Deborah Hemingway was a poster winner at Bioscience Day 2016 for her poster titled "Incorporating Research-Based, Biologically-Authentic Physics Problems in IPLS"! Congratulations, Deborah!

October 17, 2016: Dr. Wolfgang Losert and Dr. Stuart Martin presented work from the lab at the 9th Annual UMD-UMB Research and Innovation Seed Program and Reception.

Thank you to Deborah Hemingway for updating our group photo (October 12, 2016)!

EChO Ory defended her PhD thesis on July 29, 2016. Congratulations, Dr. Ory!

Rachel Lee defended her PhD thesis on July 27, 2016. Congratulations Dr. Lee!

July 5, 2016 CMNS News: Physics Professor Wolfgang Losert Named College's Associate Dean for Research, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education

Chenlu Wang defended her PhD thesis on June 6, 2016. Congratulations Dr. Wang!

The 2016 MATLAB Bootcamp has been announced!

Sept 28, 2015: Nanostructured Surfaces Give Cells a Ticket to Ride

We had a great time at our end-of-summer picnic (Aug 19, 2015)!

Professor Wolfgang Losert has been named interim associate dean for faculty affairs and graduate education in CMNS effective August 15, 2015. Read more in the CMNS news.

Xiaoyu Sun defended her PhD thesis on May 7, 2015. Congratulations Dr. Sun!

Thank you to Deborah Hemingway for updating our group photo (April 29, 2015)!

Joshua Parker defended his PhD thesis on April 13, 2015. Congratulations Dr. Parker!

Matt Harrington defended his PhD thesis on April 9, 2015. Congratulations Dr. Harrington!

Kerstin Nordstrom was quoted in PNAS's Inner Workings about her postdoctoral work on RoboClam.

UMD and NIH Researchers Receive $1.7M BRAIN Grant to Investigate How Crowds of Neurons Process Sensory Information

Wolfgang Losert will serve as Interim Associate Dean for Research in the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS). Additional details are available in the Physics Department's News from the Chair.

Can Guven defended his PhD thesis on July 8, 2014. Congratulations Dr. Guven!

Graduate student Rachel Lee was profiled by LabTV as part of project to interest high school students in science. Kai Keefe, the University of Maryland undergraduate student who produced the video, was honored at the Tribeca Film Festival for his work!

Postdoctoral researcher Kerstin Nordstrom's work on granular flows near an undersea digging robot, RoboClam, was featured in the Los Angeles Times, in Science News, in the Physics Central Buzz Blog, an in the BBC News (Radio Version).

Fall 2012: Thank you to Deborah Hemingway for taking our group photo!

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