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  • David Grumbine

    Dr. David W. Grumbine, Jr.

    Associate Professor of Physics  

    W109, Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion


    (724) 805-2462
    david.grumbine@email.stvincent.edu  

    Research Interests

    Parallel Processing Applications in Computational Physics
    Numerical Methods for Large Matrices
    Condensed Matter - Surface Adsorption
    Avalanches in Granular Materials
    Physics Education
    Robotics
    Model and High Power Rocketry

    Education 

    Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1999 
    M.S., Lehigh University, 1994  
    B.S. (Physics), Villanova University, 1992
    B.S. (Comprehensive), Villanova University, 1992

    Courses Taught 

    NSCI-130 Introduction to Physics 
    PH 104 Introduction to Physics Laboratory 
    PH 111 General Physics I 
    PH 112 General Physics II 
    PH 113 General Physics I Laboratory 
    PH 114 General Physics II Laboratory 
    PH 171 It's Not Rocket Science 
    PH 173 It's Not Rocket Science Laboratory 
    PH 221 Classical Mechanics 
    PH 241 Optics 
    PH 243 Optics Laboratory 
    PH 251 Electrical Circuits and Electronics 
    PH 252 Electromagnetic Fields

    PH 350 Independent Study

    • Design of Small Rockets
    • Design of Large Rockets
    • Data Acquisition and Control
    • Plasma Physics

    PH 381 Research

    • Parallel Algorithm for Balancing a Matrix
    • Critically Damped Motion of a Stepping Motor with an Arduino Microcontroller
    • Effect of Solid Grain Fuel on Combustion Reactions in Hybrid Rockets
    • Induced Currents in the Human Body Due to Electromagnetic Radiation
    • Accumulation of Static Charge on Model Rockets
    • Spiral Sling-a-tron 

    Publications

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Modeling adsorption on fcc(nnm) surfaces."  Europ. Phys. J. B, 80, 311 (2011).

    A. J. Phares, P. M. Pasinetti, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Dimer adsorption on square surfaces with first- and second-neighbor interactions."  Physica B, 406, 1096 (2011).

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Hollow adsorption on zigzag single-walled carbon nanotubes: repulsive first-neighbor interactions."  Langmuir, 26, 10750 (2010).

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Low temperature energy phase diagram for adsorption on fcc (112) stepped surfaces with attractive first-neighbor interactions."  Langmuir, 25, 13467 (2009).

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Phenomenological study of monomer adsorption on fcc (335) surfaces with application to CO, O, and N2 adsorption on Pt(335)."  Langmuir, 25, 944 (2009).

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Adsorption on nanotubes having equilateral triangular geometry with first- and second-neighbor interactions: attractive first-neighbors."  Langmuir, 24, 11722 (2008).

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Monomer adsorption on equilateral triangular lattices with attractive first-neighbor interactions."  Langmuir, 24, 124 (2008).

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "High temperature adsorption isotherms on equilateral triangular terraces."  Phys. Lett. A, 366, 497 (2007).

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Monomer adsorption on equilateral triangular lattices with repulsive first-neighbor interactions."  Langmuir, 23, 1928 (2007).

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Monomer adsorption on terraces and nanotubes."  Langmuir, 23, 558 (2007).

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Adsorption on an equilateral triangular terrace three atomic sites in width: application to chemisorption of CO on Pt(111)."  Langmuir, 22, 7646 (2006). 

    Presentations

    A. J. Phares and D. W. Grumbine, Jr., "Dimer adsorption on square nanotubes with first- and second-neighbor interactions."  International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2012.

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Modeling adsorption on fcc(nnm) surfaces: Application to Water/Pt(335)."  APS March Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 2011.

    A. J. Phares, P. M. Pasinetti, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Dimer adsorption on (100) terraces with first- and second-neighbor interactions."  APS March Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 2010.

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "High temperature adsorption isotherms on equilateral triangular terraces."  APS March Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2007.

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Monomer adsorption on equilateral triangular lattices with attractive first-neighbor interactions."  IUPAP 23rd International Conference on Statistical Physics, Genoa, Italy, 2007.

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Adsorption on an equilateral triangular terrace three atomic sites in width: Application to chemisorption of CO on Pt(112)."  APS March Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006.

    D. Grumbine, "Supercomputing for the Rest of Us." WPA AAPT April meeting, 2005.

    A. J. Phares, D. W. Grumbine, Jr., and F. J. Wunderlich, "Adsorption on Carbon Nanotubes: A Transfer Matrix Method." APS March meeting, Los Angeles, California, 2005.