We are carrying out state-of-the-art research in all fields of physics, ranging from fundamental research to applied and cross-disciplinary research. Our faculty and students work closely and collaboratively within our department and with our colleagues in engineering, chemistry, and biology. Our department has more than 20 research active faculty and more than 60 graduate students mentored by our faculty. Students and postdocs contribute and lead these research projects, which provides them with an excellent hands-on education leading towards the completion of their degrees. Our research is funded by all federal funding agencies and together with our class-room education we are training the STEM workforce of the 21st century. If you are interested in joining our team of highly motivated students and faculty, please have a look at the detailed description of our research fields below. Undergraduates are also strongly encouraged to join our research groups early on. Nearly all of our faculty is actively recruiting undergraduates. This hands-on experience is a crucial component of our student centered education and prepares our students ideally for the labour market and grad-school.
Research in the Department is concentrated in seven principal areas: