Robert Fairchild, Ph.D.

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Robert Fairchild, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics
rwf [at]

Olin Hall 133

By appointment, if not in office.

(402) 465-2253

Dr. Robert Fairchild

Chair, Department of Physics, 1996-
Professor of Physics, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2001-
Associate Professor of Physics, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1994-2001
Acting Chair, Department of Physics, 1990-91
Radiation Safety Officer 1988-
Dual-degree Engineering Liaison Officer 1988-
Pre-Architecture Liaison Officer 1993-
Assistant Professor of Physics, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1975-1994
Director of Computer Services, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1980-1988

Ph.D., Applied Physics, Cornell University, 1975
M.S., Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, 1993
B.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1971

Earth Science
Energy and the Global Environment
Principles of Physics I and II
General Physics I and II
Electronic Measurements
Introduction to Modern Physics
Computer Architecture and Interfacing
Introduction to Health Physics
Classical Mechanics
Advanced Laboratory
Independent Study

Fall 2014:

Physics 1200 - Energy and the Global Environment
MWF 1:00-1:50, Tu 12:00-1:50

Physics 2200 - Electronic Measurements
MWF 10:00-10:50. Th 1:00-3:50

Physics 3800 - Advanced Laboratory
TuTh 9:00-11:50

Physics 4950 - Independent Study
TuTh 9:00-11:50

Applications of physics to energy and environmental issues
Computer Systems (Hardware, Software, Interfaces)
Electronics, Experimental Physics, Radiation Protection

Volunteer to State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services, Radiation Emergency Response Team
First Baptist Church of Lincoln
American Baptist Churches of Nebraska

  • Memberships:
    • American Physical Society
      American Association of Physics Teachers
      Nebraska Section, American Association of Physics Teachers
      Nebraska Academy of Sciences
      Health Physics Society
      Mid America Chapter, Health Physics Society
      Phi Kappa Phi
      Sigma Pi Sigma
      Nebraska-Píaui Partners of the Americas

      Comprehensive Certification by American Board of Health Physics, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
      Nominated for Faculty Excellence Award, 1991, 1995, 1999
      Service Award, Department of Business Administration and Economics, NWU, 1989