Eric Hill

Director of Curriculum, Professor of Physics
College of Arts & Sciences

Contact

Appleton Hall 127
P: 909.748.8659
E: eric_hill@redlands.edu

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Degreees

  • Doctorate, Physics with supporting Space Physics, 2001, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Physics, 1994, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 

Areas of Expertise

  • Condensed Matter / Solid State / Surface Science
  • Everyday Optics
  • Electricity & Magnetism

Description of Research

Dr. Hill’s research has ranged from designing, building and using Scanning Tunneling Microscopes to modeling Architectural Acoustics and ray optics, to pedagogical work on both every-day optics and the fundamentals of Electricity and Magnetism. More details here.

Courses Offered at Redlands

Previous Teaching Experience

St. Olaf College
Visiting Professor (2000)

  • Modern Physics
  • Advanced Laboratory Physics
  • Musical Acoustics

Awards and Honors

Mortarboard Professor of the Year, 2008

Publications

"Rephrasing Faraday’s Law." S. Eric Hill. The Physics Teacher (sub. 2008, accept. 2009, to appear 2010).

"Reflection with a Twist: the Helical Mirror." A. J. DeWeerd and S. Eric Hill. The Physics Teacher 44 (7), 424-425 (2006).

"Comment on ‘Anamorphic Images,’ by J.L. Hunt, B.G. Nickel, and Christian Gigault" [Am. J. Phys. 68 (3), 232-237 (2000)]. A. J. DeWeerd and S. E. Hill. Am. J. Phys. 74 (1), 83-84 (2006).

"Optics Over Tea: Images in Concave and Convex Surfaces," A. J. DeWeerd and S. E. Hill. Physics Education 40 (1), 13-14(2005).

"The Dizzying Depths of Cylindrical Mirrors," A. J. DeWeerd and S. E. Hill. The Physics Teacher 43 (2), 90-92 (2005).

"Reflections on Handedness," A. J. DeWeerd and S. E. Hill. The Physics Teacher 42, 45 (2004)

"Adsorption of TiCl4 and initial stages of Ti growth on Si(001)," T. Mitsui, E. Hill, R. Curtis, and E. Ganz. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 19, 563 (2000).

"Hydrogen diffusion on the Si(001) surface studied by Atom Tracking," E. Hill, B. Freelon, and E. Ganz. Physical Review B 60, 15896 (1999).

"Nanolithography by selective chemical vapor deposition with an atomic hydrogen resist," T. Mitsui, E. Hill, and E. Ganz. Journal of Applied Physics 85, 522 (1999).

"Initial stages of Al growth from dimethylaluminum hydride," T. Mitsui, E. Hill, R. Curtis, and E. Ganz. Physical Review B 59, 8123 (1999).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Vacuum Society
  • American Physics Society