Dr. Vanasse received his Ph.D from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has held postdoctoral positions at Duke University and Ohio University. Before coming to Fitchburg State University he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stetson University.
His primary research interest is in the application of effective field theories to few-body systems with a focus on their application to the properties of atomic nuclei.
Dr. Vanasse is also involved in the search for violations of fundamental symmetries. The search for violations of fundamental symmetries is a possible avenue alongside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to find signals of new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. The search for violations of fundamental symmetries also offers a unique probe to understand the interactions between neutrons and protons in atomic nuclei.