Dr. Sanders' research involves "Quantum Chaos" which can be loosely described as the quantum mechanical behavior of nonlinear systems, for example, atoms and molecules subjected to strong external electric and magnetic fields. These systems transition from regular behavior to stochastic behavior when the external perturbing fields are increased. He is also interested in national and global energy policy issues.
Dr. Sanders received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Maine, and M.S., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees, all from Yale University. He has held appointments at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of Maine and Bates College.