Dr. Michael Dingfelder

Professor and Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies

Office Location: Austin 127
Telephone: (252) 328-0882
Email: dingfelderm@ecu.edu

PhD in Physics, Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen, 1995


  • Theoretical Radiation Physics – Interaction of Charged Particles with Matter of Biological Interest
  • Monte Carlo Simulations of Radiation Damage to Biological Systems

Research Projects

Current research projects include the investigation of the interaction of heavy charged particles (protons, alpha particles, light and heavy ions) with matter of biological interest at medium and low energies. This includes calculating interaction cross sections of the charged particles with the material (e.g., liquid water, gold (nanoparticles), other cell constituents). Also of interest is the development of transport models in suitable geometries, i.e., for nanoparticles, and the implementation in track-structure codes.

Other projects include the development of computational anatomical phantoms for radiation transport calculations and organ dose estimation.

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 4226 Mechanics I
  • PHYS 6200 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • PHYS 6250 Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 6410 Quantum Mechanics I
  • PHYS 7410 Quantum Mechanics II
  • PHYS 7450 Solid State Physics