Nelson L. Sivers
Nelson Sivers is a full-time Physics Lecturer at Marist College after initially joining the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics as an Adjunct Physics Instructor in 2017. At Marist, he oversees and teaches the algebra and calculus-based Introductory Physics courses and labs, but he has also taught Introduction to Cosmology in previous semesters. Motivated by the reality that physics is everywhere, Nelson treasures the time he gets to spend helping make physics more accessible to students and in helping students better understand physics concepts. Prior to joining Marist College, he has enjoyed teaching physics locally at SUNY New Paltz, Vassar College, and Dutchess Community College.
Before returning to the field of higher education, Nelson spent 5+ years in the industry researching and developing semiconductor technologies as an Application Scientist at Nova Measuring Instruments and Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at General Electric (GE).
When Nelson’s not in the classroom or lab he can often be found hanging out with his fiancé and cats, watching cartoons, the History, or Discovery Channel, looking at the stars, or playing video games.
PhD, Physics, University at Albany, SUNY, 2006
MS, Physics, University at Albany, SUNY, 2002
BS, Physics and Mathematics, University at Albany, SUNY, 2000
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Optics & Imaging, Microscopy, Astronomy, Semiconductors
N. L. Sivers, B. C. Van de Workeen, and S. M. Lee, Fluorescence confocal microscopy with spectrally tuned, cryogenically cooled diode lasers, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XII, SPIE, 5701, 65-72 (2005).
N. L. Sivers, B. C. Van de Workeen, S. M. Lee, J. N. Turner, and D. H. Szarowski, Improving fluorescence confocal microscopy with cryogenically-cooled diode lasers, Optics Express 12, 4157-4165 (2004), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-17-4157.
January 2005. SPIE Photonics West, Biomedical Optics Conference, San Jose, CA – Nelson Sivers, Brian Van de Workeen, Susanne M. Lee, Fluorescence confocal microscopy with spectrally-tuned, cryogenically-cooled diode lasers.
April 2005. University at Albany, Physics All Student Conference at Albany (PASCAL), Albany, NY – Nelson Sivers, Fluorescence Confocal Imaging Using Cryogenically-Cooled Diode Lasers.
March 2004. American Physical Society Conference, March Meeting, Montreal, Canada – Nelson Sivers, Brian Van de Workeen, Donald H. Szarowski, James N. Turner, Susanne M. Lee, Confocal Microscopy with Diode Lasers, Imaging and Microscopy – General Methodologies and Techniques Focus Session.
November 2003. University at Albany, Physics All Student Conference at Albany (PASCAL), Albany, NY – Nelson Sivers, Improved Resolution of Living Cell Images through Simple Physics.