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Soil toil: Wright State grad student Behzad Ghanbarian rising star in terra-firma research

Environmental sciences Ph.D. student Behzad Ghanbarian is a prolific scholar, publishing many papers on soil-related research.
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Laser gazer: Ultrafast-laser expert Jason Deibel named director of undergraduate research at CoSM

Jason Deibel, an expert on the use of lasers to study new materials, is the new director of undergraduate research and experiential learning in the College of Science and Mathematics.

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For undergraduate students, we provide a variety of programs in physics preparing them for either graduate school or for careers. Graduate students can choose either a Master's of Science (Physics) or a Master's in Teaching (Physics), or an interdisciplinary Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering).

Why Physics?

The Physics Department leads the college, the university, and the country in a variety of measures. For instance:

  • Three graduate students have received national SMART fellowships from 2009-11 to pursue a Ph.D. degree, your four national fellows (an American Geophysical Union fellow, two American Physical Society fellows, an IEEE fellow) is unmatched at Wright State and, per >> faculty, is above some of the largest doctoral programs such as Kansas State University, the department has the only endowed chair position in the college
  • Our four female faculty, per faculty, is above the national average of women faculty in physics departments,the external research funding received by physics faculty over the 2006-11 is tops in the college, averaging over $2.5M a year
  • Over 25% of the faculty serve on editorial boards of international journals
  • The first ever International Conference on Zinc Oxide was organized at Wright State. Zinc oxide is the next generation optical material, with applications ranging from suncreams to DVD lasers