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Steven Rehse

Reception fêtes accomplishments of science faculty, staff and students

As a relative newcomer to campus, Steven Rehse—who joined the physics department in May 2011—says the Science Celebration of Success serves several purposes for him.

“First, it’s great to see what people in other departments are doing. Second, there is a social element and I am still getting to know people,” he said. “Finally, it’s great just to keep reminding ourselves of the extraordinary things going on in our faculty.”

Laser hair removal subject of physicist’s television appearance

A University of Windsor scientist will appear on Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet Thursday to explain the physics behind using lasers to remove tattoos and unwanted hair.

Physics professor Steven Rehse will be on the show using balloons and lasers to demonstrate the principles of a process called selective photothermolysis.

Lecture to explore use of lasers to detect and identify bacteria

The last 10 years have seen a marked rise in the number of serious public-health incidents related to infections caused by bacterial pathogens, ranging from contaminated drinking water and foods to antibiotic-resistant infections – even threats related to bio-terrorism.

In this context, the inability to quickly detect and identify bacteria is a troubling gap in the modern suite of medical diagnostics. Most modern bacterial testing can take days.