Bergfield Research Group

Department of Physics, and
Department of Chemistry

Justin Bergfield, Ph.D.
Department of Physics,and Department of Chemistry

Dr. Bergfield is an assistant professor Illinois State University.

Justin earned his MSc. in experimental condensed matter physics from the University of Oxford (2007), and his Ph.D. in optical science and physics from the University of Arizona (2011). Prior to joining ISU he completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University working with Professor Mark Ratner on a variety of quantum-chemistry related projects. Most recently, he was a Research Scientist working at the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a molecular electro-optical device.

Justin has been fortunate enough to receive a number of awards and fellowships, including: the Rolyn Optics Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award, the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship Award, and the Northwestern Nonequilibrium Research Center Fellowship. Justin has also been an invited speaker at the Gordon Research Conference, Telluride Science Research Conference, and the American Physical Societyís March Meeting.


Justin Bergfield, Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry, Illinois State University.
Moulton Hall, Room 313C, Normal, IL 61790
Phone: 309-438-3243; email: jpbergf(at)