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 educational environment that emphasizes 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 astrophysics.

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

Miyahara, Yoichi, Assistant Professor, Physics, D.Eng., Waseda University

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

Scolfaro, Luisa M, Senior Lecturer, Physics, Ph.D., Univ of Sao Paulo

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

Wistey, Mark A, Associate Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Stanford University

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


Graduate Faculty

Banzatti, Andrea, Assistant Professor, Physics, Ph.D., ETH Zurich

Close, Eleanor W, Associate 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

Edwards-Bruner, Christopher Ryan, Lecturer, Physics, Ph.D., Univ of Kansas Main Campus

Friedrichsen, James Edward, Lecturer, Physics, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

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

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

Mahato, Dip Narayan, Lecturer, Physics, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY

Miyahara, Yoichi, Assistant Professor, Physics, D.Eng., Waseda University

Olmstead, Alice R, Assistant Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Univ of Maryland College Park

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

Rangelov, Blagoy, Assistant Professor, Physics, Ph.D., University of Toledo

Scolfaro, Luisa M, Senior Lecturer, Physics, Ph.D., Univ of Sao Paulo

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

Wistey, Mark A, Associate Professor, Physics, Ph.D., Stanford University

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