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Department of Physics

Physics undergraduate students present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Group photo of all CHAS students and faculty attending NCUR Chao “Louis” Ji and Brad Staten attended and presented their research at NCUR held at the University of North Carolina, Asheville April 7-9, 2016. With the generous support of the UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences (CHAS) a total of 13 undergraduates were able to participate in this national research conference.

Photo of Louis Ji presenting at NCURJi, a senior BS physics major, gave an oral presentation entitled “Observation of interlayer phonon modes in van der Waals heterostructures.” His research was conducted in Dr. Rui He’s research group in summer 2014. The research findings were published in Physical Review B, one of the leading scientific journals in Condensed Matter Physics.

photo of Brad Staten in front of his posterStaten, a senior Biology: Biomedical major, presented a poster entitled “Spin-gapless semiconductivity and half metallicity in Heusler alloys.” This presentation highlighted results of a paper published recently by Dr. Pavel Lukashev, Brad and their collaborators from the South Dakota State University and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Brad has participated in Dr. Lukashev’s research for the last three semesters.