Research Areas


Atomic, molecular, and optical physics

  • Low-field magnetic resonance
  • Quantum magnetometry
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum computation
  • Quantum optics

Space Sciences

  • Atmospheric (upper atmospheric and ionospheric) and Space Sciences, space weather, and solar
  • Space Weather Lab

Materials Physics

  • Structure and properties of materials
  • Materials discovery
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformation
  • Atomistic and first-principles simulation
  • Liquids and disordered systems

Condensed Matter Theory

  • Quantum materials
  • strongly-correlated electrons
  • Topological states of quantum matter
  • Ultra-cold quantum gases
  • Quantum dynamics
  • Numerical many-body algorithms

Condensed Matter Experiment

  • Quantum materials
  • Low-dimensional and nano-scale physics
  • Phase transitions
  • Exciton photophysics
  • Magnetism
  • Materials discovery

Dynamical Systems/Biological Physics

  • Neurodynamics
  • Neuronal Networks
  • Non-equilibrium physics
  • Non-linear dynamics

Applied Mechanics (Fluids & Solids)

  • CFD: Blast-structure interaction; Marine hydrodynamics; Dispersion of hazardous materials;
    Optimal shape / process design, Pedestrian flow / crowd dynamics
  • Solid Mechanics Group: Applying state-of-the-art computer modeling and simulation
    technologies, combined with real-world data analysis and experimental test methods to solve
    current transportation safety and security problems

High Energy Physics