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Armin Kargol, Assoc. Professor in Physics has received an NSF grant for a project titled "Towards wireless nano-electrostimulation of ion channels in mammalian cells". His research will be done in collaboration with Dr. Leszek Malkinski from the Advanced Materials Research Institute at UNO.

Michael Kammer (Phys'12) has received a "Best Presentation" award for his research titled "Study of Macromolecular Complexes" done at the South Bohemia University Institute of Nanotechnology and Structural Biology in the Nove Hrady, Czech Republic.

Two Physics Professors were honored at the College Honors Convocation on May 11, 2012. Patrick Garrity received the Faculty Excellence award for Teaching and Tirthabir Biswas - the Faculty Excellence Award for Research. Congratulations!

Emily Drabek (Physics'09) has conducted research in Astrophysics at the University of Exeter (UK) and the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. Her recent paper has been accepted to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Tirtho Biswas has been working on gravitational theories for the last several years. In a recent issue of "Physical Review Letters", one of the most prestigious journals in Physics, he an his collaborators published a paper on modifying the Einstein's theory of gravity.

Michael Kammer and David Vumbaco, Physics seniors, have presented their research at the Undergraduate Research and Collaborative Scholarship Symposium on April 12 and at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 13.

Patrick Garrity has been awarded a research grant from the Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE). The grant will fund an experimental investigation focusing on the development of geometrically patterned nanoscale materials to be used in critical flow measurement applications.

Armin Kargol, Assoc. Professor of Physics, received the Marquette Fellowship for Summer 2012. He will conduct research on the effect of nanoscale electric fields generated by nanopatterned electrodes and magnetoelectric nanoparticles on voltage-gated ion channels.

Carl Brans, Emeritus Professor of Physics, has been elected to a Fellowship in the American Physical Society for his outstanding contributions to physics, in particular "for developing the Brans-Dicke scalar-tensor gravitational theory alternative to Einstein's general relativity".

Patrick Garrity, Assistant Professor of Physics, has been awarded a research grant from the Louisiana Space Consortium LaSPACE. The grant will fund the Aerospace Catalyst Experience for Students (ACES) project which will begin in the spring semester of 2012.


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