Dr. Baird is an Assistant Professor of Physics at West Texas A&M University
. His research and interests include electromagnetic scattering, quantum structures, and excellence in education. Click on the links below to learn about his experience, research, and teaching resources.
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Dr. Baird has enjoyed teaching in the classroom, in the laboratory class setting, and through the supervision of original student research. He currently teaches
lower-level and upper-level undergraduate physics courses, including: Optics, Electromagnetism, General Physics I & II, and Calculus Physics I & II. Read more about Teaching
Dr. Baird's research interests are in the areas of electromagnetic scattering and quantum structures. Currently, he is involved in building and using computational models to predict the performance of Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL's) and to aid in the design of next-generation QCL's. Read more about Research
Dr. Baird received his doctorate in theoretical physics from
UMass Lowell in 2007 and his bachelors from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2001. He has
been a research assistant at Brigham Young University (BYU), a software engineer
for ZServe Corporation, a teaching and research assistant at the University of
Massachusetts Lowell, a Space Scholar at the Air Force Research Laboratory,
a research scientist and adjunct faculty instructor at UMass Lowell, and is currently Assistant Professor of Physics at West Texas A&M University.Read the CV
Dr. Baird was born in Belmont, Massachusetts and began his schooling there. After a two-year service mission in Germany, he attended Brigham Young University (BYU) as an undergraduate. At BYU, he met and married his wife Ellen Shumway who graduated with a degree in nursing. They currently have five children and live in Amarillo, Texas.
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Science Questions with Surprising Answers
Read hundreds of articles written by Dr. Baird on various science questions with surprising answers. These questions cover every area of science and are written for the general public.Read the Science Questions with Surprising Answers
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