Faculty Profile

David Shiner

Title
Professor
Department
Physics
College
College of Science

    

Education

PhD, University of Michigan, 1988.
Major: Physics
Dissertation Title: "Extending Precision in the Optical Spectroscopy of Hydrogen"
BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1977.
Major: Physics

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PHYS 3420.001, Electronics, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 3420.201, Electronics, Spring 2024 SPOT
PHYS 3420.501, Electronics, Spring 2024
PHYS 3420.502, Electronics, Spring 2024
PHYS 6940.759, Individual Research, Spring 2024
PHYS 4950.752, Senior Thesis, Spring 2024
PHYS 1062.001, Stars and the Universe, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2023
PHYS 3210.001, Mechanics, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 3210.201, Mechanics, Fall 2023 SPOT
PHYS 4950.752, Senior Thesis, Fall 2023
PHYS 6110.001, Statistical Mechanics I, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 5941.001, Colloquium, Spring 2023 SPOT
PHYS 3420.001, Electronics, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 3420.201, Electronics, Spring 2023 SPOT
PHYS 3420.501, Electronics, Spring 2023
PHYS 3420.502, Electronics, Spring 2023
PHYS 6940.759, Individual Research, Spring 2023
PHYS 5941.001, Colloquium, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2022
PHYS 3210.001, Mechanics, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 3210.201, Mechanics, Fall 2022 SPOT
PHYS 4955.765, Senior Thesis Capstone, Fall 2022
PHYS 4950.702, Senior Thesis, Summer 10W 2022
PHYS 3420.001, Electronics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 3420.201, Electronics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 3420.501, Electronics, Spring 2022 Syllabus
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2022
PHYS 5710.001, Advanced Classical Mechanics I, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2021
PHYS 3220.001, Mechanics, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 3220.201, Mechanics, Fall 2021 Syllabus
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2021
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2021
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2021
PHYS 6000.001, Mathematical Methods of Physics I, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 4955.017, Senior Thesis Capstone, Spring 2021
PHYS 5900.780, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2020
PHYS 6110.001, Statistical Mechanics I, Fall 2020 SPOT
PHYS 4950.701, Senior Thesis, Summer 10W 2020
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
PHYS 6030.001, Electromagnetic Theory II, Spring 2020
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2020
PHYS 4955.017, Senior Thesis Capstone, Spring 2020
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
PHYS 5720.001, Electromagnetic Theory I, Fall 2019 SPOT
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2019
PHYS 4950.763, Senior Thesis, Fall 2019
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2019
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
PHYS 6030.001, Electromagnetic Theory II, Spring 2019 SPOT
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2019
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
PHYS 5720.001, Electromagnetic Theory I, Fall 2018 SPOT
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2018
PHYS 6030.001, Electromagnetic Theory II, Spring 2018 SPOT
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2018
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PHYS 5720.001, Electromagnetic Theory I, Fall 2017 SPOT
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2017
PHYS 5900.777, Special Problems, Fall 2017
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2017
PHYS 6000.001, Mathematical Methods of Physics I, Spring 2017 SPOT
PHYS 5920.777, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2017
PHYS 5930.776, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2017
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2017
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2016
PHYS 3310.001, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Fall 2016 SPOT
PHYS 3310.201, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Fall 2016
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2016
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2016
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2016
PHYS 6000.001, Mathematical Methods of Physics I, Spring 2016 SPOT
PHYS 4955.008, Senior Thesis Capstone, Spring 2016
PHYS 3310.001, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Fall 2015 SPOT
PHYS 3310.201, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Fall 2015
PHYS 4950.763, Senior Thesis, Fall 2015
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
PHYS 6000.001, Mathematical Methods of Physics I, Spring 2015
PHYS 4955.008, Senior Thesis Capstone, Spring 2015
PHYS 4900.777, Special Problems, Spring 2015
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2015
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
PHYS 3310.001, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PHYS 3310.201, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Fall 2014
PHYS 4950.006, Senior Thesis, Fall 2014
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2014
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2014
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
PHYS 6000.001, Mathematical Methods of Physics I, Spring 2014
PHYS 4950.007, Senior Thesis, Spring 2014
PHYS 4955.008, Senior Thesis Capstone, Spring 2014
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2014
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
PHYS 3310.001, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PHYS 3310.201, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PHYS 5900.777, Special Problems, Fall 2013
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2013
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
PHYS 3420.001, Electronics, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PHYS 3420.501, Electronics, Spring 2013
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
PHYS 1270.002, Science and Technology of Musical Sound, Fall 2012
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2012
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
PHYS 3420.001, Electronics, Spring 2012
PHYS 3420.501, Electronics, Spring 2012
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2011
PHYS 1410.002, General Physics I, Fall 2011
PHYS 1410.202, General Physics I, Fall 2011
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2011
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2011
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2011
PHYS 4950.002, Senior Thesis, Summer 5W2 2011
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2011
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2011
PHYS 3420.001, Electronics, Spring 2011
PHYS 3420.501, Electronics, Spring 2011
PHYS 1410.005, General Physics I, Spring 2011
PHYS 1410.205, General Physics I, Spring 2011
PHYS 5900.777, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2010
PHYS 1410.001, General Physics I, Fall 2010
PHYS 1410.002, General Physics I, Fall 2010
PHYS 1410.201, General Physics I, Fall 2010
PHYS 1410.202, General Physics I, Fall 2010
PHYS 5900.777, Special Problems, Fall 2010
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2010
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2010
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2010
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2010
PHYS 1315.001, Introduction to the World of Physics, Spring 2010
PHYS 1315.002, Introduction to the World of Physics, Spring 2010
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2009
PHYS 4210.001, Electricity and Magnetism, Fall 2009
PHYS 4210.201, Electricity and Magnetism, Fall 2009
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2009
PHYS 1315.001, Introduction to the World of Physics, Fall 2009
PHYS 5900.777, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHYS 6910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHYS 4910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2009
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
PHYS 1210.004, Conceptual Physics, Spring 2009
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
PHYS 3420.001, Electronics, Spring 2009
PHYS 3420.501, Electronics, Spring 2009
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2009
PHYS 5950.750, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
PHYS 6910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PHYS 1210.001, Conceptual Physics, Fall 2008
PHYS 1210.002, Conceptual Physics, Fall 2008
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2008
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2008
PHYS 5950.767, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
PHYS 6910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2008
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2008
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2008
PHYS 5950.770, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2008
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
PHYS 1210.001, Conceptual Physics, Spring 2008
PHYS 1210.004, Conceptual Physics, Spring 2008
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2008
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2008
PHYS 2910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PHYS 5710.001, Advanced Classical Mechanics I, Fall 2007
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2007
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2007
PHYS 1311.001, Introduction to the World of Physics, Fall 2007
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2007
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2007
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2007
PHYS 5900.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2007
PHYS 3420.002, Electronics, Spring 2007
PHYS 3420.501, Electronics, Spring 2007
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2007
PHYS 3220.001, Mechanics, Spring 2007
PHYS 3220.201, Mechanics, Spring 2007
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PHYS 5710.001, Advanced Classical Mechanics I, Fall 2006
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2006
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2006
PHYS 1311.001, Introduction to the World of Physics, Fall 2006
PHYS 4910.758, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PHYS 4910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2006
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2006
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2006
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2006
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2006
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2006
PHYS 5510.001, Quantum Mechanics II, Spring 2006
PHYS 5710.001, Advanced Classical Mechanics I, Fall 2005
PHYS 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2005
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2005
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2005
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2005
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2005
PHYS 6910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
PHYS 6910.777, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Spring 2005
PHYS 5510.002, Quantum Mechanics II, Spring 2005
PHYS 4900.777, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PHYS 5910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PHYS 6910.777, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PHYS 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2004
PHYS 5500.001, Quantum Mechanics I, Fall 2004
PHYS 5930.777, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2004
PHYS 6910.777, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Pound, J., Cameron, G., Tidwell, J., Shiner, D. C. (2023). Work on Precision Helium Spectroscopy: Some Experimental Details with Regard to Laser Alignment and B Field Measurement and Modeling.. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 68(7), . https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP23/Session/F01.114
Cameron, G., Pound, J., Shiner, D. C. (2022). Work on Improving the Precision of Helium Laser Spectroscopy. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 67(7), . https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP22/Session/V01.85
Shiner, D. C., Cameron, G., Khademian, A., Friedrichsen, A. (2021). Update on Improving the Precision of Helium Laser Spectroscopy. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 66(6), . American Physical Society. https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP21/Session/V01.127
Shiner, D. C., Cameron, G., Cuevas, J., Khademian, A. (2020). Continued Work on Improving the Precision of Helium Laser Spectroscopy. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 65(4), . http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP20/Session/E01.157
Shiner, D. C., Currey, R., Cameron, G., Thornton, E., Khademian, A. (2019). Convenient fiber laser sources for use in atomic physics. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 64(4), . http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP19/Session/S01.95
Shiner, D. C., Nook, C., Cameron, G. (2019). Efforts to Improve Precision Laser Spectroscopy of Helium Fine Structure. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 64(4), . http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP19/Session/L01.36
Shiner, D. C., Khademian, A., Currey, R., Truscott, M. (2018). Developing convenient fiber and solid state laser sources for use in atomic physics. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 63(5), . http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP18/Session/T01.152
Shiner, D. C., Cameron, G., Nook, C., Florence, J. T., Alnasser, K. (2018). Work on Improving Precision Laser Spectroscopy of Helium Fine Structure. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 63(5), . http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP18/Session/M01.92
Shiner, D. C., Khademian, A., Jampani, S., Truscott, M., Jayaraj, A. (2017). Current studies and improvements on a single frequency blue source generated by second harmonic from IR. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 62(8), 1. http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP17/Session/K1.129
Shiner, D. C., Cameron, G., Currey, R., Alnasser, K., Nook, C., Khademian, A. (2017). Ongoing Work to Improve Precision Laser Spectroscopy of Helium Fine Structure. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 62(8), 1. http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP17/Session/D1.3
Shiner, D. C., Khademian, A. (2016). Current work on developing more convenient single frequency blue and UV lasers using second harmonic generation.. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 61(8), . http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP16/Session/K1.63
Shiner, D. C., Khademian, A., Cameron, G., Nault, K. (2016). Making custom fiber lasers for use in an atomic physics experiment. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 61(8), . http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP16/Session/D1.74
Shiner, D. C., Khademian, A., Jadhav, S. (2015). 0.5W CW single frequency blue at 486 nm via SHG with net conversion of 81.5% from the NIR using a 30 mm PPMgO:SLT crystal in a resonant cavity. 9347, . https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/9347/93470C/05W-CW-single-frequency-blue-at-486-nm-via-SHG/10.1117/12.2077307.full
Shiner, D. C. (2008). "Developing Laser Sources for High Precision Atomic Spectroscopy".
Shiner, D. C. (2006). "Improvements on a Laser Spectroscopy Experiment to Measure Helium Fine Structure".
Shiner, D. C. (2006). "Some Investigations with Fiber Coupled Laser Diode Modules for Use in Precision Spectroscopy".
Shiner, D. C. (2006). "Work on Laser Sources for High Precision Spectroscopy".
Shiner, D. C. (2005). "High Power FBG Stabilized Precision IR Laser Source and Application to Convenient Second Harmonic Generation,".
Shiner, D. C. (2005). "Work on Improving a High Precision Experiment in Helium,".
Shiner, D. C. (2004). "Improvements in an Atomic Beam Apparatus for Use in Precision Spectroscopy of Helium,".
Shiner, D. C. (2004). "Initial Results on an Approach for Creating Tunable UV Radiation for Spectroscopy at 243 nm,".
Shiner, D. C. (2004). "Precise Measurement of the J=0 to J=2 Fine Structure Interval in the 2P Triplet State of Helium,".
Shiner, D. C. (2004). "Work on an Atomic Beam Apparatus for Precision Laser spectroscopy of Tritium,".
Shiner, D. C. (2003). "Investigating an Approach for Creating Tunable UV Radiation for Spectroscopy at 243nm,".
Shiner, D. C. (2003). "Measurement of the Fine and Hyperfine Structure in the triplet 2S-2P transition of Helium-3,".
Shiner, D. C. (2002). "Measurement of the Fine and Hyperfine Structure in the Triplet 2S-2P transition of Helium-3,".
Shiner, D. C. (2002). "Measurement of the J=2 to J=0 Fine Structure Interval of the 2S-2P transition in Helium,".
Shiner, D. C. (2002). "Study of Methods for Producing a Tunable UV Laser for Spectroscopy at 243 nm,".
Shiner, D. C. (2000). "Exploring Systematic Uncertainties in a Precise Laser Measurement of the Fine Structure of Atomic Helium,".
Shiner, D. C. (2000). "Precision Measurement of the J=1 to J=2 Fine Structure Interval in the 2P Triplet State of Helium,".
Shiner, D. C. (2000). "Testing Atomic Theory and Experiment with Helium Fine Structure,".
Shiner, D. C. (1999). "Work on a Precision Measurement of Helium Fine Structure,".
Shiner, D. C. (1991). "Measurement of the Lamb Shift of He 21S0,".
Shiner, D. C. (1984). "Current Work on Two-Photon Excitation in a Hydrogen Beam for the Measurement of the Rydberg Constant and me/mp,".
Book Chapter
Shiner, D. C. (1999). "Precision Atomic Spectroscopy with an Integrated Electro-Optic Modulator,".
Journal Article
Cameron, G., Cuevas, J., Pound, J., Shiner, D. C. (2021). A Miniature Permanent Magnet Assembly with Localized and Uniform Field with an Application to Optical Pumping of Helium. European Journal of Applied Sciences. 11(19), 13. Basel: MDPI. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11198886
Currey, R., Khademian, A., Shiner, D. C. (2020). Development of a Thulium Fiber Laser for an Atomic Spectroscopy Experiment. Journal of Engineered Fibers. 8(2), . MDPI. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8020012
Shiner, D. C. (2011). Blue Laser Via IR Resonant Doubling with 71% Fiber to Fiber Efficiency. Optics Letters. 36(15), . https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-15-2940
Shiner, D. C., Smiciklas, M. (2010). Determination of the Fine Structure Constant Using Helium Fine Structure. Physical Review Letters. 105, . http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.123001
Shiner, D. C. (2007). "Evaluation of a 486 nm Single Frequency Source Using an MgO:PPLN Waveguide Doubled Semiconductor Laser,".
Shiner, D. C. (2000). "Precise Measurement of the J=1 to J=2 Fine Structure Interval in the 23P State of Helium,".
Shiner, D. C. (2000). "Precise Measurement of the J=1 to J=2 Fine Structure Interval in the 23P State of Helium,".
Shiner, D. C. (1995). "Measuring the Fine Structure Constant Using Helium Fine Structure,".
Shiner, D. C. (1995). "Three-Nucleon Charge Radius: A Precise Laser Determination Using 3He,".
Shiner, D. C. (1994). "Precise Measurement of the Lamb Shift and Fine Structure of the 2S-2P Transition in Triplet Helium,".
Shiner, D. C. (1993). "H2, D2, and HD Ionization Potentials by Accurate Calibration of Several Iodine Lines,".
Shiner, D. C. (1991). "Measurement of the Lamb Shifts in Singlet Levels of Atomic Helium,".

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Shiner, D. C. (Principal), "A table-top magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system," Sponsored by Universtiy of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, State, $33027 Funded. (September 1, 2017August 31, 2019).
Shiner, D. C. (Principal), "Precision Laser Studies of Basic Atoms and Nuclei," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $407072 Funded. (September 1, 2014August 31, 2019).
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