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Research Spotlight: Physics

Our research focuses on materials physics and utilizes a wide range of experimental, analytical, and computational techniques. Experimentalists conduct research on surface physics and thin films, diffusion measurements and NMR in polymers and solid-state physics. Theoretical projects include critical phenomena and phase transitions, renormalization group theory, supersymmetry, fluid dynamics, polymer, semiconductor and solid-state physics.

There is a large array of experimental equipment and instrumentation available in the department:

  • FTIR spectroscopy
  • UV spectroscopy
  • Low energy electron diffraction spectroscopy
  • High- and ultra-high vacuum equipment for thin-film deposition
  • Inelastic Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy (IETS)
  • Pulsed and continuous-wave NMR.
  • A class-100 clean with state-of-the-art atomic force microscopy
  • Facilities to fabricate and characterize ferroelectric and
  • High temperature superconductor materials.


Several faculty members have clusters of computer workstations to perform computational research. This includes

  • Equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of complex fluids including polymers
  • Atomic scale and coarse-grained modeling
  • Nanotechnology
  • Phase transitions and critical phenomena in polymers
  • Frictional drag in coupled electronic bilayers
  • Transport in mesoscopic and nanoscopic systems

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Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Seminar

on Wednesday, April 18, 2018,  2:00 pm in Ayer Hall 112

Dr. Ryan Toonen will present "NON-RECIPROCAL MILLIMETER-WAVE PROPAGATION THROUGH NANO- AND MICRO-STRUCTURED MAGNETOELASTIC MEMBRANES"

The talk is part of the Department of Physics’s Fall Seminar Series. For more information, contact Dr. Sasa Dordevic at dsasa@uakron.edu

on Wednesday, February 7, 2018,  2:00 pm in Ayer Hall 112

Dr. Jessica Bickel will present "IMAGING ATOMS: EXAMINING HOW MOLECULES AND ATOMS SELF-ASSEMBLE ON SURFACES"

The talk is part of the Department of Physics’s Fall Seminar Series. For more information, contact Dr. Sasa Dordevic at dsasa@uakron.edu

on Wednesday, October 25, 3:20 pm in Ayer Hall 19

Dr. Andrew Resnick will present "MECHANOSENSATION AND THE PRIMARY CILIUM: DEFINITION OF AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEM"

The talk is part of the Department of Physics’s Fall Seminar Series. For more information, contact Dr. Sasa Dordevic at dsasa@uakron.edu

on Wednesday, September 27, 3:15 pm in Ayer Hall 19

Dr. Hunter King will present "SKYSCRAPERS FOR LUNGS: PHYSICS OF TERMITE COLONY RESPIRATION"

The talk is part of the Department of Physics’s Fall Seminar Series. For more information, contact Dr. Sasa Dordevic at dsasa@uakron.edu