The Department of Physics is involved in many areas of research and involves both domestic and international collaboration. We have seven organized research units and two groups. Click on the Research Centers menu item for more information about each area.  Below are links to several of our faculty's groups and labs.

 

 Materials Physics Group

 

Demkov LAB

 

 

Dr. Alex Demkov - Physics

Dr. John Eckerdt - Engineering

Dr. Agham Posadas - Physics

Miri Choi (GRD)                 Kristy Kormondy  (GRD)

Patrick Ponath (GRD)       Martin McDaniel  (GRD)

Thong Ngo  (GRD)

 

 

 


 

Nanoscale ElectroMagnetic Group — Prof.  Keji Lai

 

Lai LabSchematic of the standard MIM configuration    

   Dr. Yuan Ren          Yingnan Liu  (GRD)

   Dr. Di Wu                Zheng Lu  (GRD)

   Xiaoyu Wu (GRD)    He Liu  (Vis Schol)

         

 


                                                                      

Light Matter Interactions on the Nanoscale Group — Prof. Elaine Li

 

sunSPIE
Experimental set-up for the 2D spectroscopy

   Dr. Jinwei Shi (PD)         Akshay Singh (GRD)

   Dr. Galan Moody (PD)    Liuyang Sun  (GRD)

   Kavir Dass (GRD)            Kevin Olsson  (GRD)

   Sarah Elias (GRD)           Kai Hao  (GRD)

   Tom Hartsfield (GRD)     Gabriel Cossio (UG)

   Kyongmo An  (GRD)       Mykyta Klimovich (UG)

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Spintronics Group — Prof. Maxim Tsoi

      

Spintronics Lab   

   Heidi Seinige (GRD)            

   Cheng Wang (GRD)               Zhen Wei  (Ph.D)

   Brian O'Gorman (Ph.D)         Jonghwa Eom (PhD Visitor)

   Carl Knutson (Ph.D)              Julien Basset (MS Visitor)

   Sebastian Dietze                   Jorge Augusto Otalora Arias (PhD Visitor)

   Tobias Staudacher                Emilie Jue (MS Visitor)

     

     

 

 


 

High Intensity Laser Science Group - Dr. Todd Ditmire

 

laser-action-photoTexas Petawatt Laser

   Michael Donovan (Associate Director)

   Aaron Bernsetin (Assistant Director)

   Dr. Michael Downer - Physics

   Dr. John Keto - Physics

   Dr. Roger Bengston - Physics

   Gilliss Dyer (Staff Scientist)

   Hernan Quevedo (Staff Scientist)

   Woosuk Bank (PD)           Ishay Pomerantz (PD)

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Hoffmann Group

 

DSC 0045Cosmic ray test stand used to test Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers used in Time of Flight subsystem of the STAR Detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Lab

 

 

Dr. Jerry Hoffman  - Physics

Dr. Christina Markert - Physics

Lanny Ray - Research Scientist

Joachim Schambach - Research Scientist

Deepa Thomas - Post Doc

Anders Knospe - Post Doc

Alexander Jentsch - Grad Student

Prabhat Bhattarai - Grad Student

 

 

 

 

 


 

Atom Optics and Atomic Control Group - Dr. Mark Raizen

 

lasersetup-2Laser system for optical cooling and pumping of an atom beam

 

    Rodrigo Castillo-Garza  (PD)

    Karl Burkhardt (GRD)  

    Igal Bucay (GRD)

    Georgios Startis (GRD)

    Isaac Chavez (GRD)

    Jianyong Mo (GRD)

    Jamie Gardner (GRD)

    Kevin Melin (GRD) 

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