Faculty Research Interests

Research Interests

ResearchStudent 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 susceptibility and the Mossbauer effect.
Dr. Dushkina, Lasers, optical properties of thin films, laser applications.
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 astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, supernovae and their remnants.
Dr. Li, Nano-photonics, computational electromagnetics, singular optics, and sub-wavelength imaging resolution
Dr. Nolan, Statistical thermodynamics, simulations.
Dr. Uy, Theoretical fundamental particle physics.