While focusing on a topic is important when pursuing a Ph.D., you should give yourself the freedom to explore other interests as well. Steve Feller, B.D. Silliman Professor of Physics at Coe College, describes the benefits of pursuing teaching opportunities during his physics graduate studies, his use of NMR in glass research, and how his interest in numismatics led to numerous research projects and publications in that field as well.
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About the guest
Steve Feller is B.D. Silliman Professor of Physics at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was instrumental in developing an extensive NSF-funded glass research program at Coe over the last 40 years. In addition to his glass research, Feller studies numismatics and has published a book on civilian camp money of World War II with his daughter Rachel, which is now the standard book in that area.
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.