Loyola University Chicago

Department of Physics

Bo Polak, Ph.D.

Office: 204 Cudahy Science Building
Phone: 773.508.3529
Fax: 773.508.3534
E-mail: rpolak@luc.edu

Joined Loyola in 2011.


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


College Physics I and II, College Physics Laboratory I and 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.