Physics

On Nov. 15, Physics Professor Robin Selinger, Ph.D., a member of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University was elected to the American Physical Society (APS) Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2020. The American Physical...

Greta Babakhanova As if graduating with your Ph.D., starting a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellowship, getting married in Nepal and organizing an international research seminar wasn’t already a full plate for Kent State University doctoral student Greta Babakhanova, how about a little dessert?   Ms. Babakhanova, a chemical physics graduate...

First grade students in Mrs. Tonelli “He shouldn't be embarrassed of being wrong. Science is all about being embarrassingly wrong.” These words provided encouraging feedback from a physics professor to a first grade student who incorrectly answered his teacher’s follow-up question the day after a visit to Kent State University’s Active Learning Laboratory in Smith Hall.   ...

Organic light-emitting diode technologies (OLEDs), a key technological feature in the display of many models of mobile phones and televisions already provide great image quality and high-resolution. But are they as efficient as they can be? Inspired by methods used in liquid-crystal technology, Kent State University researchers in the College of...

Congratulations to 1995 Physics MS graduate Asad Khan, who has been awarded the 2017 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics by the American Physical Society.  After graduating from the Physics MS program, Dr. Khan continued on to receive a PhD degree in 2003 from the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program at Kent State.  

Congratulations to physics graduate student Michael Lomnitz, who received an award for 2015 under the Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program, sponsored by the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy.  The award has allowed him to spend a 12-month period at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), California, where he is...

Poster session at the OSAPS Spring Meeting at Kent State University On March 27 and 28, Kent State University hosted the Spring 2015 Meeting of the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS), a regional unit of the APS that serves Ohio and adjacent states, especially Michigan and Indiana.  The Spring 2015 meeting, organized by physics Profs. Veronica Dexheimer and Mike Strickland, featured four...

Poster session at the OSAPS Spring Meeting at Kent State University Two Kent State University faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2014 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for their “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.” Fellowship in the APS is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers and is limited to no more than one-half...

Poster session at the OSAPS Spring Meeting at Kent State University Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems. “When they do present themselves, they are an opportunity to test the approximation schemes (algorithms) that are used to make progress in modern physics,” said Michael Strickland, Ph.D., associate professor of physics at Kent State University.  Strickland and...

Poster session at the OSAPS Spring Meeting at Kent State University 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...