Applied Physics Faculty

Plasma Physics Faculty


Allen H. Boozer

Plasma theory, theory of magnetic confinement for fusion energy, nonlinear dynamics

Andrew J. Cole

Plasma physics & nuclear fusion, symmetry-breaking magnetic perturbations, magnetic torques, tearing modes, extended magnetohydrodynamics

Michael E. Mauel

Controlling high-temperature matter in the laboratory and studying the behavior of magnetized plasma to predict space weather and to achieve cost-effective fusion energy
Gerald A. Navratil

Plasma physics, plasma diagnostics, fusion energy science

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Solid State Physics/Optical & Laser Physics Faculty


William Bailey

nanoscale magnetic films and heterostructures, materials issues in spin-polarized transport, materials engineering of magnetic dynamics

Simon J. L. Billinge

Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials, methods for solving the nanostructure problem, nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation, software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination
Alexander L. Gaeta

Ultrafast nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, nonlinear propagation in fibers and bulk media, photonic crystal fibers, coherent interactions of laser light with matter, the generation of non-classical light fields, stimulated scattering processes

Irving P. Herman

Nanocrystals, optical spectroscopy of nanostructured materials, laser diagnostics of thin film processing, mechanical properties of nanomaterials
Chris A. Marianetti

Predicting materials properties from first-principles computations; materials with energy related applications; density-functional theory; dynamical mean-field theory; transition-metal oxides; actinides, energy storage and conversion materials

Aron Pinczuk

Spectroscopy of semiconductors & insulators, quantum structures, systems of reduced dimensions, atomic layers of graphene, electron quantum fluids

Latha Venkataraman

Single molecule electronics and mechanics, scanning tunneling microscopy & spectroscopy, x-ray photoemission spectroscopy

Wen Wang
quantum and heterostructure optoelectronics, materials and devices, molecular beam epitaxy
Nanfang Yu

mid-infrared and far-infrared optics and optoelectronic devices, active plasmonics and metamaterials with gain media, reconfigurable metainterfaces based on phased optical antenna arrays, biophotonics, and biologically inspired flat optics

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