Clarkson University

Department of Physics

Clarkson University
Science Center 273, Box 5820
Potsdam, NY 13699-5820
(315) 268-2396
(315) 268-7754 (fax)

http://www.clarkson.edu/physics

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Research Specialties and Staff

Research Specialties and Staff

Clarkson University

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Astrophysics Theoretical Both
Biophysics Both Both
Chemical Physics Both Both
Computer Science Theoretical Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Materials Science, Metallurgy Experimental Both
Nano Science and Technology Theoretical Both
Optics Experimental Both
Physics and other Science Education Both Both
Statistical & Thermal Physics Theoretical Both

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Astrophysics

Joshua Thomas

Biophysics

Modeling of protein dynamics; DNA translocation; cell biomechanics.
Daniel ben-Avraham, Gabor Forgacs, Maria Gracheva, Dmitriy Melnikov, Jan Scrimgeour

Chemical Physics

Reaction kinetics; energy storage materials; surface absorption.
Daniel ben-Avraham, Vladimir Privman, Dipankar Roy

Condensed Matter Physics

Quantum wells; semiconductors; ion mobility.
Daniel ben-Avraham, Ming-Cheng Cheng, M. Glasser, Vyacheslav Gorshkov, Maria Gracheva, Dmitriy Melnikov, Vladimir Privman, Dipankar Roy, Lawrence Schulman, Jan Scrimgeour

Nano Science and Technology

Quantum computing; device physics.
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Vyacheslav Gorshkov, Maria Gracheva, Dmitriy Melnikov, Vladimir Privman

Optics

Optical sensors; nonlinear optics; microscopy.
Dipankar Roy, Jan Scrimgeour

Physics and other Science Education

Michael Ramsdell, Joshua Thomas, David Wick

Statistical & Thermal Physics

Phase transitions; network statistics; scaling; finite size effects; percolation: self-avoiding walks.
Daniel ben-Avraham, Gabor Forgacs, M. Glasser, Vyacheslav Gorshkov, Vladimir Privman, Lawrence Schulman

EXPERIMENTAL

Astronomy

Light scattering photoluminescence; stellar spectroscopy and polarimetry.
Joshua Thomas

Biophysics

Quantitative localization miroscopy; physical properties of tissues, cytoplasm, and cytoskeleton.
Gabor Forgacs, Jan Scrimgeour

Physics and other Science Education

Physics education research, assessment, and curriculum development.
Michael Ramsdell

Surface Physics

Scanning probe microscopy; nanomaterials; soft condensed matter.
Jan Scrimgeour

Interfacial electrochemistry of energy storage/conversion materials; kinetics of surface reactions; corrosion; catalysis.
Dipankar Roy

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