Jeff Winger

Jeff Allen Winger

Jeff Winger

Interim Department Head and Professor, Nuclear Physics

131 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Jeff Winger is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University.

Graduate Students

Teaching Areas

  • PH 2223-H01 Physics II Honors
  • PH 2223 Physics II
  • PH 4143 Intermediate Laboratory
  • PH 4152 Modern Physics Laboratory
  • PH 4213 Intermediate Mechanics I


  • Ph. D., Nuclear Physics, Iowa State University, 1987
  • B.S., Engineering Physics, University of Kansas, 1982


  • 2003-present: Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 08/2001-05/2005, 2006-present: Associate Department Head, Mississippi State University
  • 01/2009-06/2009, 09/2016-06/2017: Acting Department Head, Mississippi State University
  • 2005-2006: Sabbatical, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 1997-2003: Associate Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 05/2001-08/2001: Interim Department Head
  • 1994-1997: Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 1993: Research Associate, Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University
  • 1989-1993: Research Associate, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University
  • 1987-1989: Postdoctoral Associate, Ames Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • 1984-1987: Research Assistant, Iowa State University
  • 1982-1984: Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University
  • 1980-1982: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas

Research Interests

  • Nuclear structure far from stability
  • Production and use of radioactive ion beams
  • Design of new detector systems

Publication Impact Google Scholar

Total number of citations 6011
Number of articles 313
h-index 45
Number of citations to most cited publication 286
Number of articles cited more than 200 times 3
Number of articles cited more than 50 times 12
i10-index 109

Recent Publications

  • “Updated β-decay measurement of neutron-rich 74Cu” J. L. Tracy, J. A. Winger, B. C. Rasco, U. Silwal, D. P. Siwakoti, K. P. Rykaczewski, R. Grzywacz, J. C. Batchelder, C. R. Bingham, N. T. Brewer, L. Cartegni, A. A. Ciemny, A. Fijałkowska, C. J. Gross, C. Jost, M. Karny, K. Kolos, A. Korgul, W. Królas, Y. Liu, M. Madurga, C. Mazzocchi, A. J. Mendez, K. Miernik, D. Miller, S. Padgett, S. V. Paulauskas, D. W. Stracener, M. Wolińska-Cichocka, M. M. Rajabali, E. F. Zganjar, Phys. Rev. C98, 034309 (2018)
  • “β-delayed neutron emission from 85Ga” K. Miernik, K. P. Rykaczewski, R. Grzywacz, C. J. Gross, M. Madurga, D. Miller, D. W. Stracener, J. C. Batchelder, N. T. Brewer, A. Korgul, C. Mazzocchi, A. J. Mendez, II, Y. Liu, S. V. Paulauskas, J. A. Winger, M. Wolińska-Cichocka, and E. F. Zganjar, Phys. Rev. C97, 054317 (2018).
  • “β Decays of 92Rb, 96gsY, and 142Cs Measured with the Modular Total Absorption Spectrometer and the Influence of γ Multiplicity on Total Absorption Spectrometry Measurements” B. C. Rasco, A. Fijałkowska, K. P. Rykaczewski, M. Wolińska-Cichocka, M. Karny, R. K. Grzywacz, K. C. Goetz, C. J. Gross, D. W. Stracener, E. F. Zganjar, J. C. Batchelder, J. C. Blackmon, N. T. Brewer, T. King, K. Miernik, S. V. Paulauskas, M. M. Rajabali, and J. A. Winger, Acta Phys. Pol. B48, 507 (2017)

Honors/Professional Activities

  • 1987: Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University
  • 1987: Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society, Inducted
  • 1982: Graduated Summa Cum Laude, University of Kansas
  • 1981: Tau Beta Pi, Inducted
  • 1981: Sigma Pi Sigma, Inducted
  • 1981: Phi Kappa Phi, Inducted