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John Erdei

Professor Emeritus


College of Arts and Sciences: Physics


Email: John Erdei
Phone: 937-229-2311
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  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1983


Dr. John Erdei received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1983. He joined the University of Dayton Department of Physics the same year. Dr. Erdei was the director of Premedical Programs from 1999 to 2005, was an assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2005 to 2013, and is currently serving as chair of the Department of Physics.

Faculty Perspective

"I have greatly enjoyed the times I have worked with the Department of Physics, the Premedical Program and the Office of the Dean. These roles have allowed me to truly appreciate the quality of our students. I have always found that UD provides a rich environment for student-faculty interactions in the science disciplines as well as in pre-health care."

Research Interests

  • Chaos
  • Fractals
  • 3-D imaging