Current Members

Director

Jacek Borysow

  • Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Nonlinear Raman Spectroscopy

Members

Will H. Cantrell

  • Professor, Physics
  • Director, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)
  • Director, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Specialties

  • Atmospheric Science

Ramy El-Ganainy

  • Associate Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Nonlinear effects in optical nano-wires
  • Optical solitons in soft-matter
  • Parity-time symmetry in optics
  • QED effects inside photonic structures

Brian E. Fick

  • Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Experimental Astro-Particle Physics

Petra H. Huentemeyer

  • Associate Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Gamma-Ray Emission
  • High-Energy Cosmic Rays

John Jaszczak

  • Professor, Physics
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, and Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Adjunct Curator, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Teaching Interests

  • Nanotechnology Education

Reserach Interests

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Theory and modeling of single-electron transport devices
  • Modeling and simulation of properties of interfaces and interface materials
  • Atomistic computational physics of surface phases and surface dynamics
  • Crystal growth
  • Mineralogy of natural graphite

Alex B. Kostinski

  • Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Atmospheric Physics

Miguel Levy

  • Professor, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Nonreciprocal Phenomena

Claudio Mazzoleni

  • Associate Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Aerosol properties (optical, physical and morphological) and effects on clouds and climate
  • Instrument development and environmental optics

Robert J. Nemiroff

  • Professor, Physics

Research Interests

  • Gamma-ray bursts
  • Gravitational lensing
  • Smartphones as science sensors
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitation

David F. Nitz

  • Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Experimental Particle Astrophysics

Ravindra Pandey

  • Professor, Physics
  • Department Chair, Physics
  • Fellow of American Physical Society

Specialties

  • Modeling of Materials

Ranjit Pati

  • Professor, Physics

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Modeling Molecular Electronics Devices

Raymond A. Shaw

  • Professor, Physics
  • Director, Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. Program

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Cloud Physics
  • Nucleation
  • Turbulence
  • Digital Holography

Jae Yong Suh

  • Assistant Professor, Physics

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Light-matter interactions and quantum optics on nanoscale platforms (i.e. nanostructures)
  • Coherent and nonlinear processes in metal or semiconductor nanocavities
  • Time-resolved laser spectroscopy and nanofabrications

Bryan H. Suits

  • Professor, Physics

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Condensed Matter Experiment (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)
  • NMR and NQR Engineering (Materials Detection)

Robert S. Weidman

  • Associate Professor, Physics

Yoke Khin Yap

  • Professor, Physics
  • Director, Applied Physics Program
  • Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Solid-State Physics
  • Optics
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Nanotechnology)
  • Electromagnetism

Research Interests

  • Controlled synthesis of 0D, 1D, and 2D materials (Nanotubes, 2D layered materials, Nanowires, Quantum Dots, and their heterostructures, etc..).
  • Exploration of new functional nanomaterials, heterojunctions, heterostructures, nano-hybrids, and nano-systems.
  • Creative use of nanomaterials and nano-systems for advanced electronics, quantum switching, energy harvesting, enviromental, chemical and biomedical applications.