Physics Department
Science Building
CPO 1932
P: (859)-985-3301
Physics Department, Berea College

Troy C. Messina

Associate Professor of Physics (at Berea since 2014)
University of Texas at Austin, B.S.,1996; M.A., 1999, Ph.D., 2002
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information
tel: 859.985.3326
CPO 2191
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Academic Portfolio

Materials submitted September 5, 2017 for tenure review

Tenure Portfolio

Research Project Flavors

Berea students: Contact me in person or by email if you want to work in my lab!
  • Development of a low-cost atomic force microscope
  • Proteins - experimental fluorescence techniques and computational molecular dynamics
  • Materials Physics - high entropy magnetic alloys

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Physics, Berea College, 2014-present
  • Associate Professor of Physics and Biophysics, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2007-2014
  • NIH NRSA Ruth L. Kirschstein Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, 2003-2007
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, Princeton University, 2003
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Physics, 1995-2002
  • Semiconductor Research Intern, International 300 mm Initiative/International Sematech, Austin, TX, 1997-2000
  • Contract Scientist, Xidex Corporation, Austin, TX, 1999-2000

Personal Interests