Bogdan M. Leu

Visiting Assistant ProfessorBogdan M. Leu

Office: 305 Kreger Hall

B.S. Physics, A.I. Cuza University, Romania, 1993
M.S. Physics, Northeastern University, 2001
Ph.D. Physics, Northeastern University, 2006
Joined Miami in 2017

I teach Physics & Society (PHY 101) and General Physics with Lab I (PHY 191).

My research, placed at the confluence of physics, materials science, biology, and chemistry, consistently emphasizes – and benefits from – the complementary nature of state-of-the-art synchrotron-based techniques and more traditional ones. I used high-energy resolution inelastic X-ray scattering and nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the vibrational dynamics and mechanical properties of a wide range of materials, such as heme proteins, iron-containing model compounds, tin-based porphyrins, and clathrates. Publications