Professor & Chair
Olin-Rice Science Center, 131
James (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.
Specialty courses include Science of Renewable Energy (Physics 130/Environmental Studies
130), Energy and Sustainable Design (Physics 340/ Environmental Studies 340), Digital
Electronics (Physics 340/Computer Science 340), and Biophysics (Physics 394) (see
Curriculum Vitae for complete list) In his research he specializes in materials science, plasma
chemistry and physics, computational physics, electrical grid modeling, and biophysics.
See Jim Doyle’s research page for more information on his recent work.