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Mark E Reeves Faculty Member

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Mark Reeves Ph.D. University of Illinois, Professor, Department of Physics. Dr. Reeves joined the GW faculty in the Fall of 1993. Since coming to GW, I have developed techniques to probe nanoscale electromagnetic interactions with materials, particularly biological and other materials by near-field scanning probe microscopy. In this context, I have developed probes of the spatial and temporal transmission of molecular signaling in biological systems with nanoscale probes. With the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, I turned his attention to more macroscopic mappings to understand how aerosol particles flow in indoor spaces in order to reduce the exposure of their occupants to airborne diseases. My teaching interests lie in developing innovative ways to demonstrate the connections between physics and biology in introductory-level courses. He has published over 60 papers and holds 2 US patents. I currently supervise one Ph.D. student and three undergraduates in his laboratory. There, his group is developing optical techniques to detect proteins in microliter volumes using the localized plasmon resonance shift from gold nanoparticles. He won GW’s Bender Teaching Award and the Robert W. Kenny Prize for teaching. He has served on a number of University committees, including the CCAS Dean’s Council, which he chaired for two years. He has served in leadership roles in the American Physical Society (APS) and in the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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