Dr. Yuanxi Wang joined the Physics Department as an assistant professor this month. Dr. Wang's research interest is in the area of computational materials physics, especially 2D materials. Welcome Yuanxi to Physics Phamily!
Ms. Rachel Kamman joined Physics Department as College Recruiter this week. She will help the department with undergraduate program. Welcome Rachel to Physics Phamily!
Physics faculty Dr. Yuan Li along with Dr. Yuanyuan Su from University of Kentucky was awarded an NSF grant titled "Collaborative Research: A Systematic and Comprehensive Study of Black Hole-Driven Turbulence in Massive Galactic Systems". This project will deliver a more complete view of the "feedback" provided by accreting super-massive blackholes, leading to a better understanding of the blackhole-host galaxy relation. It will directly probe the energetics of the intra-cluster, circum-galactic, & interstellar media of massive early-type galaxies. Congratulations Dr. Li!
Physics faculty Dr. Cui and Dr. Lin were recently awarded an NSF grant titled "Encapsulated perovskite in NiO nanotube for topological meta-photonic devices". This three year project will study meta-photonic devices with high absorption and topological photonic devices using encapsulated perovskites in NiO nanotubes. The success of this project will lead to high-efficiency integrated lasers and solar cell devices. It also enhances the abilities in the education arena by enriching program offerings. Congratulations Drs. Cui and Lin.
Physics faculty Dr. Bibhudutta Rout along with his collaborators Dr. Saraju Mohanty and Dr. Dr. Elias Kougianos from UNT and Dr. Babu Baniya from Grambling State University was recently awarded an NSF grant titled "iMed-Sec: Exploring Hardware-Assisted Solutions for Energy-Efficient Low-Overhead Security and Privacy for the Internet-of-Medical-Things". The aim of this project is to advance medical security and broaden participation of historically underrepresented students in STEM education and research.