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This website contains information related to the academic programs offered, a brief description of the research performed, faculty and staff, and other useful links. We are committed to your success. That's why we offer diverse research opportunities to foster your education in one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country. At UTSA you will have access to strong research programs, state-of-the-art resources, and competitive financial support. In addition, the Physics Department hosts one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes - the first of its kind outside of Japan - which displays images as small as one atom.


Our department offers numerous opportunities that can be broadly divided into the following areas



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Physics doctoral student Alexis Bouquet finds new source of hydrogen in solar system’s moons

SOFIA finds cool dust around energetic active black holes

Dr. Gregory Guisbiers featured in two articles
» Nanoparticle shape controls properties
» Predicting phase transitions in nanocube catalysts

Dr. Kelly Nash and Dr. Heather Shipley receive NSF grant to create water-purifying nanomaterial
Texas Public RadioUTSA Today

Congratulations to Jason Giuliani who has been selected to receive an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program fellowship

Dr. Kelly Nash elected to serve as the next APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) Chair-Elect

Dr. Eric Schlegel, Alamo Colleges, and high school students collaborate to uncover galactic mysteries

Dr. Arturo Ayón and his team are developing a smaller, portable sleep apnea machine
Texas Public RadioUTSA Today

UTSA Innovation Awards
Recipients of Issued Patents:
  Dr. Arturo Ayón and
  Dr. Dhiraj Sardar
Licensing Revenue:
  Dr. Arturo Ayón
I-Corps™ Recognition:
  Dr. Arturo Ayón's Team


The Department of Physics at UTSA hosts seminars given by guest speakers from around the world. Click here to see the seminar schedule.