Department of Physics

Maxim Dzero, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been granted $302,796 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project titled “Spins and Knots: The Rise of Topology in F-Orbital Materials.” The focus of this project is to conduct theoretical research aimed at better...

The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building will be Oct. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Following the groundbreaking, Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a showcase of science and technology demonstrations, along with refreshments, music and fun, on the Student...

Confetti canons blow into the sky marking the close of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Integrated Sciences Building. The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building was held Oct. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event was free and open to the public. Following the groundbreaking, Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences hosted a showcase of science and technology demonstrations, along with refreshments, music and fun, on the Student...

Photo 2 of Bjorn Lussem A Kent State University professor in the College of Arts and Sciences has received a grant from the Binational Science Foundation to continue his development of a combined LED (light-emitting diode) and organic transistor that could be used in flexible displays. Bjorn Lussem, Ph.D., an assistant professor of physics, was awarded $180,000 to use...

Photo 2 of Bjorn Lussem A physics professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University recently received a $307,000, two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of a novel approach to studying non-equilibrium dynamics in the quark gluon plasma (QGP).  Using a local supercomputer that he built at Kent State, Michael...

Kent State student Lewis Sharpnack studies the structure of smectic liquid crystal phases in Physics Professor Satyendra Kumar’s laboratory in the Science Research Building.    What does it take to become great in your field? Certainly motivation, dedication and creativity are important, but what about inspiration? For young scientists, that inspiration can come from a variety of places, including interactions with colleagues and especially the top scientists in their field.  Lewis “Lee” Sharpnack, a Kent State...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. What does it take to become great in your field?  Certainly motivation, dedication and creativity are important, but what about inspiration?  For young scientists that inspiration can come from a variety of places, including interactions with colleagues and especially the top scientists in their field. Lewis “Lee” Sharpnack, a Kent State...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals. The awards will fund basic research on: How plants respond to environmental stress such as drought  The microstructures of...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. The Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) selected Satyendra Kumar, Ph.D., professor of physics at Kent State University, to receive the Distinguished Award of Council. The award will be presented at the 66th Annual ACESS Honors & Awards Banquet on Nov. 7 at Guy's Party Center in Akron. The purpose of the award, given...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. July 2013:  Kent State Physics Professor Elizabeth Mann and her PhD advisee Pritam Mandal collaborate with researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, on research into lipid membranes of biological importance.  Their latest findings have been published this month in the prestigious Biophysical Journal. In recognition of the high...