Cedarville University welcomes new assistant professor of physics, Lin Pan. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University
by Public Relations
November 15, 2011
Cedarville University welcomes Lin Pan, Ph.D., to the faculty of the department of science and mathematics. Pan will be serving as assistant professor of physics.
Pan earned her bachelor’s degree at Qingdao University in China and her doctorate in computational atomic physics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). Before coming to Cedarville, she participated in postdoctoral research and taught physics at MTU.
Pan is interested in discovering how the world works through logic and reason. In particular, she studies the structure and dynamics in atoms and ions.
“I was attracted by the logic, the conciseness and power of physics,” Pan explained. “I always enjoy the process of proving an equation or drawing a conclusion through derivation and reasoning.”
In her classes, Pan emphasizes the importance of physics in today’s world. She said, “I employ quantum mechanics and atomic theory which allow me to verify, interpret and even make predictions for features in a measurement. These are important in many applications like development of new-generation light sources and refining fundamental properties of an element, etc. By introducing these applications to students, they can see the relevance of modern physics.”
Pan loves sharing her passion with students. In addition to teaching, she enjoys working with students outside of the classroom. She admires the sense of community among the students and enjoys the rigorous environment of learning and teaching.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,300 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.
Department of Science and Mathematics