Aaron Reinhard, Ph.D.
Science Center 214
Aaron Reinhard has a BS in electrical engineering and a BS in physics from Valparaiso University, as well as a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan. He was a postdoctoral research associate at Penn State University, before joining Otterbein's faculty in the fall of 2012. He does research with Otterbein students on experimental atomic physics, studying the interactions of ultracold Rydberg atoms. The applications of his research are in neutral atom quantum computing, or the field that aims to make a new kind of computer based on the principles of quantum mechanics. Dr. Reinhard was the recipient of Otterbein's 2014 New Teacher of the Year award.