Research is an integral aspect of the departmental activities with faculty members involved in projects across the globe. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in one of the ongoing research projects at the department. The following research areas are available to students:

  • The theory of electronic materials and devices
  • Electronic structure and transport properties of solids
  • Semiconductor spintronics and electronic transport in nanocomposites and nanostructures for modern spintronics
  • Magnetic nanostructures and heterostructures
  • Quantum computing
  • Cryogenic fluid management for liquid-propellant rockets for future Space explorations
  • Analysis of debris fragmentation in the process of solid rocket self-destruction
  • Electric transport and galvano-magnetic properties of carbon nanofiber based materials
  • Investigations of phase transitions in novel ferroelectric materials and ferroelectric nanostructures with coexisting phases
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance studies of complex metal hydrides, which are perspective materials for solid state hydrogen storage
  • Experimental cosmic ray physics
  • High-energy neutrino astronomy at the ICE CUBE installation at the South-Pole
  • Direct dark matter search at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in the former Homestake mine