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Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths

Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths

By Kate Nichols NQPI editorial intern Dr. Pratheesh Jakkala graduated from Ohio University with his Ph.D. in physics in 2016. His research focused on the fabrication of solar cells and III-V Nitrides using a sputtering method and characterization of solar cells and thin films. Jakkala has most recently served as […]

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July 15, 2019 at 4:05 pmAlumni Research

Wickramasinghe Presents on New Method of Growing 2D Semiconductors for Industrial Application

Wickramasinghe Presents on New Method of Growing 2D Semiconductors for Industrial Application

By Ling Xin NQPI editorial intern Ohio University physics doctoral student Thushan Wickramasinghe presented his latest research on two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides at “The Ohio State University Materials Week” in Columbus in May. Wickramasinghe works with Dr. Eric Stinaff, Associate Professor in Physics and Astronomy and a Nanoscale and Quantum […]

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June 10, 2019 at 11:11 amResearch

Kate Nichols ǀ Researching High Temperature Raman Spectroscopy of Thermionic Cathode Materials

Kate Nichols ǀ Researching High Temperature Raman Spectroscopy of Thermionic Cathode Materials

By Kate Nichols (B.S. Physics, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2020) I conducted research with Dr. Martin Kordesch in Physics & Astronomy over the summer of 2018, where I used Raman Spectroscopy to study the reaction of different cathode fill materials (Ba, Sc, Al, and Ca oxides) as […]

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May 31, 2019 at 2:12 pmIn Class Research

OHIO Researchers Characterize Surface Defect States for Solar Device Development

Dr. Jixin Chen

A team of Ohio University researchers recently published a paper in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that describes the mechanism by which lead halide perovskite nanoparticles blink under light illumination. This research may aid in the development of more efficient and more stable solar cell and LED devices. The paper, titled […]

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May 31, 2019 at 10:50 amAnnouncements Research

Hicks in Dispatch | Stargazing Apps Help Bring Universe to Your Smartphone

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Stargazing apps can help bring the universe to your smartphone.” I suspect that many readers already know about the impressive software for stargazing that can be downloaded to most smartphones. To […]

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May 28, 2019 at 12:10 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Engineering Physics Major Studies the Tiniest of Machines at National Lab

Engineering Physics Major Studies the Tiniest of Machines at National Lab

HTC Senior Ryan Tumbleson Manipulates a Machine the Size of a Molecule Ryan Tumbleson graduated from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College in engineering physics. He also double-majored in electrical engineering. Ryan interned each summer during his undergraduate years at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, under the direction of Ohio […]

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May 21, 2019 at 3:55 pmNews

Khaledi Nasab Receives APS Travel Award to Attend Conference

Ali Khaledi Nasab with 2018 Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland

Ali Khaledi Nasab received an American Physical Society (APS) Division of Biological Physics 2019 Student Travel Award. His grant helped to defray costs to attend the annual APS meeting in Boston last March where he presented a paper, Dynamics of excitable tree networks: Application to sensory neurons. Khaledi Nasab is […]

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May 16, 2019 at 1:15 pmNews Research