Robert Pelcovits

Professor of Physics

Ph.D, Physics, Harvard University


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  • Home renovation (including Habitat for Humanity)
  • Classic rock and heavy metal music
  • Synagogue activities

Professor Pelcovits' research is in the general area of theoretical condensed matter physics. He focuses on understanding the behavior of soft matter systems, including liquid crystals and biological materials. Like other Physics faculty, he teaches a broad range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.