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  • New article by grad student Daniel Wines and Dr. Ataca

    “Engineering the Electronic, Thermoelectric, and Excitonic Properties of Two-Dimensional Group-III Nitrides through Alloying for Optoelectronic Devices (B1–xAlxN, Al1–xGaxN, and Ga1–xInxN)”...
    Posted: October 7, 2020 11:40 AM
  • News Article: Dr. Zhibo Zhang Appointed to Editorial Board

    Appointed to Editorial Board of Remote Sensing Environment
    Prof. Zhibo Zhang was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of a high-impact journal—Remote Sensing of Environment. Remote Sensing of Environment is a highly-selective journal that...
    Posted: September 29, 2020 1:11 PM
  • Dr. Matthew Pelton elected as Fellow of the Optical Society

    Matthew Pelton, Associate Professor in the UMBC Department of Physics, was recently elected as a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA). Since its founding in 1916, the OSA has been the world’s...
    Posted: September 18, 2020 8:55 AM
  • Undergrad researcher Alexandria Udenkwo selected for LSAMP

    Alexandria Udenkwo has been selected to participate in University System of Maryland’s Louis Stokes Alliance (LSAMP) for Minority Participation 2020 Fall Research Program. This award is to support...
    Posted: September 16, 2020 2:43 PM
  • Undergraduate Ellen Gulian is Researcher of the Week

    Ellen Gulian is a senior, with a double major in physics and mathematics, and a minor in computer science. She is a Meyerhoff Scholar (M29), two-time URA Scholar, and LSAMP Scholar. What...
    Posted: August 31, 2020 1:05 PM
  • Quantum control techniques to cure cancer

    A group of researchers led by Prof. Hinczewski and Prof. Scott from the Case Western Reserve University have demonstrated that quantum control techniques can be applied to evolutionary dynamics....
    Posted: August 25, 2020 9:21 AM
  • Dr. Deffner appointed to Editorial Board of PRX Quantum

    Prof. Sebastian Deffner was recently appointed to the inaugural Editorial Board of the American Physical Society's newest high-impact journal, PRX Quantum. PRX Quantum is a highly selective, open...
    Posted: August 10, 2020 10:33 AM
  • Celebrating 100 Ph.D.s!

    This year we are celebrating 100 Ph.D. degrees awarded by our Department. Dr. Mary Keenan became number 100 on Monday, July 27th! Her dissertation focused on “Investigating the Role of Jet...
    Posted: July 28, 2020 12:12 PM
  • New article by Dr. Ataca's group in Physical Review Applied

    “Janus PtXnY2−n (X, Y = S, Se, Te; 0≤n≤2) Monolayers for Enhanced Photocatalytic Water Splitting” Fatih Ersan, Can Ataca Dr. Ataca’s group predicted a new Pt based two-dimensional monolayer...
    Posted: June 5, 2020 11:13 AM
  • Recent physics graduate Zack Smith publishes first paper

    Undergraduate researcher and recent physics graduate Zack Smith (Class 2020) publishes his first paper. Together with postdoctoral researcher Dr. Pal and Assistant Professor Dr. Deffner, Zack...
    Posted: June 2, 2020 10:20 AM