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Metabolic Sensing, Microscopy Imaging, Piezophysiology

Last Updated: December 13, 2018.

We are a predominately-undergraduate, research-active physics department.
My passion to actively involve undergraduate and master's students in biophysical and biotechnological research.
  Student research involvement fosters critical thinking, confidence, and a deeper appreciation of science regardless of career objectives.

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  • 2018-12-10: Martin Heidelman successfully presented his master's prospectus. Congratulations!
  • 2018-12-05: Congratulations to Andy Rodriguez and Max Kreider who received an Undergraduate Research Award grant for their project.
  • 2018-11-30: Our paper has been accepted to RSC Advances. Congratulations to lab alumni Jeff Maltas, Dylan Palo, Darren Wong, Symeon Stefan, James O'Connor, Nazar Al Aayedi, Madhu Gaire, and Diana Kinn.
  • 2018-05-14: Welcome to Shannon Bunch. She is spending the summer with us through the LSAMP program at Sinclair CC.
  • 2018-05-14: Carolina Vissers is awarded an Arfken Summer Scholars award, and Zhifan Cai is awarded an Edwards Summer Scholars award. Thank you to Prof. Kelly for his generous support.
  • 2018-05-09: Congratulations to Darren Wong, Carolina Vissers, and Zhifan Cai for receiving Commendation in Undergraduate Research awards at the Department's annual awards seminar.
  • 2018-04-25: Darren Wong, Carolina Vissers, Zhifan Cai, Andy Rodriguez, and Max Kreider present posters at the 24th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum.
  • 2018-02-18: Darren Wong presented a poster at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.
  • 2018-01-05: Congratulations to Nazar Al-Aayedi, who successfully defended his master's thesis.
  • 2017-06-07: Our paper has been accepted at Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. Congratulations Dylan Palo, Jeff Maltas, and Laxmi Risal.
  • 2017-05-24: Darren Wong presented a poster at the annual CMSB symposium, on campus.
  • 2017-05-13: Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
  • 2017-05-03: Congratulations to Dylan Palo, a recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Researcher Award at the Department's annual awards seminar. Symeon Stefan, Martin Heidelman, and Darren Wong also received Commendation in Undergraduate Research awards.
  • 2017-04-25: Darren Wong has been named a 2018 College of Arts and Science Dean's Scholar and is a 2017 Undergraduate Summer Scholar.
  • 2017-04-25: Martin Heidelman will be attending Miami University for his master's degree in physics.
  • 2017-01-31: Andrew Ray has been accepted to his top-choice masters in public health program. Wohoo!
  • 2017-01-20: Dylan Palo has been accepted to his two top-choice physics doctoral programs. Congratulations!

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