Oregon State University
|Research specialty||Degree type|
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
|Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics||Both||Both|
|Condensed Matter Physics||Both||Both|
|Low Temperature Physics||Experimental||Both|
|Materials Science, Metallurgy||Both||Both|
|Particles and Fields||None||Both|
|Physics and other Science Education||Both||-|
Condensed Matter Physics
Hydrodynamical numerical simulations of relativistic jets from short and long duration gamma-ray bursts, Monte Carlo radiation transfer in relativistic outflows, ab-initio quantum chemical calculation of cosmic dust and precursor molecules, dust formation in stellar explosions, soft sphere modeling of granular asteroid and planetesimal collisions.
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics
Optoelectronic and photonic properties of organic materials; laser tweezers trapping of particles; optical spectroscopy of thin films; terahertz spectroscopy and ultrafast carrier dynamics in semiconductors using femtosecond lasers.
Matt Graham, Yun-Shik Lee, David McIntyre, Oksana Ostroverkhova
Dissecting the motion, mechanism and regulation of novel biological motor proteins using high-sensitivity single-molecule light microscopy; developing novel superresolution microscopy methods; understanding the collective information processing of cells; and engineering and modeling collective invasion of tumor cells through both experiments and theory.
Weihong Qiu, Bo Sun
Condensed Matter Physics
Electrical and thermal transport, magneto-transport and optical studies of novel thin films (organic and inorganic), 2-dimensional nanomaterials and 1-dimensional nanomaterials. Applications of new materials in photovoltaics, photodetectors, biosensors. Ultrafast electron dynamics in semiconductors. Development of scanning probe techniques.
Matt Graham, Yun-Shik Lee, Ethan Minot, Oksana Ostroverkhova, Janet Tate
Particles and Fields
Neutrino research with the MINERvA neutrino cross section experiment at Fermilab and the DUNE long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment in South Dakota. Our group specializes in data analysis and large scale computing.
Physics Education Research
Student understandings of upper division physics topics, learning progressions across math and physics, representational fluency, physics sense-making strategies, and active engagement teaching strategies. Home of the innovative Paradigms in Physics curriculum.
Elizabeth Gire, Corinne Manogue, David Roundy