Michael J. Bozack is a professor of physics at Auburn University (AU).
He received his B.S. and M.S. in physics from Michigan State
University, a Ph.D. in surface physics from Oregon Health and
Sciences University (OHSU), and a M.A. in theology from Western
Conservative Baptist Seminary. Currently, he leads the AU Surface
Science Laboratory (AUSSL), one of the largest surface research
facilities in the U.S., with over $7M in advanced scientific
Dr. Bozack is also a lead investigator in the National Science
Foundation (NSF) funded Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme
Environment Electronics (CAVE) and continues to make important
discoveries in the area of harsh environment electronics. His
research interests include gas- and metal-surface reactions,
semiconductor surfaces, thin films, wide-bandgap materials, liquid
metal alloy wetting, lead-free solder materials, and tin whiskering.
Dr. Bozack has published over 200 professional papers related to his
research with several papers in theological journals. He is
best-known in the Christian community for his work on the triple point
analogy to the trinity.
Dr. Bozack has received numerous college teaching awards,
including the AU Outstanding Professor Award and the AU Alumni
Teaching Excellence Award. He teaches the popular Dave Letterman
Physics course at AU, emphasizing the role of physics in everyday life,
which was recently recognized as one of the top college courses in
America. He is a committed Christian, scientist, and educator with a
dynamic life story.
For years, he taught a large, weekly singles Sunday school class at
First Baptist Church, Atlanta, home of InTouch Ministries and Dr.
Charles F. Stanley. Currently, he serves the Lord with Dr. Bill Purvis
(Bill Purvis Ministries) at Cascade Hills Church in Columbus, GA.
Dr. Bozack at work in the
surface physics laboratory at
He was featured in the
November 1998 issue of Stand
Firm, a Christian magazine for
Aubie, our Auburn University
mascot, seen weekly in the fall
on ESPN or CBS during our AU
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Michael J. Bozack, Ph.D.
Department of Physics
Auburn, AL 36849