University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

Gary Varner

Office: WAT 333

Phone: (808) 956-2987 (Office),   (808) 956-2920 (Lab)


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Gary S. Varner received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Boston University in 1989, his M.S. in experimental physics from Boston University in 1995, and his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics from University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 1999.

He has a long list of professional experience in both academia and industry.  Currently, he is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.  He has had successful Ph.D. candidates in both electrical engineering and physics.

His research interests include experimental particle physics and instrumentation electronics.  He has received the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Detector Research award three times.  Recently, he has been awarded the 2016 Instrumentation Award for Experimental Particle Physics from the Division of Particle and Fields of the American Physical Society.