St. Mary's College of Maryland

Program Highlight

Students preparing to drop a pumpkin from a window

The Physics Club organizes many activities for all students who enjoy physics.  


SMP Spotlight

Christine DiMenna (2012), “Search for Fourth Generation Massive Leptons in Various Models with One or Two Extra Dimensions” (with Elliot Russell; mentor: Erin De Pree)

Chris is teaching high school physics and will obtain her Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in secondary education from Johns Hopkins University.

Michelle Milne, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics

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Physics Club Faculty Advisor

Departments: Physics
Office: Schaefer 237
Phone: (240) 895-4329


B.A. in Physics and Mathematics, Lawrence University
A.M., Ph.D. in Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Courses Taught:

  • Electronics
  • General Physics 1
  • General Physics 2
  • The Physics of Medical Imaging

Research Interests

Professor Milne investigates the acoustical properties of inhomogeneous materials, which have a number of interesting applications in the medical field of ultrasound.

Recent Publications

  • M.L. Milne, G. Singh, J. Miller, M. Holland, Echocardiographic-Based Assessment of Myocardial Fiber Structure in Individual, Excised Hearts. Ultrasonic Imaging, vol. 34, no.3: pp. 129-41, 2012.
  • N. L. Adolphi, K. S. Butler, D. M. Lovato, T.E. Tessier, J. E. Trujillo, H. J. Hathaway, D. Fegan, T. C. Monson, T. E. Stevens, D. L. Huber, J. Ramu, M. L. Milne, M. S. Conradi, S. A. Altobelli, H. C. Bryant, R. S. Larson, E. R. Flynn, Detection and Imaging of Her2-Targeted Magnetic Nanoparticles: Comparison of SQUID-detected Magnetic Relaxometry and MRI, Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging, vol. 7, no.3: pp. 308-391, 2012.
  • M.L. Milne and M.S. Conradi, Multi-exponential signal decay from diffusion in a single compartment, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, vol.197, no.1 : pp. 87-90, 2009.
  • G. Deslee, J. C. Woods, C. M. Moore, L. Liu, S. H. Conradi, M. Milne, D. S. Gierada, J. Pierce, A. Patterson, R. A. Lewit, et al. Elastin expression in very severe human COPD, Eur. Respir. J., vol. 34, no. 2: pp. 324 – 331, 2009.