William P. Murray (Bill)
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I am a Professor of Physics/Engineering in Math/Science Division at Roane State Community College.

telephone: 865-481-2000, Ext. 5235 (Roane State, Oak Ridge)
email: murray@roanestate.edu (Roane State)

TEACHING
 Teaching Disciplines: PHYSICS, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS

  PHYSICS:
  Calculus Based Physics
      Physics I
      Physics II
  Trigonometry Based Physics      
      College Physics I
      College Physics II
  Engineering:
     Statics
     Dynamics
     Thermodynamics
     Computer Aided Engineering
     Engineering Graphics
     Survey of Engineering
  Mathematics and Science: College Algebra through Differential Equations
  College Chemistry and Physical Science

 

EDUCATION
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, June 1966.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, MS Degree in Chemical Engineering, August
1970. MS Thesis: Control and Data Acquisition with a Computer and Its Application to
Adiabatic Calorimetry.
The University of Tennessee, Additional Graduate Work.

 

PRESENT POSITION
Professor of Physics/Engineering at Roane State Community College

Technical Expertise
Instrumentation Development Engineering:
  Material Properties Measurements--Sensors and Measurement Systems

   1.Electrical Properties Measurement:
          Resistivity, Conductivity, Permittivity
          Dielectric Constant, Dielectric Strength, Dielectric Loss,
          Magnetic Permeability, Magnetic Susceptibility, etc.
   2.Thermodynamic Properties Measurement:
          Thermal Conductivity
          Emissivity,
          Specific Heat
          Density
          Composition, etc.

  Environmental Measurements--Sensors and Measurement Systems

     Temperature Effects from 77 K up to 2000 K
     Pressure Effects and Partial Pressure Effects
     Adsorption & Absorption of Gases, Liquids, or Mixtures
     Chemical Interactions with Surroundings

  Computer Automated Material Properties Measurement & Analysis Systems
  Computerized Material Properties and Sensors Databases
  Sensors & Systems to Monitor and/or Control Environmental Conditions

     Temperature
     Pressure
     Humidity
     Composition
     Heat Transfer
     Mass Transfer etc.

  Specification and Selection of Sensors and Systems for R and D
  Searching of Technical Literature and the Internet for Needed Data, Ideas, and People
  Software Engineering in Visual Basic, LabView, Mathcad, C, Fortran, Basic, Excel, etc.

     System Analysis and Design
     Programming
     Validation and Reliability Testing
     Evaluation and Modification of Existing Systems

 

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE
1/94 to 9/09: UT-Battelle., Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Instrumentation Development
Engineer (part time) for UT-Battelle , Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, Sensor Science and Technology Group, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

9/83 to Present: Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tennessee, Professor of
Physics/Engineering, Math/Science Division.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Association of Physics Teachers 
Sigma Xi (Honorary--Scientific Research)
Sigma Pi Sigma (Honorary--Physics)

                    Hot Links
        Oak Ridge National Laboratory
        University of Tennessee
        University of Cincinnati
        Roane State Community College

I teach because I believe that my purpose in life is to serve my Lord Jesus Christ.
I believe that He has given me the education that I have so I can share it with as many
people as possible.  Teaching is the most exciting and challenging thing that I can do
with my experience and education and the ability to help my students learn to do the
things that they want to be able to do is very rewarding.

I am also experienced in Research and Development of State of the Art Sensors and Sensor
Systems for Scientific and Engineering Evaluation of Principles, Systems, Processes, and
Components needed for continuous improvement in measurement and control of today's
rapidly changing technologies.

If you have comments or suggestions, email me at murray@roanestate.edu.