Department of Physics

Research in the Capitol 2016 was held on March 29, 2016 at the Iowa State House, Rotunda, Des Moines, Iowa.

Brad Staten standing in front of his poster at the CapitolStudent Brad Staten presented, “Spin-gapless semiconductivity and half metallicity in Heusler alloys.” Brad has been doing research with Physics Faculty member Dr. Pavel Lukashev for the past three semesters. Brad was one of 17 undergraduate students from the University of Northern Iowa selected to present at the event. Brad is pictured below with Senator Jeff Danielson. Senator Danielson’s interest in Brad’s work stems from his physics background while serving in the U.S. Navy.picture Senator Jeff Danielsen and Brad Staten at the Capitol