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USF physics professor helps clarify unique way of controlling nano-scale materials
Robert Hoy, an assistant professor in USF’s Department of Physics, teamed up with colleagues from the University of Central Florida to clarify a newly discovered means of controlling the fragmentation of nano-scale materials.

USF professor studying similarities in Alzheimer's and CTE from head injuries
Dr. Martin Muschol is joining a growing number of researchers studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Physics professor Matthias Batzill to receive Jewell Award
Professor Matthias Batzill of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has been chosen to receive the Barbara P. and Emery H. Jewell Award for Physics Faculty Excellence, an honor given each year to a Department of Physics faculty member who has been remarkable in the areas of research and teaching.

Physics professor receives award to develop first solid state atomic clock
Denis Karaiskaj, Ph.D. of the University of South Florida Department of Physics has received a $160,428 Phase I award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the first solid state atomic clock. This proposed work has significant applications based on Dr. Karaiskaj’s patent through USF.

Medical physics graduate program receives accreditation
The University of South Florida Department of Physics has received accreditation for the Ph.D. program in applied physics with a specialization in medical physics. This degree program is a joint effort between the College of Arts and Sciences and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Physics Ph.D. student to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
A Ph.D. student from the physics department at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences has been selected to attend the 64th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.

Physics professor receives Jewell Award
A College of Arts and Sciences professor from the Department of Physics was awarded the Barbara P. and Emery H. Jewell Award for Physics Faculty Excellence at University of South Florida.

CAS professor appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Physics
A professor from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics has been named as an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Physics.

Physics researchers awarded DOE grant
University of South Florida researchers Hari Srikanth, Ph.D. and Manh-Huong Phan, Ph.D. received a three-year $420,000 grant from the United States Department of Energy (DoE) to study ground state magnetism and cooperative phenomena in correlated electron oxide materials. The grant will support a graduate student and postdoctoral scholar for the duration of the project, and increase national visibility of the USF Department of Physics.

USF professor receives DOE grant
Professor Hariharan Srikanth has received a $402,000 grant from the Department of Energy for the project, “Magnetization dynamics and cooperative phenomena in correlated materials.” Srikanth will be joined by Manh-Huong Phan, Ph.D., to co-direct the research for this project.

Physics professor receives DOE grant
Physics Associate Professor Inna Ponomareva received a $405,000 grant from the Department of Energy to study, “Complex (anti)ferroic oxidies: statistics and dynamics at finite temperatures.”

USF student receives admission to top physics program
University of South Florida physics major Ramon Alejandro Ruiz is headed off to California this summer to pursue his doctorate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, one of top physics programs around.

CAS faculty recognized
20 University of South Florida faculty members were honored on Monday, April 15, with a dinner and formal awards ceremony in Lifsey House on the USF campus in acknowledgment of their recent professional recognitions by a number of the world’s top scholarly and research organizations. Nine of the 20 honorees are College of Arts and Sciences faculty.

Physics professor selected for research fellowship
University of South Florida Assistant Professor Jiangfeng Zhou of the Department of Physics has been selected for the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He will be joining 125 researchers from different universities, 23 that are coming from the physics department across North America.

15 USF faculty named AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named 15 faculty at the University of South Florida as AAAS Fellows this year. With expertise that ranges from stem cells, climate change and toxicology to graduate education, computer science and blueberries, USF’s 2012 AAAS Fellows are an outstanding example of the high level of teaching, research and scholarship at USF.

Tampa community fills MOSI auditorium to see famed physicist
More than 1,200 fans showed up to the MOSI auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 26 to see futurist and theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku, Ph.D., explain his predictions of reality in the year 2100.

Win Michio Kaku’s book, “Physics of the Future”
Michio Kaku Ph.D., a futurist, theoretical physicist, television personality and author, will be speaking at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the MOSI Auditorium, across from the University of South Florida.

Famed physicist to share futuristic insights
He’s the most interesting man in the world. He’s a futurist, physicist and television personality. He’s Michio Kaku, Ph.D., and he will be speaking near the University of South Florida at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Physics Ph.D. students represent USF at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
This week, three University of South Florida physics graduate students are in Lindau, Germany for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a series of discussions and events that bring together hundreds of young researchers and more than 25 Nobel Laureates.

USF professor teaches middle school class about science
At 9:15 a.m. on Friday, April 13, the gifted science class from Dr. John Long Middle School in Pasco County was taken on a guided tour of the new Interdisciplinary Sciences building on the University of South Florida campus. This tour included science-related lectures and demonstrations, as well as a pizza lunch afterward.

Researchers show how to 'set' the spin for spintronics applications
A team of physicists from the University of South Florida and the University of Kentucky have taken a big step toward the development of practical spintronics devices, a technology that could help create faster, smaller and more versatile electronic devices.

USF physicists discover “new recipe” for solid state refrigeration
Physicists from USF have discovered a potential new way to advance solid state refrigeration technology, making the evolving field of environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient alternative to conventional refrigeration more efficient.

USF to host Nanotechnology discussion
IPod nanos are everywhere, and everyone knows that ‘nano’ means “small.” But how small? There are about 100,000 nanometers in the width of a human hair. Who besides a few scientists should care about that? The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will sponsor an all-day discussion forum about the importance and impact of nanotechnology, led by top experts. The forum will begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in the USF Marshall Center Ballroom.

Students invited to prestigious Nobel meeting
Three University of South Florida physics students have been invited to attend the 62nd Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau, Germany.

Interdisciplinary Sciences building receives Gold Standard
The new Interdisciplinary Science Teaching and Research building has attained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council, the national organization which has set the standard for sustainable buildings.

USF astrophysicist to speak on origins of the universe
Doug Gobeille, a University of South Florida astrophysicist, will speak at a meeting of the USF Society of Physics Students at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in ISA 1061.

USF physicists discover super-elastic shock wave
A new and better way to observe how high speed, powerful shock waves move through solids -- and how the solids consequently respond -- has been developed by University of South Florida physicists.

USF to officially open Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
University of South Florida students already have been enjoying the benefits of the brand-new science building on campus, and on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, the public will get a glimpse of the latest addition to USF when the university commemorates the opening of the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the main entrance. This new building is home to interdisciplinary research and state-of-the-art teaching labs for students in physics, biology and chemistry.

Company unveils USF-developed solar energy technology
In the hunt for new ways of creating renewable and clean energy, few technologies have generated as much excitement as the tiny, flexible solar cells developed by USF physicist Xiaomei Jiang in recent years.

CAS professor helps make solar windows a reality
A Maryland-based company has announced it will unveil a working prototype of the world’s first-ever glass window capable of generating electricity in the coming weeks. The prototype, which has the ability to generate electricity on a see-thru glass window, is being made possible through the use of the world’s smallest working organic solar cells, developed by Xiaomei Jiang, a University of South Florida physics professor.