Olin-Rice Science Center, 131
Jim Doyle started teaching at Macalester College in 1992. He received his Ph.D in Physics from JILA at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1989 and was a post-doc in Materials Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 1989-1992. He enjoys teaching across the entire physics curriculum and has taught every required course in the major at least once. Specialty courses include Science of Renewable Energy (Physics 130/Environmental Studies 130), Laboratory Instrumentation (Physics 348) and Digital Electronics (Physics 340/Computer Science 340). Recent topics courses include Biophysics and Biomechanics. In his research he specializes in materials science and plasma physics, and has recently started a new project on grid energy storage (see research page).