**2020 Fall: PHYS 8930**

This course is a directed study in advanced physics for graduate students. It will cover (i) the physics of two-dimensional (2D) materials, (ii) the fundamental of synchrotron radiation, (iii) synchrotron-based spectroscopy and microscopy techniques such as angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), and (iv) XMCD investigation of quantum materials with an emphasis of 2D magnets.

**2020 Spring: PHYS 1600**

This course is Engineering Physics I (OpenStax Textbook Vol 1), which gives an introduction of classical mechanics using calculus. It covers kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rotation, conservation laws, gravitation, fluid, oscillations, and waves.

**2019 Fall: PHYS 1610**

This course is Engineering Physics II (OpenStax Textbook Vol 2), which gives an introduction of electromagnetism using calculus. It covers electrostatics, DC circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic phenomena, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, optics, and modern physics.