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Participating in research is a great way for students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to real life problems. Research will also allow students to explore specific areas of physics including: biophysics, nanoscience and materials physics, cosmology, particle and astrophysics.
The Department of Physics has four main research areas:
Alternatively, you may seek research opportunities within related units:
Faculty by research area:
Faculty by initiative:
After you have found your area of interest send an email to corresponding faculty to set-up a meeting or utilize our Undergraduate Research Openings listing below. Get helpful tips on sites like WebGuru to prepare yourself for meeting with potential research advisors.
Conferences provide students with the opportunity to learn about research being conducted by their peers and in some instances provides students with the ability showcase their own research.
Held in April, The Department of Physics provides a forum for undergraduate students majoring in physics to present their research. In addition to gaining valuable communication skills, participating students are eligible to win one of several awards.
Provides undergraduate women the opportunity to experience a physics coference, gain information on graduate schools and physics careers, network with like minded individuals and learn about current physics research.
Next Meeting: October 11-12, 2019 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
The National Science Foundation provides funding for various research opportunities for undergraduates through its REU Sites program. Host institutions will provide students the opportunity to work on research projects. Stipends, housing and travel arrangements may be provided to participants.
Arizona State University REUs
Forwarded REU Opportunities:
|Faculty Name||Research Area||Title||Description||Position Type||Skills Needed||Available Openings|
|Oliver Beckstein||Biological and Soft Matter Physics, Nanoscience and Materials Physics||Google Summer of Code 2019: MDAnalysis||The MDAnalysis Open Source Project https://mdanalysis.org is a Python-based library for analyzing particle simulations in biophysics, chemistry, and the materials sciences. MDAnalysis is looking for students (undergraduates and graduates) to participate in "Google Summer of Code" (GSoC) 2019 https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/.||Paid||Python, version control, see special application requirements in text||1|
|Prof. Nicole Herbots, ir, PhD UCL, Emerit.||Biological and Soft Matter Physics||Accurate Ion Beam Analysis of Electrolytes via Rutherford Backscattering (RBS) and Positive Ion X-ray Emission (PIXE) of Uniform Thin Solid film of Blood congealed via HemaDrop™||Accurate analysis of microliter blood samples can improve patient care during medical testing and forensics. Patients can suffer from anemia due to the larger volume required for blood tests, 7 milliliters per vial. Attempts at analysis of nanoliter blood samples by Theranos have systematic errors > 10%, higher than medically acceptable thresholds.||Credit||ASU Lab & Fire safety training - add hazardous waste, bio-safety, Microsoft Word Office (Word, Excel), Enthusiasm, interest and dedication||2|
|Rizal F. Hariadi||Biological and Soft Matter Physics, Nanoscience and Materials Physics||3 Biophysics research||Cells are just machines that compute – small, incredibly complex biological machines, but machines nonetheless. Research in the BIOMAN LAB (BIOmolecular Mechanics And Nanotechnology LABoratory) is dedicated to understanding biomolecular machines, primarily using a Physics and synthetic approach.||Volunteer||Physics, Summer research, Dedication||1|