I would like to extend a friendly welcome and introduce myself. I am a physics researcher and instructor
at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. My research and interests include electromagnetic scattering, quantum structures, and excellence in education. I believe the best ways to achieve excellence in education are by inspiring curiosity, asking questions, and mentoring. I encourage you to learn more about my experience, my research, and the courses I teach.
Dr. Baird has enjoyed teaching in the classroom, in the laboratory class setting, and through the supervision of original student research. He currently teaches
graduate electromagnetics courses. These courses are taught out of the textbook by J. D. Jackson and cover electrostatics and magnetostatics with special attention to boundary value problems. Quasistatic fields, displacement currents, Maxwell's equations, scattering, radiation, and relativity are also studied. Visit the course websites to find the course policies and other information. Teaching
Dr. Baird's research interests are in the areas of electromagnetic scattering and quantum structures. Currently, he is involved in predicting and understanding the radar scattering signatures of complex military targets using Computation Electromagnetics Codes (CEM). He also is involved in building and using computational models to predict the performance of Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL's) and to aid in the design of next-generation QCL's. Research
Dr. Baird received his doctorate in theoretical physics from
UMass Lowell in 2007 and his bachelors from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2001. He has
been a research assistant at Brigham Young University (BYU), a software engineer
for ZServe Corporation, a teaching and research assistant at the University of
Massachusetts Lowell, a Space Scholar at the Air Force Research Laboratory,
and is currently a research associate and instructor at UMass Lowell.CV
Dr. Baird was born in Belmont, Massachusetts and began his schooling there. After a two-year service mission in Germany, he attended Brigham Young University (BYU) as an undergraduate. At BYU, he met and married his wife Ellen Shumway who graduated with a degree in nursing. They currently have five children and live in Massachusetts.
There is always more to be learned, more to explore, and more to be done in the pursuit of knowledge. I encourage you to get involved, whether by collaborating in research, joining our research team, or attending the University. Get Involved
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Feel free to contact Dr. Baird if you would like to learn more about his research, if you would like to collaborate on research, or if you have a course-related question.
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