Subdiscipline Areas of Physics Research

Here are the current research areas for the physics group. To learn more about physics research opportunities at Roanoke, send an email to the faculty member by clicking their last name below.


Material Physics (Bala and Grant): carbon nanotube synthesis, corrosion science, mineralogy studies; Example of Student Research

Astrophysics (Fleenor): galaxy evolution, galaxy environments, astrophysical simulations; Example of Student Research:  Matthew Potts

Physics Education (Fleenor and Grant): textbook writing, physics for life sciences curriculum, K-16 science outreach.

Independent Student Research (Any Faculty):  solar-powered refrigeration unit; Example of Student Research:  Avery Makel


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