Department of Physics

Roy F. Mitte Building Room 3240
T: 512.245.2131 F: 512.245.8233
http://www.txstate.edu/physics/

The Department of Physics strives to provide an exciting, rigorous educational environment that stresses relevant research, classroom learning, extensive use of peer instruction, and opportunities for work in industrial settings. Our faculty members conduct research in condensed matter physics, physics education, and historical astronomy.

Graduate students are involved in research as part of their degree plans. We have state-of-the-art research facilities, both within the department and shared user laboratories that provide meaningful experiences for our students, as well as dedicated faculty who work closely with students. Our master’s graduates can continue to an innovative, multidisciplinary Ph.D. program in materials science, engineering, and commercialization offered at Texas State. 

Financial Assistance

Assistantships are available on a limited basis, and applications should be submitted by the posted priority application deadline. Inquiries and/or applications for assistantships should be mailed to:

Chair, Department of Physics
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666

For more information about the availability of graduate scholarships and application deadlines, visit http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Prospect_Students/Pgms_Apps.html.

Doctoral Faculty

Geerts, Wilhelmus J, Associate Professor, Physics, Ph.D., University of Twente

Holtz, Mark W, Chair - Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Virginia Poly Inst & State Univ

Li, Jian, Associate Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Univ of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Myers, Thomas H, Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering and Professor, Physics, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Piner, Edwin L, Professor, Physics, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Theodoropoulou, Nikoleta, Associate Professor, Physics, Ph.D., University of Florida

Zakhidov, Alexander, Assistant Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Moscow State University


Graduate Faculty

Close, Eleanor W, Assistant Professor, Physics, Ed.D., Seattle Pacific University

Close, Hunter G, Associate Professor, Physics, Ph.D., University of Washington

Donnelly, David, Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Univ of California-Santa Barbara

Geerts, Wilhelmus J, Associate Professor, Physics, Ph.D., University of Twente

Holtz, Mark W, Chair - Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Virginia Poly Inst & State Univ

Li, Jian, Associate Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Univ of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Myers, Thomas H, Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering and Professor, Physics, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Olson, Donald W, Regents' Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Univ of California, Berkeley

Piner, Edwin L, Professor, Physics, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Theodoropoulou, Nikoleta, Associate Professor, Physics, Ph.D., University of Florida

Zakhidov, Alexander, Assistant Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Moscow State University