Miami University

Department of Physics

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500 E. Spring Street
217 Kreger Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-5625
(513) 529-5629 (fax)

https://www.miamioh.edu/physics

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Miami University

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Applied Physics None Final-degree
Astrophysics None Final-degree
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics None Final-degree
Biophysics None Final-degree
Computational Physics None Final-degree
Condensed Matter Physics None Final-degree
Nano Science and Technology None Final-degree
Physical Acoustics None Final-degree
Physics and other Science Education None Final-degree
Quantum Optics None Final-degree

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Astrophysics

Simulations of the motion of stars in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies using an alternative to the dark matter paradigm, i.e., Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND).
Stephen Alexander

Nano Science and Technology

Light-matter interaction in subwavelength photonic structures (e.g., nanophotonic waveguides). The confinement of light in such nanostructures produces novel types of photonic emissions that can be used to engineer quantum-enhanced technologies such as quantum computing and quantum communications.
Imran Mirza

Quantum Optics & Quantum Information

Theoretical and computational modeling of light and matter for generating nonclassical or entangled states of light and atoms.
Imran Mirza

EXPERIMENTAL

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Laser spectroscopy, time-resolved pump-probe spectroscopy, laser-induced fluorescence in molecules, quantum beat spectroscopy in atomic and molecular systems; Bose-Einstein condensation of dilute alkali gases, dynamics of quantum vorticies in BECs and superfluidity, atom trapping with painted potentials; dynamics of laser-cooled atoms in optical lattices, slow light and information storage in atomic vapors using light beams with orbital angular momentum.
Samir Bali, S. Bayram, E. Carlo Samson

Biophysics

Monitoring and imaging of pressure effects on biomolecules and cellular physiology; novel label-free optical biosensing of surface ligand-analyte binding, monitoring and imaging of pressure effects on biomolecules and cellular physiology; in vivo biosensing with diffuse optics; spectral, time-domain and correlation-based detection and modeling; development of low-cost optical spectroscopy/imaging instrumentation.
Paul Urayama, Karthik Vishwanath

Condensed Matter Physics

Magnetoresistance in nanodevices at cryogenic temperatures, electronic and thermal properties of novel solid-state materials, magnetic and structural transitions, giant magnetoresistance, giant magnetocaloric effect, exchange bias effect, shape memory effects, and permanent magnetic materials.
Mahmud Khan

Nano Science and Technology

Fabrication and characterization of nanoscale materials and devices using a variety of methods such as photo and electron beam lithography, photovoltaic and microfluidic applications; noise-enabled particle-sorting nanoratchets in cold atom optical lattices.
Samir Bali, Khalid Eid

Physical Acoustics

Measurement and numerical modeling of acoustic impedance of simple and complex air columns.
Herbert Jaeger

Physics and other Science Education

Strategies for teaching scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills in introductory physics classes; elementary school and K-12 science education.
Christopher Beer, Jennifer Blue, Carol Fabby

Quantum Optics & Quantum Information

Quantum stochastic resonance in cold atom optical lattices; Quantum coherence studies using Bose-Einstein condensates.
Samir Bali, E. Carlo Samson

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