Physics Faculty & Staff
I have been a full time instructor at Las Positas College since leaving the UCLA Physics Department in 1986. During these many orbits around the sun, I have also worked part time at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and on astronomical projects at the Lick and Keck Observatories. My creative projects include the "Planet Tales" CD Rom guide to the solar system, and myriad web pages that you are likely to encounter if you explore a bit futher.
Dr. Kevin Ankoviak
Dr. Kevin Ankoviak
Dr. Marc Costantino
Marc Costantino has been an Adjunct Instructor of Physics at Las Positas College since 1998. He worked from 1974 until retirement in 2006 as an experimental physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on a variety of research problems involving matter at extreme pressures and temperatures. Among them are the mechanical properties of geologic materials, properties of explosives and propellants, CARS spectroscopy of nitromethane, and fluid-fluid phase equilibrium in the water-nitrogen system. He now consults on the physics, chemistry, and engineering of a hypersonic wind tunnel. At LLNL, Dr. Costantino served as a Group Leader, as the Operations Manager for the Chemistry and Materials Science Directorate, and as the Technical Business and Operations Manager for the Environmental Programs Directorate.
Dr. Costantino received a B.S in Physics in 1967 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics and Materials Science in 1972 from Princeton University. He was on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974, and retired in 2000 as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Dr. Costantino married Mary Elizabeth Lewis in 1966. They have three children, Esther, David, and Mary Marcelle.
Dr. William Pezzaglia
Room: 1816 (Classroom)
Dr. Andrew Combs
Room: 1831 (Classroom)