Bruce Craver

Associate Professor
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Physics


Dr. Bruce Craver is a faculty member of the Department of Physics and also teaches for the Premedical Programs. He received his B.S. in physics in 1969, his M.S. in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1976, all from Purdue University. He then held post-doctoral positions at Purdue and the Institute for Nuclear Physics at the University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany. Since 1978 Dr. Craver has been a member of the physics department at the University of Dayton. While at UD he has taught at levels of the undergraduate program and has taught a course in the electro-optics program. After coming to UD Dr. Craver started to conduct research in the area of non-linear optics and its applications to optical limiting. Most recently he has begun work in quantum optics, in particular resonance fluorescence in the two-level atom. In collaboration with two colleagues in the physics department, Dr. Craver is exploring a different way of formulating the calculations of the flourescence spectra. Hopefully it will provide more insight into the structure of the spectra and can be extended to other related problems.

Dr. Craver is a member of the American Physical Society and the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society. He has been active in the Ohio Section since coming to UD and has served on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Section for over ten years. Dr. Craver has also supervised two undergraduate Berry Scholars' senior theses and one M.S. candidate in the EO program at UD.


  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 1976

Research Interests

  • Quantum optic
  • Flourescence