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  • Three WFU Physics majors named Goldwater Scholars

    Three WFU Physics majors named Goldwater Scholars

    Robert Bradford, a junior physics major/math minor doing research with Professor Oana Jurchescu; Noah Meyer a sophomore, physics/applied mathematics major  doing research with professor Timo Thonhauser; and Fernando Rigal, a sophomore physics/applied mathematics major doing research with professor Daniel Kim-Shapiro, have been named 2019-20 Goldwater Scholars. The three were chosen from a pool of 1,200 […]

  • Prof. Thonhauser Named Wright Family Professor in Physics

    Dr. Thonhauser has been awarded the title Wright Family Professor in Physics, effective July 1, 2019. Thonhauser is the founding Director of the new Center for Functional Materials and has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective July 1, 2019. The Wake Forest Professorships are endowed positions and are among the highest honors the institution can bestow on our faculty members. The selection […]

  • Honors, Awards, and Graduate Recognition Day

    Honors, Awards, and Graduate Recognition Day

    On, May 1, 2019 the Department of Physics celebrated the initiation of new Sigma Pi Sigma members, upcoming graduates, and honored outstanding department members. Please Click Here for a photo gallery of the event.   Congratulations to our Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Daniel Vickers Congratulations to the Outstanding Peer Mentor Award winner: Andrew Zeidell Congratulations to […]

  • Timo Thonhauser Promoted to Full Professor

    Congratulations to Dr. Thonhauser for his promotion to Full Professor of Physics. Professor Thonhauser is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Director of the Center for Functional Materials.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Peiyun Li

    Congratulations to Dr. Peiyun Li

    On Monday April 15, 2019 the Department of Physics held a reception in honor of Peiyun Li, who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled: “Rare-Earth and Alkaline-Earth Halides with Scintillation Activators and Co-Dopants Studied by Picosecond Optical Absorption Spectroscopy“. Dr. Li’s thesis was completed under the direction of Professor Richard Williams. Please click here for […]

  • Prof. Thonhauser teams with science museum to create exhibit

    Professor Timo Thonhauser has been featured by Wake Forest News for his efforts with the local science museum, Kaleideum North in creating a new exhibit. This exhibit, Molecules, allows visitors to learn about and construct models of a variety of molecules. The exhibit is a result of a close collaboration between Dr. Thonhauser and Kaleideum funded […]

  • Randall Ledford receives Physics Department Outstanding Alumni Award

    The Physics department is pleased to announce that Dr. Randall D. Ledford (’72) is the winner of the annual Physics Department Outstanding Alumni Award.  The department solicits nominations from alumni and a committee selects the winner. Dr. Ledford will accept the award at a special physics colloquium on April 3, 2019. Dr. Ledford is Chief […]

  • Congratulations to TJ Colvin

    On Friday, November 30, 2018 the Department of Physics held a reception in honor of Terra Dwayne Colvin, Jr., who successfully defended his M.S. thesis entitled: “Assessing Mutations In a Zinc Finger Domain of NF-ΚB Essential Modulator (Nemo) Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations“. Mr. Colvin’s thesis was completed under the direction of Professor Fred Salsbury. Please […]

  • Congratulations to Lauren Nelson

    On Tuesday November 20, 2018 the Department of Physics held a reception in honor of Lauren Nelson, who successfully defended her M.S. thesis entitled: “Interactions Between Heme-Globins and Ligands“. Ms. Nelson’s thesis was completed under the direction of Professors Daniel Kim-Shapiro and Sam Cho. Please click here for photographs highlighting the event.

  • In Memory of Bingrui (Zach) Zhang

    On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 rising junior and biophysics major Bingrui (Zach) Zhang passed away.  We mourn the loss of a wonderful person, friend, student, colleague and researcher.   Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family. Zach joined the Physics department in the fall of 2017.  He had taken several classes in the Physics department […]