Texas Tech University
|Research specialty||Degree type|
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
|Condensed Matter Physics||Both||Both|
|Materials Science, Metallurgy||Both||Both|
|Nano Science and Technology||Experimental||Both|
|Particles and Fields||Experimental||Both|
|Physics and other Science Education||Both||Both|
|Relativity & Gravitation||Both||Both|
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics
Cell membranes; cholesterol domains; multibody interactions; anomalous diffusion; Monte Carlo and dynamic simulations.
Condensed Matter Physics
Defects in semiconductors, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations; breakdown in semiconductors; impurities and complexes in semiconductors; molecular orbital theory. Thermal conductivity of nano wires. High field transport, clathrates and thermoelectrics. Structural phase transformation in solids.
Stefan Estreicher, Charles Myles, Mahdi Sanati
Physics and other Science Education
Assessment, student understanding of Quantum Mechanics and Modern Physics, curriculum development, comparison of students taught traditionally and non-traditionally, science training for secondary school teachers.
C. Lamp, Beth Thacker
Relativity & Gravitation
Gravitational wave emission, binary black holes.
The astrophysics group at Texas Tech has a variety of streams of research on extreme environment astrophysics. We pursue observations which are multi-wavelength (spanning the range from radio through TeV) and multi-messenger (with a strong level of participation in LIGO). We have strong efforts in supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, studies of compact objects, and studies of the lowest density stellar populations -- ultrafaint dwarf galaxies -- as well as the highest density stellar populations -- globular clusters.
Alessandra Corsi, Thomas Maccarone, Benjamin Owen, Simone Scaringi
Molecular spectroscopy of membranes; quantitative magnetic resonance imaging; membrane electrophysiology, Liposome technology; fluorescence microscopy; X-ray diffraction; drug delivery system; biochip conformal radiation dosimetry.
Condensed Matter Physics
High Energy Physics
Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)experiment at CERN; Advanced research and development in calorimetry and other particle detectors; Massive data analyses and development of novel algorithms for particle identification in collider experiments.
Nural Akchurin, Suichi Kunori, Sung-Won Lee, Igor Volobouev, Andrew Whitbeck, Richard Wigmans
Nano Science and Technology
Bio-nano-photonics, nanotechnology, plasmonics, quantum optics, nanoscopy,
wide bandgap semiconductors and nanomaterials for energy applications, sub-wavelength microscopy, and THz spectroscopy.
Ayrton Bernussi, Zhaoyang Fan, Luis Grave de Peralta