Associate Professor and Interim Chair and Department Chair

Degrees: Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Professor Dyck received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 2000 where he studied the low pressure plasma synthesis and optical characterization of wide-band-gap III-nitride semiconductors. After his doctoral work, Dr. Dyck was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan where he worked on the transport and magnetic properties of novel thermoelectric and diluted magnetic semiconductor materials. He joined the faculty of John Carroll University in August 2003. At JCU, Prof. Dyck’s experimental condensed matter research lab is centered on measurements of low temperature electrical and thermal transport properties of materials, with an aim to reveal underlying electron and phonon conduction mechanisms in order to optimize their properties for potential applications. Prof. Dyck maintains active collaborations with chemists from University of Pardubice, Czech Republic, and locally at CWRU; as well as with physicists at University of Michigan to help support his interdisciplinary research program. Prof. Dyck has received funding for his research from Research Corporation and the National Science Foundation (NSF).