Research in physics at UC Merced

UC Merced features interdisciplinary research, connecting physics research to chemistry, life sciences and engineering. Our collaborative faculty work with students on a broad range of research topics.

Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
 
Experiment
 
Theory
 
Biological and Soft Matter Physics
 
Experiment
 
Theory
Nanoscience and Condensed Matter Physics
 
Experiment
 
 
 
Theory
Solar and Energy Sciences
 
 

 

Affiliate Faculty 

The physics group also includes affiliate faculty from other UC Merced graduate groups. Physics students may also carry out their physics graduate research with these groups.
 
  • Venkattraman Ayyaswamy: plasma physics (mechanical engineering)
  • Mehmet Z. Baykara: tribology and surface science (mechanical engineering)
  • Mike Colvin: biomolecular simulation (chemistry and chemical biology)
  • Arvind Gopinath: biophysics (bioengineering and small-scale technologies)
  • Sarah Kurtz: solar energy (bioengineering and small-scale technologies)
  • Jennifer Lu: functional material synthesis (bioengineering and small-scale technologies)
  • Victor Muñoz: biophysics (bioengineering and small-scale technologies)
  • Alex Noy: biomaterials (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Anand Subramaniam: biomaterials (bioengineering and small-scale technologies)
  • Tao Ye: bio/nano interfaces (chemistry and chemical biology)

Centers, Institutes and Resources

 

Contact Us

Physics Department Chair
Ajay Gopinathan, Professor
 
Physics Graduate Group Chair
Sayantani Ghosh, Professor
 
Physics Undergraduate Lead
Carrie Menke, Associate Teaching Professor
 
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University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
 
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Merced, CA 95343
 
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