Gregory Vieira is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics. He is interested in all sorts of things about magnets. In his lab, he and his research students study how microscopic magnets interact with each other and how tiny magnetic particles can be captured, pushed, and transported in controlled ways. These techniques have uses beyond physics, as the particles are able to carry cells or molecules such as DNA, suggesting use in next-generation miniaturized on-chip labs for biomedical applications. He is also interested in other applications of magnets, such as for electricity production or for making music. Dr. Vieira has taught courses at Rhodes on introductory physics, modern physics, classical dynamics, electromagnetic theory, topics in medical physics, and astronomy lab. Also, Dr. Vieira is serving as the president of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences in 2022.
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2009, M.S., Physics, The Ohio State University
2012, Ph.D., Physics, The Ohio State University