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Ivan E. Rouse
Ivan E. Rouse, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics


  • B.S. in Physics, Walla Walla University, 1970
  • Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics, Washington State University, 1974

Principal Research Interests

In graduate school I did research on rare earth crystals to understand their energy level structure at very low temperatures in liquid helium.  I did this research using electron spin resonance (ESR) which used 35 GHz microwaves and high magnetic fields.

In recent years my research has involved low energy gamma ray spectroscopy.  For one project, a student and I worked on research at the Loma Linda University Proton Accelerator.  They use a heavy metal collimator to shape the proton beam to the estent of the tumor being treated.  This collimator absorbs protons and becomes quite radioactive.  We were trying to determine how radioactive and what isotopes were created in the collimator.  It was very interesting a few years later when I needed proton treatment myself!6.

Research Areas: 

  • Physics of the human body, including mechanics, electrical activity, optics of the eye, fluid flow, etc.
  • Physics of medical imaging and experimental methods

Phone: 951-785-2137


  •  NDEA Title IV Fellow, Physics Department, Washington State University, 1970-1973.
  • NSF Small College Faculty Research Opportunity Award, Washington State University, Summer 1984
  • The Thomas and Violet Zapara Excellence in Teaching Award from the Education Department of North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, 1991.
  • G. T. Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1991.

Representative Publications

  1. I. Rouse, M. Marta, C. Glisson, J. Siebers, T. Elmer, “Activation Analysis of Cerrobend Produced by a 250 MeV Proton Accelerator,” Proceedings of the 30th Midyear Topical Meeting , Health Physics Society, 1997.
  2. Ivan E. Rouse, Leonard R. Brand and James W. Riggs, "A computer controlled photodetector system for monitoring rodent movements in experimental observation chambers", Journal of Microcomputer Applications (1988), 11,337-344.
  3. Ivan E. Rouse, "Paleomagnetism I," Origins, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp18-36, 1983,  Major review paper.
  4. Ivan E. Rouse, "Paleomagnetism II," Origins, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp66-89, 1983, Conclusion of the review paper mentioned below.
  5. R. D. Willett, F. D. Jardine, E. J. Wong, I. E. Rouse, C. P. Lande, N. Numata, "Crystalline Structure, Magnetic Susceptability, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study of Bis-(-alaninium) Tetrachlorocuprate (II): Spin Diffusion Effects in a Two-Dimensional Square Planar Ferro Magnet with Anisotropic and Antisymmetric Exchange," Physical Review B, 81/24/5372-5381.  Paper that grew out of my research work during a summer leave at Washington State University.
  6. I. E. Rouse and J. B. Gruber, "Microwave Resonance Studies on Tm3+(4f12) Diluted into Single-Crystal Monoclinic YCl3.6H2O and Y2(SO4)3.8H2O, Physical Review B, Vol. 13, No. 9, (1976).  Report on my PhD thesis research.