Miami's Burcin Bayram recognized by American Physics Society

Burcin Bayram

Burcin Bayram

The American Physics Society named Burcin Bayram, associate professor of physics, Woman Physicist of the Month.

The association’s committee on the status of women in physics selected Bayram based on her impact in the physics community.

The committee writes that Bayram has “extraordinary energy and enthusiasm for science, creativity in the lab and at the white board, and firm dedication to the success of her students.”

Bayram joined the physics department at Miami in 2002. She teaches advanced laboratory in atomic and molecular spectroscopy at the graduate and undergraduate level. She also teaches calculus-based physics at the introductory level for science and engineering majors and physics at the introductory level for nonscience majors.

She and her students conduct research for a National Science Foundation-funded project: “Polarization Quantum Beat Spectroscopy in Diatomic Molecules.”

The research utilizes Miami’s new ultra-fast laser technology, which allows researchers and students to better understand energy transfer processes in collisions between atoms and molecules. Bayram received the grant for the project in 2013.  (Read more online.)

Bayram earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and a doctorate from Old Dominion University in 1998.