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Sara Callori

Sara Callori

Faculty Advisor, Associate Professor


Faculty Advisor
UEC - Miscellaneous Projects & Grants
Office Phone(909) 537-5317
Office LocationPS-110
Associate Professor
Office Phone(909) 537-5317
Office LocationPS-110


Dr. Callori is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, where she started in 2015. She got her bachelor’s degree in 2007 from New York University and earned her Ph.D. in 2013 from Stony Brook University. Her dissertation work focused on ferroelectric oxide superlattices. She then spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher in Sydney, Australia in a joint position between the Bragg Institute (now Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering) and the University of New South Wales. As a post-doc she worked on studying magnetic thin film systems with neutron scattering.

She is part of the university's Center for Advanced Functional Materials, which partners with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and University of Buffalo and aims to enhance the research capabilities at multiple minority-serving institutions through the establishment of a sustainable, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional advanced materials research effort. She is on the steering committee and serves as a mentor for Cal-Bridge, a bridge program between the CSU and UC system aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minorities earning Ph.D.s in physics, astronomy, and related fields. She recently joined the ISSUES-X project at CSUSB, which develops faculty learning communities to broaden the knowledge and use of evidence-based teaching practices within the College of Natural Sciences.


  • Ph.D., Physics, Stony Brook University, 2013
  • M.A., Physics, Stony Brook University, 2009
  • B.A., Physics, New York University, 2007


Current Courses

  • PHYS 1500 - Tools for Physicists
  • PHYS 3500 - Statistical and Thermal Physics
  • PHYS 3800 - Intermediate Physics Lab
  • PHYS 4800 - Senior Thesis

Past Courses

  • PHYS 150 - Introductory Electronics
  • PHYS 221 - General Physics I - Mechanics (Lecture and Lab)
  • PHYS 222 - General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism (Lecture)
  • PHYS 223 - General Physics III - Waves and Optics (Lecture and Lab)
  • PHYS 318 - Materials Science and Engineering
  • PHYS 324 - Thermal and Statistical Physics
  • PHYS 430 - Advanced Physics Laboratory
  • PHYS 5500 - Solid State Physics

Research and Teaching Interests

Professor Callori's research interests include ferroelectric, magnetic, and multiferroic thin film studies. Her recent research has focused on functional perovskite thin films and superlattices.

Dr. Callori is passionate about instructional laboratory teaching in physics. She is currently working to redesign all level of instructional labs in the physics department, including facilitating a departmental faculty learning community for lower division labs. She is also designing the new upper division lab sequence for major students, which includes creating writing intensive lab courses.