Primary, Joint, or Secondary Faculty
Duke professors often have appointments in multiple departments, reflecting both the Duke culture and the highly interdisciplinary nature of modern science. For example, the Physics chair (Professor Warren) has a primary appointment in Chemistry and an equal fractional appointment in Physics, another fractional appointment in Radiology, and secondary appointments in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics.
Everyone listed in this section has a primary, joint, or secondary appointment in Physics (and can supervise Physics students), although the University database which feeds this page lists only the primary department below. In addition, various members of the Physics faculty have primary, joint or secondary appointments in Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Biology in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences; Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS), or Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Pratt School of Engineering; Neurobiology, Radiology or Medical Physics at the Duke Medical School; or the Fuqua School of Business.
Named full professorships are a special distinction competed and awarded across the University or across Trinity College.