P. David Flammer
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

David FlammerResearch is focused on computational electromagnetics, the bulk of which is electromagnetic wave propagation simulation applied to nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics. Combining electromagnetic wave simulation with other simulation such as charge transport has been used to study complex systems such as solar cells and electro-optic modulators. Simulations use various techniques, such as finite element simulation, Green.s Function/integral equations, transfer matrices, etc. Applications have included micropolarizers, THz detection, study of chiral materials and chiral light, and biosensors.





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  • PhD, Colorado School of Mines
  • MS, Colorado School of Mines
  • BS, Colorado School of Mines

Research Interests

  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Integrated Electro-Optics
  • Surface Plasmon Phenomena
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Boundary Integral Solutions using Green’s Functions

Teaching Interests

  • Introductory Physics Sequence
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Studio Teaching Method
  • Active Learning Models