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Russell Hemley, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences and professor of physics and chemistry at UIC.

$3M Department of Defense award to support UIC STEM research program

A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Illinois Chicago has been awarded a $3 million, three-year U.S. Department of Defense award to establish an undergraduate research mentoring program in science, technology, engineering & math.

Robert Klie, UIC professor of physics.

UIC physicist earns innovation award from Microscopy Today

In two recently published studies, University of Illinois Chicago physicist Robert Klie and colleagues from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Nion Company developed and demonstrated ultra high-resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy...

Lopa Bhatt standing in a wooded area with a big smile on her face.

Getting to Know Goldwater Scholar Lopa Bhatt

Lopa Bhatt, a physics major studying electron microsopy, was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The nationally competitive award is widely recognized as the most prestigious scholarship available…

A man sits at a desk in profile in a sunny room with large windows. Another man makes calculations on a chalkboard.

Shedding Light on Dark Matter

Assistant Professor James Unwin, along with collaborator Dr. Jakub Scholtz of the University of Durham, recently put forth an exciting hypothesis about a possible black hole on the edge of our solar system.…

Side-by-side images of subatomic particles. Image A on the left shows an irregular green shape labeled Fe ML on a blue and black background. Image B on the left shows the same shape with a bright outline and progressively darker center.

UIC Physicists Successfully Image Majorana Fermion

A collaboration between UIC physics researchers led by Professor Dirk Morr, the University of Melbourne (Australia), and the University of Hamburg (Germany) have theoretically predicted and successfully imaged an exotic quantum particle known…

A diverse group of scientists in the NSF ChemMatCARS lab

Mark Schlossman Receives $14.1 million NSF Grant

Professor Mark Schlossman, along with colleagues from the University of Chicago, has received a five-year grant for $14.1 million to develop new capabilities at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) ChemMatCARS. ChemMatCARS is a…

Serdar Ogut, Professor of Physics

Serdar Ogut Wins Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor Serdar Ogut was named a winner of the 2018 UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Ogut’s teaching practice centers the student, with a unique commitment to mentoring those that struggle in his courses. As…

Professor Dirk Morr signs the Ehrenfest wall.

Dirk Morr Delivers Ehrenfest Colloquium Talk

Last January, Department of Physics Professor Dirk Morr delivered a talk at the renowned Colloquium Ehrenfestii lecture series at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. An invitation to present an Ehrenfest talk is one of the…