Fluidized Bed at Low Reynolds Number, J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 16, S4219 (2004).

• V. Prasad et al., Universal features of the fluid to solid transition for attractive colloidal particles, Faraday Discuss., 123, 1 (2003)

.• P.N. Segre, Origin of Stablity in Sedimentation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 254503 (2002)

.• S.Y. Tee, P.J. Mucha, L. Cipelletti, S. Manley, M.P. Brenner, P.N. Segre and D.A. Weitz, Nonuniversal Velocity Fluctuations of Sedimenting Particles, Phys.Rev. Lett. 89, 54501 (2002).

.• P.N. Segre, F. Liu, P. Umbanhower and D.A. Weitz, Effective Gravitational Temperature in Sedimentation, Nature 409, 594 (2001).

.• P.N. Segre, V. Prasad, A.B. Schoffeld and D.A. Weitz, Glasslike kinetic arrest atthe colloidal-gelation transition, Phys. Rev. Lett., 86 6042 (2001).

.• V. Trappe, V. Prasad, L. Cipelletti, P.N. Segre and D.A. Weitz, Jamming phasediagram for attractive particles, Nature 411 772 (2001).

.• H.E. King and P.N. Segre, Viscosity and Diffusion in Molecular and Complex Liquids, Encyclopedia of Applied Physics, (1998).

.• P.N. Segre, E. Herbolzheimer and P.M. Chaikin, Long Range Correlations in Sedimentation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 2574 (1997).

.• P.N. Segre and P.N. Pusey, Scaling of the Dynamic Scattering Function in Concentrated Colloidal Suspensions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 771 (1996)

.• P.N. Segre, S.P. Meeker, P.N. Pusey and W.C.K Poon, Viscosity and Structural Relaxation in Hard Sphere Colloidal Suspensions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 958 (1995); 77, 561 (1996).

• P.N. Segre, W. van Megen, P.N. Pusey, K. Schatzel and W. Peters, Two-Colour Dynamic Light Scattering, Journal of Modern Optics, 42 1929 (1995).

• P.N. Segre, O.P. Behrend and P.N. Pusey, Short-time Brownian Dynamics in Colloidal Suspensions; Experiment and Simulation, Phys. Rev. E, 52 5070 (1995).

Fluidized Bed Research at Emory 

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