Research in the Elon University Physics Department spans a wide range of topics, many of which intertwine with other disciplines. Please email the faculty member below if you are interested in exploring research opportunities.
- Simulations of starburst galaxies, intermediate mass black holes, and molecules around active black holes, computational astrophysics, high performance computing (Chris Richardson)
- Photometric analysis of galaxy morphologies, emission line galaxy spectroscopy, and gamma ray bursts (Tony Crider).
- Biomimetics, magnetic microspheres, magnetic hyperthermia and targeted drug delivery (Ben Evans)
- Cell and tissue interactions during cancer treatment (Richard Blackmon)
- Quantum theory and quantum fields in curved space (Martin Kamela)
- Non-linear dynamics (chaos), statistical physics, and emergence (Pranab Das).
- Magnetic materials, thin film deposition and ultrahigh vacuum (Kyle Altmann)
- Quantifying biopolymer properties using nanoparticle sensors (Richard Blackmon)
- Innovations in classroom and course design (Kyle Altmann)
- Role-playing games and epic finale final exams (Tony Crider)
- Developing educational activities (Martin Kamela)
- Gender differences in introductory physics courses (Chris Richardson)
- Solar energy and sustainability (Scott Wolter)
- Exploring links between science, religion, and society (Pranab Das, Tony Crider, Martin Kamela)
- Communicating science to the public (Claudine Moreau, Tony Crider, Pranab Das)
- Science in poetry and writing (Claudine Moreau)