Dr. Martin Bier


Office Location: Austin 328
Telephone: (252) 328-6428
Email: bierm@ecu.edu
Curriculum vitae (PDF)

PhD in Physics, Clarkson University, 1990


  • Complex systems
  • Noise
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Statistical physics

Research Projects

Our group does theoretical work involving thermodynamics, dynamical systems, complex networks, and stochastic processes.  Through a combination of computer simulations, acquisition of data, and theoretical approximations, we try to understand why and how systems behave the way they do.  In this way we analyze the propagation of infectious disease, the transduction of energy through biomolecules, the transfer of stocks, etc. ​

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 1080 Physics and the Universe
  • PHYS 1250 General Physics I
  • PHYS 1260 General Physics II
  • PHYS 2360 University Physics II
  • PHYS 4416 Modern Physics I
  • PHYS 5311 Mathematical Physics I
  • PHYS 6410 Quantum Mechanics I
  • PHYS 6715 Biomedical Physics
  • PHYS 7410 Quantum Mechanics II