My name is Ryan Kozlowski; I am an Assistant Professor in College of the Holy Cross's Department of Physics. My primary interests are teaching physics at the undergraduate level, helping undergraduates develop scientific laboratory skills (e.g., design of apparatus; image acquisition and analysis); and researching the mechanics and dynamical properties of granular materials through experimentation.
After earning my Ph.D. in physics at Duke University in research involving stick-slip dynamics of granular materials, I was a Visiting Professor at Berea College. In that role, I taught introductory physics, classical mechanics, and advanced lab, and co-taught a general studies (science for non-science, liberal arts students) course. I also mentored a senior student through a semester-long capstone project and mentored two undergraduates in the Summer of 2022 in a new project investigating flow of grains through tilted hoppers. I am now an Assistant Professor at Holy Cross, currently teaching the introductory physics sequence, thermal physics, and modern physics laboratory. I am getting a lab up and running to continue investigating hopper flows as well as granular flow in vibrating environments.