Physics Researchcollage

The primary research of the department is in solid state physics/materials science and surface science. This is supported by several ultrahigh vacuum systems for deposition (molecular beam epitaxy, sputter deposition, evaporation) and characterization of thin films (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Auger Electron Spectroscopy, extensive magnetic and electronic characterziation facilities), an atomic force microscope, Brillouin light scattering, and good computing facilities for theoretical work. The department also has an active program and sophisticated equipment for radon studies.

Faculty Research Interests

James F. Burkhart

James F. Burkhart

Applied Physics Correlation of measured radon levels and geological formations, the physics of radon measurement.

Robert Camley

Robert Camley

Theoretical Solid State Physics Magnetic and electronic properties of artificially layered structures (superlattices), surface excitations, optical and magneto-optical signal processing.

Zbigniew Celinski

Zbigniew Celinski

Experimental Solid State Physics Growth and characterization of ultra-thin metallic films and multilayers, magnetic materials, Brillouin light scattering, ferromagnetic resonance, exchange coupling in magnetic thin films.

Tom Christensen

Tom Christensen

Experimental Solid State Physics Characterization of surfaces and thin films. Ellipsometry, electron spectroscopies.

Anatoliy Glushchenko

Anatoliy Glushchenko

Experimental Physics Applied optics, bio-physics & bio-photonics, renewable energy, materials science of soft condensed matter, nanofilms & nanoparticles. (Full curriculum vitae)

Marek Grabowski

Marek Grabowski

Theoretical Solid State Physics Chaos, nonlinear physics, solitons, one and two dimensional systems, polymers.

Anatoliy Pinchuk

Anatoliy Pinchuk

Experimental Physics Metamaterials, nano-optics, photonics and plasmonics, photovoltaics, optical biochemical nanosensors.

Karen

Karen Livesey

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics High frequency dynamics in magnetic and ferroelectric materials, static and dynamic properties of multiferroic materials, doped liquid crystals.