Professor of Physics
Physics And Astronomy
303 Searles Science Building
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
M.A. in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989
B.A. in Physics, Oberlin College, 1987
Seeking Shear Waves in Liquids with Picosecond Ultrasonics, M.E. Msall, O. Matsuda, and O.B. Wright, J. Phys. C 92 012026 (2007).
Examination of an Unusual Grain Boundary in CaF2, M.E. Msall, W. Dietsche, R. Beane, R. Wichard, and J. Carpenter, phys. stat. sol. (c) 1, No. 11, 2983–2986 (2004).
Ballistic Phonon-Drag Imaging in AlAs Quantum Wells, W. Dietsche, M.Msall, J.G.S. Lok, M. Lynass and M. Hauser, phys. stat. sol. (c) 1, No. 11, 2947–2950 (2004).
M.E. Msall and J.P. Wolfe, Ballistic Phonon Production in Photoexcited Ge, GaAs, and Si, Physical Review B 65, 195205 (2002).
M.E. Msall, W. Dietsche, K.-J. Friedland, Q.-Y. Tong and B. Mohr, New Angles of Phonon Refraction, Physica B 316-7, 366 (2002).
Guest Editor, Physica B 316-7 (2002), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter, August 12-17, 2001, Dartmouth College, USA, with M.N. Wybourne, M.P. Blencowe, and W.E. Lawrence III.
Men in Black, Bowdoin College Commencement Address, September 4, 2002.
M.E. Msall, W. Dietsche, K.J. Friedland, and Q.-Y. Tong, Images of the Phonon Propagation across Twist-Bonded Crystals, Physical Review Letters, 85, 598-601 (2000). Featured in Science Magazine’s Editors' Choice: Highlights of the recent literature, Science 289, 1109 (2000).
M.E. Msall, A. Klimashov, S. Kronmüller, H. Kostial, W. Dietsche, and K. Friedland, Ballistic Phonon Transmission across Wafer-bonded Crystals, Applied Physics Letters 74, 821 (1999).
M.E. Msall, A. Klimashov, W. Dietsche, and K. Friedland, Direct Phonon Transmission across Wafer-bonded Crystals, Physica B 263-4, 361 (1998).
M.E. Msall and J.P. Wolfe, Phonon Production in Weakly Photoexcited Semiconductors: Quasidiffusion in Ge, GaAs and Si, Physical Review B 56, 9557 (1997).
M.E. Msall, S.E. Esipov, and J.P. Wolfe, Photoproduced Phonons in Semiconductors, Physica B 219 & 220, 738-740 (1996).
M.E. Msall, S. Tamura, S.E. Esipov, and J.P. Wolfe, Quasidiffusion and the Localized Phonon Source, Physical Review Letters 70, 3463 (1993).
S.E. Esipov, M.E. Msall, and J.P. Wolfe, Acoustic Phonon Emission Due to Localized Photoexcitation of Si; Electron-hole Droplets vs. the Phonon Hot Spot, Physical Review B 47, 13330 (1993).
J.A. Shields, M.E. Msall, M.S. Carroll, and J.P. Wolfe, Propagation of Optically Generated Acoustic Phonons in Si, Physical Review B 47, 12510 (1993).
M.A. Weilert, M.E. Msall, A.C. Anderson, and J.P. Wolfe, Phonon Scattering from Ferroelectric Domain Walls: Phonon Imaging in KDP, Physical Review Letters 71, 735 (1993).
M. A. Weilert, M. E. Msall, J. P. Wolfe, and A. C. Anderson, Mode Dependent Scattering of Phonons by Domain Walls in Ferroelectric KDP. Zeit. Physik. B 91, 179-188 (1993).
S. E. Esipov, M. E. Msall, B. Cabrera, and J. P. Wolfe, Ballistic Phonon Emission from Electron-hole Droplets - Application to the Nuclear Recoil Problem (PDF). J. Low Temp. Phys. 93, 377-385 (1993).
M. E. Msall, M. S. Carroll, J. A. Shields, and J. P. Wolfe, Observation of Quasidiffusive Phonon Propagation in Silicon. Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter VII eds. M. Meissner, and R. O. Pohl (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), 116-117.
M. A. Weilert, M. A. Msall, A. C. Anderson, and J. P. Wolfe, Specular Phonon Scattering from Ferroelectric Domain Walls in KDP, ibid, 46-47.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellow, 2005-6 Academic Year.
Max Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung Research Fellowship, 1997-1998 Academic Year, Summer 1999, January 2001, Summer 2003 and Summer 2004.
Initial 3-year $165,000 award from Air Force as part of Fiscal Year 2000 DOD Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative BAA, A Comprehensive Approach to Phonon Control for Enhanced Device Performance. 2-year $101,000 extension for 2003-2005.
Freeman Fellowship support for travel in Japan, 2005-6 Academic Year.
Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Physics
Reviewer for Physical Review B, Solid State Electronics, and Physica B.
Chair, Bowdoin College Department of Physics and Astronomy
Campus Committees: Admissions and Financial Aid; Climate Commitment Advisory Committee; Academic Coordinators Career Ladder Advisory Committee
Faculty Advisor for local chapter of the Society for Physics Students
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