Assistant Professor - Physics
- B.S., Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina at Braunschweig, Germany 1991
- M.S., Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina at Braunschweig and National Institute of Natural and Engineering Sciences, Braunschweig, Germany 1997
- Ph.D., Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany 2002
- First Year Seminar
- Algebra Physics I and II
- Algebra Physics Laboratory I and II
- Calculus Physics I and II
- Calculus Physics Laboratory II
- Physics Revolutions
- Modern Physics Laboratory
- Thermal Physics
- Environmental Physics
Senior Theses Advised
- Megan Fisher : Creating an Event Horizon Analogue with the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
- Craig Klumpp: A Case of Heartburn: Replicating the Heart’s Electrical Signals with Fire
- Handeul Son: Investigation of fire propagation using discrete tree simulations
- Margaret McGuire : What a Mouthful! Geographic Tongue as a Reaction Diffusion System
(Pre-dental math major, officially advised by Drew Pasteur). See her 2020 Virtual Senior Research Symposium contribution. (Dental school at UNC Chapel Hill)
- Daniel Blaikie : Propagation of light-sensitive RD waves in inhomogeneously illuminated systems (Masters student in Applied Physics at the University of Oregon)
- Sam Nash: Using Belousov-Zhabotinsky waves as an analogue to the event horizon of a black hole
- Joe Theiss : Slope’s Effect On Discrete Tree Fire Simulations (Security Operations Engineer for Accenture Federal Services)
- Jack Mershon, Modified Propagation of Anomalous Belousov-Zhabotinsky Waves in a Quasi-1D System, 2018
- Nathaniel Smith, A Computational Simulation of Belousov-Zhabotinsky Wave Behavior Around Obstacles, 2018
- Marc Manheim, On the Creation of a Lab-sized Hydrodynamic Event Horizon Analogue, 2017
- Robin Morillo (Physics and Math), The Effects of Slope upon Propagation Speed and Pattern Formation in Forest Fires, 2017
- Mitch Gavin, An Injector to Investigate Reaction-Diffusion-Advection Systems, 2016
- Spencer Kirn, Excitation Waves in Planar, Inhomogeneously Illuminated Systems
- Diego Miramontes Delgado, Creating Quasi Two-Dimensional, Curved Molds with 3-D Printing Technology
Awards and Professional Memberships
- American Physical Society
- American Chemical Society
- American Association of Physics Teachers
- Sigma Xi - The Scientic Research Society
- Ohio Academy of Sciences
Some Recent Publications
- M. K. McGuire, C. A. Fuller, J. F. Lindner, and N. Manz
Geographic tongue as a reaction-diffusion system
Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 3 (2021), 033118.
- Y. F. Yu, C. A. Fuller, M. K. McGuire, R. Glaser, N. J. Smith, N. Manz, and J. F. Lindner
Disruption and recovery of reaction-diffusion wavefronts interacting with concave, fractal, and soft obstacles
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 565 (2021), 125536.
- N. Manz
The Twists and Turns of a Dynamic, Nonlinear Career Path
‘Career Path Story’ article for the ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist Magazine (2019).
N. Manz, H. Phillips, C. Herndon, A. E. Ambrose, and F. H. Fenton
Dynamics of Table-top Fire Fronts, Article in SIAM News Online based on presentation at 2019 SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems in Snowbird, Utah (2019).
- N. Manz and F. H. Fenton, Patterns and Humans in Kinko Tsuji and Stefan C. Müller (Eds.), ‘Spirals and Vortices‘, Springer International Publishing (2019), 217-224.
- N. J. Smith, R. Glaser, V. H. W. Hui, J. F. Lindner, and N. Manz
Disruption and Recovery of Reaction-Diffusion Wavefronts Colliding with Obstacles
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 517 (2019), 307-320.
- N. Manz and O. Steinbock: Propagation Failures, Breathing Pulses and Backring in an Excitable Reaction-Diffusion System, Chaos16 (2006), 037112.
- N. Manz, B. T. Ginn, and O. Steinbock: Propagation failure dynamics of wave trains in excitable systems, Physical Review E73 (2006), 066218.
Pattern formation and nonlinear phenomena