Professor of Physics
B.S., University of Zagreb, Croatia; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
Professor Dukan's research in theoretical and computational physics focuses on understanding behavior of high temperature superconductors and related materials in high magnetic fields. She has published peer-reviewed research articles on this topic in Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B and Physica C, many of them co-authored by undergraduate students. Professor Dukan contributed a chapter in the book "The Superconducting state in Magnetic Fields: Special Topics and New Trends" published by World Scientific. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Research Corporation, and over the past ten years she has directed ten physics, mathematics and computer science students in student/faculty collaborative research projects. Professor Dukan and her students have presented papers at national and international conferences such as American Physical Society March Meeting and UNESCO International Conference on Theoretical Physics. Professor Dukan served as Physics and Astronomy councilor (2003-2006) in the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) and she regularly contributes workshops and presentations at CUR national meetings. She is an ad-hoc reviewer for several scientific journals as well as grant proposals. In collaboration with Professor Sibley from the Department of Chemistry she created an innovative, interdisciplinary course in Materials Science supported by the NSF-CCLI grant, where students are required to collaborate as peer mentors on laboratory projects. Professor Dukan teaches General Physics, Modern Physics, Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences, Statistical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and Introduction to Materials Science.