Interim Chair: Jason A. Deibel, Ph.D.
The Department of Physics at Wright State University is a medium size department, with around 40+ majors, 20+ MS students, 15 faculty and 4 research professors. For undergraduate students, the department provides a wide variety of programs in physics preparing them for either graduate school or for careers. Graduate students can choose either a Master's of Science (Physics) or a Master's in Teaching (Physics), or an interdisciplinary PhD (Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering).
The major research areas of the faculty include atmospheric science, biophysics, geophysics, materials science, nanotechnology, and physics education. They study topics as fundamental as chemical reactions in the atmosphere of Mars to topics with societal impact such as the use of T-rays for full-body scanners at airports.