Research Labs and Facilities

Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering

The Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering has a group of facilities that is unique among universities, including scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectric spectroscopy, a focus ion beam, scanning electron microscopy, electrical and magnetic characterization, single molecule/particle spectroscopy, auger spectroscopy, X-ray, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. In addition, the institute benefits from the use of the High Performance Supercomputing Facility on campus.

Physics Faculty and Labs

  • Salvador Barraza-Lopez - Quantum Transport and Two-dimensional Atomic Materials
  • Laurent Bellaiche - Computational Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hugh Churchill - Quantum Devices: Nanofabrication, Quantum Transport, and Optoelectronics
  • Huaxiang Fu - Theoretical Solid-state Physics
  • Julio Gea-Banacloche - Quantum-classical Correspondence
  • William Harter - Dynamics and Spectroscopy of Polyatomic Molecules and Rotor Frames
  • Jin Hu - Low-Dimensional and Topological Quantum Materials
  • Daniel Kennefick - Supermassive Black Holes
  • Julia Kennefick - Quasars at High Redshifts
  • Pradeep Kumar - Research Lab - Life in Extreme Conditions
  • Bret Lehmer - X-ray Binary Populations in Galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Jiali Li - Research Lab - Nanofabrication, Nanoscale Materials Science, and Single DNA and Protein Molecule Detection
  • William Oliver III - Condensed Matter Under Extreme Conditions
  • Hiro Nakamura - Quantum Materials and Quantum Optics
  • Gregory Salamo - Biomedical Nanoscience
  • Woodrow Shew - Statistical and Nonlinear Physics of the Brain
  • Surendra Singh - Quantum Optics and Optics of Nanoparticles and Biopolymers
  • Paul Thibado - Research Lab - Surface Physics
  • Reeta Vyas - Interaction of Simple Atomic Systems with Nonclassical Light
  • Yong Wang - Single-molecule and Single-cell Nanometric Biophysics
  • Min Xiao - Research Lab - Quantum/nonlinear Optics with Multi-level Systems and Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures

General Use Facilities

  • Machine Shop
  • Student Machine Shop
  • Main Electronics Shop
  • Student Electronics Shop
  • Undergraduate Computer Lab
  • Main Computer Lab (Library)
  • Telescope
  • Physics Library - A fully staffed branch library of the University of Arkansas Libraries
  • HiDEC - High Density Electronics Center