Graduate Student Research Day - February 27

Graduate Student Research Day - February 27
Room 634, Science and Research Building 1

The Department of Physics at the University of Houston will hold its first Graduate Student Research Day in Room 634 of the Science and Research Building 1.

The event will allow students and faculty the opportunity to get a synopsis of the scope and breadth of research being done by faculty and students in the physics department.

Many times in departments, researchers find themselves unaware of the great things that are being done by others in the same department. Also, new students trying to understand the direction they should take find it hard beyond reading journal papers exactly what is being done by faculty and researchers in a department. The Graduate Student Research Day is the UH Department of Physics’ way to make their research more inclusive to everyone and to demonstrate the great things that are being done.

This week’s program:


12 - 12:30 pm: Oomman Varghese, “Nanostructured Materials”

  • 12:30 - 1 pm: Margaret Cheung, “Protein Folding”

  • 1 - 1:30 pm: Pizza Break, Room 616

  • 1:30 - 2 pm: Claudia Ratti, “Quark Gluon Plasma Theory”

  • 2 - 2:30 pm: Larry Pinsky, “Space Radiation Physics”

  • 2:30 - 3 pm: Wei-Kan Chu, “Ion Beams”

  • 3 - 3:30 pm: Shuo Chen, “Energy Conversion through Nanomaterials”

The presentations being made will be available next week and will be posted online for students, faculty and the general public to view. Much thanks to Professor Patti and Professor Cai for their stellar work in organizing this event and to all the faculty taking part.