News and Events:
- High School STEM Teacher Professional Development 2013 - Mathematical Modeling in Science and Engineering
Deadline for all applications May 30, 2013
June 10-13 & June 17-20 & June 24-27 from 8:45 am-4:00 pm and two halfdays (TBA)
CONTACT: Dr. Beth Basista, email@example.com
- Physics Seminars
- Dr. Jason Deibel discusses the meteor airburst over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk to local news stations.
- Positions Available:
- Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Applied and Computational Physics More information→
- Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Applied and Computational Math More information→
- Post-doctoral scholar in the THz Sensors Group - More Information→
- Adjunct Instructor through Professor - More Information→
- 2013 CoSM Outstanding Alumni Awardee:
Dr. Chris Johnson, B.S. '82
Read the article related to Dr. Steven Adams' research at AFRL.
Dr. Steven Adams, a physicist with the Air Force Research Laboratory, works in a new laser spectroscopy lab at the Advanced Power and Thermal Reseach Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Wright State professor Dr. Jane Fox has a role in next Mars mission.
NASA concept illustration of the MAVEN spacecraft near Mars
- Recent Research Funding Awards: Gregory Kozlowski, "Bio Polymer Project", AFRL; Tom Skinner, "Optimal Control of Quantum Systems: Transformative NMR and EPR Applications, NSF; Elliott Brown, "Computational and Experimental Equipment for THz Biomolecular Signatures", ARO DURIP, "1550-nm Extrinsic-GaAs Photomixers Arrays and Spectrometers", ARO; Sachiko Tosa, "Impact of Lesson Study as a Model of Collaborative Professional Development", ODE.
- MS Thesis Defense by Matt Bischoff: Characterization of Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials using Millimeter-wave Techniques, Monday, Nov 19, 2:30-3:30 PM, 302 Oelman Hall
- MS Thesis and PhD Dissertation Defenses
- Dr. Doug Petkie named Interim Chair effective July 1, 2012
- Spring 2012 newsletter
- 2012 CoSM Award for Outstanding Teaching: Dr. Steve Adams '87 (adjunct category)
- 2012 CoSM Outstanding Alumni Awardee:
Dr. Randall Wagner, M.D. '80
- WSU Physics Research in the News
Read what an M.S. student did
WelcomeThe Physics Department at Wright State University is a medium size department, with around 40+ majors, 20+ MS students, 15 faculty and 4 research professors.
For undergraduate students, we provide a wide variety of programs in physics preparing them for either graduate school or for careers. Graduate students can choose either a Master's of Science (Physics) or a Master's in Teaching (Physics), or an interdisciplinary PhD (Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering).
The major research areas of the faculty include atmospheric science, biophysics, geophysics, materials science, nanotechnology, and physics education. They study topics as fundamental as chemical reactions in the atmosphere of Mars to topics with societal impact such as the use of millimeter-waves for full-body scanners at airports.
The Physics Department leads the college, the university, and the country in a variety of measures. For instance,
- three graduate students have received national SMART fellowships from 2009-11 to pursue a PhD degree,
- our four national fellows (an American Geophysical Union fellow, two American Physical Society fellows, an IEEE fellow) is unmatched at WSU and, per faculty, is above some of the largest doctoral programs such as Kansas State University,
- the department has the only endowed chair position in the college,
- our four female faculty, per faculty, is above the national average of women faculty in physics departments,
- the external research funding received by physics faculty over the 2006-11 is tops in the college, averaging over $2.5M a year,
- over 25% of the faculty serve on editorial boards of international journals,
- the first ever International Conference on Zinc Oxide was organized at WSU. Zinc oxide is the next generation optical material, with applications ranging from suncreams to DVD lasers.
Our research programs are associated with the Institute for the Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology (IDCAST), the Semiconductor Research Center at WSU and the department houses the WeEXCEL center in science education.
Click the links on the left for additional information on any of the above or contact us.since Feb 2011