Department News

Physics begins search for new Department Head

1 Sep 2016


The Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University invites applications for the position of Department Head. The position will be at the rank of Full Professor with tenure.



Student Spotlight

28 Oct 2016


Adam ColemanOur own graduate student Adam Coleman was recognized recently by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where Adam spent last summer doing research. He has been awarded an XCP Spot Award for his performance at LANL over the summer, for his contributions as a student. Well done Adam!


Faculty Spotlight

28 Oct 2016


Mario BorundaMario Borunda has been selected as one of the Emerging Leaders Under 40 by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Stillwater. He is one among eleven recognized with this award from a pool of over 60 nominees.


The Emerging Leaders recognition program began in 2013 by the Young Professionals of Stillwater as a way to celebrate the accomplishments of those who are making a difference in Stillwater – personally, professionally and civically. These individuals demonstrate qualities of a well-rounded professional who excel in multiple areas, including professional and community aspects. Mario's citation recognized his professional accomplishments as a researcher and teacher in the Physics Department, accomplishments around the community (in particular, the Nanodays collaboration with the Oklahoma WONDERtorium), and his efforts in making a difference in Stillwater by mentoring students at OSU. Congratulations to Mario for this well deserving recognition!


John Mintmire has been elected as a member at large of the executive committee of the APS Topical Group on Energy Research and Applications (GERA). Congratulations to John for this nice recognition.



Aihua Xie has been appointed as a member of the Scientific Reports editorial board. The Scientific Reports is a journal from Nature Publishing Group, the publisher of Nature, with a high impact factor of 5.23. Congratulations to Aihua for this honor.


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