Clement Burns

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Clement Burns
Professor of Physics and Undergraduate Advisor
(269) 387-4921
2225 Everett Tower, Mail Stop 5252
Mailing address: 
Department of Physics
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5252 USA
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of California San Diego, 1993
  • M.S., Physics, University of California San Diego, 1989
  • B.A., Physics, Princeton University, 1987
Teaching interests: 
  • Advanced laboratory
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
Research interests: 
  • Condensed matter physics
  • X-ray synchrotron studies

Dr. Clement Burns is a professor in experimental condensed matter physics in the Department of Physics at Western Michigan University and serves as the department's undergraduate advisor.

His research interests include studies of materials with highly correlated electrons, creation and testing of novel solar cell materials, and x-ray synchrotron radiation instrumentation development.

Burns works in a laboratory at WMU as well as in x-ray synchrotron facilities at national laboratories.