Portland State University

Department of Physics

P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
(503) 725-3812

http://www.pdx.edu/physics/

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Research Specialties and Staff

Portland State University

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Applied Physics Both Both
Atmosphere, Space Physics, Cosmic Rays Both Both
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Both Both
Biophysics Experimental Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Materials Science, Metallurgy Both Both
Nano Science and Technology Both Both
Optics Both Both
Physics and other Science Education Both Both

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Stopping power theory; sum rule calculations; near-field optics; surface effects.
Pui-Tak Leung, Erik Sánchez, Jack Straton

Climate/Atmospheric Science

Climate modeling; atmospheric dispersion and chemistry; global emissions inventories of greenhouse gases.
Chris Butenhoff, M. Khalil, Andrew Rice

Computational Physics

Computing nanoarchitectures.
Erik Sánchez

Electromagnetism

Modeling of electromagnetic fields.
Pui-Tak Leung, Erik Sánchez

Nano Science and Technology

Molecular fluorescence; metallic nanoparticles and plasmonics.
John Freeouf, Rolf Könenkamp, Andres La Rosa, Erik Sánchez, Raj Solanki

EXPERIMENTAL

Atmosphere, Space Physics, Cosmic Rays

Global change science; design of field experimentation; instrumental analysis of air and water samples.
Chris Butenhoff, M. Khalil, Andrew Rice

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

AFM; STM; charge-coupled devices.
Erik Bodegom, Andres La Rosa, Erik Sánchez, Ralf Widenhorn

Biophysics

Membrane structure/function; calorimetry; biosensors; nanoparticles for anti-cancer applications; photophysics of quantum dots; time-resolved spectroscopy; microscopy in extreme environments, including the Arctic, Antarctic, and in space.
Drake Mitchell, Jay Nadeau, Raj Solanki

Condensed Matter Physics

AFM; STM; quantum dots; crystallographic identification of compounds.
John Freeouf, Andres La Rosa, Peter Möck, Erik Sánchez, Raj Solanki

Materials Science, Metallurgy

Electronic device physics.
John Freeouf, Rolf Könenkamp, Raj Solanki

Nano Science and Technology

Carbon nanotubes and nanoclusters; graphene; biosensors; nanometrology; nanoelectronics.
John Freeouf, Peter Möck, Erik Sánchez, Raj Solanki

Optics

Electron optics; near-field optics; biological imaging; electron microscopy.
John Freeouf, Rolf Könenkamp, Andres La Rosa, Peter Möck, Erik Sánchez

Physics and other Science Education

Improved general physics for life sciences
Erik Bodegom, Ralf Widenhorn

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