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WSU physicist discovers new atomic oscillation
April 1, 2009

PULLMAN – WSU Professor Matt McCluskey has discovered a new type of atomic oscillation that could impact solid-state phenomena ranging from diffusion to electronic device performance. The result was published in the April issue of the journal Physical Review Letters,


The practical implications of the phenomenon McCluskey has discovered include better understanding of matters like how heat is dissipated from computer chips. 


“This is an example of the long-term work needed to address fundamental questions in the physical sciences. The work – like a great deal of science research – … » More …

Graduate experience provides focus and purpose
September 1, 2006

* Students increase her productivityJill McCluskey is an associate professor at WSU Pullman in the School of Economic Sciences, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences. “Graduate students make you more productive rather than less productive,” said McCluskey, who is chair of graduate studies for the School of Economic Sciences.The key, she said, is recruiting good graduate students who — with some guidance — can extend your own research interests. This fall SES admitted a freshman class of 19 doctoral students with an average GRE score of 745 out of 800. Such a large, capable class enables the school to offer more fieldwork courses, … » More …