University of Vermont

Department of Physics

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STEM Discovery Hall, RM W203
Burlington, VT 05405-0125
(802) 656-2664
(802) 656-0817 (fax)

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Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Acoustics Both Both
Astrophysics None Final-degree
Biophysics Both Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Engineering Physics/Science Both Both
Materials Science, Metallurgy Both Both
Optics Both Both
Polymer Physics/Science Both Both

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Biophysics

Physical mechanisms for biological effects of ultrasound.
Jun-Ru Wu

Condensed Matter Physics

Electronic and transport properties of metals, random alloys, and liquid metals; lattice dynamics; order-disorder phase transitions in alloys; superconductivity; superfluidity; strongly correlated electron systems; electronic properties of graphene; ultracold atom-surface scattering; Berry-phase effects in condensed matter systems.
Dennis Clougherty, Adrian Del Maestro, Valeri Kotov

EXPERIMENTAL

Acoustics

Physical mechanisms for biological effects of ultrasound.
Jun-Ru Wu

Astrophysics

Pulsar radio-frequency emission; pulsars as probes of the interstellar medium.
Joanna Rankin

Biophysics

Spectroscopy of proteins and nucleic acids and the use of biomolecules in nanotechnological applications.
Juan Vanegas

Condensed Matter Physics

Spin-polarized magneto-optical spectroscopy studies of nitride semiconductors; the time-resolved spectroscopy of nitride emitters and semiconductor nanocrystals; magneto-optical Kerr rotation spectroscopy of ferromagnetic nanostructures.
Madalina Furis, Matthew White

Materials Science, Metallurgy

Kinetics of thin-film growth and etching; real-time X-ray and electron diffraction studies of materials growth and surface evolution.
Madalina Furis, Randall Headrick, Matthew White

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