Drexel University

Department of Physics

3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-2708
(215) 895-5934 (fax)

http://www.drexel.edu/physics

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Drexel University

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Astronomy Both Both
Astrophysics Both Both
Biophysics Both Both
Computational Physics Theoretical Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Nano Science and Technology Both Both
Particles and Fields Both Both
Physics and other Science Education Both Both
Relativity & Gravitation Both Both
Solid State Physics Experimental Both

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

THEORETICAL

Astrophysics

Large-scale structure and cosmology; gravitational lensing; numerical simulation of dense stellar systems; high-performance computing.
David Goldberg, Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, Stephen McMillan, Michael Vogeley

Biophysics

Protein folding and self-assembly; neurodegenerative diseases; systems biology and bionetwork.
Luis Cruz Cruz, Brigita Urbanc, Jian-Min Yuan

EXPERIMENTAL

Astrophysics

Large-scale structure and cosmology; galactic and extragalactic astronomy; galaxy surveys (Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope); active galactic nuclei/quasars; black holes; dynamics of star clusters and galactic nuclei.
David Goldberg, Gordon Richards, Michael Vogeley

Biophysics

Experimental protein dynamics, kinetics of biological self-assembly, including sickle cell and Alzheimer's disease, sickle cell testing and diagnostic devices. Protein folding and assembly relevant to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease; discrete molecular dynamics of coarse-grained protein and lipid models.
Alexey Aprelev, Frank Ferrone, Brigita Urbanc

Condensed Matter Physics

Experimental solid-state physics; scanning probe microscopy; nanoscale catalysis; mesoscopic superconductivity; ultrafast electron diffraction; time-resolved X-ray diffraction; ultrafast lasers; nanofabrication; nano/microfluidics; instrument development; vacuum technologies.
Maher Harb, Goran Karapetrov, Valentyn Novosad, Jonathan Spanier, Somdev Tyagi

Particles and Fields

Neutrino physics, rare nuclear decays, cryogenic detector technologies; high energy astro-particle physics; dark matter; experimental tests of invariance principles and conservation laws, neutrino oscillations and properties.
Michelle Dolinski, Jonathan Insler, Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, Charles Lane, Russell Neilson, Michael Richman, Yung-Ruey Yen

Physics Education Research

Active learning classrooms and reformed pedagogical practices, student networks and physics learning, instructional transformation, and Modeling Instruction.
Eric Brewe

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