Faculty research groups
Performing research with professors on campus is a significant component of the physics major. During the academic year, students can perform research for independent study credit. During the summer, students can participate in an 8-week summer internship. Students are encouraged early on to visit laboratories and speak with professors about applying for research opportunities.
This is where faculty-mentored student research happens ...
Next Generation Photovoltaics
Nanoscience, Materials Science and Applied Physics Research
Squishy Physics: Mechanics of Fluids and Materials
Theoretical and Computational Physics
- LC Technology Glovebox: Working closely with LC Technology Solutions Inc., Alexi Arango's lab gloveboxes were designed and outfitted with a number of innovative features, including LED lighting, vented three-way minature antechambers and centralized vacuum.
- Scanning Probe Microscopy: The scanning probe microscope in Kathy Aidala's lab is an Asylum Research MFP-3D, which provides full access to the code controlling the SPM and thereby provides customizability.
- The Science Center Microscopy Facility: The Science Center Microscopy Facility was formally organized in 2006 when the electron microscopes and several research-quality light microscopes from several science departments were designated to be part of an interdisciplinary facility.
- UMass Conte Nanotechnology Cleanroom Lab: The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing's mission is to be a leading research and education center for the development of efficient process platforms and versatile tools for the two and three-dimensional integration of components and systems across multiple length scales.