Department of Physics

Michael Mikhaiel

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Office:   Science Hall East 3011
Phone:   973-720-3461
Email:   MikhaielM@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:  

Department: Physics
Position: Adjunct Faculty and Laboratory Project Employee
Area Specialization: Low Temperature Physics

COURSES TAUGHT:
AP Physics-B and Lab
General Physics and Labs
College Physics and Labs
Engineering Mechanics
Organic Chemistry
Radiological Physics and Labs
Physical Science and Labs

ON-LINE COURSES: PHYS1100-80 (2011- 2012 Winter Session), PHYS 1100-80 (2012 Spring Session), PHYS 1100-81 (2012 Summer Session).

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:  
1982- 1984 Physics Lab of the University of Texas at El Paso, My research was entitled "Magnetocardiography" which was the detection of the magnetic signal of the electromagnetic wave of the heart by using the SQUID (Superconductor Quantum Interference Device) magnetometer. Part of this research was to learn the techniques of handling liquid nitrogen and liquid helium, vacuum techniques,  leak detecting using Varian model 936-40 leak Detector, and Construction and use of Helmoholtz coils.
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 My M.Sc.Thesis

LAB EXPERIENCE:
1993- 1997 Setting up Physics lab experiments, budget control, repair and calibrate physics equipment, equipment purchasing and inventory, assist with demonstrations, and maintain lab equipment and computers.
 
AREAS OF INTEREST:
Developing new Physics lab experiments with computer based instruction.
Interactive Lecture Demonstration.

MEMBERSHIP:
Member, American Physical Society
Member, American Association of Physics Teachers
 
PUBLICATIONS:
 “Biomagnetic Measurements with Applied Magnetic Field.”  Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Instrument Society of America, 1985.
 
Co-author of paper entitled “Magnetocardiography.”  Which was presented at the American Physical Society meeting in Denton,Texas, November 1983.

NATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATION:

Mike Mikhaiel, "Teaching Physics On-Line vs. Teaching Physics In-Class: Are They Similar". Presented at AAPT 2012 Summer Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mike Mikhaiel, “Physics, with Technology-Enabled Active  Learning.”
Presented at the first annual Activity Based Physics Faculty Institutes (ABPFI) symposium.  
American Association of Physics Teachers meeting, Syracuse, New York. July 24, 2006.

Presented a paper at Passaic County Community College entitled “Strategies for Effective Learning in Physics” at a workshop in Paterson, NJ, November 2004.
 
Co-author of paper entitled “Women in Science and Technology” presented at the National Education Association meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, November 1998.
 
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATION:  
Mike Mikhaiel, “Making Connections between Physics and Biomedical Science.”
Hosted by the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, Middle East Teachers of Science Mathematics and Computing (METSMaC-II), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 14-16, 2006.
 
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT:

Summer Youth Program at William Paterson University, NJ- July 2013

Summer Youth Program at William Paterson University, NJ - July 2012

Summer Youth Program at William Paterson University, NJ- July 2011
Center of Talented Youth (CTY) at Stanford University, California.     
Employed by John Hopkins University, July 18-August 8, 2009.
AP Physics Reader at the Colorado State University at Fort Collins,  Colorado, June 09 -17, 2008.
AP Physics Reader at the Colorado State University at Fort Collins, Colorado, June 11 -19, 2007. 
 
EDITOR ON A BOOK REVIEW:

Co-author of Introduction to Physics Laboratory Book, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2012

College Physics 6th edition/ Wilson, Buffa, and Lou. Prentice Hall, (2006).

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
-Computers. – Computer education. –Web education.
-Gardening. –Fishing. –Bowling. -Bicycling.
 
WEBSITE: Physics Tutor

FACEBOOK: Physics Tutor

Linkedin:  Linkedin

My Blog: Mike