College of Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy




The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA offers undergraduate and graduate students research opportunities in six principal areas: Astrophysics and Cosmology, Biophysics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, and Nanotechnology and Ultramicroscopy. The Department also encourages collaborations among different research groups, across campus, and with other institutions, including the Space Physics and Instrumentation Graduate program with Southwest Research Institute.

The Department offers first-rate facilities in atomic force microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, ultrafast optical spectroscopy and microscopy, terahertz spectroscopy, pulsed laser thin film deposition, thin film characterization, atomic layer deposition, and mass spectrometry. The research carried out by the faculty members is avant-grade and proudly produces many publications in high impact, world renowned journals.

Visit each principal area for a more detailed description of the research activities performed. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to discuss the possibilities to better fit your research interests.



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