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Research in the physics and astronomy department can be broadly divided into the following categories:

Biophysics & Biophotonics
Condensed Matter Physics 
Space and Planetary Physics






Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 10:00AM in BSB 3.03.02
Steady State and Dynamic Aspects on Photon Localization in Quasi-One-Dimensional Disordered Systems
Dissertation Defense for Abe Pena

Congradualations to Guillermo Naranjo who won 2nd place in the Ready, Set, Research! Competition in his work on Peanut Allergen Detection by the Usage of Metamaterials in THz! Great work!!!

Friday, March 28, 2014 BB 3.04.08 at 3:00pm
The Inner World of Proteins as Seen by the "Electrostatic Eyes" of Tryptophan
Dr. Patrick Callis, Montana State University

Wed., March 26 JPL 4.04.22 at 10:00am
Nanomagnets: from Lab to Fab.
Faculty Candidate - Dr. Ahmed El Gendy

Friday, March 21, 2014 BB 3.04.08 at 3:00pm
The Physics of the Neutron Star Crust - Core Transition: Observable Consequences and Symmetry Energy Constraints

Dr. William Newton, Texas A&M - Commerce

Friday, March. 7, 2014: BB 3.04.18 at 3:00PM
Science and Technology of Multifunctional Oxide and Ultrananocrystalline Diamon (UNCD) Films and Applications to a New Generation of Multifunctional Devices
Dr. Orlando Auciello, UT Dallas

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014: BB 3.04.18 at 3:00PM
Nanoparticle Analysis by Analytical Ultracentrifugation

Dr. Borries Demeler, UT Health Science Center

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014: BB 3.04.18 at 3:00PM
Kinetic Processes in the Nanoworld: A few examples from thin film growth, nanomedicine and nanoparticle solutions

Dr. Alberto Pimpinelli, Rice University

Wed., Feb 5, 2014
Congratulations to Shanna Pahl for being selected one of UTSA's University Teaching Fellows for 2014-2015! Nearly 3 times the number of applicants applied as openings.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014: BB 3.04.18 at 3:00PM
Seminar: Growth, Transformation, and Assembly of Nanoscale Materials: Insights from Simulation
Dr. Kristen A. Fichthorn, Penn State

Fri., Jan 31, 2014 BB 3.04.18 at 3:15pm
Seminar: Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Dark Energy through the Eyes of Texas
Dr. Karl Gebhardt, UT Austin

Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
Seminar Canceled due to weather.

Congratulations to Dr. Ponce for receiving a $500k grant from the DoD and Dr. Whetten's fund of $250k. Combined they will be acquiring a dual beam FIB with sample manipulation.