Steve Turley

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Steve Turley



Office Hours

Fall 2020:

  • Mon, 1PM
  • Wed, 2PM
  • Thu, 3PM

Office hours are remote (

Meetings and Assignments

  • Class Prep, MWF, 10AM
  • Research Meeting, Mon, 4:00PM
  • Devotional, Tue, 11AM
  • Research Meeting, Tue, 2PM
  • Physics 416 Faculty, Wed, 3PM
  • STEMFI Team, Wed 5PM
  • Colloquium/Dept. Meeting, Thu, 11AM
  • Research Meeting, Thu, 1PM
  • Department Brownbag, Friday, noon
  • Research Meeting, Fri, 4PM


Specialty: Extreme ultraviolet optics and thin films

Research Website

Supervised Theses and Dissertations

Publication List

Professional Bio

BS, BYU, 1978
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Senior Research Staff Physicist at Hughes Aircraft Company Research Labs, 1976-1995

Associate Professor, BYU, 1995-2001
Professor, BYU, 2001-present
Physics Dept. Chair, BYU, 2000-2003
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, BYU, 2003-2008
Program Director, National Science Foundation, 2018-2019
President, Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 2007-2009 (Fellow)
Associate Affiliate Director, Rocky Mountain Space Grant Consortium, 2005-present
Member, American Physical Society (Committee on Education: 2012-2013)
Member, American Association of Physics Teachers (Treasurer: 2014-2017, Fellow)
Director, NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics, 1997-2017