Principal Investigator

Dr. Chad E. Sosolik

Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Clemson University

Office Location: 206 Kinard Laboratory
Office Phone: (864) 656-0310
G13 Lab: (864) 656-0578
CUEBIT Lab: (864) 656-0884
Fax: (864) 656-0805

Curriculum Vita

LinkedIn Profile


  • Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2001
  • M.S., Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1999
  • B.S., Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1995

Research Interests

  • Energy and Charge Exchange for Singly and Multiply Charged Ions
  • Tracking Ion Radiation Effects Using Multilayer Devices
  • Defect and Nanostructure Formation at Surfaces

Professional Experience

  • Clemson University, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2015 - present
  • Clemson University, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2010 - 2015
  • Clemson University, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2003 - 2010
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Post-Doctoral Associate, 2001 - 2003

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Physical Society (1993 - present)
  • Member, American Association of Physics Teachers (1999 - present)
  • Member, Materials Research Society (1999 - present)
  • Member, American Vacuum Society (2003 - present)

Graduate Students

Daniel Field

Graduate Student of Physics and Astronomy
  • B.S., Physics, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 2006
  • M.S., Physics, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2009
    Research Projects
  • Highly Charged Ion (HCI) promoted desorption of surface species for the purpose of a low temperature film growth.
  • Charge exchange measurements of HCIs with gases in a non-ultra high vacuum environment.
  • Adhesion measurements for polycarbonate exposed to HCIs for the purpose of increased film growth.

Undergraduate Students

  • A.J. Miller, Physics and Computer Science Double Major
    Projects: Modeling and Measurements of a Retarding Field Analyzer Based Charge Exchange Experiment and Ion Irradiation Measurements using Schottky Diodes


Former Graduate Students

Former Undergraduate and Summer Research Students

  • Luke Lyle, B.S. in Physics from SUNY - Buffalo, 2016
    Graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University
  • David Bergman, B.S. in Physics, 2010
    M.S. in Physics from Washington State University, 2013
  • Samantha Cawthorne, B.S. in Physics, 2010
    Samantha passed away in 2010. We are sorry for her family's loss.
  • Eugene Livesey, B.S. in Physics, 2010 and Palmetto Academy REU summer student, 2009
    Project Engineer at Lockhead Martin Space Systems
  • Anton Samojlow, DAAD/RISE summer student, 2010
  • Andrew P. Lange, NSF-REU summer student, 2007
    Graduate student in Physics at University of California, Davis
  • Adam Dean, NSF-REU summer student, 2006
    B.S. in Physics from College of Charleston, 2006
    Sales Business Development Manager with Cisco Systems
  • Niru Maheswaranathan, SPRI summer student, 2006
    Graduate student in Neuroscience at Stanford University
  • Stephen "Scotty" Wagemann, B.S. in Physics, 2005
    M.S. in Physics from Montana State University - Bozeman, 2009
    M.S. in Computational Finance and Risk Management from University of Washington, 2014
    Principal, Wagemann Consulting, LLC
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