Located in Manning Hall by the fountain and Administration building
Students experimenting with the speed of sound waves in the Conceptual Physics Lab
Department of Physics is located in Manning Hall north of the fountain and the University Center.
Students synthesizing thin films in a thermal evaporator.
Students in Magnetic Materials Research Lab
Society of Physics Students at the UofM Department of Physics and Materials Science wins Distinguished chapter Award
Students in Physics I Teaching Lab

Catalyst for innovative research in Physics and Materials Science, Education, and Training

Jingbiao Cui

Welcome to the Department of Physics and Materials Science at The UofM

Our goal is to advance scientific knowledge and innovation while at the same time educating the next generation of talented scientists. Our dedicated faculty supports this mission with cutting-edge research, unique programs, and a supportive learning environment. Chair's Message


UofM SPS Chapter Awarded

The UofM Society of Physics Students received Outstanding Chapter award for 2017-18 academic year. The chapter's efforts and achievements support the department and further student development. Read More about the award.

Ph.D. position in Nanophotonics available

A Ph.D. position is available in the research area of Nanophotonics, aiming to experimentally investigate the light-matter interaction in single plasmonic and photonic nanostructures. The Ph.D. student will be involved in nano-fabrication, micro-photoluminescence, single particle spectroscopy and time-correlated single photon spectroscopy. The position is being sponsored with full tuition and stipend. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Thang Hoang (tbhoang@memphis.edu) and Dr. Xiao Shen (xshen1@memphis.edu) for further detail. Follow the instruction at Physics Graduate.

Applicants should have a master degree in physics, materials science or closely related fields. More information on research related to this position is available at https://umdrive.memphis.edu/tbhoang/public/Home.html

Department of Physics and Materials Science News and Highlights

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