Daniel Suson, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

Daniel Suson

Introduction

As professor of physics at Purdue University Northwest, Daniel Suson teaches physics classes and conducts research with students.

Research Overview

Suson has ongoing projects in the following areas: variable speed of light theories, application of quantum entanglement to black holes, application of angular distribution techniques to cosmological models using LEGO robotics to conduct introductory physics experiments remotely.

I have been interested in space since I was a young boy. As I got older I realized that the only way I could travel to the stars would be to invent a way myself. This led me into physics with a focus on gravity and high energy astrophysics.

Select Publications

A Decade of Gamma-Ray Bursts Observed by Fermi-LAT: The Second GRB Catalog, M. Ajello, et al., including D.J. Suson.

Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 879, Article 52 (2019).

A Decade of Gamma-Ray Bursts Observed by Fermi-LAT: The Second GRB Catalog, M. Ajello, et al., including D.J. Suson.

Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 879, Article 52 (2019).

A Gamma-ray Determination of the Universe’s Star Formation History, by S. Abdollah, et al., including D.J. Suson. Science, Vol. 362, p. 1031 (2018).

Teaching Focus

Suson teaches introductory physics to non-majors (both lecture and lab components) and a number of courses for physics majors: quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, relativity theory and simulation techniques.

Previous Roles

Interim Department Head of Chemistry and Physics, 2011-2016

Dean of School of Engineering, Mathematics and Sciences, 2007-2010

Department Chair of Physics at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 1998-2007

Daniel Suson

Contact

(219) 989-2375

daniel.suson@pnw.edu

Office Location:

Hammond Campus, GYTE 269

Education

  • Ph.D. – Physics, University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.S. – Physics, University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.A. – Physics and Mathematics, University of Colorado

Areas of Expertise

  • General Relativity High Energy Astrophysics
  • Computational Physics
  • Physics Pedagogy
  • Quantum Physics

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Bruno Rossi Prize (as part of Fermi LAT team), 2011
  • College Board Outstanding Instructor Award, 2006
  • Japanese Society for Applied Physics Best Paper, 1993