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Vola Andrianarijaona

Vola Andrianarijaona, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

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Vola Andrianarijaona, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

Vola Andrianarijaona, Ph.D., specializes in lasers, solid state physics, and AMO physics. He has been an "Assistant d'encadrement" (assistant teacher) at the Universite catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, a " Wissenschaftlicher" (scientist) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany, and a research associate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Outside of work, he also enjoys playing with his children.


Degrees

B.A., Universite Paris XIII
1995
M.A., Universite Paris VII
1996
M.A. Universite Paris VIII
1997
Ph.D., Universite Catholique de Louvain
2002

Raulton Haye

Raulton Haye, M.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering

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Raulton Haye, M.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering


Degrees

B.S. Howard University
2000
M.S., University of Rhode Island
2004

James Robertson

James Robertson, M.S.

Associate Professor of Physics

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James Robertson, M.S.

Associate Professor of Physics

James Robertson has been faculty at PUC since 2003. While a graduate student at Florida State, he worked at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s D-zero experiment where he did research in high-energy physics. Outside of his responsibilities in the physics classroom and lab, he hosts sessions at the Young Observatory and volunteers with the local fire and ambulance companies. With over nine years of fire/EMS experience, James is a captain with the Angwin Fire Department and the Angwin Ambulance’s training officer. As a firefighter/EMT, he has received specialized training in emergency services. He is a certified CPR instructor, a registered California fire instructor and the PUC Emergency Services program director. In October of 2007, Robertson and his crew were part of a week-long strike team of Type 3 engines from Napa County that responded to the wildland fires in San Diego.


Degrees

B.S., Southern Adventist University
1991
M.S., Florida State University
1994