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Research Areas

Astronomy and Astrophysics 

AndersonBurke-Spolaor,  EtienneLorimerMcLaughlinMcWilliamsPisano

Experimental Condensed Matter and Materials Physics


Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter and Materials Physics


Optics, Photonics and Laser Physics


Physics Education Research

MillerGay StewartJohn StewartWilliamson

Plasma and Space Physics


Facilities & Collaboration

The Department is supported by several in-house facilities including a machine shop and electronics shop, high-performance computational facilities for condensed matter and astrophysics and a physics cleanroom. The Department has strong collaboration with other facilities at WVU, such as the engineering fabrication and  characterization facility and the bio- and  health sciences facilities. Many of the research groups are affiliated with the  WVNano Initiativethe National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenbank WV, and the  DIII-D Research Program.