Zbigniew Chajecki

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Zbigniew Chajecki
Associate Professor of Physics
(269) 387-4911
2228 Everett Tower, Mail Stop 5252
Mailing address: 
Department of Physics
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5252 USA
  • Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • M.S., Nuclear Physics, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • M.Sc., Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, 2003
Teaching interests: 
  • Mechanics
Research interests: 
  • Nuclear astrophysics
  • Astrophysical r-process, nuclear fission of exotic nuclei
  • Equation of state of nuclear matter, neutron stars

Dr. Zbigniew Chajecki is an associate professor of nuclear physics in the Department of Physics at Western Michigan University. His M.Sc. thesis was based on research performed on two-pion correlations in proton-proton collision and simulations of two-particle correlations for ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Chajecki’s Ph.D. thesis focused on global conservation laws and two-particle correlations at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. He then worked as a research associate at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University.

Chajecki’s research specialty is in experimental nuclear physics focusing on the equation of state of dense nuclear matter that should help us better understand the physics of neutron stars. Recently, he initiated a program to study fission of exotic nuclei that he will perform at the NSCL and in the future at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.