Research

The research conducted in our department falls under the general theme of Advanced Materials. We are addressing an opportunity: the rising demand for novel materials of all kinds designed to respond in desired ways under extreme conditions.

  • Advance new research and educational paradigms that expand traditional disciplinary boundaries
  • Solve research problems on Advanced Materials Physics that are important for science and society
  • Educate and develop creative problem solvers in the research lab
  • Facilitate an inclusive environment where every faculty, student, and postdoc can succeed

Research Areas and Faculty

  • Computational X-ray Science and Condensed Matter Physics

    Cheng-Chien Chen, Assistant Professor
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    Theory & Computation of Laser-driven Dynamics in Quantum Materials

    Ilias Perakis, Professor and Chair
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    Theory & Computation of Laser-driven Dynamics in Quantum Materials

    Fei Xue, Assistant Professor
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  • Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Optoelectronic Technologies

    Krishen Appavoo, Assistant Professor
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    Emergent Properties of Quantum, Magnetic, Correlated, and Topological Systems under Extreme Conditions

    Wenli Bi , Assistant Professor
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    Emerging Materials for Energy Applications

    Renato P. Camata, Associate Professor
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    Nanostructured Biomaterials

    Shane Aaron Catledge, Associate Professor
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    Zero-and One-Dimensional Nanocomposites and Functional Structures

    Andrei V. Stanishevsky, Professor
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    High Pressure Physics and Nanomaterials Research

    Yogesh K. Vohra, Professor & University Scholar
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    Functional Defects in Advanced Materials

    Mary Ellen Zvanut, Professor
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  • Ultrafast Microscopy

    Krishen Appavoo, Assistant Professor
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    Non-linear Optics and Optical Sensing

    Chris M. Lawson, Professor
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    Novel Lasers and Applications

    Sergey B. Mirov, University Professor
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    Spectroscopy and Laser Cooling

    Clayton Simien, Assistant Professor
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  • Emerging Technologies for Society, Remotely Accessible Interdisciplinary STEMM Education, Data Fluency and Computational Reasoning

    Lauren Rast, Assistant Professor
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    Emerging Technologies for Society, Distance-Accessible Astronomy Education Project

    Michelle Wooten, Assistant Professor
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UAB Research Centers with Physics Faculty Affiliation

  • Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration (CNMB), Director: Yogesh K. Vohra, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ultra Materials for a Resilient, Smart Electricity Grid (ULTRA) DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), UAB PI: Mary-Ellen Zvanut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.