Margaret Koker (she/her/hers)

photograph of Professor Margaret Koker setting up x-ray equipment for an experiment
Campus Address
Youngchild Hall
Room 107
Assistant Professor of Physics

I use x-ray techniques to study materials, their composition, and their behavior. I combine experimental tools with computational modeling and data analysis methods to describe material characteristics. My interest in teaching physics spans from introductory kinetics and kinematics to circuit behavior, microcontrollers, and coding onto advanced laboratory techniques. Inclusivity and diverse representation in STEM are incredibly important to me in the classroom, across campus, and the community.

Boston University, BS in Mechanical Engineering (2007)
University of Illinois, MS in Mechanical Engineering (2009)
Max Planck Institute of Metals Research & Universität Stuttgart, Dr. rer. nat. (2013)
Years at Lawrence