Web Site: http://www.du.edu/~balzar
I teach both undergraduate and graduate physics courses. My research interests are mainly in studies of materials' properties by diffraction methods. The focus is on strain and defect determination through the measurement and modeling of diffraction line broadening, and development of methods for analysis of residual strain/stress, texture, and defects in materials. Materials currently of interest include ferroelectrics, wide band-gap semiconductors, and nanocomposites for biomedical applications. More details can be found on my Web pages.