Faculty Research Interests
Student participation in research is considered an integral part of the Millersville Physics program and is a required capstone experience for graduation. This research experience provides an opportunity for students to apply their problem solving skills to an open ended, unstructured, "real world" problem.
During his or her senior year, a Millersville physics major chooses a faculty mentor for the research project. The physics faculty have wide ranging interests and are engaged in a variety of research endeavors which allow the physics major great latitude in choosing an interesting and intellectually challenging problem.
Physics faculty who supervise research projects at MU are listed below. Click on the name to see details.
Dr. Dixon, Magnetic susceptability and the Mossbauer effect.
Dr. Dooley, Ultrasonics, demonstrations, and bench-top physics
Dr. Dushkina, Lasers, optical properties of thin films, laser aplications.
Dr. Gilani, Electron Transport in Materials Including Nano-Scale Polymers
Dr. Goksu, Quantum computing, edgemagnetoplasmons, physics education projects, and sonoluminescence
Dr. Hendrick, Observational astronomy, x-ray astonomy, theoretical astrophysics, supernovae and their remnants.
Dr. Nolan, Statistical thermodynamics, simulations.
Dr. Uy, Theoretical fundamental particle physics.