Dr. Gregory W. Clark

Welcome to my webspace at Manchester University.  I've been teaching at MC since 1992 when I came here directly from Indiana University's Ph.D. program in experimental solid state physics.  Manchester is a small liberal arts college in northern Indiana, with a strong emphasis on teaching (something I love to do).  We're a small physics department (two faculty members), but offer a full major for those interested in physics or engineering related disciplines. 

If you're interested, here's a little bit about myself ...

My research interests are diverse.  I'm a materials scientist by training and have a high interest in nanotechnology and scanning probe microscopy, among other things.  My current research in in high resolution electric force microscopy phase measurements and conductive polymer systems.  I also am very interested in energy-related issues, electronics, climate change, physics pedagogy, the history of science, cooperative learning, physical geology, and the physics of music.

The photo to the right was taken by Sarah Reed ('06) at Camp Alexander Mack, a Church of the Brethren Camp about 45 minutes north of us.  The College holds a Camp Mack Day each fall during which classes are not held and students migrate to the Camp for a day of fun.  I'm holding a bodhran (an Irish drum) that we were using for a drumming circle that morning.  I'm a great fan of Celtic music and like to play instruments in that tradition (guitar, bodhran, Irish flute, button box, whistles).  I also enjoy playing and listening to music of many other genres, from punk to folk. 

Some of my other interests include canoeing, camping, hiking, bird watching, travel, the French language, peace and social justice issues, computers, good films and books, gothic cathedrals, and last, but not least, spending time with my wife and two children.