Dominik M. Berg

Dominik M. Berg

Undergraduate Discipline

Physics

MS, University of Bonn, Germany. PhD, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Post-doctoral research, University of Delaware. Past research in novel, thin film materials for photovoltaic applications (solar cells). Current research interests in the general field of renewable energies and on the sustainability of certain energy resources when used in rural settings of developing countries. Author of research papers and a book chapter; holder of a patent in the field of photovoltaic materials. Member of the German Physics Society since 2001. Previously taught in-person and online physics courses at Rowan University. SLC, 2021–

Undergraduate Courses 2020-2021

Physics

Energy Around the World

Open , Lecture—Spring

This course aims to expose students of any discipline to the universal topic of energy and what we can do to use it sustainably. After defining the fundamental description of energy as a concept and energy as a property, this course will focus on learning about the different energy forms that we consume in our daily lives and where and how those energies are harnessed. Differences in renewable and nonrenewable energy sources will be highlighted, and suggestions for a sustainable use of energy in our daily lives will be developed as part of a group effort. Finally, we will apply the obtained knowledge in order to investigate the different uses of energy in different countries around the world. This course will be accompanied by take-home labs and projects to allow for a deeper understanding of the content. The material in this course will be communicated mostly conceptually, with the occasional use of basic algebra.

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