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Physics Department 2018 Newsletter

The Physics Department 2018 Newsletter in available PDF format.

Gil M. Repa from Dr. Zhou's Lab Receives Wentz Research Grant



Gil M. RepaCongratulations to Gil M. Repa, a Biochemistry major working in Dr. Zhou's Biological Physics group, on his reception of a Wentz Research Grant. Recently Gil also won the 2nd place in OSU College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition on February 23, 2018. In the event, undergraduates presented their own research in 3 minutes with the assistance of only one power point slide. Scholarships ranging from $1,250 to $500 were awarded to the first through fifth place finishers. The title of his presentation was Structure-based Drug Design for Cancer. His presentation can be viewed on, starting at about 33 min. On April 14, Gil presented again at an OSU Heritage Foundation Celebration fundraising event.

Dr. Donghua Zhou Receives 2018 OSU President's Fellows Faculty Research Award



Dr. Donghua Zhou received the 2018 President's Fellows Faculty Research Award to study the structure of protein mortalin in complex with cancer drug SHetA2. This study is expected to provide accurate information for structure-guided design of compounds with the best cancer inhibition power and the least toxicity. Dr. Zhou was one of the three faculty honored  at the 2018 Researcher's Reception on March 28.

Summer 2018 REU Program



The Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce a new NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) award, beginning in May, 2018. A program will allow undergraduate physics majors to experience an intense 10-week summer research program working with faculty researchers in the Department of Physics. A summer research stipend is provided.


Applications are currently being accepted.
Visit HTTP://PHYSICSREU.OKSTATE.EDU/ for more information.

Dr. Flera Rizatdinova Receives 2017 Regents Distinguished Research Award



2017 Regents Distinguished Research Award RecipientsDr. Flera Rizatdinova was one of six faculty honored on Dec. 6 at the annual University Awards Convocation. Recipients are selected based on evidence of outstanding and meritorious research achievements and are recognized nationally and internationally in their fields of study.

Dr. Rizatdinova investigates high-energy physics to understand properties of fundamental elements in the universe. She came to OSU in 2005 to start a high-energy physics research group, which led OSU scientists to join two international research collaborations, the ATLAS Detector experiment at CERN in Switzerland and a study of the interaction of elements at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois.


Faculty Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics



The Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a junior tenure-track faculty position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics.

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