Outstanding faculty members are found in all research areas of the Department. Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma (AMOP) Physics, and Condensed Matter & Materials Physics (CMMP) & Nanotechnology are nationally and internationally competitive, both in size and external funding.

Faculty in High Energy Physics (HEP) hold leading responsibilities in the DZero Experiment at Fermilab and the CMS Experiment at CERN. They also obtained NSF funding for the Cosmic Ray Observatory Project currently underway.

Astronomy & Astrophysics faculty actively pursue research in a variety of areas.

Read detailed research interests of the department faculty members.


Astronomy & Astrophysics

AMOP Physics

CMMP & Nanotechnology

  • Novel interactions in thin film magnetic systems
    (Adenwalla Group)
  • Electronic structure and transport in magnetic materials and nanostructures
    (Belashchenko Group)
  • Magnetic heterostructures
    (Binek Group)
  • Changes in electronic (band) structure across electronic phase transitions
    (Dowben Group)
  • Design and study of polymers
    (Ducharme Group)
  • Self-assembled magnetic nanostructures
    (Enders Group)
  • Fundamental studies of nanoscale physical phenomena in electronic and polar materials
    (Gruverman Group)
  • Statistical mechanics; computer simulations
    (R. Hardy Group)
  • Complex oxide interfaces and nanostructures; two dimensional electron systems
    (Hong Group)
  • Magnetism in nanostructured materials
    (Kirby Group)
  • Magnetic domain imaging; magnetic nanostructured materials and complex oxides
    (Liou Group)
  • Nanoscale magnetic materials, self-assembled dots
    (Sellmyer Group)
  • Computational studies of magnetic, ferroelectric and transport properties of nanoscale materials and structures
    (Tsymbal Group)

High Energy Physics

  • DZero experiment at Fermilab and the compact muon solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN
    (Bloom Group)
    (Claes Group)
    (Dominguez Group)
    (Kravchenko Group)
    (Snow Group)