Mick Veum


Professor and Department Chair

Contact Information
​Email: mveum@uwsp.edu
​Office: ​SCI B107
​Phone: ​715.346.3508
​Fax: ​715.346.2944
 
Education
Ph.D. Physics, University of Minnesota
B.A. Physics, Carleton College

Courses
ASTR 100 - Unveiling the Universe
ASTR 311 - Introduction to Astronomy
PHYS 100 - Energy in Today's World
PHYS 101 - General Physics
PHYS 115 - Acoustics
PHYS 150 - University Physics I
PHYS 203 - College Physics I
PHYS 250 - University Physics II
PHYS 435 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 470 - Experimental Physics

Research Interests
Liquid crystals: surface tension, phase transitions, surface-induced order, calorimetry, optical reflectivity.

Select Publications
Brad Hinaus and Mick Veum, “Modeling the compact disc read system in lab,” The Physics Teacher 47, 446 (2009).

M. Veum, L. Duelge, J. Droske, H. T. Nguyen, and C.C. Huang, and L. V. Mirantsev, “Comparison between experiment and theory in the temperature variation of film tension above the bulk isotropic transition in free-standing liquid-crystal films,” Phys. Rev. E 80, 031707 (2009).

M. Veum, M. K. Blees, N. Voshell, H. T. Nguyen, and C.C. Huang, “Role of molecular weight and phase sequence in the temperature variation of film tension above the bulk isotropic transition in freestanding liquid-crystal films,” Phys. Rev. E 74, 011703 (2006).

M. Veum, E. Kutschera, N. Voshell, S. T. Wang, S. L. Wang, H. T. Nguyen, and C.C. Huang, “Temperature variation of film tension above the bulk smectic-A-isotropic transition in free-standing liquid-crystal films,” Phys. Rev. E (RC) 71, R020701 (2005).

M. Veum, P. Messman, and C.C. Huang, “Thermal positioning of point defects in smectic films: the thermal tweezer” Liq. Cryst. 31, 1251 (2004).

"M. Veum, P. Messman, Z. Q. Liu, C. C. Huang, N. Janarthanan, and C. S. Hsu, “A unique approach to measuring surface tension in smectic liquid crystals,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 74, 5151 (2003).

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