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Lab equipmentThe Department of Physics houses twenty labs, a Center for the Irradiation of Materials, a NSF Center for Nonlinear Optics and Materials, a departmental library, a glass shop, a Learning Resource Center, a graduate student office to house 23 graduate students, and a machine shop.

Research Areas

  • Materials Science
  • Nano Technology
  • Optics
  • Space Science

Research Topics

  1. Novel Method of Characterizing (Raman Senors) Missile Propellants Aging
  2. Testing of COTS Systems in Space Radiation Environments
  3. Power Harvesting via Smart Materials for low power autonomous electronics
  4. Electrospun Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanofiber Membrane-Based Flexible Capacitive Tactile Sensors for Biomedical Applications
  5. Czochralski crystal growth of high technology materials such as pure and doped Bismuth Silicon Oxide, Lithium Niobate, Piezoelectric PMN-PT and others
  6. Brigman Stockbarger Directional solidification of organic radiation detector materials for device applications
  7. Green's Functions Construction Solutions and Simulations of Inhomogeneous Differential Equations in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Theory
  8. Optical Metrology, Speckle Metrology, and Shearography
  9. Astrophysics in particular plasma physics with simulations.

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