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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 PhD in theoretical physics from UMass Lowell in 2007 and his BS in physics from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2001. He is currently Associate Professor of Physics at West Texas A&M University. Read the CV


Dr. Baird was born in Belmont, Massachusetts. After a two-year church 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 six children and a foster child and live in Amarillo, Texas. Read the Biography

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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Feel free to contact Dr. Baird if you would like to learn more about his research, if you would like to collaborate on research, or if you have a science question. Contact Dr. Baird