Dr. Ponn Maheswaranathan

(aka Dr. Ponn Mahes)

Professor of Physics
Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Phone: (803) 323-4940
Fax: (803) 323-2246
                            Summer Institute 2008             Summer Institute 2009    
Forensic Frenzy: Professional Development    
TEA 2012 Fellows
AIMS 2011 Summer Professional Development    TEA Fellows 2013
TEAFellows 2014    TEA Fellows 2015  TEA Fellows 2016    PD at South Pointe 2/16/16

Courses I teach:   PHYS 101H PHYS 101, PHYS 102, PHYS 201, PHYS 201L, PHYS 202, PHYS 202L, PHYS 211, PHYS 211L, PHYS 212, PHYS 212L, PHYS 256, PHYS 301, PHYS 315, PHYS 321, PHYS 331, PHYS 332, PHYS610, PHYS611, PHYS612, PHYS613

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Education: Ph.D 1985, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Experimental Solid State Physics

M.S. 1982, Dept. of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907

B.Sc (First Class Honors), 1978, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Physics Special

Investigation of the structural, electrical, and magnetic properties of high-Tc superconductors and ferrofluids.  Experimental techniques include electric transport measurements, and materials preparation & characterization.

ACT: Test Development and Science Content Panel (Review and Critique).
College Board (AP Course Audit): Senior Reviewer for Physics C-Mechanics, Reviewer for Physics C- Electricity and Magnetism.
AP Physics Reader (2006-2009 & 2015).



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Physical Review Focus

MCAT Review        MIT Open Courseware        Wonders of Physics: U of Wisconsin        OpenStax Concept Trailers (Short Videos)

OpenStax College Physics Textbook               Wonders of Phys: Travelling Shows, U of Wisconsin       

Physics Education Resource Guide                Effective Study

MCAT Test Prep (Commercial-I)    Test Prep (Commercial)            The Mechanical Universe (Videos)        HyperPhysics  

Family: Married to Shyamala, two sons: Mithunan and Niruban.