Texas Tech University

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Box 41051
Lubbock, TX 79409
(806) 834-6355
(806) 742-1182 (fax)

https://www.depts.ttu.edu/phas

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Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Astrophysics Both Both
Biophysics Both Both
Chemical Physics Experimental Both
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

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Applied Physics

New and renewable energy sources; power conversion systems for space use. Photoconductive switch simulations.
Robert Duncan, M. Lodhi

Astrophysics

Neutron star structure, oscillations, and microphysics
Benjamin Owen, Joseph Romano

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Theory of vibration-rotation fine structure and intramolecular forces. Low-energy electron-molecule collisions; Computational techniques.
Thomas Gibson, Wallace Glab

Biophysics

Cell membranes; cholesterol domains; multibody interactions; anomalous diffusion; Monte Carlo and dynamic simulations.
Juyang Huang

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.
Benjamin Owen

EXPERIMENTAL

Astrophysics

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

Biophysics

Molecular spectroscopy of membranes; quantitative magnetic resonance imaging; membrane electrophysiology, Liposome technology; fluorescence microscopy; X-ray diffraction; drug delivery system; biochip conformal radiation dosimetry.
Juyang Huang

Condensed Matter Physics

Semiconductor materials, nanoscience; optical properties; Raman scattering. Photonics; Plasmonics.
Ayrton Bernussi, Zhaoyang Fan, Luis Grave de Peralta

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

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