|Research specialty||Degree type|
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
|Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics||None||Final-degree|
|Condensed Matter Physics||None||Final-degree|
|Nano Science and Technology||None||Final-degree|
Characterization and detection of dark matter; prompt atmospheric lepton flux in high energy cosmic rays; high-energy cosmic rays beyond the GZK cutoff.
Protein structure, dynamics, and self-assembly; protein folding and misfolding; protein-membrane interactions.
Quantum algorithms for searching databases and networks; continuous-time and discrete-time quantum walks; quantum walks with weighted edges, self-loops, and variable walk-query ratios; adiabatic quantum computing.
Observations and analysis of active galactic nuclei using UV, optical, IR spectra from space-based and large ground-based observations; photoionization modeling of astrophysical plasmas; studies of energetic mass outflows from quasars; accretion processes.
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics
Laser-cooling of potassium atoms to produce Bose-Einstein condensates; study of the spin dynamics (spinor physics) of ultracold atoms; nonlinear matter-wave physics in BECs.
Atomic inner-shell ionization; X-ray fluorescence.
Development and application of novel optical techniques to biology and medicine; Metabolic imaging; Multiphoton and confocal laser scanning fluorescence microscopy; Molecular photophysics. Vis/Near-IR tissue spectroscopy; Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer. Studies of cellular mechanics use an optical stretcher apparatus and holographic microscope.
Microfluidics and photonics in medicine. Cell and Tissue Mechanics. Physics of Cancer. Physics of Living Matter.
Condensed Matter Physics
Ionic motion in glasses; dynamic light scattering of the glass transition. Evaluation of cryopreserving agents.
Nano Science and Technology
Nanoscale systems involving novel magnetic and electronic phenomena at heterostructure interfaces; solar cells; self-assembly of block copolymers.
High-energy nuclear physics (relativistic heavy ion physics) in STAR collaboration at RHIC (Brookhaven National Laboratory) and ALICE collaboration at the LHC (CERN).
Jarsolov Adam, Christopher Anson, Michael Cherney, Janet Seger