Advising and Permits
New Science Building
Spring 2013 Colloquium
Physics Colloquium, University of South Florida
3:00pm, April 19, 2013, ISA 2023
Properties and Applications of Lead-Salt Nanostructures
Department of Applied Physics
USF Physicist Jiangfeng Zhou Receives 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship
Dr. Jiangfeng Zhou, Assistant Professor of Physics, has been selected as a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow. According to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: “The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.”. The complete list of recipients is available at http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/2013-sloan-research-fellows/
Physics Assistant Professor wins NSF CAREER award
Dr. Andreas Muller, Assistant Professor of Physics, has received the NSF-CAREER Award. His project titled "CAREER: Interfacing Remote Quantum Dot Nanostructures by Resonant Light Scattering" was funded with a 5-year, $595,000 grant effective February 15, 2013. The NSF-CAREER Award is the Foundation's most prestigious recognition of junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars. Past USF Physics recipients of this Award include Dr. Matthias Batzill (2009) and Dr. Casey Miller (2010).
USF Physicist George Nolas Elected AAAS Fellow
Prof. George Nolas has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by the AAAS Council in November 2012. He is recognized for contributions to materials and solid-state physics, particularly for the development of thermoelectric materials, and in investigating the fundamental physics of clathrate and clathrate-like materials.
Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
The Department of Physics invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to begin in August 2013. One position will be in the area of Materials Science, preferably energy-related materials research, and the other will be in Biomaterials.Click here for details
Four Assistant Professors - Science Education
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SNSM) at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, invites applications for four (4) tenure-track faculty positions in discipline-specific education research to expand and synergistically strengthen ongoing efforts in the School's Science Education research cluster. Current research areas include assessment of student learning and attitudes, evaluation of large-scale curricular change, psychometrics, investigation of problem-solving and metacognition, quantitative literacy and research-based curriculum design and implementation.Click here for details
Six Assistant Professors - Computational Sciences
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SNSM) at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, invites applications for six (6) tenure-track faculty positions in the application of theory/computational science and/or mathematical/statistical modeling. These positions will simultaneously strengthen the Computational Theory and Practices research cluster in SNSM and expand interdisciplinary research in the areas of Biomedical Sciences, Global Change Sciences and Materials Science.Click here for details
Physics doctoral students invited to prestigious Nobel meeting
Three University of South Florida physics doctoral students, Joseph Fogarty, Aaron Landerville, and Evan Lafalce have been invited to attend the 62nd Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau, Germany. read more>
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New faculty members in USF Physics
Dr. Robert S. Hoy (B. A. Physics, Johns Hopkins, 1999; Ph. D. Physics, Johns Hopkins, 2008; Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Barbara, 2007-2009; Anderson Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, 2009-2010; Associate Research Scientist, Departments of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and Physics, Yale University, 2010-present) will be joining USF Physics as Assistant Professor effective Fall 2012. His research area is in computational physics, specifically in soft matter physics/materials science.
Dr. Zhimin Shi (B. S. Information Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2001; M. S. Optical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2004; M. S. Optics, University of Rochester, 2009; Ph. D. Optics, University of Rochester, 2010; Scientist, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, 2011-present) will be joining USF Physics as Assistant Professor effective December 2012. His research area encompasses the physics of nonlinear quantum optics on nano-scale platforms and the development of novel optical materials and devices. Experimental research programs will include nanocomposite metamaterials (for energy harvesting) and optical antennas (for biophotonics and single photon source).
Florida Cluster for Advanced Smart Sensor Technologies (FCASST) Award
The Department of Physics at USF has been awarded a New Florida 2010 Clustering Grant from the Florida State University System’s Board of Governors to establish a Florida Cluster for Advanced Smart Sensor Technologies (FCASST). The $550K award to scientists and engineers from the Department of Physics at the University of South Florida and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida will establish an inter-institutional cluster directed at the discovery, development and optimization of smart sensors based on advances in materials science and technology.
USF Physicist Paul Kim Elected OSA Fellow
Prof. Myung “Paul” Kim has been elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America by the Board of Directors of OSA on October 25, 2010. Paul is recognized for his “pioneering work in digital holographic microscopy and development of its techniques and applications, such as digital interference holography and total internal reflection holographic microscopy”.
The REU program leverages the expertise in over 20 research laboratories in our unique doctoral program in Applied Physics at USF. This three-year, $327,000 REU award from NSF will provide nationally recruited undergraduate students high-quality motivational research experiences in four thrust areas in our Department including materials physics; atomic, molecular & optical physics/sensors; biomedical/biophysics; and computational/theoretical physics.
SPS (Society of Physics Students) Expo Crew wins the "Best Show" Award in Engineering Expo 2012 again!!!
SPS (Society of Physics Students) Expo Crew wins the "Best Show" Award in Engineering Expo 2009, again!!!
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Physics is now a part of the new School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SNSM)
Computational Scholarship Available for Undergraduates.
Apply for up to $40,000 over four years. > more info
Dr. David C. Clark (Major Professor: Myung K. Kim) has been appointed a Research Physicist in support of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Sensor Technology Development and Application in the Applied Optics Branch of the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), in Washington, DC.
Dr. Stevce (Stefan) Stefanoski (Major Professor: George S. Nolas) has accepted a Postdoctoral Associate Position at the prestigious Carnegie Institute of Washington.
Kaya Wei (Major Professor: George S. Nolas) has been given an invited presentation and travel funds to the 5th GCOE International Symposium on Weaving Science Beyond Particle Matter Hierarchy in Sendai, Japan.
Discovery of Record-Setting
X-ray Jet from the Quasar GB 1428
USF Physics Instructor Douglas Gobeille has co-authored a paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters titled “Discovery of a Kiloparsec-scale X-ray/Radio jet in the z=4.72 Quasar GB 1428+4217”.
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Adrian Popescu (Major Professor: Lilia Woods) has been awarded a 2012 USF Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Graduate School.
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Researchers show how to “set” the spin for spintronics applications
important to faster electronic devices.
USF physicists discover “new
recipe” for solid state refrigeration
Assistant Professors Inna Ponomareva
and Sergey Lisenkov in USF's
Department of Physics developed state-of-the-art
computational experiments to simulate performance of ferroelectric materials as
solid-state refrigerants. Such materials can convert electrical energy into thermal
energy and vice verse - known as the electrocaloric effect.
Brian Demaske (Major Professor: Ivan I. Oleynik) has been awarded
a prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.
Ivan I. Oleynik has been selected for the honor of receiving a
2012 Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award.
Jason Lewis (Major Professor: Xiaomei Jiang) has been awarded 2010-2011
Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Graduate School.
Dr. Michael Conroy (Major Professor Ivan Oleynik) has been appointed
as Research Physicist at US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), in Washington, DC.
Discover Super-Elastic Shock Wave
Two USF Physicists awarded FY 2011 Defense University Research Instrumentation
Program (DURIP) awards.
Matthias Batzill was awarded $206,650 for a photoelectron emission
microscope. This instrument allows direct imaging of photo-emitted electrons from
a surface with ~ 20nm resolution. Examples of applications include monitoring the
growth of graphene and other two-dimensional nanomaterials.
Hariharan Srikanth was awarded $156,380 for a cryogenic probe station.
This instrument will be custom-designed for a variety of transport measurements.
Stevce Stefanoski (Major Professor: George S. Nolas) has been awarded
the prestigious German Academic Exchange award (DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch
Dienst) for the fall 2011 in partial support of his practicum at the Max Planck
Institute for the Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany.
Adrian Popescu (Major Professor: Lilia M. Woods) has been awarded
the Bright House Networks Endowed Fellowship for the fall 2011.
Shannon Hill (Major Professor: Martin Muschol) has been awarded
the Bright House Networks Endowed Fellowship for the summer 2011.
FCASST Launched at USF
The Florida Cluster for Advanced Smart Sensor Technologies (FCASST) was initiated
on December 9, 2010 at USF with a joint meeting of scientists and engineers from
USF Physics and UF MSE.
Proceedings of the Inaugural FCASST Meeting
M. Beekman, W. Schnelle, H. Borrmann, M.
Baitinger, Yu. Grin and G.S. Nolas, ‘Intrinsic electrical and thermal properties
crystals of Na24Si136’, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 018301 (2010).
Michael W. Conroy (Major Professor: I. Oleynik) has been awarded 2009-2010 Outstanding
Dissertation Award from the Graduate School.
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