Archive for April, 2015

Recent Grad Fan Is ‘Someone Who Will Apply Physics to Real-World Applications’

Recent Grad Fan Is ‘Someone Who Will Apply Physics to Real-World Applications’

Recent Physics & Astronomy graduate Zhiyuan Fan Ph.D. completed his dissertation on “Optical Activity of Chiral Nanomaterials: Effects of Short Range and Long Range Electromagnetic Interactions.” Fan used “DNA origami” to create new nanostructures that bend light in ways that do not occur naturally. His article on the structures made […]

Read more ›
April 26, 2015 at 7:25 pmAlumni

Recent Grad Cotto-Figueroa is Postdoc at Arizona State

Desiree Cotto-Figueroa '13Ph.D.

Recent Physics & Astronomy graduate Desiree Cotto-Figueroa ’13Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research assistant at Arizona State University. Her dissertation was on “Radiation Recoil Effects on the Dynamical Evolution of Asteroids. Her Ohio University adviser was adviser Dr. Tom Statler, Professor of Physics & Astronomy. “My primary research was to study […]

Read more ›
April 26, 2015 at 6:48 pmAlumni

Recent Grad Beminiwattha Looks to Continue Experiments at Jefferson Lab

Rakitha Sanjeewa Beminiwattha '13Ph.D.

Recent Physics & Astronomy graduate Rakitha Sanjeewa Beminiwattha ’13Ph.D. did his dissertation on “A Measurement of the Weak Charge of the Proton through Parity Violating Electron Scattering using the Qweak Apparatus: A 21% Result.” His work on software development and data analysis for a major physics experiment conducted at the […]

Read more ›
April 26, 2015 at 6:40 pmAlumni

Smith Chairs International Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Conference

Dr. Arthur Smith

Dr. Arthur Smith, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, chaired the fifth international 2014 Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (SP-STM5) conference on July 15-19, 2014. SP-STM5 is an international gathering of scholars, sponsored by the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute. Topics were related to spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, and included […]

Read more ›
April 26, 2015 at 5:08 pmResearch

Lawrence Livermore Lab Work with Massey at Edwards Lab

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers use the Edwards Accelerator Lab.

Dr. Thomas Massey, Research Associate Professor, and the staff at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory welcomed back physicists James Hall and Darren Bleuel of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California in September, 2014. The scientists visited Ohio University for a week to test and measure several possible candidates for producing […]

Read more ›
April 26, 2015 at 4:48 pmResearch

Hicks Serving as NSF Program Director of Experimental Nuclear Physics

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is on detail to the National Science Foundation for a two-year term as a Program Director of Experimental Nuclear Physics. The two-year positions are referred to as “rotator” assignments, where a person active in research joins the NSF to help with the […]

Read more ›
April 26, 2015 at 4:08 pmResearch

Hla Chairs International Conference, Receives Patent

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, co-chaired the 8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS-8) on July 28-31, 2014, in Chicago. More than 100 researchers from 15 countries attended NSS-8, which featured four plenary speakers, 24 invited talks, over 40 contributed talks and 15 posters focusing […]

Read more ›
April 26, 2015 at 3:33 pmResearch