Brian Daly

Associate Dean of the Faculty and Academic Resources and Professor of Physics
Man in blue collared shirt smiling - Pictured: Brian Daly

Brian’s research interests are thermal and acoustic phenomena in thin solid films and nanostructures as studied by ultrafast laser experiments. Prior to coming to Vassar in 2005, he worked for three years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is co-author of 21 articles and letters in peer-reviewed journals. He has received four National Science Foundation research grants totaling over $900,000. Brian and his students present research at national and international conferences.

BS, College of the Holy Cross; MA, PhD, Brown University
At Vassar since 2005


Sanders Physics
Box 396
By Appointment

Departments and Programs


PHYS 245 Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
PHYS 261 Intensive Topics in Physics
PHYS 375 Advanced Topics in Physics

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