Dr. John Adams
Born in England and raised in Australia, I completed my undergrad and masters in physics at the University of Western Australia before moving to Germany to complete my PhD in plasma physics. I then completed a teaching diploma back in Australia and taught high school science for four years. I have been at UCCS since Spring 2013.
With a background in both science and teaching, I enjoy bringing all of my experience to educating our mechanical engineering students and working with other faculty, in particular new faculty, to develop their teaching skills.
- MAE Undergraduate
- MAE2055 MechEtronics
- MAE2200 Materials Engineering
- MAE3005 Measurements
- MAE3401 Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems
- MAE4150 Vibrations
- MAE4421 Controls
- MAE4510 Senior Design
- MAE Graduate
- MAE5011 Engineering Analysis 1
- PES Undergraduate
- PES1110 Physics 1
- MATH Undergraduate (Colorado College)
- MA126 Calculus 1
- MA117 Probability and Statistics
Since joining MAE, I have been assisting new faculty develop their teaching skills. Through programs run by the Faculty Resource Center, I have also been able to reach faculty across the campus. Beginning Fall 2019, this work has become more formalized through the Teaching Fellows Program.
- FRC Teaching Fellow
- Assist faculty to plan a course
- Assist faculty to plan and write assessments
- Lesson observations of faculty to determine strengths and areas of improvement
- FRC workshops
- Encouraging Student Engagement in Large Classes, Apr 2020
- Managing Disruptive Students, Mar 2020
- UCCS Teaching and Learning Conference, Jan 2020
- Active Learning Essentials workshop, Nov 2019
- Creating Outcome Driven Assessments in the Applied Sciences, Oct 2019
- New Faculty Teaching Kickoff Day, Aug 2019
- Grad. Dip. Edu.
University of Western Australia, 2007
- PhD, Mathematical Physics
Universität Rostock, 2007
- BSc (Hons), Physics
University of Western Australia, 2005
- Instructor, MAE
UCCS, Fall 2013-present
- Instructor, Physics
UCCS, Spring 2013
- Instructor, Math
Colorado College, Summers 2013-2015
- Teacher, Science
St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls, Australia, 2008-2011
- Expert witness
4th Judicial District Attorney, 2014
Publications (This is going back a long way!)
- Application of linear response theory to magnetotransport properties of dense plasmas, Phys. Rev. E 81, 036409 (2010).
- Electrical conductivity of noble gases at high pressures, Phys. Rev. E 76, 036405 (2007).
- Coulomb contribution to the direct current electrical conductivity of dense partially ionized plasmas, Phys. Plasmas 14, 062303 (2007).
- Linear response treatment of the Hall effect, in Condensed Matter Theories, Vol. 21, Ed. by H Akai, A Hosaka, H Toki and FB Malik (Nova Science, Hauppauge NY, 2007).
- ISBN 1-60021-501-7.
- The Hall effect in dense noble gas plasmas, Contrib. Plasma Phys. 47, 331--334 (2007).
- Linear response treatment of the Hall effect within the Zubarev formalism, J. Phys. A 39, 4723--4726 (2006).
- Dynamic structure factor of dusty and low-dimensional plasmas, Contrib. Plasma Phys. 45, 441--449 (2005).