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04/04/2020
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Check out Dr. Marty Kordesch’s amazing undergraduate student!

Engineering Physics major Sophia Medvid loves music and physics. As the first female Field Commander in the history of The Ohio University Marching 110, she leads by example on and off the field.

Check out this new video sponsored by our Department!

As a physicist, Medvid wants to know how things work. For her senior thesis project, she analyzed vibrations of the mellophone, one of the instruments she plays. She wanted to see if the vibrational modes significantly affect the sound coming from the mellophone. In what ways do the bell vibrations affect the sound? Her senior thesis project addresses this question.

Medvid’s physics lab precision and her research presentation led to an award of ‘Honorable Mention’ at the annual Society of Physics Undergraduate Research conference, sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of the Society of Physics Students.

She is a commanding presence at Ohio University in music and in science.

Production and Videography: Video production intern Ray Frost, Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies
Video Production Consultant: Jean Andrews
Physics Faculty Consultant: Martin Kordesch
Music: OHIO Communications and Marketing
Marching 110 Band videography footage: William Laterza and Clinton Amand-- used with permission from Ohio Today alumni magazine

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04/02/2020

NQPI has a new addition to our family. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Rajendra Thapa on the birth of their son, Arzen Tamang Thapa, born last Thursday. Everyone is doing well!

03/31/2020
Ohio University marching band gives socially-distanced performance

OU Marching 110 Sophia Medvid is not just a Physics and Astronomy major but our very own Marty Kordesch's undergrad student! Go Sophia and Go 110!!

During his daily news conference, Gov. DeWine shared a socially-distanced performance from Ohio University's marching band dedicated to first responders, med...

Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy
02/07/2020
Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy

This month, NQPI is publicizing part-time positions for two science writing interns for the 2020-21 academic year. Ohio University students may apply!

Congratulations to former NQPI student Zainuriah Hassan for receiving the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award. Zai...
10/23/2019
Notable Alumni | Zainuriah Hassan Pioneers Scientific Advances in U.S., Malaysia - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to former NQPI student Zainuriah Hassan for receiving the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award. Zainuriah's advisor was our very own Marty Kordesch.

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Zainuriah Hassan ’98 Ph.D. in Physics Dr. Zainuriah Hassan was an ...

Congratulations to former NQPI student Andreas Weichselbaum for receiving the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award....
10/23/2019
Notable Alumni | Andreas Weichselbaum Models Quasiparticles That Could Be Future of Quantum Computing - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to former NQPI student Andreas Weichselbaum for receiving the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award. Andreas' advisor was our very own Sergio Ulloa.

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Andreas Weichselbaum ’04 Ph.D. Physics Dr. Andreas Weichselbaum is...

It was great to have Martin on campus with us.  Check out this article on him and Light-Driven Quantum Materials.
10/23/2019
Rodriguez-Vega Speaks on Light-Driven Quantum Materials at NQPI Seminar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

It was great to have Martin on campus with us. Check out this article on him and Light-Driven Quantum Materials.

By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Dr. Martin Rodriguez-Vega, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, discussed light-driven quantum materials on October 3 as part of the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute seminar series. Rodriquez-Vega spoke about recent efforts t...

We were happy to welcome Alumnus Greg Petersen back on campus to lead this workshop.  Thanks Greg!
10/16/2019
Physics Alumnus Returns to Lead Workshop on Software Design - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

We were happy to welcome Alumnus Greg Petersen back on campus to lead this workshop. Thanks Greg!

 By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Ohio University Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute hosted Ohio University alum Dr. Greg Petersen on Aug. 5-7 to lead a workshop on ‘Modern Software Design for Physicists’ aimed at teaching modern design principles. Students received instructi...

Seminar on Protein Interaction by Professor TaiYen Chen, University of Houston was a big success!  Check it out!
10/16/2019
Chen Reports on Protein Interaction at NQPI Seminar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Seminar on Protein Interaction by Professor TaiYen Chen, University of Houston was a big success! Check it out!

By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern University of Houston chemistry professor Dr. Tai-Yen Chen discussed the single-molecule dissection of vitamin B12 during its interaction with adenosyltransferase (ATR) on Sept. 19 as part of the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute seminar series. Che...

Congratulations to NQPI members Dr. Eric Stinaff, Dr. Anthony Stender, Dr. Jixin Chen, and Dr. Katherine Cimatu for your...
10/10/2019
Over $380K from 1804 Fund allocated to learning, research at OHIO - ohiotoday news

Congratulations to NQPI members Dr. Eric Stinaff, Dr. Anthony Stender, Dr. Jixin Chen, and Dr. Katherine Cimatu for your 1804 Award!

"A Multipurpose Spectrophotometer for Forensic Chemistry Instruction and Faculty Research-- $65,989 to purchase a multipurpose spectrophotometer that will provide students access and training on specialized equipment necessary to secure entry-level positions in the field of forensic chemistry. The spectrophotometer will also provide increased research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students through faculty-mentored research and integration in laboratory courses while creating new possibilities for federal and other external funding of faculty research.

Applicants: Anthony Stender, Jixin Chen, Rebecca Barlag, Katherine Cimatu and Eric Stinaff

Ohio University’s 1804 Fund has invested more than $384,000 in 10 undergraduate learning, faculty research and graduate studies proposals.

Check out OHIO's very own Professor Sharma, who presented as a Seminar Speaker earlier this Fall.
10/10/2019
Sharma Discusses Molecular Modeling and Soft Matter at NQPI Seminar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Check out OHIO's very own Professor Sharma, who presented as a Seminar Speaker earlier this Fall.

By Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Ohio University Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Sumit Sharma presented “Molecular Simulations of Adsorption and Self-Assembly of Surfactants on Metal Surfaces” on Sept. 5 as part of the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute semina...

If you haven't seen it, check out the latest post on Dr. Govorov's research!
10/09/2019
‘Fast and Furious’ Researchers Shed Light on Nanostructures - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

If you haven't seen it, check out the latest post on Dr. Govorov's research!

  Catching ultra-fast energetic (hot) electrons created by light photons in plasmonic nanodevices has been a nearly impossible task until now. A research team led by Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, published a paper on “The fast and the fu...

Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths https://www.ohio-forum.com/?p=66377
07/15/2019
Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths https://www.ohio-forum.com/?p=66377

By Kate Nichols NQPI editorial intern Dr. Pratheesh Jakkala graduated from Ohio University with his Ph.D. in physics in 2016. His research focused on the fabrication of solar cells and III-V Nitrides using a sputtering method and characterization of solar cells and thin films. Jakkala has most recen...

Great article by our NQPI student editorial intern Amanda Marie Biederman!
05/10/2019
Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan Implores Students to Follow Their Own Path - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Great article by our NQPI student editorial intern Amanda Marie Biederman!

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan was 19 years old when he left his home in Baroda, India to join the Ohio University community in 1971. A first-year graduate student in physics, Ramakrishnan had never dreamed that he would one day earn the Nobel Prize in...

http://ow.ly/Bf3c30dBBM0See work done by Professor Eric Stinaff's group:A scalable method, developed at Ohio University,...
07/25/2017
As-grown two-dimensional MoS2 based photodetectors with naturally formed contacts: Applied Physics Letters: Vol 110, No 26

http://ow.ly/Bf3c30dBBM0

See work done by Professor Eric Stinaff's group:

A scalable method, developed at Ohio University, for producing 2D materials results in self-contacted as-grown device structures in a single step. Directly grown photosensitive devices, based on the 2D semiconducting material molybdenum disulphide, are characterized and show excellent optical and electronic properties, demonstrating the feasibility and potential of this process. From AIP - Applied Physics Letters

AbstractSection:Scalable fabrication of two-dimensional materials-based devices with consistent characteristics remains a significant impediment in the field. Here, we report on as-grown monolayer MoS2 metal-semiconductor-metal photodetectors produced using a CVD process which results in self-contac...

See paper from Prof Eric Stinaff and his students:Https://www.facebook.com/AppliedPhysicsLetters/posts/1578847458806356
07/22/2017
Applied Physics Letters

See paper from Prof Eric Stinaff and his students:

Https://www.facebook.com/AppliedPhysicsLetters/posts/1578847458806356

A scalable method, developed at Ohio University, for producing 2D materials results in self-contacted as-grown device structures in a single step. Directly grown photosensitive devices, based on the 2D semiconducting material molybdenum disulphide, are characterized and show excellent optical and electronic properties, demonstrating the feasibility and potential of this process.http://ow.ly/Bf3c30dBBM0
#APLEP

A video of NQPI member Alexander Govorov from the Distinguished Professor Ceremony.https://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/...
05/25/2017
OHIO community celebrates Distinguished Professor Alexander Govorov

A video of NQPI member Alexander Govorov from the Distinguished Professor Ceremony.

https://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/16-17/03/distinguished-professor-alexander-govorov.cfm

Members of the Ohio University community gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Feb. 20 to honor two faculty members whose outstanding scholarly and creative accomplishments have earned them the esteemed title of Distinguished Professor.

http://www.ohio-forum.com/2017/03/physics-astronomy-gains-another-distinguished-professor/
05/25/2017
Physics & Astronomy Gains Another Distinguished Professor - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

http://www.ohio-forum.com/2017/03/physics-astronomy-gains-another-distinguished-professor/

At the spring 2016 commencement, it was announced that Alexander “Sasha” Govorov would be Ohio University’s next Distinguished Professor. He joined Ohio University in 2002 as an Associate Professor and is an esteemed researcher on the theory of optical properties of nanomaterials. Govorov’s interest...

http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i19/Worlds-first-nanocar-race-crowns-champion.htmlNice article about the Nanocar Race...
05/02/2017
World’s first nanocar race crowns champion | May 1, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 19 | Chemical & Engineering News

http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i19/Worlds-first-nanocar-race-crowns-champion.html

Nice article about the Nanocar Race...

It’s hard to understand why Eric Masson’s excited about a picture of his car with a missing wheel. The fact that the car in the sepia micrograph on his computer screen looks more like a toasted marshmallow than a Maserati doesn’t help, either. But Masson,

http://www.ohio-forum.com/2016/11/cmss-colloquium-happens-put-physicist-box-dec-01/
12/01/2016
CMSS Colloquium | What Happens If You Put A Physicist In A Box?, Dec. 1 - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

http://www.ohio-forum.com/2016/11/cmss-colloquium-happens-put-physicist-box-dec-01/

The Condensed Matter & Surface Sciences Colloquium Series presents Joel Vaughn of Wolfram Labs on “What Happens If You Put A Physicist In A Box?” on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: So you have a Physics Degree… now what? What does research and development look …

10/04/2016

Nanoforum today at 4pm in Clippinger 332.

Dawei Zhai, student of Nancy Sandler, is the presenter.

Pizza 🍕 will be served!

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