Department of Physics

Single molecule biophysics sounds complicated because it is. Then again, so is cancer. So it makes sense that one of Kent State University's molecular biophysicists would take on the most notorious challenge in medical science. Now Dr. Hamza Balci, an associate professor of physics in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, has at least one...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Kent State Astrophysicist Wins NSF Grant to Search for Exotic Matter in Neutron Stars   Kent State University’s only theoretical astrophysicist just landed a grant that will help her to better understand dense stars while encouraging young female scientists to reach for them. Dr. Veronica Dexheimer, an assistant professor of physics in Kent...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

NSF Grant to Study Organic Transistors Also May Help Students to Better Understand Physics While wearable technology is all the rage among high school and college-aged Americans, the average student may not know much about the science behind their high-tech apparel. A grant from the National Science Foundation will help a Kent State physics...

Kent State University Associate Professor of Physics Björn Lüssem, Ph.D., (right) works with Vikash Kaphle, a graduate student (left) in a lab at the Integrated Sciences Building. While wearable technology is all the rage among high school and college-aged Americans, the average student may not know much about the science behind their high-tech apparel. A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will help a Kent State University physics professor make progress on both fronts. ...

Kent State celebrates the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building. Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’” Members of Kent State University’s scientific community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of its new,...

Kent State University will celebrate the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building on Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’” As members of Kent State University’s scientific community gather to celebrate the grand opening of its new,...

Prashanth Shanmuganathan receive a prestigious award from the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Prashanth Shanmuganathan is one of only two winners to receive a prestigious award for the most outstanding thesis related to research conducted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. Shanmuganathan is a 2016 physics Ph.D. graduate of Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. His thesis, titled “First Moment of Azimuthal...

Prashanth Shanmuganathan receive a prestigious award from the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Kent State University faculty and students in the Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently played a key role in using a new silicon detector technology to examine nuclear collisions that recreate the Big Bang on a tiny scale in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, on Long...

Prashanth Shanmuganathan receive a prestigious award from the Brookhaven National Laboratory. A group of researchers in Kent State University's College of Arts and Sciences have published a breakthrough article on new properties of liquid crystals in the May 27 issue of Physical Review Letters. The article, which describes some recent surprising results involving nematic liquid crystals induced by a high magnetic field, is currently...

College of Arts & Sciences

Theresa Benyo at her office at NASA Glenn Research Center Theresa Benyo already had an exciting and fulfilling career as a project manager at NASA. With a great job, a house, a husband, two kids, and hobbies like musical theatre what more could you want? Academically speaking, she’d already earned a dual bachelor’s degree in physics and computer science from Kent State University (1988) and master’s...