Loyola University Chicago

Department of Physics

Bo Polak, Ph.D.

Office: Room 315, Cudahy Science Hall
Phone: 773.508.3529
Fax: 773.508.3534
E-mail: rpolak@luc.edu

Joined Loyola in 2011.


  • Ph.D. in physics, Cornell University
  • M.S. in Physics, Cornell University
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Kent State University 


  • College Physics I & II
  • College Physics Laboratory I & II
  • Freshman Project 
  • Intermediate Physics Laboratory
  • Electronics I and Electronics Laboratory
  • Optics Laboratory

Research and professional interests:

Dr. Polak's professional interests include physics education, especially developing material for advanced laboratory courses in physics and the study of biophysical systems such as the alignment and growth of E. coli bacteria.