Faculty Profile: Dr. John U.. Free

Professor emeritus Mathematics Department
Professor emeritus Physics Department


Dr. John U.. Free

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Dr. Free has had considerable experience in the areas of teaching and research. He has been teaching at ENC since 1970, primarily in the Physics Department, and in 1978 he started the Computer Science Department at ENC. In 1975 he received a NSF (National Science Foundation) Faculty Research Fellowship. Dr. Free has twice been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, has been an associate of Harvard’s Physics Department since 1986, and has also taught several courses on Waves and Optics at Harvard. He has co-authored thirteen articles which have appeared in physics journals. He has also twice received the Outstanding Teacher Award at ENC. He lives with his wife in Boston, MA.

Affiliations

  •  1987-present American Physical Society
    1974-present Sigma Xi
    1973-1979 National Science Teachers Association
    1967-present American Association of Physics Teachers


Awards

  • 1995-1996 Outstanding Teacher Award
    1992-1993 Outstanding Teacher Award

     



Education

  •  Ph.D. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. in Physics, Eastern Nazarene College


Experience

  •  2008- Co-director of the Research Experience for Undergraduates, Harvard University
    2004- Associate of the Physics Department, Harvard University
    2002- 2004 Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
    1990-2002 Associate of the Physics Department, Harvard University
    1989-1990 Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
    1986-2002 Associate of the Physics Department, Harvard University
    1984-1986 Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
    1978- Professor of Physics and Engineering, Eastern Nazarene College
    1978-1986 Professor of Computer Science, Eastern Nazarene College
    1974-2002 Chairman, Department of Physics and Engineering, Eastern Nazarene College
    1974-1978 Associate Professor of Physics, Eastern Nazarene College
    1970-1974 Assistant Professor of Physics, Eastern Nazarene College
    1998-2000 Instructor, Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University
    1976-1978 Research Associate, Dartmouth College


Publications

  • (Partial List)

    “Hysteretic I-V curves of superconducting nanowires by M. Tinkham, J.U. Free, C.N. Lau, N.
    Markovic, Phy. Rev. B 68, 134515 (2003)).

    "Phase transitions in Josephson-junction arrays with long range interactions”, L.L. Sohn,
    M.S. Rzchowski, J.U. Free, and M. Tinkham, Phy. Rev. B, 47 967 (1993).

    “ac and dc properties of Josephson-junction arrays with long-range interaction”, L.L. Sohn,
    M.T. Tuominen, M.S. Rzchowski, J.U. Free, and M. Tinkham, Phy. Rev. B, 47 975 (1993).

    “Effects of current direction on the dynamics of Josephson-junction arrays”, L.L. Sohn, M.S.
    Rzchowski, J.U. Free, M. Tinkham, and C. J. Lobb, Phy. Rev B, 45 3003 (1992).

    “Absence of fractional giant Shapiro steps in diagonal Josephson-junction arrays”, L.L. Sohn, M.S. Rzchowski, J.U. Free, S.P. Benz, M. Tinkham, and C.J. Lobb, Phy. Rev. B 44 925
    (1991).

    “Simulations and interpretation of fractional giant Shapiro steps in two-dimensional Josephson-junction arrays”, M. Octavio, J.U. Free, S.P. Benz, R.S. Newrock, D.B. Mast,
    and C.J. Lobb, Phy. Rev. B, 44 4601 (1991).

    “Dynamical simulations of giant Shapiro steps”, S.P. Benz, J.U. Free, M.S. Rzchowski, M.
    Tinkham, and C.J. Lobb, Physics B, 165-6, 1647 (1990).

    “Dynamical simulations of fractional giant Shapiro steps in two-dimensional arrays”, J.U.
    Free, S.P. Benz, M.S. Rzchowski, M. Tinkham, and C.J. Lobb, Phy. Rev. B 41 7267 (1990).

    “Reentrant temperature dependence of the critical current in small tunnel junctions”, H. Akoh,
    O. Liengme, M. Iansiti, M. Tinkham, and J. U. Free, Phy. Rev. B 33, 2038 (1986).

    “Concept Learning in Preschool Children: Effects of a Short-term LOGO Experience”, D.
    Degelman and J. U. Free, Journal of Educational Computing Research, 1986

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