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Physics News

Wright State researchers honored for top paper on technology to improve diagnostics for the human eye

Critical components of the sensing are being fabricated and tested in Wright State’s Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building.
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Douglas W. Leaman named dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

Douglas Leaman is currently chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toledo.
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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).

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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