Physics

We prepare the next generation of problem solvers who enable science, engineering and industry to push the frontiers of human knowledge.

The Department comprises ten full-time faculty members, a laboratory technician, and an administrative assistant. We are research-oriented with active efforts in theoretical, computational and experimental condensed matter physics (soft matter, complex fluids, nanomaterials, single molecule electronics and biophysics) and physics education research.

We offer M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs and an undergraduate major in Physics, including an option in Optical Science and Engineering and double-major programs with Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. See the links above to learn more about our research areas, degree programs, and course offerings.

Recent News:

Professor Alan Denton receives College of Science and Mathematics Service Award!  Read more here.

$240 256 NSF grant funds Croll Group Origami research!  Read about the first publication here!

Andrew Croll CoPI in partnership with Dean Webster of the Polymers and Coatings department on 5.79 million dollar grant through the Office of Naval Research!

NSF grant supports Andrei Kryjevski's Research.  Read on here!

Andrew Croll discusses recent $301,461 grant from the Army Research Office.  Read more here!

Alan Denton Receives $266,039 NSF Grant!  Read more here.

The Department of Physics is doing well despite the pandemic and is looking to recruit more budding researchers.  There are several funded openings for qualified graduate students, starting as soon as possible.  Contact Alan Denton for graduate program details!

Erik Hobbie Receives College of Science and Mathematics Research Award!  Read on here!

Grad Students Scare Children - Read more here!

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Red River Market outreach by Grad Phi!

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