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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. Chris Packham's research collaboration challenges existing models of black holes

Dr. Kelly Nash selected as an honoree of San Antonio Business Journal 2018 40 Under 40 award

Physics junior Aldo Sepulveda's experience in the UT TAURUS summer research program is life-changing

Congratulations to our UTSA Innovation Award Recipients:
Recipients of Issued Patents
  Dr. Arturo Ayón
I-Corps™ Recognition
  Dr. Miguel José Yacamán

Dr. Miguel Jośe Yacamán is the 2018 Edward A. Bouchet Award Recipient

Congratulations to our 2017 COS Research Conference winners:
Emil Penafiel - Best UG Poster
Thierry Wambo - Best Grad Poster
Gesuri Morales-Luna - Visiting Grad Award

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


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



Sushilkumar Sreekumar
  January 22, 2018
  10:00 am - 12:00 pm  •  AET 3.328
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