Faculty and Staff

Dr. Anushika Athauda

Assistant Professor of Physics
Ph.D. - University of Virginia
Specialty: Condensed Matter Physics
333 Mallory Hall
540-464-7408
athaudaak@vmi.edu

Col. George M. Brooke IV, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - Physics, Old Dominion University
Specialty: Atomic/Molecular Physics
326 Mallory Hall
540-464-7503
brookegm@vmi.edu

Joel Idol

Lab Mechanic
107 Mallory Hall
540-464-7359
idoljl@vmi.edu

Dr. Durig Lewis

Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. - University of London
334 Mallory Hall
540-464-7935
lewisde@vmi.edu

Colonel Tomas J. McCormick

Professor
Ph.D. - George Washington University
502 Nichols
540-464-7546
mccormicktj@vmi.edu

Col. Chhanda Samanta, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - University of Maryland, College Park
Specialty: Nuclear Physics
331 Mallory Hall
540-464-7506
samantac@vmi.edu

Deborah Tomlin

Executive Secretary
320 Mallory Hall
540-464-7225
tomlindj@vmi.edu

Col. Daniela M. Topasna, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Nanoscale Materials and Nonlinear Optics
329 Mallory Hall
540-464-7046
topasnadm@vmi.edu

Col. Gregory A. Topasna, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Specialty: Astronomy, Thin Films and Thin Film Devices
330 Mallory Hall
540-464-7502
topasnaga@vmi.edu

Col. Stacia K. Vargas, Ph.D.

Department Head, Physics and Astronomy
Ph.D. - University of Connecticut
Specialty: Nonlinear Optics and Laser Spectroscopy
327 Mallory Hall
540-464-7027
vargassk@vmi.edu