Michigan Technological University

Department of Physics

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1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
(906) 487-2086
(906) 487-2933 (fax)

http://www.phy.mtu.edu

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Michigan Technological University

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Applied Physics Both Both
Astronomy Both Both
Astrophysics Both Both
Atmosphere, Space Physics, Cosmic Rays Both Both
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Both Both
Biophysics Both Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Electromagnetism Experimental Both
Engineering Physics/Science Both Both
Fluids, Rheology Experimental Both
Materials Science, Metallurgy Experimental Both
Mechanics Both Both
Optics Experimental Both
Statistical & Thermal Physics Theoretical Both

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Astronomy

All-sky monitoring and gamma-ray burst detection.
Robert Nemiroff

Astrophysics

Gravitational lensing; high-energy astrophysics; close binary stars; cosmology; cosmic rays.
Brian Fick, Petra Huentemeyer, Robert Nemiroff, David Nitz

Atmospheric Physics

Satellite meteorology; optics; digital image processing; cloud precipitation and nucleation.
Alexander Kostinski

Atomic, Molecular, Optical, and Condensed Matter Physics

Electronic structure of metals and oxides; photonics; biological molecules; point defects; surfaces; metal-insulator transitions; atomistic simulations of materials; relativistic and correlation effects in atomic structure.
Ramy El-Ganainy, John Jaszczak, Issei Nakamura, Ravindra Pandey, Ranjit Pati, Warren Perger

EXPERIMENTAL

Astrophysics

High-energy cosmic rays; Pierre Auger Observatory; HAWC gamma-rays.
Brian Fick, Petra Huentemeyer, David Nitz

Atmospheric Physics

Optics; digital image processing; cloud precipitation and nucleation; climate; air quality.
Will Cantrell, Claudio Mazzoleni, Raymond Shaw

Atomic, Molecular, Optical, and Condensed Matter Physics

Laser spectroscopy; quantum optics.
Jacek Borysow, Jae Yong Suh

Materials Physics

Photonic, magnetic, and nano-materials.
Miguel Levy, Peter Moran, Jae Yong Suh, Bryan Suits, Yoke Yap

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