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Research Areas

Faculty Research

Physics Education Research

  • Dr. Oberem
  • Dr. De Leone
  • Dr. Price

Fluid Dynamics and Plasma Physics (Turbulence)

  • Dr. Burin

Astrophysics, Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry (Isotopes)

  • Dr. Dominguez

Condensed Matter Physics (Transport Properties)

  • Dr. Perron
  • Dr. Tsui

Student Independent 499 Research

Recent projects have included:

  • Cell-based battery charging
  • Survey of prevalence of lead wheel weights
  • Comparison of simulated and MBL-based activities
  • Piezoelectric sensors
  • STM imaging of gold and silver nanoparticles
  • Observation of aluminum oxide growth
  • Electrorheological response
  • Thermal modeling of windows

Laboratory Shadow Program

In addition to completing Physics 499, all students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research either with the faculty here or at an internship off-campus.  Students who are interested in contributing to the Department's research agendas should meet with the faculty and participate as Laboratory Shadows.  Lab Shadows are informally assigned to current senior research students who are charged with exposing the Shadows to the work and even with providing some training.  Any student of any year classification may participate.