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Michael Carchidi

Michael Carchidi, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies


  • PhD in Nuclear Physics - University of Pennsylvania (1985)

Awards & Honors

  • Named the Stanley J. Gwiazda Professor for Outstanding Teaching & Service to the Drexel Evening College (2001-2002)
  • Passed the PhD Qualifying Examination with Uncommon Distinction, University of Pennsylvania (1981)
  • Senior Merit Citation, Drexel University (1979)
  • Walter R. Coley Award, Drexel University (1979)
  • Outstanding Senior Scholarship Award, Drexel University (1979)
  • Harry E. Muchnic Scholarship, Drexel University (1978)
  • Society of Physics Students Associate Zone Councillor Zone 3 (1978)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • Society of Physics Students
  • Honorary Mathematics Fraternity
  • Honorary Physics Fraternity

Michael Carchidi, PhD, is an adjunct faculty member in the Biomedical Science program at Drexel University College of Medicine. He also serves as a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania and an adjunct professor of physics at Drexel University.

The University of Pennsylvania Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

  • Undergraduate courses: Dynamics, Optimization Theory, Simulation Theory and Vibration Theory
  • Graduate courses: Advanced Dynamics, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Functional Analysis, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, and Simulation Theory

Drexel University Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Undergraduate courses: Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Difference Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Infinite Series, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Analysis, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Numerical Partial Differential Equations, Optimization Theory, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Real Analysis, Single-Variable and Multi-Variable Calculus, Techniques of Mathematical Proofs, Tensor Analysis and Vector Analysis
  • Graduate Courses: Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Matrix & Tensor Analysis, Partial Differential

Drexel University Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science

  • Undergraduate courses: Advanced Classical Mechanics, Advanced Electricity & Magnetism, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, General Physics for Engineers and Scientists, Kinetic Theory & Statistical Mechanics, Modern Physics, Special and General Relativity, Thermodynamics and Tensor Analysis
  • Graduate courses: Mathematical Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

Drexel University College of Medicine

  • Undergraduate courses: Non-Calculus Based General Physics

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mathematics and Engineering

  • Graduate courses: Matrix and Linear Algebra


Michael Carchidi, PhD, is interested in research in mathematics, and physics and engineering education. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has served as senior operations research analyst at QUANTICS Incorporated in Exton, Pa., on a full- or part-time basis since 1988.

Contact Information

Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.898.8342