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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

Atomic, Molecular, 
& Optical Physics

 

Experiment
Sayantani Ghosh
Michael Scheibner
Jay Sharping
Roland Winston
Jing Xu

Theory
Chih-Chun Chien
Kevin Mitchell
Lin Tian

 
Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Biological &
Soft Matter Physics
 

Experiment
Linda Hirst
Dustin Kleckner
Bin Liu
Jay Sharping
Jing Xu

Theory
Daniel Beller
Kinjal Dasbiswas
Ajay Gopinathan
Kevin Mitchell

 
Nanoscience and Condensed Matter Physics

Nanoscience &
Condensed Matter Physics

Experiment
Ray Chiao
Sayantani Ghosh
Linda Hirst
Michael Scheibner

Theory
Chih-Chun Chien
David Strubbe
Lin Tian

 
Solar and Energy Sciences

Solar & Energy Sciences

 

Sayantani Ghosh
David Strubbe
Roland Winston

 

Astrophysics theory: Sarah Loebman, joining the faculty in fall 2020

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.

Centers, Institutes and Resources