Nathan J. Dawson
Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering
Department of Natural Sciences
Hawaii Pacific University
Office: AC 311C
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Washington State University
Pullman, WA, USA
PhD - physics, Washington State University
Graduate Certificate - opto-electronics, Washington State University
BS - physics, University of Idaho
Nick is an undergraduate majoring in Biochemistry at HPU. He is working on the experimental self-healing, dye-doped polymer project for use in solid-state laser systems. Nick is interested in medical applications and is aspiring to be an orthopedic surgeon.
Yunli is an undergraduate majoring in Biochemistry at HPU. He is working on the experimental self-healing, dye-doped polymer project for use in solid-state laser applications. Yunli is interested in the chemical processes of life-like mechanisms, where he is ultimately interested in pursuing a research pathway that will allow him to determine alternative processes that could be developed on other planets in our solar systems and exoplanets.
Former undergraduate students (University of The Bahamas, 2015-2017)
Onassis was an undergraduate majoring in Mathematics and Engineering Physics. He developed Python programs to study low-dimensional quantum systems described by the Schrodinger equation. He used these simulations to study the optical properties of exotic systems described by the fractional Schrodinger equation.
Najee was an undergraduate majoring in Engineering Physics with interests in aerospace engineer. He worked on the self-healing biomaterials project, which probes the photodegradation and recovery processes of organic laser dyes in biopolymers.
Mauricio was an undergraduate majoring in Engineering with interdisciplinary interests in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and blood lasing. Mauricio worked on the self-healing biomaterials project probing photodegradation and recovery of DO11 doped in PLA.