Wake Forest University

Department of Physics

1834 Wake Forest Road
P.O. Box 7507
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507
(336) 758-5337
(336) 758-6142 (fax)

http://physics.wfu.edu/

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Research Specialties and Staff

Wake Forest University

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Applied Physics Both Both
Astronomy Both Both
Astrophysics Both Both
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Both Both
Biophysics Both Both
Computer Science None Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Electromagnetism Both Both
Energy Sources & Environment Both Both
Engineering Physics/Science Both Both
Materials Science, Metallurgy Both Both
Mechanics Both Both
Medical, Health Physics Both Both
Optics Both Both
Particles and Fields Both Both
Physics of Beams Both Both
Polymer Physics/Science Both Both
Relativity & Gravitation Both Both
Statistical & Thermal Physics Both Both

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Biophysics

Computational and theoretical biophysics, computational systems biology, protein structure/function relationships, biological network modeling, signal transduction network modeling, molecular physics, drug discovery.
Samuel Cho, Fred Salsbury

Condensed Matter Physics

Computational materials physics: simulation and prediction of energy storage materials, development of “first principles” simulation methods, condensed matter theory, semi-classical electron dynamics, Berry phase effects, nonlinearity, computational and theoretical materials science, condensed matter physics, solid state physics, density functional theory, first-principles calculations, NMR, van der Waals forces, magnetization.
N. Holzwarth, William Kerr, Eric Matthews, Timo Thonhauser

Gravitational

Gravitational physics, general relativity, numerical relativity, black holes, neutron stars, compact binaries, initial data, gravitational waves, quantum field theory in curved space, particle physics.
Paul Anderson, Eric Carlson, Gregory Cook

EXPERIMENTAL

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Electron spin resonance in irradiated organic solids, transport properties, semiconductor trapping centers, laser materials, ultrafast spectroscopy, excitons, scintillators, energy research, optics, optical trapping, mechanical effects of light, optogenetics, optical microscopy.
Keith Bonin, K. Ucer, R. Williams

Biophysics

Optics, optical trapping, mechanical effects of light, optogenetics, optical microscopy, motor proteins, kinesin, optical and electron paramagnetic spectroscopy, hemoglobin, nitric oxide, nitrite, sickle cell disease, cardiovascular disease, nanobiotechnology, atomic force and optical microscopy, single molecule experiments, protein-DNA interactions, thrombosis and hemostasis, nanofibers, electrospinning, tissue engineering, drug discovery, Center for Translational Science.
Swati Basu, Keith Bonin, Martin Guthold, Adam Hall, G. Holzwarth, Daniel Kim-Shapiro, Jed Macosko, Howard Shields

Condensed Matter Physics

Organic and flexible electronics, transport properties, semiconductor trapping centers, laser materials, ultrafast spectroscopy, excitons, scintillators, energy research.
David Carroll, Oana Jurchescu, K. Ucer, R. Williams

Energy Sources & Environment

The Center is engaged in a broad range of projects from the development of medical technologies, to green energy technologies, to the understanding of the environmental and ethical implications of such nano-based technologies, material design and synthesis, carbon nanotubes, metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, polymers, cage structures, solar cells, biofuels, batteries, high-efficiency organic transistors, new lighting systems, antibiotic resistance, wound healing, tissue regeneration.
David Carroll, Oana Jurchescu

Nano Science and Technology

Nanostructures and nanotechnology, nanomotors, solar cells, meta materials and negative index materials, organic electronics, thin-film transistors, field-effect transistors, organic semiconductors, single crystals, microstructure.
Keith Bonin, David Carroll, Martin Guthold, G. Holzwarth, Oana Jurchescu, Jed Macosko

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