Jun 05, '17We welcome Dr. Matthew Civiletti to the Department of Physics at Queens College and look forward to meeting him in the fall when he will become a Lecturer in our department. Dr. Civiletti received a B.A. degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in physics at The College of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 2014 under the supervision of Professor Qaisar Shafi. His dissertation was on constraints in supersymmetric hybrid inflation. He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate courses as an Assistant Professor at the Morrisville State College, part of the State University of New York, and as a graduate student at the University of Delaware. At Morrisville State College, Dr. Civiletti helped reinstitute the Engineering Science Program and was responsible for designing and writing laboratory experiments and modernizing the curriculum. Dr. Civiletti has advised undergraduate in the SUNY STEM Research Passport Program, who researched inflationary models.