Department of Physics and Astronomy

UToledo's world-class Department of Physics and Astronomy

Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Toledo. We are a growing, world-class department with strong programs in research and academics, nationally and internationally recognized faculty members, ties to physics-related industries, and a record of student success. We strive to provide students with access to the cutting-edge research efforts of a larger institution, while still maintaining the level of personal interaction with faculty found at smaller places.

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News

  • August 2022:  U.S. Department of Energy announces solar consortium to be led by the University of Toledo
  • July 2022:  Congratulations to Dr. Ashish Mishra (Jon Bjorkman, advisor) for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Theory and Modeling of Expolanet Polarimetry"
  • July 2022:  Congratulations to Dr. Sandip Bista (Yanfa Yan, advisor) for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Rigid and Flexible CdTe Solar Cells Performance Improvement through CdCl2 Activation and Cu Engineering"
  • July 2022:  Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati (Jacques Amar advisor, Robert T. Deck co-advisor) for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Design and  Analysis of Optical Directional Coupler and Long-range Surface Plasmon Biosensors with Applications"
  • July 2022:  Todd Pawlicki (UTMC Ph.D. in medical physics) has just been elected the president-elect of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).
  • July 2022:  Congratulations to David Pearson (UT Ph.D. in medical physics in 2008) who has just been elected as the Ohio River Valley (ORVC) Chapter representative to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
  • July 2022:  Congratulations to Dr. Suman Rijal (Yanfa Yan, advisor) for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Antimony Chalcogenide: Promising Material for Photovoltaics"
  • July 2022: UToledo Astronomers rank No. 6 among worldwide institutions  in successful proposals for the first cycle of scheduled Webb observing time (Toledo Blade article, Toledo Blade editorial, 13ABC video)
  • July 2022:  Congratulations to Dr. Nolan Habel (Tom Megeath, advisor) for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "A Hubble Space Telescope Study of Protostellar Outflows"
  • May 2022: The Physics and Astronomy NSF-REU program begins today.

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Last Updated: 8/2/22