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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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Dr. Lorenzo Brancaleon received a 3-year NIH NIGMS SCORE research funding award of $147,000

Physics doctoral student Bryan Tobias used a drone to capture video footage during the total solar eclipse
» Casper Star Tribune
» MySA
» Drone Video

Dr. Lorenzo Brancaleon received a Burroughs Wellcome Collaborative Research Travel Grant - he will visit the laboratory of Professor Santi Nonell at the Institut of Quimic Sarria in Barcelona, Spain

Physics doctoral students Christine Ray and Rhyan Sawyer received Texas Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship awards

Physics postdoctoral student Thierry Wambo accorded honorable mention in the 2017 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs competition

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


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