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Physics Instructors Nominated for HOPE Awards

Physics department Professor Ursula Perez-Salas and Lecturer Adrian Barkan were nominated individually for Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence (HOPE) Awards in spring 2018. The awards, sponsored by Campus Housing, “recognize faculty who have made a lasting impact on…

Phone Walking Study Gains Traction

Maybe you’ve seen them around town or around campus: people strolling along, holding—but not actually using—their phones. Maybe you even do this yourself. If this seems like a new phenomenon to you, you’re…

Physics Students Publish in Leading Journal

A team of UIC physics researchers from Professor Mark Schlossman’s lab have published research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America(PNAS),a leading science journal. Department of Physics…

Physics Students Show Talent at Research Forum

Six outstanding physics students presented original research at the 2017 UIC Student Research Forum. The forum, which showcases the rich and promising research being done across the university, is planned, organized, and run…

Erica Liu Wins Provost & Deiss Award

Graduate student Yangmingyue (Erica) Liu has won the Provost & Deiss Award, one of the University’s top honors for graduate students. Liu studies how antidepressants affect the structure and fluidity of cell membranes.…

Postdocs Win CMS Achievement Awards

Dr. Doug Berry and Dr. Zhenbin Wu, both postdoctoral researchers in the UIC Department of Physics, have won Achievement Awards for their contributions to the CMS Experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research…

James Unwin Wins Humboldt Fellowship

Visiting Research Assistant Professor James Unwin has been named a Humboldt Research Fellow by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The foundation, based in Germany, supports cutting-edge research by scientists around the globe. The…

Playing the Research Long Game Pays Off

A conjecture Professor Dirk Morr made nearly twenty years has recently been confirmed through a collaboration with the experimental neutron scattering group led by Pengcheng Dai at Rice University. In the late 1990s, Morr was a…

A Giant Step for Clean Energy

Scientists at UIC just brought us closer than ever to a carbon-neutral future. A group of researchers in the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have constructed a…