Shelly Lesher

Associate Professor
Physics
Office hours

Specialty area(s)

Experimental Nuclear Physics

Current courses at UWL

Fall 2017
PHY 142 - Going Nuclear - Navigating Global Nuclear Issues
PHY 311L - Experimental Physics
PHY 386 - Radiation Physics
PHY 497 - Physics & Astronomy Seminar
PHY 498 - Nuclear Physics Research

Teaching history

PHY 103 / PHY 103L - Fundamental Physics
PHY 125 / PHY 125L - Physics for the Life Sciences
PHY 343 - Thermodynamics
PHY 376 / PHY 376L - Intro to Nuclear Science


Professional history

2009 - Present: Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, WI

2010 - Present: Visiting Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2007 - 2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
N-Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

2005 - 2007: Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Fellow. Department of Physics, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

2004 - 2005: Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, University of Leuven, Belgium

Research and publishing

Google Scholar link

Research Gate Link

(selected publications) UWL undergraduate students underlined

Lifetime measurements of low-spin negative parity levels in 160-Gd
S. R. Lesher, C. Casarella, A. Aprahamian, L.M. Robledo, B. P. Crider, R. Ikeyama, I. R. Marsh, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estevez, M. K. Smith, Z. R. Tully, J. R. Vanhoy, S. W. Yates, Phys. Rev. Rev. C 95, 064309 (2017).

Lifetime measurements in 162-Dy
A. Aprahamian, S.R. Lesher, C. Casarella, H.G. Borner, M. Jentschel, Phys. Rev. C 95, 024329 (2017).

Collectivity of 0+ states in 160-Gd
S. R. Lesher, C. Casarella, A. Aprahamian, B. P. Crider, R. Ikeyama, I. Marsh, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estevez, M. K. Smith, Z. R. Tully, J. R. Vanhoy, S. W. Yates, Phys. Rev. Rev. C 91, 054317 (2015).

Signatures of the Z = 84 Shell Closure in α-Decay Process
A. N. Andreyev, M. Huyse, P. Van Duppen, C. Qi, R. J. Liotta, S. Antalic, D. Ackermann, S. Franchoo, F. P. Hessberger, S. Hofmann, I. Kojouharov, B. Kindler, P. Kuusiniemi, S. R. Lesher, B. Lommel, R. Mann, K. Nishio, R. D. Page, B. Streicher, S. Saro, B. Suligano, D. Wiseman, R. A. Wyss, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 242502 (2013).

Collective and two-quasiparticle excitations in 128Te
S. F. Hicks, J. C. Boehringer, N. Boukharouba, C. Fransen, S. R. Lesher, J. M. Mueller, J. R. Vanhoy, S. W. Yates, Phys. Rev. C. 86, 054308 (2012).

STARS/LiBerACE: Segmented silicon and high-purity germanium detector arrays for low-energy nuclear reaction and structure studies
S.R. Lesher, L. Phair, L.A. Bernstein, D.L. Bleuel, J.T. Burke, J.A. Church, P. Fallon, J. Gibelin, N.D. Scielzo, and M. Wiedeking, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A, 621, 286 (2010).

Education

Physics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (PhD)
Physics, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN (BA)