Oregon State University

Department of Physics

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301 Weniger Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-6507
(541) 737-1674

http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu

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Oregon State University

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Applied Physics Both Both
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Both Both
Biophysics Experimental Both
Chemical Physics Experimental Both
Computer Science Theoretical -
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Electromagnetism Theoretical Both
Low Temperature Physics Experimental Both
Materials Science, Metallurgy Both Both
Optics Experimental Both
Particles and Fields None Both
Physics and other Science Education Both -

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Condensed Matter Physics

Electronic structure of solids; magnetism, metal clusters, and reduced dimensionality; aqueous interfaces and solutions; and density functional theory.
Henri Jansen, David Roundy, Guenter Schneider

EXPERIMENTAL

Astrophysics

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.
Davide Lazzati

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

Biophysics

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.
Heidi Schellman

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

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