Teaching & Research Support Technician

Degrees: B.A. Macalester College; M.S. Creighton University

Expertise: Introductory physics, Laboratory development, Apparatus designing, building, and machining.

Mr. Wrage received his B.A. in physics at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. His upper-level research project used time-resolved spectroscopy to study carrier dynamics in semiconductors. He went on to work at the University of St. Thomas also located in Minnesota where he was the laboratory manager for the physics department. Similar to his current position at JCU, he managed department facilities including the machine shop and computers, and built new classroom apparatuses and demonstrations. He received his M.S. at Creighton University in Omaha, NE where his thesis was on measuring the x-ray fluorescence cross-sections of select rare earth elements.