Michelle Milne

Associate Professor of Physics

Michelle Milne


Michelle Milne is an Associate Professor of Physics.  Her research focuses on acoustics and how ultrasound interacts with various materials as a function of structure, with an eye towards medical applications such as echocardiography.  She is also interested in physics pedagogy and how students learn concepts and skills, particularly in laboratory classes.

Dr Milne teaches at all levels of the physics curriculum, but specializes in applied physics and laboratories.  She is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers and served on the Committee on Laboratories 2016 - 2018.  She was awarded St Mary’s Homer L. Dodge Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Junior Faculty Member in 2019 and is a recipient of the Pandion haliaetus professorship in physics.

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Ultrasound
  • Inhomogeneous Materials
  • Physics Pedagogy

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Applied Physics
  • Electronics
  • Laboratories


  • B.A. in Physics, Mathematics at Lawrence University, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Physics at Washington University, 2010