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Faculty - Susan R. McKay – Center Director

Susan McKay
Professor of Physics
and Director of the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education

Office:  104 Bennett Hall (111 Estabrooke Hall)
(207)581-1019; (207)581-4678



My research revolves around theoretical condensed matter physics; phase transitions and critical phenomena; spin glasses, amorphous magnetism, quenched disorder; nonlinear systems and chaos; pattern formation; phase transitions in non-equilibrium systems; models of lateral organization in biological membranes; science education; student learning in science.

Some of my main research foci are:

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The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center)
5727 Estabrooke Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5727
Phone: (207) 581-4672 | Fax: (207) 581-9555E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469