Dr. Patrick Carzon _B5A0435

Dr. Patrick Carzon

Assistant Professor of Physics

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Dr. Patrick Carzon received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in July 2023 and his B.S. in Physics with Computer Science from Lawrence Technological University in 2018.

His thesis work focused on the Initial State of Heavy-Ion Collisions, specifically, the inclusion of conserved charges. He has also pursued research regarding the development of educational instruction with a focus on the use of writing in undergraduate physics.

While not investigating the fundamentals of the universe and instruction, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and the consumption and analysis of many different art forms.

  • Doctorate In Physics, 2019-2023 University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL
  • 2018-2019 Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
  • Bachelors In Physics With Computer Science, 2014-2018 Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI

Research Interests

  • Initial State of Heavy-Ion Collisions and connections to the Hydrodynamic Evolution of the system
  • Nuclear structure
  • Computational physics and open-source coding
  • Writing in Physics Curriculum
  • Physics Education


Research Experience

University Of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Doctorate Student (Physics Department) 2018-2023
  • Principal Investigator: Jaquelyn Noronha-Hostler
  • Developed ICCING (Initial Conserved Charges in Nuclear Geometry): Initializing conserved charges in the Initial State of Heavy Ion Collisions


University Of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL

Research Assistant 2021-2023

  • Principal Investigator: Julie Zilles (CROP SCIENCES)
  • WAES (Writing Across Engineering and Science) collaboration: Investigation of writing across undergraduate physics curriculum


Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI

Undergraduate Student (Natural Sciences Department) 2014-2018

  • Principal Investigator: George Moschelli
  • Rapidity Dependence of Correlations in Nuclear Collisions in UrQMD


Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

REU Student (Physics Department) 2016

  • Principal Investigators: Sean Gavin and George Moschelli
  • New Observables for Measuring Rapidity Correlation Structure in Nuclear Collisions
  • University Fellowship, University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2022
  • Presidential Research Award, Lawrence Technological University 2016
  • Talberg Scholarship, Lawrence Technological University 2014 – 2017
  • Honor Scholarship, Lawrence Technological University 2014 – 2017
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